Low-Cal Ice Cream

Elderflower-Yogurt Ice

with Lemon Balm
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Elderflower-Yogurt Ice

Elderflower-Yogurt Ice - Something very special for lovers of icy desserts

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Health Score:
6,4 / 10
45 min.
ready in 13 h.
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Nutritional values

The homemade, early summery looking ice cream contains pleasingly few calories. The apple juice brings potassium into play, yoghurt and cooking cream some calcium; both minerals support the muscle function.

It is quicker if you have already prepared elderberry syrup: Then simply mix 125 millilitres of it with yoghurt and cooking cream instead of the fresh flower liquid. The honey can then be spread without substitution. The ice cream also tastes delicious if a little fresh mint is used instead of lemon balm. You can also serve ice cream waffles with the cool dessert. The recipe works best in an ice cream machine. If you don't have one, you can put the finished ice cream mixture in a tin in the freezer and whip it again with a whisk every 30 minutes for the first four hours.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie139 kcal(7 %)
Protein3 g(3 %)
Fat7 g(6 %)
Carbohydrates14 g(9 %)
Sugar added8 g(32 %)
Roughage0 g(0 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.2 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E0.3 mg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin0.9 mg(8 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate11 μg(4 %)
Pantothenic acid0.4 mg(7 %)
Biotin3.5 μg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C5 mg(5 %)
Potassium169 mg(4 %)
Calcium117 mg(12 %)
Magnesium14 mg(5 %)
Iron0.3 mg(2 %)
Iodine8 μg(4 %)
Zinc0.4 mg(5 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.1 g
Uric acid4 mg
Cholesterol21 mg
Development of this recipe:


6 Elderflower (flower heads)
1 Lime
3 tablespoons Apple juice
2 tablespoons honey
11 ounces Yogurt (low-fat)
¾ cup Heavy cream (15% fat)
1 tablespoon powdered sugar (10 grams)
1 sheet white gelatin
liquid Sweetener
2 sprigs Lemon balm
How healthy are the main ingredients?
Apple juicehoneyElderflowerLime

Kitchen utensils

1 Kitchen shears, 3 Bowls, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Plate, 2 Cans, 1 Paper towel, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Whisk, 1 Small pot, 1 Ice cream machine, 1 ice cream scoop

Preparation steps

Elderflower-Yogurt Ice preparation step 1

Shake the elderflower umbels to remove any impurities. Cut off the stems with kitchen shears.

Elderflower-Yogurt Ice preparation step 2

Reserve some flowers for garnish and place the rest in a bowl. Squeeze out the lime juice and add to the flowers.

Elderflower-Yogurt Ice preparation step 3

Add apple juice and honey and mix to combine. Weight flowers with a plate and 2 heavy cans. Let soak at room temperature overnight.

Elderflower-Yogurt Ice preparation step 4

Line a fine sieve with kitchen towels and place over another bowl. Place the flowers and liquid in the sieve and squeeze the flowers to extract as much liquid as possible.

Elderflower-Yogurt Ice preparation step 5

Add the yogurt and cream to the strained liquid, then add the powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.

Elderflower-Yogurt Ice preparation step 6

Soak the gelatin in a bowl of cold water until softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a small pot and cook over low heat, stirring until dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk in 2 tablespoons of yogurt mixture. 

Elderflower-Yogurt Ice preparation step 7

Stir gelatin mixture into the remaining yogurt mixture and add sweetener to taste. Pour into an ice cream machine and freeze until set, 20-40 minutes (depending on model).

Elderflower-Yogurt Ice preparation step 8

Meanwhile, rinse lemon balm, shake dry and pluck leaves. Scoop the ice into balls, garnish with lemon balm and fresh elderflowers and serve.