Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, AIP, and Paleo, this kid-friendly snack or dessert can be made in literally 2 minutes. Uses only 5 real food ingredients.

My kids are different than a lot of kids in that they've been pretty much fed real, grain-free, not-processed food from scratch most of their lives. My oldest was 2 when we went on the GAPS diet to get rid of his weird food sensitivities to cinnamon and walnuts and we've been mainly on a grain-free diet (Paleo) since. My youngest has always been this way. Sure, we eat gluten-free baked goods and corn on occasion, but a good 80% of their diets are grain- and dairy-free.

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I've never found it particularly hard to feed them this way, and for the most part they've been ok with it too. It's gotten a bit harder as my oldest entered elementary school and sees his friends eating certain things that he can't, but that's when I really relax on the grain-freeness and seek out gluten-free options that are similar. Like for example, last week my son had a Valentine's Day party at school where they decorated sugar cookies and had cheese and crackers. I brought in some Simple Mills almond flour crackers and gluten-free sugar cookies for him and let him eat some of the Hershey's kisses and conversation hearts and he was as happy as could be.

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Do we see effects from letting him eat processed gluten-free food and sugar? Sometimes. I do notice him getting a bit more hyperactive and he doesn't seem to think as clearly, but to me it's a matter of balance when it comes to kids. I don't want them leading a life devoid of kid things or feeling like outcasts but I also don't want them to be unhealthy.

That's why I often experiment with recipes that are packed with nutrition but can be easily passed off to my kids as a kid-friendly food. Like this blueberry “ice cream”. Is it really ice cream? No. It's a mixture of coconut cream and frozen blueberries with an avocado to make it creamy. But they don't know that. They just see this beautifully colored purple, yummy looking cold dessert/snack coming towards them and smile!

2 minute dairy-free blueberry ice cream

It's also not heavy on the sugar. It only uses 2 tbs of maple syrup over 4 servings. Otherwise, it's just the blueberries lending a natural sweetness. So I can feel really good serving this to my kids as either a dessert OR a snack.

2 minute dairy-free blueberry ice cream

It literally is one of those recipes where you dump a bunch of stuff into a blender and blend, so it also doesn't get much easier than this. You can serve it as is, which is what I usually do when it's a snack, or you can add some fun toppings like shredded, unsweetened coconut or Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips (they are dairy- and soy-free). I did also add some India Tree Naturally Colored Sprinkles on the ice cream pictured, but they do contain a bit of corn and soy, so not necessarily a Paleo option but one I let slide for the kids again keeping with the balance thing.

2 minute dairy-free blueberry ice cream


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2 minute dairy-free blueberry ice cream

2 Minute Dairy-free Blueberry Ice Cream

  • Author: Michele Spring
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 3-4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Cook


Dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, AIP, and Paleo, this kid-friendly snack or dessert can be made in literally 2 minutes. Uses only 5 real food ingredients.



  • 1x 5.4 oz can coconut cream
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (omit for AIP)
  • Optional toppings (not AIP): Enjoy life Chocolate Chips, India Tree Naturally Colored Sprinkles
  • Optional toppings(AIP-friendly): Coconut Flakes, Crumbled Sugar-free Banana Chips


  1. Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth, about 30 seconds. Serve immediately.

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2 minute dairy-free blueberry ice cream - dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and Paleo dessert or snack recipe that is kid-friendly but super healthy!

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