Recipe: Chocolate Chip Raspberry Kefir Ice Cream

Tangy cultured milk products such as yogurt and kefir pair well with berries of all kinds. Raspberries work exceptionally well with chocolate, too. This berry- and kefir-rich ice cream is the best of both worlds.


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 2 cups milk kefir (replace 1 cup with kefir cheese for an ultra-creamy result)
  • 2 cups cream, half-and-half, or milk
  • ⅔ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, chunks, or shavings


  1. Combine raspberries, kefir, cream or milk, sweetener, and vanilla extract in a food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. Transfer mixture to ice cream maker and churn according to instructions. Add chocolate chips when manufacturer’s instructions recommend. Finish churning and serve immediately as soft-serve ice cream or freeze to harden.
  3. No ice cream maker? Choose an option in our article on How to Make Cultured Ice Cream Without a Machine.

At A Glance

PREP: 4 hours, 30 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes
TOTAL: 4 hours, 45 minutes
YIELD: Makes about 2 quarts.