The Vanilla Bean Ice Cream With a Clever Twist!

Getting some added gut health into your daily diet is super easy if you’re an ice cream lover! We make Yakult no-churn vanilla bean ice cream with ease – and you can too!

On top of taking your daily Yakult, it’s SO easy to get that little bit extra in by adding it to recipes you make at home…. including ice cream! WHO DOESN’T LOVE ICE CREAM?

No-churn ice cream, YUM!

You don’t need a fancy pants ice cream machine for this ice cream recipe – you just have to whip it, spoon it and then scoop it. It’s THAT easy! A beautifully creamy and silky sweet ice cream using basic ingredients, every scoop is beneficial to your gut health thanks to the added Yakult. #getinmybelly

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You’re just four ingredients away from making ice cream! Source: Supplied

Yakult for all!

If you’re not familiar, Yakult is a tasty Probiotic fermented milk drink containing a very high concentration of the unique bacterium Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain (LcS).  In a nutshell, this strain is scientifically proven to survive the journey through the gastric juices to reach the small intestine alive, and each of the 65ml bottles contains 6.5 billion of these highly acid-resistant bacteria. Amazing, right? Best of all, you’ll find Yakult readily available at the supermarket.

Suitable for the whole family, young and old, incorporating Yakult into your daily diet is a wise move! Not only will it help you to support your digestive system, but it’ll also help to restore the good flora in your gut, especially after antibiotics. Winning!

Ready for some ice cream? Watch how we make it below or scroll down for the recipe for you to try today!

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Yakult no-churn vanilla bean ice cream recipe


  • 500ml thickened cream
  • 400g tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 4 Yakult bottles


1. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

2. Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, whip the creamy mixture until soft peaks form.

3. Use a loaf tin or other freezer-safe container to freeze the ice cream in.

4. Use a large spoon or ladle to spoon the ice cream mixture into the pan. Smooth over the top.

5. Place the ice cream in the freezer for at least four hours or ideally, overnight.

6. Scoop and serve!

TIP: If your ice cream is too hard for you to scoop easily, leave the container out on the bench for five minutes to let it soften up a little. Scoop what you want, pop some plastic wrap over the top and place it back in the freezer for next time. Easy!

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Smooth and creamy Yakult vanilla bean ice cream. YUM! Source: Supplied

What do you think? Will you be giving this Yakult no-churn vanilla bean ice cream a go at home? It’s SCRUMPTIOUS.

And because I know you’re wanting to know, no you can’t taste the Yakult – it tastes just like a luxurious, creamy vanilla bean ice cream so they’re not going to be any the wiser!

Don’t forget, you can find Yakult Original and Yakult LIGHT in the refrigerated section of the supermarket, pop a pack in your trolley today!

If you’re feeling inspired about incorporating more Yakult into your daily diet, check out the Yakult website for even MORE delicious recipes. You’ll be amazed by how you can use it! Hit the button below to see for yourself.

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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