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Strawberry Granola Rose Hip Ice Cream

This rose hip ice cream is made with half milk, half Greek yogurt for the perfect balance of creaminess and tang. It’s filled with strawberries, granola and infused with a subtle rose hip flavor making it a great spring dessert.

If you ever find yourself in Cabo San Lucas, promise me you’ll go to this restaurant called Flora Farms.

This past trip was my third time there and the place somehow seems to get more magical with each visit.

*This post for strawberry granola rose hip ice cream is sponsored by, a 2017 partner of Running to the Kitchen using their fun new dried rose hips! All content and opinions are my own.
This rosehip ice cream is made with half milk, half Greek yogurt for the perfect balance of creaminess and tang. It's filled with strawberries, granola and infused with a subtle rosehip flavor making it a great spring dessert.

Imagine a rustic farm to table compound with huge gardens, bungalows, farm dogs wandering around, boutique shops filled with local artisan products, live music and tiny little ice cream cart right outside the hostess station.

Not to mention a menu that will make you wish your stomach was bottomless and you could try every single on it.

All of this set up in the hills of San Jose del Cabo, in Baja Mexico.

If I had the chance to live there tomorrow and abandon everything about my current life, I’d do it without second thought.

This past visit was the first time I decided to get ice cream from that cute cart.

With flavors like lemongrass lavender, strawberry basil (much like these cider slushies), carrot mint, roasted fennel and white chocolate pumpkin seed it was too hard to resist.

I got the last waffle cone of the night (with a scoop each of the lavender lemon and strawberry basil) 3 minutes before the cart closed.

Eating that ice cream as we drove down the dirt road mountain through herds of cows on the side of the road (literally) was one of my best memories of the trip.

Strawberry rosehip ice cream is the perfect way to celebrate spring. The perfect balance of creamy and tangy as it's actually half ice cream, half frozen yogurt! Rosehips are infused in milk and honey to give this ice cream a subtle floral and citrus flavor combined with sweet spring strawberries.

The chalk board of unique flavors in front of that ice cream cart is what inspired this rose hip ice cream creation.

I’ll be working with this year showcasing some of their newer, more unique products and when I saw rose hips on the list, I immediately knew I wanted to do something with them.

What that something was, I had no clue at the time but when those unusual ice cream combinations caught my eye in Mexico, I knew these fun dried rose hips had to become ice cream somehow.

Half ice cream, half frozen yogurt this rosehip and strawberry dessert screams spring!

While you can’t really eat a dried rose hip as is (unless you’d like to break a tooth), they’re frequently used for making tea (and packed with vitamin C and antioxidants – something I totally didn’t know!) which is what gave me the idea to steep them in a milk and honey mixture to extract all their floral, lemony flavor.

The addition of strawberries is two-fold.

Obviously, the flavor and spring season make them a great addition but I also wanted their beautiful pinkish red color.

The rose hips themselves don’t really impart any color in the ice cream but obviously when you think of roses, you think red and strawberries help bring that to life.

Creamy with a subtle hint of tang, this rosehip ice cream with strawberries and granola is a refreshing icy treat.

This rose hip ice cream is actually half frozen yogurt too. It’s creamy like ice cream, especially when in that semi-frozen soft-serve like state but just a bit tangy like frozen yogurt.

I love how the tang goes along with the subtle rose hip and strawberry flavor.

The granola is optional but its added texture is actually one of my favorite parts. Try my nut-free granola for an easy recipe to top this rose hip ice cream with

Trip #4 to Cabo is planned for February of next year so until then, I’ll just be over here counting down the days until my next Flora Farms visit and living vicariously through this rose hip ice cream or some other unique flavor combination like maybe sweet corn bacon ice cream or chocolate coconut avocado ice cream until then.

Love my strawberry granola rose hip dessert recipe?

Try these other strawberry dessert recipes Roasted Strawberry Basil MilkshakeFrozen Strawberry Topped Peanut Butter Chocolate Chia Pudding, and Strawberry Basil Cider Slushies (for those that want some booze!).

Strawberry Granola Rose Hip Dessert

This rose hip ice cream is made with half milk, half Greek yogurt for the perfect balance of creaminess and tang. It's filled with strawberries, granola and infused with a subtle rose hip flavor making it a great spring dessert.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup dried rose hips
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen strawberries divided
  • 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt (any % will work, 0% will result in an "icier" ice cream whereas full fat will be creamier)
  • 1/2 cup granola


  • Combine the milk and honey in a small sauce pot over medium-low heat. Whisk until honey is dissolved and milk starts to steam but not boil.
  • Add the rose hips and vanilla to the pot, turn off the heat, cover and let steep for 15-20 minutes.
  • Strain the milk mixture through a fine mesh sieve removing the rose hips and place in a blender. Add 2 cups of the strawberries and blend until smooth.
  • Add the Greek yogurt and blend again until smooth.
  • Add the remaining cup of strawberries and blend for just 1-2 seconds until incorporated into the mixture but small pieces still remain. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour until well chilled.
  • Remove mixture from the refrigerator and churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions. Add granola in last minute of churning. Transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze until set, 3-4 hours. For a softer ice cream, only 2-3 hours freeze time needed.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 46mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Keyword rose hip ice cream, strawberry rose hip ice cream, vegetarian

Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

Recipe Rating


Friday 25th of June 2021

The article accompanying this recipe was so evocative I just had to experience it for myself. So glad I did. It's unique and perfect for a hot summer day!


Monday 8th of May 2017

Can almond milk be used instead of whole milk

Running to the Kitchen

Monday 8th of May 2017

I wouldn't suggest it as it will be quite icy rather than creamy. Coconut milk (from a can - full fat) would be a preferable substitute if you don't want to use regular whole milk.

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Monday 8th of May 2017

I love that you used dried rose hips!


Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

You have crated real beauty with special ingredients ! Thank you so much !

Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

LOVE and I'm so intrigued by the dried rose hips!!