A Trio of Magically Instant Fruity Ice Creams

Prep Time:3 mins, Cook Time: 0 mins, Total Time: 3 mins

July 18, 2015

Eat Your Veg | Magic Instant Ice Cream

I promised in my last post to get back on the bloggie blog, and with two posts in one day I’d say I was definitely achieving that!. Don’t get too excited though, I’m actually off away tomorrow on my jollies for the next nine days so it’ll predictably be a while again until my next post. The Monsters are off to their Dads in London and I jet off from Heathrow to fabulous Instanbul to see my lovely friend Debbie. And a spot of Fressh stall research, aka, eating. Lots.

With hols in mind this is just a quickie of a recipe today, but a summer corker of one if you ask me. Instant ice cream, need I say more?. Not being a massive pud or ice cream fan myself I never ever get around to making ‘proper’ ice cream so this is the perfect compromise for the kids. By using frozen fruit you really can magically whiz up a healthy, no nasties, ice cream in a processor in a mere minute or two. Amazeballs. And kids LOVE them. Definitely one of the more popular snacks at my ‘Healthy Snacks’ after school club.

If you have any fresh berries or bananas going past their best, bag them up and pop in your freezer for a later instant pud, remembering to first peel bananas and cut of the green bits from strawberries (a bit too fiddly a task when frozen, believe me I’ve tried!). To make an uber-healthy ice use buttermilk or low fat (no added sugar) yogurt. I tend to use single cream or plain Greek yogurt, and the recipes work perfectly with free from or soya yogurts too.

The Good Stuff:

Strawberries, Raspberries, Bananas



Great For:

Kids, Grown Ups, Making With Kids, Quickie Puds, Summer



Notes:

– To make an uber-healthy ice cream use buttermilk or low fat (no added sugar) yogurt. I tend to use single cream or plain Greek yogurt, and the recipes work perfectly with free from or soya yogurts too.
– Use up any leftovers by filling ice lolly moulds and freezing.



Special Equipment:

A Food Processor



A Trio of Magically Instant Fruity Ice Creams

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Ingredients Prep Time:3 mins, Cook Time: 0 mins, Total Time: 3 mins

STRAWBERRIES & CREAM ICE CREAM
250g Frozen Strawberries (or Raspberries)
1 tablespoon Honey*
100ml Single or Double Cream**

CHOC-ANA ICE CREAM:
250g frozen Banana Chunks, about 2 bananas
1 dessertspoon Honey*
1 dessertspoon unsweetened Cocoa Powder
100ml Buttermilk**

BANANA ICE CREAM:
250g frozen Banana Chunks, about 2 bananas
1 dessertspoon Honey*
100ml Buttermilk**

VARIATIONS
* Use more or less honey depending on how sweet you like your ice cream!
** Buttermilk makes for a very healthy ice cream, delicious also with single or double cream, Greek or plain yogurt. Go dairy free with soya or ‘free from’ yogurt.

1. Measure and weigh all the ingredients and place in a food processor.
2. Whiz on a high speed for a minute or two until smooth.
3. SERVE IMMEDIATELY before it melts too much!

EQUIPMENT:
Scales
Dessertspoon
Measuring Jug
Food Processor
Serving Bowls

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