With the arrival of this great, sweltering, summer 30-degree heat wave, you may want something a little bit cooler and refreshing to hit the spot, such as ice cream! Making your own, with fresh, natural, high quality ingredients can definitely make for a super-appetizing and healthy alternative this summer. Follow on for Ice Cream: 5 Healthy, Mouthwatering, Ideal-Summer Recipes You’ll Love!
What You’ll Need
It all depends on your imagination and your taste. However, here are some simple guidelines below to help you get started.
Bananas, strawberries, pineapple, red fruits, citrus fruits, etc. These are some alternatives that you can use to make them. Any fruit is good, but the ideal is to choose fruits that are in season.
Quality Proteins & Fats
A far cry from the nutritional composition of commercial ice creams, we can use products such as milk, yogurt, nuts, peanut butter, and fresh whipped cream cheese to increase the nutritional quality, not to mention sensory delight factor of our ice creams!
Fresh dried fruit, pure cocoa, vanilla essence, seeds, mint, grated coconut, and homemade granola, are some of the ingredients that we can add to our ice creams to bring in a wonderful blend of different flavours and textures.
5 Healthy & Delicious Ice Cream Ideas
If you’re unsure what ice cream flavours to go ahead and make, simply start with these 5 delectable, perfect summer recipes!
1. Raspberry Ice Cream
For this recipe you’ll need, bananas, raspberries, grated coconut and water. First you whisk or ‘blender’ the bananas until you get a nice even mixture. Then we mix that ‘dough’ with raspberry pieces and put it in the freezer. When it’s time to eat, simply place in a bowl or a cup and add a little grated coconut on top and you’re ready to enjoy!
2. Banana & Cocoa Ice Cream
For this, you only need very ripe bananas, some yogurt or fresh, whipped cheese (optional), pure cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Put all the ingredients and blend together until all thoroughly mixed. Then, add a few pieces of dark chocolate on top and freeze it. Ready to eat in 3-4 hours!
3. Pistachio Ice Cream
For this luxuriously delicious recipe you need natural peeled unsalted pistachios, dates and coconut water. Add the pitted pistachios and dates in a processor and blitz everything down, then add coconut water and continue grinding until everything is homogenized. Afterwards, simply add pistachio pieces and freeze. When you’re ready to eat, take it out of the freezer and let it stand for 15 minutes so that it softens – amazing and well worth the wait!
4. Strawberry & Vanilla Ice Cream
For this, you just need strawberries, lemon juice, a little vanilla essence and a few mint leaves. Blend all the ingredients together, and then freeze for 3 hours. Once frozen, take it out, stir it up a little and put a few pieces of strawberry on top along with the mint leaves – simply irresistible!
5. Yogurt & Blueberry Ice Cream
For this recipe you just need 2 ingredients; blueberries and Greek yogurt! First, blend the blueberries and Greek yogurt together. Pour the mixture in molds and freeze. Ready to eat in about 3-4 hours.
Remember, there is no summer without ice cream! Now that you have some super-easy, delicious recipes, why not go ahead and make your own healthy versions? Let us what ice cream magic you conjure up in the comments below and join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!