You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice-cream, because who doesn’t love a sweet and comforting dollop of this rich, creamy, melt in your mouth dessert? It’s the perfect pick-me-up on those hot and humid days when you just don’t feel like yourself. If you have kids, chances are they love ice cream too. However, some of us must have wondered, are there guilt-free ice cream alternatives that have less fats and calories?
The answer is a definite ‘yes’ and here are some healthier ice cream alternatives to try:
Fro-yo, as its called in the west, is fast gaining ground as it is significantly lower in fats and calories compared to traditional ice cream. It’s also full of beneficial bacteria that is good for your guts and general immune system. Enjoy fro-yo with a topping of nuts, dried fruits and fresh fruits for the added vitamins and minerals. If you’re craving for frozen yogurt, check out this deals from Tutti-Frutti and enjoy various flavours with more than 30 types of toppings to choose from.
Tip: Alternatively, you can make your own frozen yogurt by getting an ice cream maker and combining fat free yogurt with fruits and nuts of your choice.
Fruit popsicles are really easy to make. All you have to do is get the juices out from your favourite fruit, pour them into your ice cube tray, place a cling wrap over it and stick some toothpicks in the middle of each cube section. Freeze for several hours until they harden and then you can enjoy cold and refreshing treats without much fat or calories. Fruit juices are all natural and are packed with all sorts of vitamins and plant nutrients that help your body fight and prevent disease.
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Frozen fruit slush
The best fruit to make a fruit slush is actually bananas. Freeze some peeled bananas overnight and the next morning, put them in a blender and give them a spin until they are fluffy and creamy. Then you can enjoy it as it is or add some chocolate chips or peppermint sauce.
Tip: To get started, here are a few easy to use blenders for your kitchen so you can start making those awesome slushies.