mysuperfoods

Super Starts Here.

Healthy Homemade Frozen Treats

on July 23, 2012

Yesterday we broke down the worst frozen treat offenders so today we compiled a few great recipes for easy ice cream and other frozen treats that you can make in your own kitchen!  While a traditional electric ice cream maker is most convenient for making frozen treats, our recipes can be made with or without an ice cream maker.

Coconut-Banana Ice Cream

-2 cans of full fat coconut milk (no preservatives please!)

-10-12 ripe bananas (small bananas. If you have large ones and don’t fit in your blender make separate batches) you can also taste the batch to see how much banana taste you want out of it. If you feel like it’s too banany then use less. simple as that)

-2 -3 tbs of ground cinnamon

-10 ice cubes

Tip: You can mix your favorite nuts, raisins or chocolate chips in it, even some coconut oil doesn’t sound bad. Also a pinch of cayenne pepper on top does the trick for me.

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients in a blender with like 10 ice cubes in it. Blend high-speed 3X. Serve in a plastic container, close and store in freezer for about 4 hours.  Enjoy!

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

-3 cups fresh or frozen (not thawed) raspberries

-2 cups low-fat plain yogurt

-1/3 cup sugar

-1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

-1/2 cup chocolate chips, preferably mini

Preparation:

1. Place raspberries, yogurt, sugar and vanilla in a food processor and process until smooth.

2. Pour the mixture into a 9-by-13-inch pan and place in the freezer. Stir every few hours, until the mixture is firm along the edges and semi-firm in the center, 2 to 6 hours (using frozen berries will shorten the freezing time). Transfer to a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to an airtight container, stir in chocolate chips, cover and freeze until ready to serve.

Banana Pudding Pops

-1/3  light brown sugar

-2 tablespoons cornstarch

-Pinch of salt

-2 cups low-fat milk

-2 teaspoons vanilla extract

-2 cups diced bananas, (about 2 large)

Preparation:

1. Whisk sugar to taste, cornstarch and salt in a large saucepan. Add milk and whisk until combined. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking occasionally. Boil, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.

2. Put about half the pudding in a food processor or blender and add bananas. Process until smooth.  Stir the mixture back into the remaining pudding.

3.Divide the mixture among freezer-pop molds. Insert the sticks and freeze until completely firm, about 6 hours. Dip the molds briefly in hot water before unmolding.

Sources:

http://www.eatingwell.com

http://www.cookinglight.com

http://www.health.com

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: