Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Flavours of Fruit 'ice cream'- Jackfruit, Lemon Sorbet, Banana Cinnamon, Banana Coffee Chocolate, Orange & Choc Mint Banana

Firstly a belated Happy New Year to you all! and what better way to start my new year of blogging than with some more of my favourite desserts (that just so happen to be wonderfully healthy and taste like they're not) fruit 'ice-cream'. I've done a fair few flavours before, we've had:
As always you can make it ahead of time and pop it back into the freezer for a harder 'ice cream' consistency- just remember to pull it out before dinner so it's soft enough to scoop by dessert time or eat it straight out of the blender for a 'soft serve' texture. 

These recipes use lite soy milk which you can buy or if you want to skip the added sugar/salt/oil you can make from pure organic soy milk (1:1 soy milk:water) I've recently switched to bonsoy and love it (making your own is less calories too!). As always use ripe fruit and they will be lovely and sweet but if you need it add a little stevia and adjust to taste.

So without any further a due here are some more wonderful fruit 'ice cream' flavours. I love fresh jackfruit, frozen jackfruit, canned jackfruit so this was the natural evolution. If you haven't tried it it tastes like a cross between pineapple and banana and has a fleshy slightly stringy texture (not that that's a consideration when you blend it)

Jackfruit 'ice cream'
Makes 2 serves
2 cans jackfruit (drained, rinsed & frozen- you can find them in asian grocery stores)
1/2 cup lite soy milk
  • chop fruit into chunks before freezing
  • defrost for 5 mins to be nice to your food processor/blender
  • combine fruit & milk
  • blend well, scraping down the sides and checking for chunks
  • enjoy! 
Lemon Sorbet
Makes 2 large or 4 small serves
2 cups frozen lemon juice
1/2 cup lite soy milk
1/4 cup Natvia granulated stevia sweetener
  • juice lemons and freeze in ice cubes
  • combine lemon juice and milk
  • add natvia/stevia/your sweetener of choice
  • blend well, scraping down the sides and checking for chunks
  • enjoy! 
This is amazingly sharp and refreshing but don't eat too much because of the acid content. 
Banana and Cinnamon 'ice cream'
Makes 3 large or 6 small serves (225 cals or 113 cals per serve)
6 bananas 
1 tbsp cinnamon
1c lite soy milk
  • chop fruit into chunks before freezing
  • defrost for 5 mins to be nice to your food processor/blender
  • combine fruit and milk
  • add cinnamon
  • blend well, scraping down the sides and checking for chunks
  • enjoy! 
Banana and Coffee Choc 'ice cream'
Makes 3 large or 6 small serves (225 cals or 113 cals per serve)
1 tsp coffee essence
1 tbsp cacao powder
6 bananas
1 cup lite soy milk
  • chop fruit into chunks before freezing
  • defrost for 5 mins to be nice to your food processor/blender
  • combine fruit and milk
  • add coffee essence and cacao powder
  • blend well, scraping down the sides and checking for chunks
  • enjoy! 
Orange 'ice cream'
Makes 3 large or 6 small serves (200 cals or 100cals per serve)
6 oranges
1c lite soy milk
1 tsp orange essence
1 tsp stevia
  • chop fruit into chunks and de-seed before freezing
  • defrost for 5 mins to be nice to your food processor/blender
  • combine fruit and milk
  • add essence if you're oranges aren't strong enough
  • add stevia to taste (if needed)
  • blend well, scraping down the sides and checking for chunks
  • enjoy! 

Choc Mint Banana 'ice cream'
Makes 1 large or 2 small serves (190 cals or 95 cals per serve)
1 cup lite soy milk
2 tsp stevia
1 banana
2 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 tsp peppermint essence
  • chop fruit into chunks before freezing
  • defrost for 5 mins to be nice to your food processor/blender
  • combine fruit and milk
  • add essence and cacao powder
  • blend well, scraping down the sides and checking for chunks
  • enjoy! 
Hope you're all well and happy! 
All the best xxx
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7 comments:

  1. Welcome back! These all sound so delicious! I think the banana cinnamon and banana chocolate mint sound the best to me :) yum!

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  2. Thanks for you comment hun - I was looking the happy herbivore cookbooks - I have made 3 recipes from her blog already and my daughter said both of them were "not too bad" quite the achievement from she who only likes perogies, pizza, & tacos) Now I will order them for sure!

    I think I may try to make an ice cream tonight.

    Ooh, another question. Do you have a Magic Bullet or similar mini-blender item? Does it work well, or is it junk? I am considering buying a "Ninja Prep Pro", as the reviews for the magic bullet are not so hot. I've learned to buy quality over junk, the convenience is worth the extra $20.

    Thanks again! <3

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  3. Yay! I love there things! I have two in the freezer at the moment, but they are frozen solid and I'm too scared to leave them on the side to defrost because the family love them and will eat them before I get a chance! I prefer them fresh out the blender though :)
    I've never heard of jackfruit before so I googled it and I have never seen anything remotely similar looking! Guessing it's Australian? We definitely don't have them in England!
    And I got the quinoa because it was on sale and recognised it from here :) haven't tried it yet though, because im waiting to cook meals for the weekend :) there's nit enough time for new recipes after school :(
    So glad you're back!
    Lottie x

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  4. Oh yum! they look soo good!

    I have no idea what Jackfruit is either :S


    Oh and happy new year :) How did your Christmas dinner go ?

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  5. Hey Claire,
    Thanks so much for the ice-cream you gave us, it's really delicious and so so perfect for tonsilitis. the orange one in particular = amazing.

    Mum said your place is super beautiful, and i've been enjoying reading this excellent blog (definitely trying out a few of these recipies).

    Much love to you and james!
    x Marisa

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  6. Wow, with so many flavors, there is no way we should be without dessert! They all sound so yummy.

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  7. I made a jackfruit ice cream with homemade coconut milk. It was delicious!

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