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It looks like we are heading into a hot summer in Australia. This can leave a lot of us looking for treats to cool down and ice cream is understandably a favourite! Although there is nothing wrong with classic ice cream, here are some ideas if you would like an alternative:

 

1. Fruit-only ice cream

This is my top pick because it is healthy, yummy and easy, a winning combo for eating. Simply chop up and freeze your favourite fruits (I have found that banana, mango and/or strawberry work best).

Once frozen, throw in a food processor or powerful blender and blend until smooth/creamy, no other ingredients needed! Banana creates the creamiest consistency and other fruits turn out a bit more like sorbet.

 

Fruity Frozen Yoghurt from Healthy Food Guide

Fruity Frozen Yoghurt from Healthy Food Guide

2. Frozen yoghurt

There are plenty of frozen yoghurt recipes out there but make sure to pick one that isn’t loaded with more sugar than yoghurt!

Try this Fruity Frozen Yoghurt from Healthy Food Guide.

You could also search around for a store-bought frozen yoghurt, ideally low in sugar and high in protein. Try Weis Vanilla Bean frozen yoghurt tubs.

3. Banana and dark chocolate variations

Try freezing half a banana (cross-ways) on a stick, then dip in dark chocolate and freeze again. You have made yourself a healthy frozen popicle!

Another option is to make smaller bite-sized pieces by cutting the banana into small round pieces, spread with a layer of peanut butter, then dip in dark chocolate and freeze.

 

Carrot Cake Bliss Balls from Healthy Food Guide

Carrot Cake Bliss Balls from Healthy Food Guide

4. Frozen mini bliss balls

Do you have a bliss ball or slice recipe that you love?

Try rolling this mixture into small 2cm round balls and freeze them in a container to create freezable bliss balls.

Try it with this Carrot Cake Bliss Balls.