Beat the Heat with Healthy Frozen Treats: Mango Ice Cream, 2 Ingredient Watermelon Sherbet, & 3
It’s the height of summer, which means things are heating up, especially in the sunshine state! This weather has us all craving something cold and sweet, no matter your age. Many of the go to frozen treats are full of chemicals, food coloring, and additives, offering little nutritional value while derailing your health and wellness. One such summer favorite is a tasty pineapple frozen whip that while it cools you down also loads you up with chemicals, including:
Stabilizers (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Karaya Gum, Pectin)
Natural and Artificial Flavor (contains Pineapple Juice)
Modified Food Starch, Malic Acid, Artificial Color (Yellow 5 & 6)
Mono and Diglycerides
Less Than 2% Silicon Dioxide (Anti-caking)
The good news? We have an easy, healthy alternative: 3 Ingredient Healthy “Dole Whip.” We also threw in a bonus recipe for 2 Ingredient Watermelon Sherbet. Both of these recipes have no chemicals, no added sugar, and if you opt for coconut milk yogurt can satisfy even those hoping to steer clear of lactose/dairy.
3 Ingredient Healthy “Dole Whip”
2 20oz cans pineapple
Approx. 1.5 cups coconut milk
Open the cans of pineapple and drain the juice. Pour pineapple chunks into a freezer-safe bag. Peel bananas and add to bag. Freeze for 4-5 hours until hard.
Combine frozen pineapple and banana with coconut milk in blender and blend until smooth. Add a little more coconut milk if needed.
Serve and enjoy!
2 Ingredient Watermelon Sherbert
3 cups seedless watermelon, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
Freeze watermelon for 4-5 hours until hard.
Combine watermelon with vanilla yogurt in blender and blend until smooth.
Serve and enjoy!
Vegan Mango Ice Cream
14 oz coconut milk, cashew milk or hemp milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-4 cups ripe mango chunks
1/4 cup maple syrup
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Combine milk, vanilla, mango and maple syrup in blender or food processor.
Blend until smooth.
Pour mixture into container with lid.
Place in freezer and freeze for 3 hours.
Let thaw on counter for 15-20 minutes to soften.
Top with shredded coconut, serve, & enjoy!
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