I love summer.
I love that I can go for walks in the park, that I can play with my dogs outside without feeling cold, I love barbeques and virtually any type of outdoor activity specific to this season.
But there is something I don’t like especially when I am on a diet.
Everywhere I go I see people eating ice cream. Now don’t get me wrong. I love ice cream.
What I don’t love is that it has too many calories. Well, there are some diet ones in the supermarkets which claim not to have too many calories, but if you take a closer look at the label you can see so many unnatural additives and ingredients that have nothing to do with healthy foods.
One day I remembered that my mother used to give me and my sisters homemade ice cream when we were children. It tasted deliciously and according to my mother had very few calories and almost no fats at all. So, I asked her to give me the recipe to try it on my own. I have to confess that it was delicious, which is why I want to share my recipe with you.
- 4 cups of skimmed milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 4 tablespoons of sugar or sugar substitute*
*a very healthy sugar substitute I usually use is honey. If the fruits you choose are sweet enough you can cut the honey to half or even give up on this ingredient.
**for fruits you can add almost anything you want. It can be either banana pure, peaches finely diced, pineapple, apples or orange juice. I personally love the berries ice cream.
The next step is to mix all the ingredients very well. Sometimes, to avoid having to dice the fruits, I mix everything in a blender. It’s easier this way and the composition gets a creamy texture.
Next, put the mix in a bowl and put the bowl in the freezer for several hours. After the ice cream gets hard, take it from the freezer and put it in a blender again. Serve with fresh fruits. I am sure you will love this delicious and healthy desert.
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