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How to Make Healthy Ice Cream Using Frozen Fruit

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After a long, hot day spent swimming in the ocean, paddling on the lake or taking laps in the local pool, there's nothing better than treating yourself to a tasty ice cream cone to cool you down. Though if you or the kids want to enjoy these icy treats every day in the summer, those calories and sugar counts can add up quick. The good news? There's a healthier way to savor a sweet and cooling treat at the end of the day. And, it's one that you can make right in your own kitchen so you won't even have to wait in that long line at the ice cream shop!

Sometimes referred to as "nice cream," healthy ice cream with frozen fruit can be easily made in your Oster® Designed for Life 14-Cup Food Processor with 5-Cup Mini Chopper. Quickly chop chunks of frozen fruit with these razor-sharp chopping blades that have a reversible slicing and shredding disc to help cut through fruits and ingredients faster than ever. Buttons give you the option to chop, shred and pulse so that you can arrive at your desired healthy ice cream consistency in no time. Whether you're making healthy ice cream for you and your kids or for the neighborhood, the options of the 14-cup work bowl and 5-cup mini chopper have you covered.

This summer, give these healthy frozen fruit ice cream recipes a try:

Peach Frozen Ice Cream
For an ice cream recipe that's just peachy, give this fruity one a try! At just 100 calories per cup, this is one sweet treat you can indulge in this summer without feeling guilty. Top your frozen fruit scoop with shredded coconut or chopped nuts for extra texture and crunch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen peaches
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (non-fat or whole)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

Combine frozen peaches, agave nectar, plain yogurt and fresh lemon juice in the 14-cup work bowl of the Oster® Designed for Life 14-Cup Food Processor with 5-Cup Mini Chopper. Select your processing speed and pulse for about 5 minutes, until preferred consistency is reached. Serve in bowls or cones. If stored in the freezer in an airtight container ice cream can last for up to one month.

Fresh peaches that are then frozen make for a true natural delight.Healthy "ice cream" that uses peaches is a delicious and natural delight.

Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
For all of the chocolate lovers out there, there's a healthy way to get your fix through this frozen treat. Using less-sugary cocoa powder, you can still get that chocolaty flavor which pairs well with the bananas. The peanut butter adds a healthy dose of protein as well as creamy texture. This recipe works best if bananas have been peeled and frozen for at least 6 hours.

Ingredients:

  • 3 bananas, peeled and frozen
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons no-added sugar peanut butter

Directions

  1. Combine frozen bananas, vanilla extract, salt, cocoa powder and peanut butter in the 14-cup work bowl of the Oster® Designed for Life 14-Cup Food Processor with 5-Cup Mini Chopper.
  2. Select desired processing speed and pulse for about 5 to 6 minutes, until preferred consistency is reached.
  3. Serve in bowls or cones.
  4. If stored in the freezer in an airtight container ice cream can last for up to one month.

Berry Blend
This tart and fruity frozen treat is all you need to get through those dog days of summer. To cool off after a day in the sun, dive into a bowl of this healthy indulgence.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (non-fat or whole)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

Combine frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, vanilla extract, salt, cocoa powder and peanut butter in the 14-cup work bowl Oster® Designed for Life 14-Cup Food Processor with 5-Cup Mini Chopper. Select desired processing speed and pulse for about 5 to 6 minutes, until preferred consistency is reached. Serve in bowls or cones. If stored in the freezer in an airtight container ice cream can last for up to one month.

Top your frozen berry blend ice cream with cherries.Top your frozen berry-blend ice cream with cherries.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions ("JCS") has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe you try from our website. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.
 
 
 

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