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When did you last hear that eating Ice cream can be healthy for you…? It can be, if its made this way…

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Who doesnt love Ice creams?? We all do, be it taken as a dessert, as a snack, as a celebration treat, or for no reason at all, Ice creams have a special place in our tummy and our hearts ­čÖé And if we can make them a healthy way, which actually makes them nutritious and┬áhealthy as well, then its a win – win ­čÖé :).

Here’s how we can do that :

Recipe Particulars:

  • Makes around 750 ml
  • Prep time : 20 mins
  • Freezing time: 3 to 4 Hours
  • Recipe Credit: The recipe was taken from here┬áto promote healthy eating. We are deeply grateful to the author for posting the same: You are helping us encourage a healthy heart :).
  • Approximate Nutrition Facts: ┬áPer serving-┬áCalories: 190,┬áFat: 14.o gm.,┬áSugar: 25gm.,┬áCarbs: 17.0 gm,┬áProtien: 7.0 gm.
    Apart from the above, due to the presence of different fruits this ice-cream is rich in Vit. C, K, B-6, E.
    Addition of avocado brings additional nutrients: 0.5gm poly saturated fats, 3 gm. mono saturated fats, sodium, potassium, zinc, copper, magnesium, 2.4 gm. fiber, Vitamins A, E, C. riboflavin,niacin, folates, thiamin etc. (Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet)
  • This is a Recipe from Jyotsna Pant’s Blog. Refer to the blog for complete recipe with Pictures, suggestions and tips.

 Recipe Ingredients:

  • 750 gm. Ripe Sweet Mangoes (4-5 Medium size mangoes)
  • 200 gm. Ripe Bananas (2 large bananas)
  • 10-12 Red sweet Strawberries
  • 2 Teaspoon Corn flour
  • 150 ml. Milk (1 tea cup milk)
  • 50 gm. Sugar
  • 1 Medium size Avacado (30 gm. approx.)(optional)

Recipe Directions:

  • Wash and peel mangoes.┬áCut mango to small pieces and discard the seed.
  • Peel and cut bananas to small pieces.
  • Take corn flour in a thick bottom pan and dissolve it in 150 ml. milk.
  • Cook the corn flour milk mixture on high flame with continuous and vigorous stirring for 2 min.
  • The corn flour ÔÇômilk mixture will become transparent. Remove from heat cover and allow it to cool.
  • In a grinder-mixer take mango pieces, banana pieces, sugar and cooked mixture of corn flour- milk mixture/Avacado pulp and grind all ingredients to smooth pulp.
  • Sieve the pulp through a sieve to get rid fibers if mangoes.
  • Add cream to the sieved pulp.
  • Wash the strawberries and remove the green calyx and stalk.
  • Cut the cleaned strawberries to small pieces.
  • In a glass container / Ice-cream mold pour half of the creamy-fruity pulp.
  • Sprinkle half of the pieces of strawberry pieces and then pour the remaining creamy-fruity pulp.
  • Sprinkle the remaining strawberry pieces on the top of the creamy-fruity pulp.
  • Cover with the lid and keep in freezer at a temperature of -41o F to -47o┬áF, for 3 to 4 hours for ice-cream to set.
  • Gently shake the container with creamy-fruity pulp for ice-cream one or twice. Then allow it to solidify without disturbing.