Sugar free fruity ice treat for hot summer days

by Farmer Liz
This post is linked to Freaky Friday on Real Food Freaks.

Queensland summers are HOT and if you're not eating sugar and processed foods, that means no ice cream or ice blocks to cool you down.  But don't worry, I have found a solution by fiddling with a sorbet recipe.  I just don't add the sugar, and I blend the fruit so that it keeps most of the fibre.

I just mix up any fruit that we have around, things like banana, mango, and pineapple are good, especially if I can get cheap orange or mandarins to bulk it out.  Melon and mint is yummy too, I haven't tried berries (as they don't last long around here), but I would imagine they'd be yummy too.  I squeeze and citrus and then I blend the other fruit.  Mix it all up and put it in the freezer in a little pot with a lid.  As long as you give it a stir every few hours, it won't freeze into a totally solid block.  When you want to eat some, you just scrape off some of the fruity ice into a cup and enjoy.  Sometimes I'm tempted to eat it all during the stirring steps when its a lovely cold icy drink.  If you have an ice cream maker you could use that instead.

squeezing the cheap mandarins

mangoes and bananas

mixing it all up






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