Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Healthy mango sorbet...


Here I am with another foodie post. I hope you don't mind, but with the kiddies on summer vacation, there hasn't been a lot of crafting for this momma (or much exercising for that matter), so I'm always looking for delicious and healthy treats to offer the kiddies and myself.

This delicious dessert is so easy to make and the best part is that you don't need an ice cream maker to make it. All you need is a blender or food processor and of course, your freezer...

Ingredients
3 ripe mangoes
1/3 cup or less of coconut milk/soy milk/almond milk or regular milk
Honey or Splenda to sweeten (optional) 
vodka to avoid crystallization (optional)

1.  Cut ripe mangoes into small cubes and place in the freezer to freeze
2.  Place frozen cubes in a blender or food processor and slowly add milk a bit a time until desired consistency is achieved
note: the consistency is dependent on your own taste; if you want a softer consistency, add more milk or less milk for a firmer consistency
3. You might need to scrape the sides of the blender or food processor from time to time, but be patient
4. Continue blending until smooth and if you like a little more sweetness, you can add a couple of tablespoons of honey or Splenda.
Optional - you can add 2tsp of vodka to avoid the crystallization of the mixture. I did not add it to this dessert but I have done it before and there is not enough alcohol to be able to taste it. 
5. Serve right away or place in freezer for later


You can customize this recipe by using other fruits such as peach, banana or berries.

I hope that by sharing these recipes, I can show you that there are many alternatives to eating delicious treats without the added calories. 

Now if I could only get to the gym..:(

Have a great day!

much love,
Lucy



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8 comments:

  1. Oh My Word ,I may have to use the two mangoes on the counter for this *tonight*and lay claim to it..thank you so much Lucy!!!

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  2. I'll have to give this a go, Lucy! Hubby would adore it, I'm sure! Can I just say how absolutely beautiful your photos are? That top one is just perfection! Love it!

    Hope your week is going well!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  3. This looks delicious! And as always, your photos are perfection!

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  4. This is a deliciously beautiful blog. Thank you for sharing. Carolina Elizabeth

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  5. Lu, school will begin all too soon...plenty of time for us to find things to do sans kiddos, then. We'll be wishing it was summer again, with the kids at home! Funny!

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  6. Lucy. You are such a talented lady... Your photos are gorgeous, your blog is always such a treat, and I'm wishing you were my neighbor, so we could be real friends, and not just online blogging friends. I so love what you share and what you are about as a person. Be blessed and enjoy the rest of your week.
    Gretchen of Mimi-Toria's Designs

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  7. We have been on a homemade ice cream kick here- It is so much fun. I think we will have to try peaches next. Your recipe sounds wonderful! xo Diana

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  8. I love mango sorbet! We don't have an ice cream maker so I'm glad to have found this recipe!

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