My kids love ice cream. They would eat it all day long if I let them! But being as it is high in calories, full of bad fats and laden with sugar, also, according to some certain youngsters, I am a boring, nasty Mami, I’m not that fussy on them eating it very often! I decided to make something slightly healthier yet more tempting than the cheapy vanilla ice cream that I usually buy (because I’m boring remember).
After a visit to the local shop I came back with these goodies:
I opted for the blackcurrant yoghurt because it was cheap, I would normally just buy natural yoghurt which isn’t so full of sugar. I added the Smarties to make a few extra special treats for dessert.
Here’s how I made my Frozen Fruit Bites
Step One Chop your fruit into whatever size pieces you prefer.
Step Two Skewer them onto lollypop sticks, cocktail sticks or kebab skewers (I used cocktail sticks because that’s what I had)
Step Three Dip the fruit in the yoghurt
Step Four Place on a covered baking tray/plate. Remember this has to be small enough to fit in your freezer.
Optional Step Crush Smarties and sprinkle over the top to add a bit of naughtiness! (I used my potato ricer to squeeze them as O was asleep on the sofa and I didn’t want to wake him with banging)
Step Five Freeze overnight, if
you the kids can’t wait that long they should be quite firm within a few hours. You should end up with something like this:
I’m afraid I can’t actually give my own opinion on these as I’m slightly allergic to fruit, especially blackcurrants, but what was the kids’ verdict?
I have to explain that not all these kids are mine, I haven’t been hiding any extra from you all, although a couple do actually call me Mami Katie! I kind of got overtaken by this bunch in search of shade and wanting to take over my TV to watch a film. They happily munched their way through pizza and Doritos for their tea whilst taking up my entire sofa and were pleasantly surprised when I pulled out my secret purple dessert on a stick, hey maybe that’s a catchier name!
They all thought the colour of the yoghurt was cool. Some opted for the just strawberry ones as they weren’t fussy on banana, but they all thoroughly enjoyed and even had a second!
Now if any of you have ever sat in a room with three teen girls, three tween girls and three young boys you will know that there is a LOT of noise! The TV volume needs to be higher just so they can hear it over their own gossiping and there is a lot of crashing about from the boys.
I didn’t actually realise how high the TV was until they were sat eating these as they all went silent! If that isn’t testament to whether they enjoyed it or not, I don’t know what is!
They are suitable for most types of fruit and any type/flavour of yoghurt (actually set yoghurt probably wouldn’t work) I expect they would even work with tinned custard but they would be less healthy.
Jazz them up with anything you like, or nothing at all! Hundreds and thousands, broken bits of meringue, whatever takes your fancy. You really can make these as fancy or as basic as you like!
I hope you give these healthy little treats a go, you and the kids will love them I promise! Let me know if you do and what combination you made!