Written by Laura Gavin
At this time of year, when the sun’s beating down and everyone’s feeling a little hot under the collar, there’s nothing better than the occasional ice cold sweet treat. There are lots of simple frozen dessert recipes out there that your kids will love, whether they are served at the end of a meal or as a refreshing snack.
Here are some icy creations that you can make using you freezer this summer.
Frozen banana yoghurt
This Good Food magazine dessert makes eight servings and, to create it, you’ll need four overripe bananas, a 500g(2 1/2 cups) pot of Greek yoghurt (full fat), 175g(3/4 cups) of condensed milk and a large handful of dried banana chips.
Mix the flesh from the bananas, yoghurt and condensed milk together in a food processor until smooth. Scrape the mixture out into a loaf tin or ice cream container, or divide into individual pots. Smash up the banana chips and swirl these through the mix. Cover the containers and freeze until solid.
English chef Jamie Oliver loves simple yet tasty recipes, and his strawberry lollies won’t disappoint. For four lollies, you’ll need 250g of strawberries, 100ml of natural yoghurt (you can use apple or orange juice instead) and one teaspoon of honey.
Whizz the fruit up with the liquid and honey until smooth. Taste and, if it needs sweetening, add more honey. Divide the mixture between four lolly moulds and place a stick in each one. Put the lollies in the freezer and leave for at least four hours.
No-churn vanilla ice cream
This Mary Berry recipe for no-churn vanilla ice cream serves six and is perfect for all the family. You’ll need four large eggs (separated), 100g(1/2 cup) caster sugar, 300ml(1 1/4 cups) of double cream and one teaspoon of vanilla extract.
To make, whisk the egg whites in a large bowl until they form stuff peaks. At this point, start adding the sugar and continue to whisk until the whites are glossy. In a separate bowl, whisk the cream until it forms soft peaks. Then fold the cream, beaten egg yolks and vanilla extract into the egg whites until well combined. Pour the mixture into a container and freeze for at least two hours.
Perfect for both you and the kids, these frozen delights will keep smiles on those faces.