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Beat the Heat with these Low Sugar Sweet Treats

Beat the Heat with these Low Sugar Sweet Treats - theskinnyfoodco

Picture the scene - you’re sitting on a deckchair in the garden, basking in the blazing summer sun, when a craving for something cool and refreshing hits.

When that feeling strikes, it can be very tempting to grab a tub of sugary ice cream or an ice lolly from the freezer. 

But did you know you can create your own low-sugar ice lollies and ice cream at home? And the best thing is, you only need a few simple ingredients!

Making your own frozen treats will satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining your meal prep plan. They’re affordable, fun to make, and you can get creative with different flavour options. 

Ready to dive in? Read on to learn how you can make some of our favourite frozen treats this summer.

Low Sugar Ice Lollies

Grab a lolly mould and a bowl of your favourite fresh fruit - we’re thinking strawberries, raspberries, mangoes or bananas, but the options are endless when it comes to customising these fruity lollies. 

For a tropical flavour, choose pineapple and coconut milk. If you want something fruitier, go for a strawberry and honey blend. Keeping it super simple? Mix some freshly-squeezed lemons or oranges with lemonade for a fruity, fizzy flavour.

Feeling fancy? Add some flavoured zero-calorie syrup, chopped fruit garnish, chocolate shavings or crushed nuts for extra yumminess.

Once you’ve picked your ingredients, blend them together and pour the liquid into the moulds. Then just pop them in the freezer for four to six hours. 

Low Sugar Ice Cream

Whipping up some low sugar ice cream requires a little more effort, but it’s still pretty easy. 

Start with a base of protein-packed Greek yoghurt and add a dash of honey or zero-calorie maple syrup if you want to sweeten it up. For a richer flavour, you can add a splash of cream, almond milk or coconut milk. 

Once you have your base ready, it’s time to customise it with your favourite flavours. Anything goes - you can blend in some fresh or frozen fruit like berries, bananas or mangoes, or you can create a tropical flavour by adding pineapple and toasted coconut flakes.

If you’re a bit of a chocoholic, you could add some crushed chocolate malt balls, melted chocolate chips or a drizzle of chocolate flavour syrup.

When your ice cream mixture is ready, pour it into a freezer-safe dish and freeze it for four to six hours. If you want to make it super creamy, take it out of the freezer and give it a good mix every hour or so throughout the freezing time. 

Whether you need a tasty dessert for a summer BBQ or something to cool you down after a hot day, these delicious, low-sugar frozen treats are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

With our simple recipes, you can start making your own low calorie ice lollies and ice cream today. The only question is, which flavour will you try first?!


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