If you’re from sunnier climes, than a warm day isn’t something particularly notable. But here in the UK – the home of small talk about the weather – we’re not equipped to handle hot temperatures. In an unusual occurrence for us Brits, we celebrated the #hottestdayoftheyear so far on Tuesday, reaching 33c (34c on the Tube). Cue amusing tweets about melting on the Central Line or being set alight Hans Moleman style as we leave the house.
In celebration of this heat during the summer months, we naturally dash to our freezers reaching for the cool, sweet ice-cream. Before we all get fat on Caramel Magnums (a real possibility) here’s a quick, easy way to make a healthier fro-yo alternative at home with just three ingredients. I pinched this from Jamie Oliver’s Save With Jamie cookbook – and is actually designed as a way to use up fruit that’s about to go off. However, I used frozen fruit.
Equal parts fruit and natural yoghurt
A good drizzle of honey on top.
Throw it all in a blender and whizz away!
I used strawberries and date syrup instead of honey, which vegans might also want to do. You could also trade natural yoghurt for the soya equivalent. Extra points for organic ingredients.
Two mugs of strawberries and two of yoghurt will fill an old 1 litre ice cream tub nicely. If you’re using frozen berries like me, you might need to use the ‘ice-crush’ function a few times before using the ‘smoothie’ button…!
Yum 🙂 do you have any great recipes for frozen treats? Let me know in the comments.