Sunday, August 14, 2011

Frozen Treats Week #5: One Minute Berry Ice Cream

My father-in-law walks around with little Hershey's miniatures in his t-shirt pocket, snacking on them leisurely throughout the day.  The man never puts on a pound.  Do you know people like that?

I'm not one of those people, never was.  My culinary adventures catch up with me from time to time.  It's a never ending cycle of putting on the weight and then taking it off.  Controlling my weight is my one true struggle in life.  Don't get me wrong.  I'm not complaining at all.  I do consider myself lucky.  A lot of people have bigger issues.  It's just a never ending cycle.

Back on the saddle again, I'm here with some One Minute Berry Ice Cream from Jamie Oliver.  Cool, fruity, creamy, and refreshing it's a tasty treat and also a bright spot in the dog days of summer.  The whole family enjoyed it and ate it up in no time, but we all agreed that it was certainly not ice cream.  I'm not slamming this dessert at all.  We all loved it.  It's just that I don't want to mislead anyone by thinking the texture is anything remotely close to ice cream.  I feel more comfortable calling it frozen yogurt.  That being said, I think it's a very tasty and sensible dessert that feels both decadent and satisfying.

One Minute Berry Ice Cream
Adapted from
Serves 4

• 1 x 500g pack of mixed frozen berries (I used frozen strawberries)
• 150g fresh blueberries (or strawberries in my case)
• 3–4 tablespoons runny honey
• 1 x 500g tub of natural yogurt
• a few sprigs of fresh mint
• optional: 4 small ice cream cornets

In advance: Put 4 small glasses in the freezer, or you can serve straight into ice cream cornets, if you prefer.When you're all set up and ready to go, get the glasses (if using) and the frozen berries out of the freezer. Divide the fresh blueberries between the glasses or cornets. Put the honey and yogurt and leaves from the sprigs of mint into the food processor and whiz, then add the frozen berries and whiz again until combined. Spoon the frozen yogurt over the fresh berries and serve. 

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  1. Ice cream or not, this works for me!

  2. It looks so yummy and refreshing Kim, I don't care if it's not ice cream either. What a gorgeous colour!

  3. I'm on the never-ending struggle bandwagon with you, so I totally understand! And sometimes it's not about making things EXACTLY like their less healthy counterparts, but in making them equally delicious. And you definitely did that here!

  4. Frozen yogurt work for me. Especially this one with the fresh berries and mint. Yum!

  5. One minute is enough to wait for this yummy dessert. Can't wait longer than that! :P

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  6. We thought the same thing--not really ice cream, more a frozen yogurt/smoothie. But still good!

    Weight gain (or not) aside, I want to know your father-in-law's other secret. How does his chocolate stash not get melty?!

  7. I'm trying to be "back on the saddle" again too. Definitely keeping this dessert in mind.

  8. Mmm - I love anything that resembles ice cream... Especially something just as delicious that happens to be better for me! It's a win/win no matter how you slice (or scoop) it! :)


  9. Yep, definitely lower on the guilt scale! Looks totally refreshing and delicious.
    My husband loses ten pounds if he skips lunch. It's not fair. I want to start a fat-sharing program where I can send a few extra pounds with him to work every day for him to burn off for me.

  10. i sooooo hear you. ugh, it's the one downfall of being a food lover. wouldn't it be great to live in a world where weight troubles didn't exist? thank goodness for beautiful and delicious treats like this. it looks perfect for summer.

    ps, i tried that banana ice cream that you posted on fb a while ago. LOVE IT! it's a great, less guilt way of getting treats too. good luck!

  11. What an excellent and super healthy summer treat! I really like this.
    *kisses* HH


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