Guilt-Free Nice Cream Recipes for Your Summer Vibes

Recipes excerpted with permission from Guilt-Free Nice Cream by Margie Broadhead, published by Hardie Grant Books, RRP $19.99 hardcover. Purchase your copy of the book here.

Green Machine Nice-Cream Smoothie

Serves 1

  • 1 1/2 bananas, peeled and frozen
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 big handful of spinach
  • 40 g (1 1/2 oz / 1/4 cup) fresh chopped pineapple
  • 100–150 ml (3 1/2–5 fl oz) freshly squeezed orange juice

This spinach, avocado and banana smoothie is unbelievably good. Bursting with goodness, the pineapple provides that natural sweetness, whilst the avocado lends a lovely creamy texture. It’s a great green machine to get you going.

Pop the bananas, avocado and spinach into a blender and blitz to make a vibrant green spinach nice cream. Then add the pineapple, and orange juice as needed, and blend to combine. Add a little more water, if necessary, to get the consistency you like.

Pretty in Pink Popsicles with Edible Flowers

Makes about 6

  • 125 g (4 oz / 1 cup) raspberries
  • 2 bananas, peeled and frozen
  • 250 ml (8 1/2 fl oz) almond milk
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 6 edible flowers or thinly sliced slivers of lime

These little pink beauties are gorgeous inside and out. I love how pretty they are and they just burst with flavor. Raspberries and lime are a match made in heaven.

Simply blend the raspberries, bananas, almond milk and lime zest and juice together in a food processor or blender, until deliciously creamy.

Lay the flowers or lime slices face down in your moulds and spoon in the nice cream. Give the mould a sharp tap on the countertop to release any air bubbles. Insert a popsicle stick and freeze for at least 6 hours. To remove the smoothie pops from their moulds, run the moulds under warm water. Don’t use hot water or the pops will melt and won’t hold their shape! Firmly pull up on the sticks and carefully remove the pops from the mould and enjoy!

To store, put each frozen pop between pieces of parchment paper and freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Top Tip: Silicone moulds work well for these. Simply place them under running water to make sure they are a little damp and it will help the pops come out easily.




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