Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Buck’s fizz granita

Buck’s fizz, a delicious cocktail made with equal parts of orange juice and champagne or sparkling white wine, becomes a gorgeous granita when made with blood orange juice and frozen. If you want, try diluting the granita with seltzer, champagne, or even sparkling cider for parties and special occasions.

Iced margarita

This classic cocktail mix is served frozen, not unlike a snow cone — and very definitely one for adults!

* Serves 2
  • 1/2 cup gold tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. fine salt
  • 1 cup finely crushed ice
  • 1 slice lime, halved

Frozen banana mango smoothie

The perfect healthy breakfast on a really hot weekend morning.

* Serves 2–3
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 large or 2 small really ripe mangoes, peeled and roughly cut (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • honey or sweetener to taste
  • extra mango slices, to decorate

Frosty summer pudding

Summer pudding is a traditional English dish in which all the wonderful summer berries and currants are packed into a bread casing that absorbs all their sweet juices and turns deep red. This is a frozen, very low-calorie variation.

Ricotta ice with roasted figs

If you feel low-fat ricotta is too high-fat for you, try using virtually fat-free fromage frais instead (try a specialty gourmet shop; it’s not readily available).

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Passion fruit ice milk

This delicately flavored ice milk will fit into any diet. It’s great after a special dinner too!

* Serves 4–6
  • 1 (1/4-oz.) envelope unflavored gelatin juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup passion fruit pulp (about 4 large fruit)
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. honey
  • flesh of 1 passion fruit, to serve
  • slices of ripe peach, to serve

Zingy citrus yogurt ice

This is a seriously tangy citrus ice, but you can add more sweetener or honey if you wish.

* Makes 1 1/4 pints
  • 1 tsp. finely grated citrus zest
  • 1 cup mixed citrus juice (for instance 1 orange, 1 lemon, and 1 lime)
  • 2 tbsp. sweetener (or to taste)
  • 2 cups fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1 egg white