Monday, November 10, 2014

Fruity ice cubes

Healthy frozen yogurt cubes make a quick and really easy dessert for a very young audience. In fact, youngsters can help you make them, which will add to the fun.

* Makes 10 to 12 large cubes

  • 1 cup puréed raspberries
  • 1 cup plain or fruit yogurt

Mix the fruit and yogurt together. Pour into large, easy-release ice cube trays or fruit-shaped ice trays. Smooth the tops so they are completely flat to help them come out easily. Insert small popsicle sticks, if you wish.

Freeze for 3 to 4 hours or overnight. Turn out onto a pretty platter and serve with pieces of fresh fruit and cookies.

Variations:

  • Mango ice cubes
Follow the basic recipe, replacing the raspberries with puréed mango. Serve with fresh raspberry sauce.

  • Chocolate yogurt cubes
Prepare the basic recipe, omitting the berries, doubling the yogurt, and adding 3 tablespoons sifted chocolate milk powder.

  • Saucy fruity ice cubes
Serve the basic recipe with hot chocolate sauce to dip into.

  • Toffee-dipped fruity ice cubes
Prepare the basic recipe and serve with hot toffee sauce to dip into.

  • Pineapple cubes
Replace the raspberries of the basic recipe with crushed pineapple. Serve with raspberry sauce.