Hi guys, as I’m sure you’ve heard me say 3000 times this month, I’m quitting sugar in August. It’s going well so far, but I wanted to experiment with sugar free dessert options, just so I had something I could have if everyone else was having a little something. I’m working on a sugar free apple loaf, keep your eyes out for that, but as my first go, I thought I’d make something simple. I made froyo ice lollies. I know summer is almost over and I’m at least a month late posting this, but this recipe is kid friendly and I’m pretty sure kids like sweet stuff all year. And I do too.
I was originally going to make frozen smoothie ice lollies, but thought I’d make them slightly creamier and more sorbet/ ice cream/ froyo like. Basically, whatever was more creamy and actually manageable with no sugar.
You may have seen on Twitter that I was very excited to find a sugar free plain yoghurt that was also vegan. As much as I love the no added sugar mango yoghurt from Alpro, having to have everything mango flavoured, or something that worked well with mango, was getting boring.
I found that the Alpro Plain doesn’t contain any added sugars and doesn’t actually taste strongly of soy (which a lot of plain dairy free yoghurts do). It’s also a really thick and creamy texture, which works perfectly in this recipe.
To make them a little sweeter, I added some ripe banana. Of course, if you’re not sugar free, you could add sweetened yoghurt or some syrup to this recipe. I also used almond milk, but I think coconut milk would be better for creaminess. If you’ve been here for a while, you probably know that coconut products break me out. And I have that wedding this weekend, so I’m not risking that this week…
As with the milk, coconut yoghurt would also make them creamier.
So, I got my new yoghurt, Amazon primed some Lolly Moulds and started playing with ideas. I opted for these individual lolly moulds. They are on the smaller side, but that’s okay for what we need to achieve here. Just keep in mind, this recipe filled these moulds perfectly, so if you have larger ones you may need to add more.
This recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free and can be nut free depending on your choice of milk.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Freeze time: At least 4 hours
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 3tbsp Alpro Plain yoghurt (or alternative yoghurt of choice)
- ½ cup dairy free milk (I used almond, but I think coconut would be great in this recipe)
- 1 ripe banana
- Additional 3tbsp yoghurt
- Add all ingredients other than the extra 3tbsp yoghurt to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
- Carefully pour your blended smoothie mixture into moulds, filling them approximately ¾ of the way.
- Now add ½ tbsp yoghurt to the top of each mould. This should fill the mould almost to the top. Leave a very small gap (½ cm ish) at the top of the mould as the lollies will expand when they freeze.
- Add the sticks and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
- When you’re ready, remove a lolly from the tray and run under a hot tap for approximately 15 seconds to release it from the mould.
Do you have any favourite sugar free desserts? Or, mums, do you think your kids would like these? If you have anything else sugar free you’d like to see me make please let me know in the comments!
Until next time,
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