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A healthy ice cream alternative!

- posted by Joan Palmer.

Iec cream

Hot weather has arrived, and this means that when I pick up my girls from school, one of their first questions will be, ‘can we have an ice cream when we get home please?’

We are off to Weymouth next week for half term, there are going to be ice creams selling on every corner and I am sure my family will be consuming many of them!

It is a nice treat to have an ice cream when you are feeling hot, but with it containing plenty of sugar, is there a healthy alternative?

I have recently been introduced to the Merrymaker Sisters ( and they do have a very simple recipe for a healthy alternative so I thought I would share it with you.

Banana Raspberry Nice Cream (serves 2)


1 frozen banana (slice a ripe banana into a ziplock bag and place in freezer)

1 cup frozen raspberries

½ cup raw cashews

¼ cup coconut milk

1tsp 100% vanilla extract


Place cashews, milk and vanilla into a blender and whizz until smooth (this may take several minutes). Add banana and raspberries and whizz again until smooth. Place in bowls and serve with toppings of chopped strawberries, chopped nuts or raw chocolate. Enjoy!

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