If you’re trying to eat a little healthier, you might think healthy desserts are out of the question. But with a little imagination, you can devour some delicious healthy desserts, guilt-free. Here at The Ice Co, we love a dessert, especially when it’s paired with a delicious drink. Here’s just a handful of our favourites.
1. Dark chocolate and sea salt figs
Okay, chocolate might not strictly be the healthiest, but dark chocolate does have lots of antioxidants in which are actually good for us. A spin off from the classic chocolate-dipped strawberries, these figs taste so good – especially with the touch of crunchy Himalayan salt.
x300g dark chocolate
x1 tsp Himalayan salt
1. Melt the chocolate using a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.
2. Dip the figs into the chocolate and rest on a baking tray with greaseproof paper on.
3. Sprinkle Himalayan salt onto the chocolate while it’s still hot.
2. Frozen raspberry yoghurt ice cream
Ice cream is not usually in the healthy desserts list, but this recipe certainly is! Using low fat Greek yoghurt and fresh raspberries, it’s perfect if you’re watching what you eat.
x500g reduced fat Greek yoghurt
x½ cup of honey
1. Using a blender, whip up the yoghurt, honey and raspberries until you reach the desired consistency.
2. Freeze for at least six hours.
3. Scoop into cones or bowls and enjoy.
3. Apple, pear and cherry compote
Although this one’s on our healthy desserts menu, it actually makes a great breakfast, too. Pair with your favourite Greek yoghurt and granola for an extra filling pud.
x4 Bramley apples, cut into slices
x4 eating apples, cut into chunks
x6 pears, cut into slices
x300g sourced cherries
x2 tbsp’s simple sugar syrup
1. Put the apples and pears in a pan with the sugar syrup and 50ml water. Simmer and cook for around 15 minutes, until the apple has pureed and the pears are tender.
2. Stir in the cherries, taste and add a little more sugar syrup if necessary.
4. Frozen berry slush
On a hot summer’s day, a cool drink or pud is just the ticket. Try this frozen berry slush for a healthier pudding alternative.
Ingredients (serves 2)
x1 handful of Polar Cube Ice
x200g frozen berries
x250g low fat Greek yoghurt
1. Blend the berries, ice and yoghurt until you get a thick consistency with chunky bits of fruit.
2. Put the mixture into a bowl and garnish with a sprig of Mint.
5. Baked bananas with brown sugar
Simple yet scrumptious, a baked banana with brown sugar offers the ultimate simple dessert recipe. What’s more, it’s full of potassium, an essential mineral and electrolyte. If you’re having a BBQ, this tastes even better cooked on the grill!
Ingredients (serves 2)
x2 large, ripe bananas
x50g brown sugar
x2 tsp’s cinnamon
1. Line a tray with foil and turn on the oven to 190 °C.
2. Cut the bananas lengthways and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
3. Cover with foil and bake for around 10-15 minutes.
4. Feeling naughty? Add a blob of ice cream. Yum!
Healthy desserts to devour
So, there you have it – five healthy desserts that won’t derail your diet. And as no meal would be complete without an accompanying delicious drink, don’t forget to check out our delicious gin cocktails here.