Tag: healthy ice cream
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- ½ cup evaporated cane juice (sugar)
- ½ vanilla bean, split in half
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ cinnamon stick
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 2 tablespoons whole milk to mix in the cornstarch
Ice cream maker
In a medium saucepan, heat the milk, vanilla bean, ground cloves and cinnamon stick on medium heat. Once bubbles begin to form on the edges, add the cornstarch mixed in with 2 tablespoons milk. Cook till the mixture begins to thicken, about 2-3 minutes and forms a custard consistency. Add ½ cup pumpkin puree and mix well. Remove from the heat. Strain and refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours.
Pour the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturers instructions. Freeze the gelato for at least an hour once it is done.
Okay, this is another really easy, healthy and a yummy treat to make. I love coming up with such desserts- I don’t mind how often Sia eats it. I love having healthy breads and such desserts in the freezer. My daughter has a big sweet tooth- gee, I wonder where she got that trait from?
Since my daughter is always looking for something sweet after a meal, I feel compelled to come up with healthy things for her to eat. She loves ice cream- and prefers to eat it outside. I made this at home and gave her a bite and her eyes lit up! I can’t say that she only eats ice cream at home now but it’s a good start. She loves raspberries and it has just enough sugar for her to think this is a real treat.
Fresh raspberries are still available in the stores and farms right now, so it’s a great time to make this easy dessert. It’s delicious with a drizzle of chocolate sauce or just by itself. As the weather changes, frozen raspberries can be substituted- although the fresh ones give the gelato a more intense flavor. Strawberries or even apples can be used. Speaking of apples- I think I will try a gelato for the holidays. Maybe one with cinnamon and nutmeg- like an apple pie! I will keep you all posted…
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