cooling off day Beat the heat and stay cool with these sweet and icy treats. Recipes by Irene Jansen
Want to keep cool on a hot day? Why not try your hand at making these low-fat desserts packed with the goodness of fresh fruits? End your meal with a light and refreshing water chestnut and sugarcane slushie, snack on tantalising lemongrass and plum jello, or indulge in a creamy passionfruit icecream. Using Allswell Healthier Choice beverages, whipping up these sweet and tasty treats at home will be a breeze, and please all members of the family.
LEMONGRASS AND PLUM JELLO (SERVES 4) INGREDIENTS
600 ml 1 stalk 2 Tbsp 4
Allswell Healthier Choice Plum drink Lemongrass, bruised Gelatine powder Plums, skinned and cut into quarters
WELLNESS FOR ALL
1 In a pot, combine Allswell Healthier Choice Plum drink and lemongrass. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. 2 Next, whisk in the gelatine powder continuously for five minutes. Leave the mixture to cool. 3 For each serving, arrange three cut pieces of fresh plum in a bowl and pour in Â˝ cup of the mixture. Repeat this step until all the mixture is used up. You should get four servings. 4 Place in the fridge to set overnight. 5 Serve with a refreshing fruit sorbet.
WATER CHESTNUT AND SUGARCANE SLUSHIE (SERVES 2) INGREDIENTS
2 Tbsp 2 Tbsp 4 1 Â˝ cup 360ml 12 4 Tbsp
Sugar Water Fresh water chestnuts, chopped Ice Allswell Healthier Choice Water Chestnut and Sugarcane drink Fresh longans Diced aloe vera
1 In a heated pan add in the sugar, water and chestnuts, fry until the chestnuts are caramelised and browned. Set aside. 2 Next, place the ice and Allswell Healthier Choice Water Chestnut and Sugarcane drink into a blender and blend until smooth. 3 Layer 3 longans and 2 Tbsp of aloe vera into a tall drinking glass and pour in the blended mixture. 4 Top with the caramelised chestnuts and serve immediately.
PLUM AND PASSIONFRUIT ICE CREAM (SERVES 4â€“6) INGREDIENTS
1 tsp 1 cup 1Â˝ cup 3
Passionfruits Allswell Healthier Choice Plum and Passionfruit drink Castor sugar Milk Thickened cream Egg yolks
WELLNESS FOR ALL
1 Slice the fresh passionfruits into half and remove the seeds. Reserve the seeds. 2 Into a pot, add Allswell Healthier Choice Plum and Passionfruit drink and castor sugar and bring to a boil until the liquid thickens and the volume reduces down to a quarter of the original amount. Set aside. 3 Next, in a clean pot, bring the milk and thickened cream to a boil for five minutes and combine this with the Plum and Passionfruit drink mixture. Stir well. 4 Remove from the heat and stir in the egg yolks, one at a time. Give a good stir and transfer back to the stove on low heat. Stir continuously to prevent the eggs from curdling. Keep stirring for a further 10 minutes until a custard-like texture forms. 5 Strain the mixture into a bowl and add in the passionfruit seeds. Whisk the mixture for another 10 minutes. 6 Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker (if available) or a container and place it in the freezer for at least six hours to set before serving