Guilt-less Desserts & Treats for your Family
It’s the third day of January and for the last few days all my social media feeds have been inundated with New Year’s resolutions, inspirational memes and countless ‘you can do it‘ quotes. This year I will be bucking the trend and will be taking my New Year’s advice from the very knowledgeable Ron Swanson from “Parks and Recreation”.
I hope 2016 is good. I hope I am as happy in 12 months as I am now.
It would be great if 2016 was the best year ever and all my goals came true but in reality I’d just like to make it through the year with my sanity intact, money to pay the bills and a healthy family. No hype, no awesomeness memes, no fireworks.
Whilst 2015 was a fantastic year, it was quite physically and emotionally draining. 2016 will be a year of recovery, a year to gain some balance and a year to appreciate all the wonderfulness that I am fortunate enough to have in my life. My babies are growing up so fast and I don’t want to miss out on anything.
So for the first time in a long time I have not written any goals for the coming year. Sure there are things I hope to achieve, but if I don’t get there this year I will be OK with that (or at least I’m trying to get my head around being OK with it! That will be the real challenge for an overachieving former extroverted perfectionist). There’s plenty of time to still become a best-selling cook book author and a blogging superstar! My only real goal this year is to acknowledge my own limitations (both time and physical) and not exhaust myself trying to be a super women/mum/chiropractor/blogger/wife. Some things can wait; love, hugs and reading Captain Underpants cannot.
This 2 Ingredient Mango Ice Cream is the perfect summertime treat. It’s quick, it cools you down, and there’s no oven required. It’s good, very good, and it does make me happy! It’s also really simple so even in a heat induced ‘blah’ state you can whip it up in under five minutes. To help you out I have put the recipe on a photo for you; pin it, make it your screen saver or put it on the fridge so you can always be five minutes from ice cream goodness.
If you prefer your 2 Ingredient Mango Ice Cream on a stick (like 6yo H does) put the mixture into your icy pole moulds and place in the freezer until they have set (allow at least 4 hours but overnight is better). If you are having trouble getting the ice creams out of the mounds run them under warm water for a second and try again.
We eat this 2 Ingredient Mango Ice Cream a lot. Frozen Mango pieces are relatively cheap (cheaper than fresh) and we always have at least one bag in the freezer. I love adding fresh Passionfruit or Strawberries to mine, 3yo S likes home made Ice Magic and 6yo H is always asking for more. On special occasions we use Gluten Free Ice Cream Cones (like these ones) but most times it’s just eaten straight from the blender!!
- 250 grams frozen Mango
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Cream - the thickened part of a can of coconut cream/milk that has been left in the fridge (dairy cream can be substituted)
- Place the ingredients into a blender and process until creamy.
- Serve immediately or freeze in a sealed container.
- If making ice creams in moulds, pour the mixture in and freeze for at least 4 hours (overnight is best).