Mango lassi ice cream

Artist's impression of mango lassi ice cream.
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Bursting with the sweetness of ripe mangoes and the creaminess of yogurt, this diabetes-friendly mango lassi ice cream will satisfy your dessert cravings while keeping your blood sugar in check. Enjoy the rich, traditional Indian flavours without compromising on your health goals.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Freezing time: 4-6 hours

Serves: 2

Ingredients

·      Ripe mango, peeled and diced, (200g)

·      Unsweetened Greek yogurt (unsweetened), (150g)

·      Stevia or erythritol (or any preferred sugar substitute), 2-3 tbsp (adjust to taste)

·      Cardamom powder, ¼ tsp

·      A pinch of saffron strands (optional)

·      Chopped almonds or pistachios (for garnish), 1 tbsp

Method

1.     In a blender, combine the diced mango, Greek yogurt, cardamom powder and saffron strands (if using). Blend until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency.

2.    Taste the mixture and add the stevia or erythritol in small increments until you reach your desired level of sweetness. Blend again to get an even distribution of sweetness.

3.    Pour the mango lassi mixture into popsicle molds or an airtight container.

4.    Sprinkle chopped almonds or pistachios on top for added texture and nutty flavor.

5.    Place the molds or container in the freezer and let the ice cream set for 4-6 hours, or until it's firm.

6.    Once the ice cream is completely frozen, remove it from the molds or container. If using a container, scoop the ice cream into serving bowls.

7.    Garnish with a few more chopped nuts if desired, and serve.

Nutritional information

Per serving:

Calories - 90kcal

Carbs - 14g

Proteins - 4g

Fiber - 1g

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Rimsha Rasheed

Rimsha is a passionate nutritionist whose world revolves around creating delicious pathways to healthier lifestyles. With a heart deeply rooted in the rich tapestry of cuisines, she weaves together flavours that nourish not only the body but also the soul. She loves crafting unique recipes, sharing insights on balanced living, and savouring the journey towards wellness, one delectable bite at a time.

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