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Dessert Recipes

Chocolate Syrup

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In heavy-bottomed saucepan boil until thickened to the consistency of maple syrup 1/2 cup unrefined sugar and 1/2 cup water.

It will thicken considerably when cooled. Whisk in up to 1/4 cup cocoa powder and 1-2 teaspoons vanilla.

Optional: stir in 2-4 tablespoons of butter.

 

Dessert Recipes

Fake It Ice-Cream

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You could of course use an ice-cream maker, but if you’re dying for a cold bowl of creamy fruitiness right now just get out your blender. Use just enough fresh Fruit juice, or nondairy milk to puree your choice of frozen Fruit. Use store-bought frozen Fruit or freeze your own.

When making “ice cream” I like to use the full fat versions of nondairy milk (which at most is still only 7%) as it gives the finished product a richer flavor. Another option is to add some half and half or lo-fat buttermilk.

You can get away without adding any sweetener, but you may find that your kids and guests prefer some sweetener and/or flavoring.

I’ve provided some suggested combinations below but I’m sure you’ll come up with your own favorites. When you do please feel free to share with other UnDieters by leaving a comment.

Add one or more of the Fruit in parenthesis.

  • banana, vanilla, optional: chopped walnuts, almonds, pecans (apple, pear, strawberry, orange)
  • banana, unsweetened shredded coconut, pineapple (orange, pineapple, apple, pear)
  • strawberry, banana (apple, pear)
  • banana, decaf coffee optional: carob/cocoa powder, vanilla, flavoring extracts– don’t use Fruit juice
  • any melon, optional: lime juice, (best to use  the juice from your melon, or apple, orange, or pear juice)
  • chopped dates, banana, optional: chopped walnuts, almonds, pecans

You’ll need to stop the blender occasionally to scrape down the sides. The mixture should be smooth, creamy and thick (except for the chopped nuts, which you’ll stir in at the end if you’re using). If you’ve used too much liquid, add more Fruit and puree until you have the right consistency.

Note: sometimes the above technique just doesn’t work to give you an ice-cream consistency. In that case pour the mixture into a metal or plastic container. Don’t use glass as it can crack in the freezer. Freeze and stir with a fork every 30 minutes until your “ice cream” is the right consistency. The right consistency is however you like it!

Beverages Dessert Fruit Recipes

Make It Your Way

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Any of The UnDiet Fruit Smoothie recipes can be made into ice-cream, popsicles, gelato or slushies.

Ice-cream: Any of the Fruit shake and smoothie recipes can be served as a mock ice-cream or sorbet simply by using all frozen Fruits, or a mix of fresh and frozen Fruits and reducing the amount of liquid to just enough to puree the Fruit. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the freezer. You could also simply pour the smoothie into an ice-cream maker.

Popsicle: After pouring the Fruit shake or smoothie into a popsicle mold, cover with plastic wrap, then poke a popsicle stick through the center of the plastic wrap. The plastic wrap will help to hold the stick in place while the popsicle freezes solid.

Gelato: Pour pureed smoothie into flat metal or plastic pan. Don’t use glass as glass placed in the freezer can crack. Place the pan in the freezer. After 30 minutes remove from freezer and scrape with a fork to break up any frozen bits. Place back in the freezer and repeat the scraping process every 30 minutes until smoothie is completely frozen and fluffy. Serve immediately. If you serve it later you will need to let it sit out for about 30 minutes and scrape and stir with a fork to re-fluff the gelato.

Slushy: Use frozen versions of some of the ingredients to make your Fruit shake thick and cold.