Hot weather calls for cold treats. If you are looking for ways to surprise your family while still focusing on healthy foods, try making your own delicious frozen concoctions. Here are 7 berry fun frozen treats to make everyone in your life cool and happy.
1. Ice Cream
Ice Cream is beloved all year ‘round, but it has a special appeal in summer. Ice creams come in all flavors, but the base of it is always milk or cream and sugar. To be considered ice cream, it must contain between 10 and 16% fat, and be churned so it has about 50% air in the mixture. Whether you use a fancy ice cream maker or churn your ice cream another way, it is sure to be delicious. Try this delicious non-dairy Coconut-Aronia berry recipe: https://www.superberries.com/Coconut-Aronia-Berry-Ice-Cream
2. Frozen Custard
Frozen custard is another delicious treat, like ice cream, but containing egg yolk to make it smoother and creamier. If you are up for a bit of a culinary challenge, try making your own frozen custard. Like ice cream, it can be made without a special machine, but it does require some cooking. The egg yolks must be tempered, which means you will cook them in such a way that they remain creamy. Whichever recipe you use, follow the directions closely.
3. Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt is another creamy dessert similar to ice cream and custard, but it is made with a yogurt base instead of milk. The yogurt gives it a lower fat content and a tangier flavor. Here is a quick and easy recipe for Aronia berry frozen yogurt popsicles. If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can use small paper cups and popsicle sticks to make your treats. https://www.superberries.com/frozen-aroniaberry-yogurt-popsicles .
Gelato is often referred to as Italian ice cream, but there really is more to distinguish it. The ratios of butterfat to sugar are different and it is churned more slowly. Gelato only has 3.25-8% fat and contains about 25-30% air, so it has a denser mouth feel.
5. Sherbet and Sorbet
Sherbet and Sorbet are sometimes confused for each other, and that makes sense because they have similar bases. Sherbet is made with pureed fruit or juice, sugar, and a bit of milk or buttermilk. It contains 1-2% butterfat. Sorbet is made without the milk and is a popular choice for vegans and other people who do not consume dairy.
6. Italian Ice
Italian ice, like sorbet, contains no dairy. It’s also made from fruit syrup or fruit puree and sugar. It has, however, significantly less sugar than sorbet, and it has larger ice crystals that give it a grainier texture. If you need an impressive dessert in a hurry, this simple Italian ice recipe allows you to whip up the delicious treat with just a few hours’ notice. https://food52.com/recipes/29918-italian-ice
Granitas are another type of frozen Italian dessert, but, similar to a slushy, they are usually consumed as a beverage. They are made with sugar, water, flaked ice, and other flavorings. Some coffee shops offer coffee granitas, but they can be made with everything from wine to fruit. Try this refreshing mixed-berry granita recipe this summer. For a change, you can substitute Superberries Aronia berries for the blueberries. https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mixed-berry-granita
Frozen desserts are sure to impress, whether you’re making them at home for your family or taking them to a summer potluck. Most of them are so easy to make that they can be a fun activity for the family. Superberries Frozen Aronia berries and Aronia berry Concentrate are the perfect ingredients to have on hand to make delicious and nutritious treats that will please everyone’s palate.