I like nothing more than a sneaky afternoon treat with my girls. But with allergies in play, finding something we all enjoy has been somewhat more difficult.
I loooooooove ice-cream, but it is certainly not the kind of thing I would choose for my kids to eat every arvo.
So let me take you back to one afternoon, about 2 years ago. I was in my kitchen, and decided to re-try a dessert option with my then 4 and 6 year olds. Now be warned, we had tried this simple recipe before, and it had not been a winner. With anyone. But we were super limited for options, and I always felt bad for the little one when everyone else was enjoying tasty, frozen treats. So I decided, what the hell, let’s give this another go.
I made banana ice-cream, So easy. Just freeze a sliced up banana, then blitz in your processor. After a few seconds, it looks like banana rice, and to be honest the first time I tried it I lost faith about this point. But then, when you are about to throw in the towel, it suddenly becomes creamy, and rather like the consistency of ice cream.
Unfortunately, just like her mum, Miss 4 only liked bananas when they came from their skin in their normal raw, un-messed with state. However my older little lady loved it!
So like any good mum, I cleaned up, chocked that up to experience and was about to go on with my day, when I suddenly remembered back to the Christmas after my allergy child was born, when I had created amazing egg-free sorbet for everyone as dessert at Christmas lunch. I had done it at the time as I was determined not to be the only one missing out on our traditional ice-cream cake. (I was breastfeeding at the time, and had cut out the major allergens in order to help little miss.)
So I decided to grab a bag of frozen apple puree out of the freezer and whiz it up. No harm in giving it a go.
Well… all I can say is, even now to this day, it is still called on as a family treat, on quite a regular basis. It is super yum, sweet, cold and delicious.
Over the years I have given it a go with many different fruits, making all variety of frozen treats that are allergy-friendly.
So next time you need an allergy friendly treat, that the kids are sure to love, why not give it a go?!
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