Sometimes it can be difficult to get all the ingredients that you need to bake the perfect cake or make an elaborate tart. But that doesn’t necessarily have to mean missing out on treats. Here we’ve put together some incredibly easy dessert recipes for you to try. What’s more, they can all be made with just a few easily available ingredients.
Banana Ice Cream
This ice cream is a great sugar free treat to make. So easy and delicious, it’s sure to become one of your favourites. Take four ripe bananas, cut them into quarters and allow them to sit in the freezer for about 6 hours. Blend the frozen banana chunks to a smooth consistency. At this point, you could choose to mix in ¼ tsp cinnamon powder along with 2 tbsp of chocolate chips, if you like. Freeze for another hour or so and serve.
What makes this recipe healthier than an outside ice cream is that it is not loaded with sugar and fat. You could also make this sugar free dessert in a mango variation, adding a bit of honey after blending.
Creamy Coconut Ladoos
This sugar free dessert recipe is easy. All you’ll need is 15 minutes and a handful of ingredients. In a large pan, sauté 1 ⅓ cup grated coconut until slightly warm, taking care not to brown it. You can use either fresh or desiccated coconut. Mix in ¾ cup milk and honey or sweetener to taste. Cook on medium low flame, stirring intermittently until the mixture reduces. Next, mix in 2 tsp ghee and 2 pinches cardamom powder and cook until the mixture binds. Once this is done, turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool before forming the ladoos. Roll the formed ladoos in some grated coconut and enjoy!
If you like to make sugar free desserts, you’ll love this quick and healthy rava kesari! On a pan, roast chopped raisins and cashews. Set these aside and roast rava till lightly browned. Transfer the rava to a plate to cool. Next, in the same pan, bring a cupful of water to boil. Stir in the roasted rava or semolina, keeping the flame on low. In a small bowl, soak a few saffron strands in 3 tbsp water. Now to the pan, add a bit of ghee, saffron water and sweetener to taste. When the mixture thickens, add the nuts and dried fruit, and serve warm. Kids will take their time in the kitchen a lot more seriously if they’re made a part of the process. This means that they get a say in the menu. While they’ll jump at the idea of baking cookies, you need to negotiate with them and strike a deal on alternating the cookies with healthy food like salads or smoothies, during the next session.
No-Bake Biscuit Cake
A lockdown birthday celebration would be no problem with this easy cake recipe. In a blender, grind 2 cups of mixed biscuits and crackers for about a minute. Next add a cup of milk and 2-3 tbsp Tata Nx Zero Sugar, and give the blender a whiz until the ingredients are well incorporated. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and mix in 1 tsp of baking soda. Line the bottom of a deep saucepan with baking paper and brush the pan with oil before pouring in the batter. Now preheat a tawa on medium low heat. Once done, place the saucepan on the tawa, cover and cook for 30 to 40 minutes. After the cake has cooled, transfer it to a serving platter. You could also give it a coat of chocolate ganache or sprinkles, if you like. Skipping the sugar and replacing it with Tata Nx Zero Sugar is what makes this birthday cake a lot healthier than the store bought alternatives.
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