As the summer sun blazes and temperatures soar (not so much in the UK recently but hopefully summers on its way🤞), one of the most enjoyable ways to beat the heat is by indulging in the sweet, creamy goodness of ice cream 🍦
While ice cream is often perceived as a treat reserved for occasional indulgence, it can actually be a part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle, if you know how to go about it 😉
Embrace Wholesome Ingredients
When choosing ice cream, opt for brands that prioritise natural and wholesome ingredients. Look for labels that boast real fruit, natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup, and minimal use of artificial additives or preservatives. Ice creams made from high-quality ingredients not only taste better but also provide essential nutrients.
DIY Nice Cream
Nice cream has gained popularity among health-conscious individuals as a dairy-free and guilt-free alternative to traditional ice cream. It is made entirely from frozen fruits, making it rich in vitamins, minerals, and fibre. Plus, it's vegan-friendly and can be customized to cater to various dietary preferences.
Sorbet is an excellent option for those seeking dairy-free and lighter alternatives to traditional ice cream. Made from fruit purees and natural sweeteners like agave syrup or honey, sorbets are refreshingly light, bursting with natural fruit flavours, and naturally low in fat.
Frozen Yogurt - A Probiotic Treat
Frozen yogurt offers a unique twist on traditional ice cream by incorporating beneficial probiotics derived from yogurt cultures. Probiotics play a crucial role in supporting a healthy gut, promoting digestion, and boosting the immune system.
The Art of Portion Control
While enjoying ice cream in its various forms, it's essential to practice portion control. Savouring smaller portions mindfully allows you to fully appreciate the flavours and textures without overindulging.
Check out some of our favourites for both adults & kids:
Mackie’s of Scotland Traditional Ice Cream – Classic vanilla, super clean ingredients.
Smugglers Vanilla & Chocolate Flavours - Great Tasting Ice Cream with Hidden Veg. A Whole Bunch of Vitamins! No artificial colours. No artificial flavours.
Ice Kitchen Strawberries & Cream – Super simple ingredients 🙌
Ice Kitchen Mojito Poptail - Adults Only! Super simple ingredients 🤩
Mini Milks – an absolute classic!
Pip Organic Rainbow Fruit Lollies – 93% organic fruit & 7% organic veg
So, beat the heat, indulge responsibly, and make this summer a delicious and nourishing experience with a variety of ice cream treats 🍦