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Healthy Citrus Ice Cream Floats

It's hard to pinpoint what makes ice cream floats so exciting, but there's something about them that seems wonderfully exciting for children. Of course in the outside world they're pretty dear, usually gigantic, and certainly full of sugar.

Why not try this healthier version at home, useing frozen bananas to make soft-serve icecream, and making the fizzy drinks from soda water and freshly squeezed citrus fruits. You could also buy orange juice, but try to get some that is not from concentrate.

Ingredients

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 limes
  • 1 banana, chopped into small pieces and frozen
  • 120ml milk, dairy or non-dairy
  • Sparkling water

Top tip: For smaller children, use 1 lemon and lime, and 3 oranges, for extra sweetness.

Instructions

  1. Juice the oranges, lemons and limes. Combine the juices in a jug and stir together, then divide between two glasses.

  2. In a blender, combine the frozen banana pieces with the milk. Whizz together until thick and smooth.

  3. Add the banana 'ice cream' to the glasses and top each one up with a generous splash of sparkling water.

Per Serving: 207kcals, 2g fat (0.9g saturated), 50.4g carbs, 29.8g sugars, 5.5g protein, 9.5g fibre, 0.032g sodium.

Like ice cream? Try The Easiest-Ever Peach Sorbet


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