Low-fat Ice-cream

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OK. So, this is not the delightful, creamy ice-cream of Italy, but it is a good health…ier alternative. Substitute the sugar with stevia and the cream with low fat fromage frais, then use the same ice-cream making method and ‘eccola’ a scrummy dessert or summer snack.

EGGS are the most nutritious foods available to us and, as well as containing most of the nutrients we need, they contain dietary sources of choline. This nutrient is incredibly important, as it is used to build cell membranes and has a role in producing signalling molecules in the brain.

FROMAGE FRAIS contains phosphorus which is required by every cell in your body to work normally, contributes to your energy creation and helps maintain the health of your bones and teeth. Team this with its calcium, iodine and some B vitamins, and you have a healthy addition to your diet.

Serves 4
3 eggs, separated * 8 tbsp stevia sweetener * 1 tsp vanilla essence * 255g (9oz) very low natural fromage frais

Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then fold in the stevia sweetener using a metal spoon. Beat the egg yolks with the vanilla essence and then fold in the egg whites using a metal spoon. Fold in the fromage frais.

Pour into a shallow freezer-proof container, cover and freeze, stirring every 30 minutes until the mixture is frozen. Store in the freezer until required. Before you are ready to serve, stand the frozen ice-cream for 10 minutes to soften a little.

N.B. Pregnant women, the elderly and babies should not eat raw eggs.

Low-fat Ice-cream

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