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Healthy recipe: How to make Oats ice cream

November 14, 2014 14:02 IST

New-Delhi based Rediff reader Sonal Kalra Mascarenhas sent us this interesting recipe.

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A bowl of oats is a healthy way to start a day. 

Filled with dietary fibre, it also helps lower your cholesterol if consumed regularly.

For those who have a sweet tooth, here's an interesting recipe of Oats Ice Cream you can try at home.

Oats Icecream

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp oats
  • 1/4 cup fruits of your choice (fresh or frozen)
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1/2 cup hot water or milk as required
  • Chopped fruits to garnish

Method

  • In a bowl, take oats and add boiling water. The water should be just enough to cover the oats. Don't add too much.
  • Mix well and set aside until it cools to room temperature and the water is completely absorbed.
  • In a blender, add oats and 1/4 cup fruits of your choice.
  • Add sugar, if needed and blend to get a smooth paste.
  • Shift the paste to an air tight container and freeze until the paste it set.
  • Scoop, garnish and enjoy the ice cream!

Variations

  • Once blended, add nuts, finely chopped fruits, dates or even chocolate chips .
  • Don't want to freeze it completely? No worries, freeze for an hour or two and enjoy like frozen yogurt.
  • Try flavoured oats for double the flavour -- apple cinnamon , strawberry , banana etc.
  • Add a teaspoon or 2 of Greek yogurt for a creamier texture.
  • Add flax seeds, chia seeds (sabja) at the time of blending for that healthy kick.
  • Experiment with maple syrup, honey and agave nectar!

Tips

  • Do not add too much water or else it will be hard to set the oats ice cream.
  • The quantity of fruit to be added will vary depending on how juicy the fruit is.
  • If freezing overnight, thaw slightly in the refrigerator or at room temperature before serving.
  • Make sure the oats are blended well for a smooth texture.

Photo: Sonal Kalra Mascarenhas

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