It’s So Stinking Hot!
Oh man you guys, it is still so hot these days here in Arkansas. Okay, it’s summer and hot everywhere I know, but I am thinking I should move to Alaska for the summers.
You know kind of like those “snowbirds” that move to Florida to avoid the cold? But just the opposite, I want to the winter!
Since I am sure we can’t afford a second home in Alaska, this girl needs something cold and refreshing to help me beat this unbearable heat! One that can give me that chill of the Arctic right here in the South,
But lately, my weight loss had been super slow…I mean like missing in action! Stalled, caput, nowhere to be found….. okay, I guess you get it.
So I knew it was time to tighten up on my snacking and mix in some lighter options. Although my ice cream recipes are low carb, sugar-free, and of course much better for you than regular ice cream, they are all heavy in fat and dairy.
Too Much of a Good Thing?
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love fat and I know our bodies need good fats to function, but even still that can’t justify overdoing it, which is easy to do with all these yummy treats.
I also tend to eat a lot of cheese and dairy if I don’t watch myself and that doesn’t always do my weight loss plan justice. While it isn’t bad to have dairy, overdoing it can definitely slow down my scales.
Keeping in mind that I wanted my scales to start moving again I set out on a mission to find a new frozen dessert that would satisfy my chilly cravings but also keep me in line with my wish to eat a little less dairy and fat. So while you will find some dairy in this recipe it is a small about that gets divided between 2-3 servings.
Lately, I have loved Dollar Tree’s frozen bags of mango. They are super tasty, low-fat, and fit right into my THM “E” meals. Not to mention you get the 10 oz. bag for a buck you guys!
I have used the frozen mangos in my protein shakes so I thought it would be amazing to take those shakes a little further and make an ice cream dessert.
Man, was I right you guys, this stuff is out of this world good and you want to miss out on giving it a try.
Simple, Affordable, and Delicious!
Want to know the best part of this tasty treat? There are only five ingredients and one is totally optional! So not only is it delicious and healthy it is also simple to make and budget-friendly if you can find the frozen mangos at your Dollar Tree.
Even if you can’t find them just pick up a few mangos and chop and freeze them before you get ready to make this recipe. They are always on sale during the summer months!
To freeze fresh mangos make sure you choose nice soft and ripe mangos but avoid them if they are super mushy. These overripe fruits will not be at their prime. Next, simply peel the mangos and cut the fruit off of the large pit that runs down the center of the fruit.
Next cut the mango up into cubes and place them on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. Place the tray into the freezer and let the mango chunks free completely.
Once the mango is frozen place it in a freezer bag and you are ready to store the frozen mango cubes until you are ready to make your dessert.
I love to pick up the fresh mangos when they are on sale and do this freezer method. This is a great option for you if your Dollar Tree doesn’t carry a bag of frozen mango chunks.
This is an easy go-to dessert that will be just the treat for you and your family on hot summer days. No long prep times, no standing over the hot stove, and easy clean-up!
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Also if you love mango as much as I do and want to use it in more recipes check out my friend Sarah’s recipe for Mango Chicken and Rice over on her blog Mrs. Criddle’s Kitchen. It is also a low fat and THM “E” recipe.
A frozen mango dessert that is low fat, no sugar added, and delicious. A great treat for those warm summer days or nights.
- 10 ounces of frozen Mango
- 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup of Vanilla or Unflavored THM Whey Protein
- 1 to 1 1/2 Tablespoons THM Super Sweet (Our Your Favorite Erythritol Sweetener.
- Add the frozen mangos, cottage cheese, and 1/2 cup of the almond milk to a heavy duty blend or food processer and blend well. If it is too thick add the remaining 1/2 of almond milk and blend again. If more milk is need for your blender add 1/4 of a cup more of almond milk until you reach your desired consistency.
- Add 1 tablespoon of sweetened and taste for sweetness. Depending on your sweet tooth and the natural sweetness of the mangos you may need to add the addition sweetener. It is best to add a little at a time so you can avoid getting it too sweet.
- Last add in the whey protein and mix until combined.
- Serve right away as a soft serve treat or add the mixture to a large freezer safe bowl and freeze until it sets to your desired consistency.
I am a southern girl through and through that loves to laugh, cook, read and spend time with family. My passions outside of home schooling my son are ministering to those in need and creating art in the kitchen! Every day is an adventure in our little house and I wouldn’t trade it or the chance to share here with you for anything!