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Nutella Fudge Pops

What better way to beat the summer heat than with chocolatey popsicles? Better yet, these popsicles are made mainly with banana, nutella and chocolate. The simplicity makes the flavors stand out. When I served the fudge pops, I asked the lucky dessert-eaters if they could identify what the ingredients were – they identified all of them.

The recipe was taken straight from Chocolate-Covered Katie, the healthy dessert blog.

~ 3 frozen bananas
~ 1 tbsp cocoa powder
~ 1/2 cup Nutella
~ 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until super smooth. (A blender may also be used.)
2. Eat as ice cream, or scoop into popsicle mold and freeze for fudgsicles.

Note: The bananas are best thawed a little so that they blend easily.

The recipe makes 6 to 7 servings. Each serving has 95 calories, 5g fat, 12g carbs and 5g protein. Not too bad!

These delicious fudge pops are decadently delicious. Even chocoholics will want a glass of water or milk at hand.


Watermelon Granita

Watermelon is the perfect summer fruit. Not only is it sweet, but it also has many health benefits. Watermelon quenches the inflammation that causes asthma, diabetes, colon cancer and arthritis. It’s also very high in vitamins A and C. It also contains lycopene, which is a carotenoid that has antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties. Since watermelon benefits your well-being in so many ways, why not enjoy it as a dessert?

Granita is a frozen dessert, similar to frozen ice. If you only have ten minutes to prepare a dessert or want a dessert that you don’t have to bake right before serving, this is the perfect recipe. The recipe is from Whole Living.

~ 7 cups seedless watermelon chunks
~ 1/2 cup sugar
~ juice of 1 lemon

1. Pulse watermelon, sugar and lemon juice in a food processor until smooth.
2. Pour into an 8-inch glass baking dish and freeze.
3. Scrape with a fork into 8 glasses or bowls and serve.

How much simpler can it get! If you want to add a touch of another flavor, try drizzling chocolate syrup over the top.

Creamy Secret-Ingredient Frozen Treat

When I saw the recipe for this rich creamy pudding, I thought it would be the perfect treat for a hot summer day. I had never made pudding before, so this was an entirely new adventure for me, stepping into an unknown world. Following the directions to a T, something happened along the way because the pudding didn’t solidify and instead it was a chocolate soup. While chocolate soup is delicious, I decided to improvise as you sometimes have to do when things don’t turn out the right way. I stuck the pudding in the freezer, forming a decadent chocolate frozen treat.

You’re probably asking What’s the secret ingredient? That’s up to your imagination. To me the secret ingredient is the soy milk since most pudding recipes use whole milk. The soy milk makes the recipe a bit healthier and suitable for lactose-free eaters. (In each serving, there are 170 calories, 3 g protein, 29 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat and 2 g fiber.)

The creamy secret-ingredient pudding recipe is from Fitness Magazine. To make the frozen treat version, just stick it in the freezer once it’s made.

~ 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
~ 1/2 cup granulated sugar
~ 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
~ 2 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
~ 1/4 tsp coarse salt
~ 2 cups plain light soy milk
~ 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt. Gradually whisk in soy milk until mixture is smooth.
2. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, about 4 minutes, or until mixture begins to bubble and thicken. The consistency is perfect when the mixture coats the back of a wooden spoon. Whisk in melted chocolate.
3. Pour into six 6-ounce ramekins. Lay a piece of plastic wrap over surface of each pudding to prevent a skin from forming.
4. Chill 2 hours, or until well set.

If you’re looking for a decadent, refreshing dessert for the chocolate-lover, this is sure to satisfy.

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