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6 Yummy And Healthy Homemade Ice cream Recipes!

If summer is Chandler then ice cream is Joey, you just can’t imagine one without the other. Summer season and ice creams share a very special bond. Ice creams are always good to go in hot and humid weather pattern of Indian states. But due to use of chemicals and unhygienic methods, quality has become equally important now-a-days along with flavors. Don’t worry, I am not going to ask you drop off your favorite desert just like that. Instead, I will give you an insight into homemade world of ice creams in this article.  A super cool alternative it is, isn’t it ? Many of you have already begun to picture your favorite flavor in front of you with a spoon. Let’s start freezing then!

1.Mango Ice Cream :

The king of fruits is finally here! I can guarantee that mango is the most waited fruit of all times. We eagerly wait for summer to come so that we can savor mangoes. As soon as summer passes off, the only reason we look forward to it is, again mangoes. Indians are just crazy about mangoes.  Mangoes are known to prevent constipation and improve digestion as it contains digestive enzymes like terpenes. So, let’s learn how to make this yummy recipe at home.

mango ice cream

Take some fresh mangoes, peel and chop them into small cubes. Put these mango cubes in a mixture and some vanilla extract and sugar and blend into a smooth paste. In a bowl, take cream and whip it until smooth. Then add the mango mix into this,  add some jaggery and mix well. Pour in a container, cover it and place it in the freezer for few hours ( until the mix is half frozen). Take the mixture out and whip again and refrigerate for few more hours. This helps in improving the texture of ice cream. You can repeat this process 1-2 times more if required. Once set, take it out from the freezer and serve with chocolate syrup , nuts or whatever you like the most!

mango paste with vanilla extract and sugar

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2.Custard Ice Cream Recipe :

This one is super yummy. A treat which any ice cream lover will enjoy. Start by freezing bowl, beater and cream for at least 24-30 hours. Add custard powder in a bowl and 3-4 teaspoons of milk. Mix well and keep aside for further use. Next, heat some milk in a pan, add sugar and stir till it dissolves.Then, add the custard milk slowly in few batches and keep mixing so that no lumps are formed. Boil this mixture on medium flame until it becomes thick. Remove it from flame and keep aside to cool.

custard ice cream

Then, take out the chilled cream and whip it nicely. Mix the custard mixture well, to avoid lump formation. Next, mix these two together and add few drops of vanilla extract. Mix everything again nicely by using a spatula. Cover the bowl and freeze until it sets (12-16 hours). Scoop the ice cream and serve with your favorite nuts. Treat your guests this season with this  tasty version of custard.

3.Banana Ice Cream :

Banana lovers! your favorite flavored ice cream is here. Blend  few ripe bananas in a blender along with some drops of honey. Take it out in a bowl and add whipped cream. Fold the mixture until its smooth and freeze until it sets. Serve with chocolate syrup and raisins.

banana ice cream with raisins

Banana is the ultimate powerhouse of nutrients. It lowers blood pressure and cures constipation. Bananas thicken the stomach layer and thereby prevent stomach ulcers.

 4.Green Tea Ice cream :

If you are our regular reader, you are already aware of the benefits of green tea. The most healthy twist that can be brought to your favorite dessert is this. Green Tea ice cream is a must try for everyone. It boosts immunity and also prevents cold and flu.

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Add 3-4 teaspoons of green tea powder in a bowl. Add few teaspoons of hot water, stir well and allow it to cool. In another bowl, whip a cup of cold cream. Now mix the prepared green tea mix with 1/2 cup of sweet condensed milk.   Add this mix into whipped cream and begin to fold until a smooth and even paste is ready. Put in the refrigerator until its half frozen. Take out and fold again. Freeze till its completely done and serve chilled. Give your yummy green tea ice cream a pinch of health. Use fresh munnar green tea and feel the difference.

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5.Coconut Ice Cream :

Coconut is something which  is loved by all. Especially kids seem to truly enjoy the flavor of coconut. This recipe is perfect for summer season as coconut water improves metabolism and aids digestion. It is also known for treating dehydration. So, next time if your kids ask for ice cream, surprise them with this. Combine 1 cup milk and 1 cup of coconut water in a blender and blend thoroughly. Add in cream and 1/2 cup of coconut flakes. Mix well and freeze until it sets completely. Scoop it out and serve.


Wanna make it more delicious? Chop some of your favorite fruits – orange, apple or strawberry, whatever you like and serve along with this yummy coconut delicacy.

coconut ice cream with chopped fruits (orange , apple and strawberry)

6.Mint Ice Cream :

Mint should be in your must-eat list during summer. It improves overall digestion and removes toxins from the body. Mint ice cream is yummy and super healthy for you in this hot weather. Take a large bowl and add milk , cream with some peppermint extract. Next, add vanilla extract, sugar and salt and mix well. Pour into an ice cream tray and freeze for 30-45 minutes. Take it out and put into a container. Freeze until it sets. Garnish with some lemon wedges and mint leaves. Serve with some chocolate chips or chocolates flakes.

mint ice cream

So, are you ready to make ice cream in your kitchen ? Try these yummy homemade recipes of ice cream and let us know how you enjoyed it!

Stay Happy And Healthy This Summer!

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Green Tea : The Ultimate Summer Drink – Benefits And Recipe!

With temperature breaking records, enjoying the season has become more of a battle between heat and us. The sun refuses to lower its ray while we suffer the most. Going out during day times or even simply sitting peacefully at home has become a dream. Where ever you go, sweat and heat come along with you. But there is something, which may not reduce the heat but it can surely help you survive it. Green tea it is, the benefits of which you will be exploring in this blog. Let’s explore!

green tea leaves

Green tea, unlike regular tea is made from Camellia sinensis  without any sort of withering or oxidation process. Though it has found a place in nearly most Asian cuisines, it originated in China several years back. Apart from taste and flavours, it is also used for its medicinal properties in Indian medicine. Every country serves its own version of green tea. Consumption of green tea in India has increased by 50% as of a survey conducted in 2013. The major tea producing states are : Assam, West Bengal, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Due to its nutritional values, it has become the most preferred drink in today’s world. Let us now learn the various benefits of consuming green tea in summer!

1.Stimulation Of Body :

It contains caffeine which helps in stimulating the body. Unlike other soft drinks, it contains caffeine naturally. This won’t harm you until you drink a ton of it. So keep your worry aside and consume this healthy option over your regular soft drink favourites.

green tea


2. Hydration :

Summer is the time when you need to keep your body hydrated on a regular basis. So, what better than some green tea. As per research conducted by some Australian scientist, it can be very helpful to keep the body hydrated. It contains little amount of natural caffeine, which as believed previously doesn’t cause dehydration.

3. Immunity Booster :

When it gets hot, you tend to drink more and more cool items, which sometimes disturbs the balance within the systems of our body. This leads to a series of health issues including cold and flu. This can be prevented by drinking green tea. It creates an anti-bacterial state within the body leaving you much less prone to infections. When everyone around you might be getting sick, you can sit back and relax due to your secret partner – green tea.

“Consuming green tea a day, keeps cold and flu away”

green tea

4. Increases Stamina :

It contains catechins, a type of anti-oxidant which are also known for boosting up metabolism. This amazing substances helps in burning of fats and increases your capacity to perform regular exercises. It also leads to loss of weight, helping you to fit in your favourite dress in much less time. When all your friends and family members will be exhausted and tired due to heat, you can step up and show them this awesome drink.

5. Protection Against Sun :

What is the next thing that worries you apart from heat and sweat in summer season?  Yes, I am talking about tanning and rashes due to exposure to sun rays. You spend so much of money to buy the best sunscreens, lotion and what not, just so you can protect yourself from sun damage. Let me introduce you to a much cheap and healthy option.

Green tea contains anti-oxidants which mitigates the damage that is done to the skin due to sun rays. It doesn’t necessarily block the rays but it does neutralise the free radicals of UV rays, which cause damage.

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Apart from these amazing benefits, it also helps in preventing wrinkles, reducing risk of high blood pressure and provides protection against cancer causing cells. Now that you are aware of these awesome benefits of green tea, how about consuming some?  Buy our variety of fresh green tea and improve your health this summer.

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Consuming green tea regularly just as a drink can be quiet boring. Especially for foodies who like to try new delicacies, the same old tea recipe won’t be exciting at all. Below here, I am going to provide you different food items, where you can use green tea and prepare something new everyday. Let’s learn!

1.Green Tea Smoothie :

This one is for the days when you don’t feel like spending much time in the kitchen. This smoothie is one such tasty and easy option. Put some green tea, avocado, honey and spinach leaves in a mixture and blend until it smooth. Add a cup of cold milk and blend again. Check the consistency and serve with some ice cubes. Your yummy version of regular green tea is here!

green tea smoothie

2. Green Tea Cookies :

Everyone loves cookie, no matter what the flavour is. This green tea cookie recipe is a must try for those who like to blend health with flavour. Put powdered sugar, matcha powder and butter in a bowl. Add some spinach puree and beat until smooth. Add some egg yolks and beat until a nice non- sticky paste is prepared. Next, take some flour and a pinch of salt in another bowl. Add this to the spinach mixture, little at a time and beat to combine.

green tea cookies

Mix with your hands to pull the mixture into a ball. Wrap this ball into a plastic sheath and give it the shape of a flattened disk. Seal it up and refrigerate it for about 35-50 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven at 350°F. When you’re ready to bake, roll out the mixture into a 1/2 inch thick disk. Cut out the cookies using a round-shape cookie cutter. You can use any shape of your choice. Drop these cookies into sugar and coat both the sides. set them up on a parchment-paper cookie sheet and bake for about 12-15 minutes. Take them out when done and cool down at room temperature. Your tasty cookies are ready to be savoured.

3. Tulsi Green Tea Drink :

This one’s the healthiest of all. Green tea mixed with the goodness of tulsi/basil leaves is my favourite drink. Wash and chop off tulsi leaves. Take some warm water in a bowl and add some green tea leaves to it. Add sugar as per taste along with tulsi leaves. Stir for a while and strain in a cup. Your healthy tea recipe is ready to serve. This nutritious drink  is also effective in protecting the body from cough and cold.

Now that I have provided you with everything related to green tea, try it out this summer and let us know your experiences. We will be more than happy to hear from you. Stay healthy this season!

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