If you can get over the fact that it’s freezing outside you are in for a treat! This is a re-vamped version of one of my favorite childhood snacks. When ever we had frozen blueberries in the house, I would fill up my bowl and then douse them in milk. The milk would form a slushy coating around the outside of each berry thus creating a simple, fun, sweet ice-cream like treat. I happened to have a big bag of blueberries in my freezer last week and this memory washed over me. The result, a more sophisticated and equally as delicious version of my childhood treat.This is the time of year to keep frozen berries on hand as their fresh counterparts can put a pretty large dent in your wallet! Packed with cold and flu fighting antioxidants, frozen berries are inexpensive and really versatile. You can blend them into a smoothie (try this Spiced Cranberry and Apple Smoothie), add them to baked goods like these , or eat them, as is. I actually snacked on a handful of partially defrosted peaches last week and while random, I have to admit it was really delicious. I have even been know to defrost frozen fruit at the beginning of the week and store it in the fridge for recipes like this Citrus and Spice Quinoa Breakfast Porridge.
Back to this ridiculously easy snack. Are you ready to be amazed. Choose a frozen berry. I have always been partially to blueberries for this recipe but raspberries or cherries sound equally delicious. Even mango or peaches would be yum!
Now, grab your milk of choice. I went for coconut cream for this adult version as the creamy texture took this snack to a whole new level!
While you could stop there, I am all for a few toppings. Shaved dark chocolate, shredded coconut or almonds anyone?
Let’s do this.
- 1 cup frozen blueberries (wild if available)
- 3/4 cup coconut cream
- 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
- shaved dark chocolate
- sliced almonds
- shredded coconut
- hemp seeds
- banana slices
- Put the blueberries in your favorite bowl. Pour the milk over them , top with orange zest and let it sit for 1 minute. A white slush should form around each berry and they will start to defrost. Add toppings and enjoy.