OUR FOUR FAVORITE FROZEN KIWIFRUIT TREATS
Ahhh, wonderful warm summer days. We look forward to them all year. When they finally come, they seem to be gone in a flash.
Want to make the most of sunny days? Then you'll need the sort of energy boost that can only come from Zespri Kiwifruit, a super food that's packed with vitality and energizing vitamin C. In fact, a serving size of SunGold® — 2 medium-sized kiwis — has more than three times the vitamin C as a medium orange.
And what better way to enjoy the glorious weather than with frozen kiwi treats? They're quick snacks that can be made at a moment's notice, or prepped ahead of time. And they're easy to make. Here are four of our favorite frozen kiwi-inspired snacks that you're sure to fall in love with.
SunGold Kiwifruit Coconut Popsicles
Simple. Refreshing. Naturally sweet with no added sugar. Vegan, gluten-free and Paleo-friendly. SunGold® Kiwifruit Coconut Popsicles are a must for summer. But they're sure to be a hit, no matter what time of year you serve them. More importantly, this recipe is easily made with just three main ingredients — SunGold®, bananas and coconut milk.
|What You'll Need
|4 SunGold® Kiwifruit
1 cup coconut milk
unsweetened coconut flakes
1 blender or food processor
Zespri Tip: If you prefer a creamy sweet snack with a kick of tartness, replace SunGold® with Zespri Green. Your taste buds will thank you for it.
Bananas and kiwifruit are a powerhouse combination. Read why we consider kiwifruit and bananas "nutritional twinsies."
SunGold Kiwifruit No-Churn Ice Cream
How could we talk about frozen kiwi-snacks without talking about the ultimate frozen treat — ice cream? (Answer: we couldn't.)
Fortunately, making homemade ice cream isn't as difficult as you might think.
|What You'll Need
|8 whole eggs (separated)
1 cup caster (aka superfine) sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 lb. Zespri SunGold® kiwifruit (pulped)
½ teaspoon lime juice
2 mixing bowls
1 ice cream machine (optional)
Zespri Tip: To pulp the kiwifruit, scoop the kiwi flesh out of their skins. Whizz to a pulp in a food processor.
Kiwi-Strawberry Greek Yogurt
For those of us who love ice cream more than our tummies love ice cream, Greek yogurt is a great alternative. Greek yogurt is a dairy product made from milk and the addition of a bacterial culture. It has about a third of the lactose in milk, which is why people who are lactose intolerant may have an easier time digesting Greek yogurt.
So frozen yogurt is a great alternative for those of us who love ice cream more than their tummies love ice cream.
You already know how we feel about the flavorful combination of kiwifruit and strawberries. And now we're bringing you the best Kiwi-Strawberry Frozen Yogurt recipe. It's quick, easy and delicious!
|You Will Need
|3 cups frozen strawberry
3 Zespri kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
1 cup greek yogurt
3 tbsp honey or agave
Zespri Tip: Use a glass dish with a lid, so you can cover the frozen yogurt while it's in the freezer. Doing this will make sure the top of the frozen yogurt doesn't get too icy.
Like the kiwifruit itself, this recipe is extremely versatile. If you prefer a tangy-sweet flavor, feel free to use Zespri Green kiwifruit. For a more tropical sweetness that takes you back to beachside summer vacations, go with Zespri SunGold®.
Either way, you're in for a real (frozen) treat.
Kiwi Apricot Slushy with Mint
When you're out and about, it’s important to stay cool and keep hydrated — especially on hotter days. Slushies are a fun way to do both. They're simple to make. And they're not just for kids!
Our Kiwi Apricot Slushy with Mint recipe combines the nutrient-dense kiwifruit with one of nature's best kept nutritional secrets — apricots. Apricots are great sources of vitamins A, C and E, as well as iron. And they're also rich in dietary fiber, same as kiwifruit. Add them together, and you have a nutritional homerun.
|What You'll Need
|6 Zespri SunGold®
400 g ripe apricots (approx. 13)
A few mint leaves
2 tablespoons of agave nectar (optional)
Zespri Tip: This recipe serves eight. Need less? Divide by two for a serving of four.