Veg-Based Desserts: Healthy Treats

Be virtuous and still eat cake with these veg-based desserts

by Ruth Emmett

sweet potato icecream
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Sweet potato ice cream

For: An energy boost

Sweet potatoes, unlike their pasty cousins, count as one of your five a day and are rich in blood sugar-regulating mineral manganese. And while ginger is great for reducing muscle inflammation and soothing an upset stomach, researchers say it can help fight fatigue, too.

Preparation: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Serves: 8

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 250ml whipping cream
  • 1 dessertspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled, boiled and mashed with a fork
  • 1 piece of stem ginger, chopped

1 Very slowly heat the cream in a saucepan with the ginger.

2 Whisk the egg yolks and sugar until creamy.

3 Next, beat two tablespoons of cream into the egg, then the remaining cream, beating continually.

4 Transfer to a pan and cook over a low heat, stirring until thickened.

5 Then mix in the potato and lemon juice, and strain using a sieve.

6 Pour into a container and freeze for two hours. Remove and beat with electric mixer until smooth. Return to the freezer; repeat (the more you do this, the smoother the ice cream will be).

The Skinny

Calories  224
Carbs  19g
Sugars 14g
Protein  2g
Fat 16g
Saturates 7g

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