Recipes for delicious sweet things you know aren’t particularly good for you but you cant resist occasionally


Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

Cherry and Coconut Ripple Ice Lollies

If you're trying to cut out sugar, reduce your carbs or just want to eat healthily these ice lollies are a great way to get your ice cream fix.

Malteser Ice Cream

ice cream of childhood, topped with extra Maltesers.

Sour Cherry Ripple Ice Cream - sugar free version too

I've attempted to recreate the Sour Cherry Ice Cream I tried at Boho Ice Cream in Weymouth which, I have to say, is my favourite, ever, flavour.

Blackcurrant Ripple Ice Cream - sugar free version too

My husband's favourite, use either frozen or fresh blackcurrants or substitute blackcurrants for raspberries for a classic raspberry ripple ice cream.

Rhubarb and ginger crumble ice cream - sugar free version too

This is tangy, gingery and sweet. The rhubarb cuts through the sweetness of the ice cream complimented by the ginger crunch crumble making a totally delicious ice cream.

Ice Cream Base - sugar free

This is Creme Anglaise or Custard and is an ideal base to use for making all sorts of ice cream and it's sugar free too.

Watermelon Shark

This is a shark carved from a watermelon. You’ll need a ‘torpedo’ shaped watermelon as the round ones look a little too cute. Fab, healthy party food for kids.

Berry Yoghurt Ice Lollies

Homemade ice lollies, lower in sugar and much healthier than the shop bought ones and just the ticket for this lovely hot weather we're having. The photo is of Rainbow Ice Lollies but you get the idea

Plum and hazelnut mini pavlova or torte

The issue with this recipe is it's so good you don't want to make this when you're trying to cut down your sugar intake and think that your willpower is so good that you can cope with a 'bite', you can't.
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Raw Chocolate Coconut Bars aka Sugar Free Bounty Bars

I'm trying hard to wean myself off sugar (again) but I have such a sweet tooth it's torture. Therefore I've been experimenting with sugar free, low carb sweet fixes, one of them are these lovely raw chocolate coconut bars