Satisfy your sweet tooth with these taste bud-tingling treats

Take your mind off the dank, dark and dreary weather with these palate-pleasing sweet dishes utilising the freezer for maximum convenience and flavour.


1. Raspberry ripple milkshake

Impress friends and family with this creamy vanilla-flavoured milkshake sweetened with honey, apple juice and raspberries for that clever ripple effect. It’s ready to serve in just 10 minutes too. Perfect.  See recipe for Raspberry ripple milkshake.

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2. Apple and blueberry crumble

Who says we can’t have blueberries in the winter? Thanks to frozen blueberries, we can.  There are few things more comforting than a crumble on a cold winter’s night. And this classic combination with a handful of rolled oats added to the crumble mix for added crunch is no exception. See recipe for Apple and blueberry crumble.

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3. Forest fruits smoothie

This super smoothie, made with frozen black forest fruits, is not only a delicious way to start your day, it also helps you on your way to five-a-day. See recipe for Forest fruits smoothie.

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4.  Yogurt buttons

Requiring just two ingredients, these cute pastel-hued yogurt buttons with a slice of fresh strawberry on top are easy-peasy to make and provide a healthy sweet treat for the kids too. Just whip ‘em up and store in the freezer for a quick and easy treat. Excellent. See recipe for Yogurt buttons.

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5. Frozen raspberry trifle terrine

This genius take on a trifle incorporates all the traditional ingredients, but can be prepared up to two weeks in advance and frozen. Just remove from the freezer half an hour before serving and add a sprinkling of chopped praline and fresh berries. Simple and scrummy.  See recipe for Frozen raspberry trifle terrine

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6. Honey and almond frozen yogurt 

Divine yet not decadent, this scrumptious alternative to ice cream tastes great on its own and works well as a contrasting cold accompaniment to warm fruit pies, puddings and crumbles during cooler weather too. Delish. See recipe for Honey and almond frozen yogurt.

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7. Super easy cherry lattice pie 

This lattice-topped pie with cherry and ground almond filling looks dead impressive but is a doddle to make, especially as the pastry and cherries come straight from the freezer. Serve with warm custard or vanilla ice cream for a wonderfully tart and tasty end to a wintry meal. See recipe for Super easy cherry lattice pie.

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8. Lemon curd and raspberry ice cream

Give your tastebuds a flavour of summertime with this Eton Mess-inspired ice cream concoction with a cheeky lemon zesty twist. Who said ice cream should only be consumed when the sun’s shining? Not us. See recipe for Lemon curd and raspberry ice cream.

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