Froothie’s Optimum G2.1 Platinum Series
The people at Froothie sent me their new Optimum G2.1 Platinum Series blender to test for a month. This mango raspberry ice cream is one of the sugar free recipes I prepared with the blender. I already own another one of Froothie’s awesome blenders, the powerful Optimum 9400, but the new optimum G2.1 Platinum Series blender is even more powerful, and has an electronic display with several programmes and the option to program your blender to blend for a certain time at a certain speed.
Mango raspberry ice cream: a healthy sugar free dessert
The first sugar free recipe I made with the blender, mango raspberry ice cream, is already one of my favourites. Why?
- It only has two ingredients, mango and raspberry
- It is extremely quick and easy to prepare (yes, I get lazy too sometimes)
- The natural sweetness and creaminess of the mango combines exquisitely well with the specific taste and beautiful bright colours of the raspberry
- Overall you get a super easy, tasty, beautiful and refreshing ice cream which will not fail to impress your guests
How do you prepare the ice cream? Well, it depends a little on the ingredients you are going to use. The Optimum G2.1 Platinum series has a preset menu with a sorbet function, which is definitely the easiest option, but I find it works best when you add some liquid, like vegetable milk or some lemon juice, to your frozen fruit or you wait a while until the fruit starts to melt a little. It also works better when you put a lot than when you use less fruit.
Preparing your sugar free ice cream
Since I didn’t have a lot of time and opted for the two ingredient ice cream, I find the following method works best:
- Put the frozen fruit in your blender, close the blender (important! ;)), and wait for a couple of minutes until the fruit softens slightly. Then shortly press pulse a couple of times to shatter your fruit to little pieces.
- Use your tamper or spatula to push everything down from the sides, and blend on a slower speed, like 1 or 2, to get a nice smooth ice cream. You might need to stop blending from time to time to push down your ice cream with a spatula.