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Quick and Easy Mango Pudding

Hello Tuesday! It’s sweltering out there and we all need something to cool down. I have something sweet and chilly to share, my quick and simple Mango Pudding. It’ll only take a few minutes to make and it doesn’t involve a ton of ingredients.

 

mango pudding recipe

 

Mango is my most favorite fruit in the whole wide world and there’s a lot of ways you can make something out of a mango. One of them is Mango Pudding which is extremely popular in Asia and is guaranteed to be a crowd favorite everywhere. It’s a great dessert for the summer and even throughout the whole four seasons. It retains the bold, sweet, and delicious taste of a mango but with a gelatinous twist.

 

Here’s my quick and easy recipe:

 

Ingredients:

 

easy mango pudding

 

1 cup Mango Puree (you can buy them in Asian food markets or even on Amazon.com)

 

1/8 cup Sugar (could be more if your Mango Puree is not sweetened)

 

1/2 cup Cream (heavy whipping cream)

 

recipe mango pudding

2 cups Milk (either fat-free or whole milk)

 

mango pudding

 

1/2 cup Agar-Agar strips (If thick, cut into 1/2 inch, also available in the grocery stores, or even on Amazon.com. You can even substitute it for Agar powder, available here.)

 

1/2 cup Water

 

 

Procedure:

 

 

  1. Boil the milk in a saucepan, together with Sugar and Cream. Let it cool down after boiling (3-4 minutes).

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  1. In a separate pan, melt the Agar-Agar strips with 1/2 cup Water until they dissolve completely. Then strain it to remove the undissolved particles, if any.

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mango pudding recipe

  1. Add the strained Agar-Agar to the Milk that was cooled down. Stir.

 

  1. Add the Mango Puree on the Milk with Agar-Agar mixture. Mix.

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  1. Once blended, the entire mixture will look somewhat thick but not yet gelatinous. Pour the mixture into different cups and place it in the refrigerator for a few hours.

 

  1. Serve Chilled and Enjoy.

 

Notes: Once inside the refrigerator, the mixture will slowly become gelatinous and transforms into a pudding. You can add some mango strips and mint leaves on top, or whichever topping you may wanna include. If you purchased an already-sweetened Mango Puree, you may only wanna add a bit of sugar, but if it’s unsweetened, then you can adjust the sugar to taste. You can even use a fresh Mango fruit instead of a Puree. It’s all up to you.

 

This easy peasy Mango pudding recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare and it makes about 3-4 cups of gelatinous mango deliciousness for everybody.

 

Go make one now, Enjoy your Summer!

 

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Simply7 Chips Review

Simply7 Chips Review

 

Hello There hungry dieters and snack lovers, here’s some healthy and tasty snacks for you. These Simply7 Chips are an interesting alternative to most snacks and are made from different flavors and ingredients which are clean and simple. There’s Quinoa Chips, Kale Chips, Hummus, Lentil, and Veggie. They’re low-calorie snacks with no preservatives and no colors or flavors with zero grams trans fat. They are also gluten-free, Vegan and Kosher Dairy.

 

Simply7 Chips Review

 

There are several flavors and grains to choose from. The Lentil Chips come in four different flavors, and so far, I’ve only tried the Sea Salt and it has a nice subtle lentil taste. It’s not overly salty and it has a nice smooth yet crispy texture. It also smells slightly like lentil and overall, it’s a great light snack with 40 % less fat than potato chips.

Simply7 Chips Review

 

The Quinoa Chips are my top favorites and there are five flavors; Sea Salt, Barbeque, Cheddar, Sour Cream & Onion, and Salt & Vinegar. My most favorite are the Barbeque flavored ones because they’re sweet and tangy and each chip is really coated with such bursting-in-your-mouth flavoring. My next favorite is the Cheddar flavor because it tastes sharp like a true cheddar cheese. The Sea Salt is a milder flavor for those who doesn’t like strong tastes on their chips. The texture and taste of these Quinoa chips don’t taste like Quinoa chips at all. It has more of a corn-like texture and it doesn’t have the bitter Quinoa aftertaste, which is good.

Simply7 Chips Review quinoa

 

For Kale lovers, this is a great Kale snack for you. These chips have strong Kale scent and aftertaste regardless of whether it’s Olive Oil flavored or Sea Salt. I’m not really a fan of anything Kale but I think these might suit your fancy. Each chip has a rigid and crunchy texture and is rich in Vitamin K. So, go get your greens.

Simply7 Chips Review

 

The Hummus and Veggie Chips are also very interesting tastes. The Hummus Chips are slightly similar to the Lentil Chips but with bolder flavors. It comes in the usual Sea Salt flavor, Roasted Red Pepper, Spicy Chili Pepper, and Roasted Garlic. It’s also 50 % less fat than regular Potato Chips. Meanwhile, the newly-released Veggie Chips which come in Original and Ranch flavor are made of organic potatoes, spinach, tomato and is only 130 calories per serving. The original flavor has a mild and light taste.

Simply7 Chips Review

 

Don’tcha just love finding healthy snacks nowadays? especially when there’s enough variety of them. It’s nice to know that there are snacks or chips out there that you can still munch without sacrificing your health and calorie count. These Simply7 Snacks are simply worth trying for.

 

The Simply7 Snacks/Chips come in variety packs for you to try and decide on your preferred flavor. Available here at Amazon.com

 

Let’s start munching!

 

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Homemade Light Cookies N’ Cream with Marshmallow Ice Cream using Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker

There’s only 8 days left until it’s officially Summer! but the heat is already sweltering and the temperature continues to rise. Brace yourself because it’s gonna be a hot hot summah! What better way to cool down a bit is to chill with a homemade ice cream using Cuisinart’s easy to use ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker. Now you can create any ice cream flavor of your choice with this practical and time-saving appliance. It allows you to pick and choose the ingredients and to reduce calories that you normally won’t be able to control or know in most store-bought ice creams. Isn’t that awesome?

 

homemade light cookies n cream ice cream

 

This Cuisinart ICE-70 is one of my favorite kitchen appliances and I always handle it with care. It’s very easy to use and it only takes a couple of minutes of your time (maximum of 60 minutes), which can be adjusted using the arrow keys. It has a countdown timer and it shuts off automatically. It also has a detachable frozen bowl that is not that heavy and needs to be frozen for at least overnight.

 

Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker review

 

This can create amazing and tasty ice creams for 25 minutes, sorbets (40 mins), and gelatos (30) with just a press of a button. Easy Peasy. Also, the machine is not that noisy and it can make a substantial 2 quarts or equivalent to 4 pints of frozen goodies.

Here’s the recipe of my simple and quick Homemade Cookies N’ Cream with Marshmallow Ice Cream using the Cuisinart ICE-70. This recipe is very easy to do and it makes about 2 pints of this delicious and light ice cream.

 

Ingredients:

Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker

 

2 cups either Fat-Free Milk or 2% Reduced-Fat Milk

1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

1/4 Cup Sugar or Natural Sweeter like Truvia Baking Blend.

10 pieces Oreo Cookies, crushed.

1 cup small Marshmallows.

 

Directions:

 

  1. Make sure the frozen bowl has been frozen overnight and place it into the machine.
  2. Plug In your Cuisinart ICE-70 and press the Ice Cream button.
  3. Pour the 2 cups fat-free or 2% milk.

Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker          4.  Followed by the 1 cup heavy whipping cream.

        5. Press the Start button. Notice the machine’s frozen bowl will start to whirl.

Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker

       6.You may add some Oreos and Marshmallows preliminary. Take note that this will change the color of your milk and whipping cream mixture into something slightly grayish like a cement. LOL. (Just like mine in the picture). If you don’t like that, then you can add the cookies and marshmallow later when there’s about 3 minutes left.

       7. Observe for 10 minutes. Notice the mixture getting thicker and thicker.

Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream cookies n' cream homemade           8. Add the 1/4 cup sugar. If you want it to be even sweeter, try making it into 1/2 cup.

        9. Add the rest of the Oreos and Marshmallows when there’s 3 minutes left.

Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker            10. Enjoy! You can serve it now or freeze it for later.

 

Note: If you want the ice cream to be even thicker and creamier, you can add more heaving whipping cream, which will further increase the calories.

 

The Cuisinart ICE-70 Electronic Ice Cream Maker is available in Crate & Barrel, JCPenney, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Williams-Sonoma, and Amazon.com

 

Happy Summer Guys!

 

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