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Grilled Fruit Sundaes

By Marie Oser, Managing Editor
July 2, 2009
File under: Dessert, Fruit, Recipes, Vegan


Grilling fruit imparts a smoky intensity to the sweet juiciness of ripe summer fruit. Grilled Fruit Sundaes feature ripe chunks of pineapple, strawberries, bananas and apples over dairy-free strawberry ice cream and topped with Tosteds soynuts.

The fruit kebabs are rolled in Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade raw cane sugar from Malawi, a Demerara type sugar prized for its large sparkling crystals and rich aroma. You can grill fruit kebabs on a barbeque or pop them under the broiler.

Fruit makes a great dessert and contains lots of fiber and disease fighting antioxidants however; traditional dessert making can add unhealthy cholesterol, excessive fat and calories that overshadow the healthful benefits. This delectable dessert is very low in fat and calories and entirely dairy and cholesterol-free!

This scrumptious dish is made with dairy-free strawberry soy ice cream made with Mori Nu Light Silken Tofu, frozen fruit, organic sugar and pure vanilla. Aseptically packaged Japanese style tofu is low in fat and has a smooth creamy consistency and neutral flavor that makes perfect desserts.

You can scoop soft-serve soy ice cream right from your Vita Mix Blender or make it a day in advance and freeze it in an airtight container. Vita-Mix will produce the best soft serve, though you can also use a food processor and freeze several hours or overnight.

Grilled Fruit Sundaes are a really enticing dessert for a summer cookout. You can also cook the kebabs on an indoor grill or under the broiler and use your favorite dairy-free frozen dessert from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Markets.

Strawberry Ice Dream

8 Servings

1 (12.3 oz. pkg.) lite silken tofu
1 (16 oz. pkg.) frozen strawberries
1 frozen banana, broken into chunks
3/4 cup organic sugar
1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla

Place all ingredients in the Vita-Mix container in the order listed. Secure 2-part lid. Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to #10, then flip the switch to HIGH. Insert the tamper through the lid to press frozen fruit into the blades while the machine is processing. A loud pulling sound will indicate that the mixture is frozen (30 to 90 seconds). Do not run the machine longer as it will causes melting. Scoop soft-serve mixture into dessert dishes or place in metal container and freeze until ready to serve.

Nutrition Analysis: per 1 cup serving
Calories: 162
Protein: 5g, Carbohydrate: 37g,
Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 31g, Fat: 1g,
Sat Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg,
Calcium: 38mg, Sodium: 59 mg

Grilled Fruit Kebabs

6 fruit kebabs

6 wooden skewers
1 cup fresh pineapple cubes
2 cups fresh strawberries
2 fresh bananas, cut into 2” slices
2 fresh apples, peeled and cubed
Juice of 1 lime
½ cup Fair Trade raw cane sugar

Soak six wooden skewers in hot water for 20 minutes.  Prepare fruit and thread alternately onto skewers. Drizzle with limejuice. Pour sugar onto cutting board and roll the skewers in the sugar. Spray grill with olive oil cooking spray. Place kebabs over fire and grill for 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Spoon ice cream into dessert cups and top with grilled fruit and Tosteds. Serve immediately

Nutrition Analysis: per 1 fruit skewer
Calories: 203
Protein: 2g, Carbohydrate: 53g,
Fiber: 5g, Sugars: 38g. Fat: 1g,
Sat Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg,
Calcium: 21mg, Sodium: 2 mg

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