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Mango Coconut Soft Serve Ice Cream

Makes 3 to 4 Servings
If you are trying to decrease added sugar in your diet look no further! The sweetness in this soft serve "ice cream" comes mostly from the banana and mango.

1½ cups frozen mango chunks

1 ripe banana, peeled, sliced and frozen

⅔ cup low-fat cottage cheese

¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

2 tablespoons orange juice

½ teaspoon orange zest

1 tablespoon agave nectar (or honey)

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Toppings:

1 tablespoon toasted sliced almonds

1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted

1 teaspoon chia seeds 

  1. Remove the mango and banana from the freezer and allow to thaw slightly (about 10 minutes).
  2. Place the mango, banana, cottage cheese, ¼ cup shredded coconut, orange juice, orange zest, agave, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in the bowl of a food processor and process 30 seconds.
  3. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Continue to process until smooth and creamy, about 1 more minute. The mixture should resemble soft serve ice cream.
  4. Meanwhile, for the topping, place the almonds, 1 tablespoon coconut, and chia seeds in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Scoop into 3 or 4 bowls and sprinkle evenly with the topping.
  6. Store any leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container. When ready to eat, remove from freezer, thaw about 15 minutes, stir, and serve.


Nutrition Information per Serving (about ½ cup): 210 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated), 31g carbohydrate, 180mg sodium, 4g fiber, 7g protein, 10% vitamin A, 45% vitamin C