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We’ve been enjoying some scorching weather recently. If you need a break from the heat, an ice-cold treat is hard to beat, and we’ve got a brilliant alternative to ice cream. Our mango sorbet is packed with fruit and zingy flavours to help you stay cool without leaving your weight loss plans in the shade.

If you’ve never made sorbet before, you might be surprised at how easy it is. This six-step recipe can be whipped up in just 15 minutes and you can save even more time by using pre-prepared mango and pineapple slices. Let’s get the scoop on this frozen treat…

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Mango sorbet with pineapple

serves 2
3 Syns per serving
ready in 15 minutes, plus eight hours freezing

What you need:

2 large ripe mangoes (or use 300g prepared fresh mango)
2 large bananas
350g fat-free natural yogurt
2 level tsp sweetener granules
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 medium pineapple (or use 400g prepared fresh pineapple)
fresh mint sprigs, to decorate

What you do:

1. Cut the cheeks off the sides of the mangoes, then slice the remaining flesh and skin off the stone. Peel and dice all the mango flesh and put it in your food processor. Add the bananas, yogurt, sweetener and vanilla extract and whizz until smooth.

2. Transfer the mixture to a freezer-proof container and freeze for 1 hour or until frozen around the edges but slushy in the middle.

3. Using a fork, break up the ice crystals around the edge and stir into the slushy centre. Freeze for another 2-3 hours.

4. Tip the sorbet into your food processor and whizz very briefly until smooth, then return to the container, cover and freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm.

5. Top and tail the pineapple, then cut away the skin around the outside. Cut the pineapple in half, then into quarters. Cut away the hard core and slice the flesh, then put it in a bowl and chill.

6. Move the sorbet into the fridge 10 minutes before you want to eat, so that it can soften a little. Scoop the sorbet into bowls and serve with the pineapple and mint sprigs.

MORE FOR MEMBERS: Slimming World members have access to more than 1,500 recipes on the exclusive members’ website, including lots of ideas for ice-cold treats. Whether you fancy a classic cone, a knickerbocker glory or a selection of sorbets, we’ve got a slimming-friendly recipe for you to try.

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