A few weeks ago I received a Big Boss Swirlio Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker. It looked really cool and I was excited to use it. The Swirlio turns your favorite fruits into a soft serve frozen dessert in under a minute. All you have to do is peel, cut, and freeze the fruit. When it comes time to make the dessert you let the fruit thaw for 5 minutes, put it into the machine, and it turns it into a guilt-free frozen fruit dessert maker.
Since my husband and I love frozen treats we were really excited about this. There was a recipe book included with ideas for different fruit combinations, add in options, and other items to make. There were two ways of making the frozen fruit dessert. To make a dessert that has a texture like frozen yogurt add a banana to any fruit combination. Without the banana it comes out more like sorbet.
I decided to go with a classic combination of strawberries and bananas. The Swirlio was easy to put together and use. I placed the frozen strawberries and bananas in, turned on the switch, and out came the frozen dessert. We tried it and it was light and fruity tasting. I wanted it to be as good as frozen yogurt but it really tasted like a bowl of frozen fruit. It was good, don’t get me wrong, but I could tell there wasn’t any sweetener or add-ins in the dessert.
The Swirlio is easy to make and a great way to get kids to eat more fruits. There is no additional fat or sugar because it’s simply the fruits. We did end up making a frozen dessert with bananas and a chocolate hazelnut spread. That was pretty tasty as the hazelnut spread really flavored the dessert. We enjoyed this one more then the all fruit dessert. The texture is similar to frozen yogurt though it doesn’t taste nearly as sweet.
If you are looking for other add in ideas that aren’t high in calories or fat I would suggest adding vanilla or almond extract, a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg, or even a little cocoa powder. In any case, it’s a good way to make healthier, lighter frozen desserts. Assembly and clean up are both easy and the actual making of the frozen dessert is as well.
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