Treat yourself to the irresistible combination of sweet strawberries, juicy melons and zesty ginger with our strawberry, melon and ginger sundaes. This delicious, low-fat dessert will bring your taste buds to life.
Our carefully crafted recipe offers a tantalizing mix of flavors and textures that will satisfy even the most demanding palates. The refreshing sweetness of strawberries and melons, perfectly complemented by the slight hint of ginger, results in a delicious treat that doesn’t require a guilty conscience.
Whether you’re looking for a light after-dinner dessert or a refreshing summer treat, our Strawberry, Melon and Ginger Sundaes are an absolute must. With their bright colors and exceptional taste, these sundaes are sure to be a hit at any gathering or simply as a delicious treat for yourself.
- ½ medium-sized cantaloupe (approx. 350 g), skinned and cut into pieces
- 250g strawberries, peeled and sliced
- 4 ginger cookies, coarsely crushed (try Fox’s Crinkle Crunch)
- 2 pieces of ginger in syrup (approx. 25 g), chopped, plus 2 teaspoons of syrup from the jar
- 2 x 150g / 5oz cups of Greek yogurt
- 4 tsp light muscovado sugar
- In a large bowl, gently mix the melon and strawberries with a spoon or your hands, then pour half into four glass cups.
- Sprinkle with half of the cookie crumbs.
- Stir the chopped ginger and syrup into the yogurt and pour into the cups.
- Stack the remaining fruit on top and sprinkle with the remaining crumbs.
- Sprinkle a teaspoon of muscovado sugar on each dessert and refrigerate until ready to serve (up to 2 hours in advance) – the sugar will gradually melt and create a delicious toffee flavor.
- Remove from the refrigerator about 15 minutes before serving so that they are not too cold.
Equipment and tools
To make these Strawberry, Melon and Ginger Sundaes you will need the following equipment and tools:
- cutting board
- Glassware or serving dishes
This Strawberry, Melon and Ginger Sundae recipe contains the following allergens:
- Wheat (found in ginger cookies)
- Milk (found in Greek yogurt)
Storage and leftovers
If there are any leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. However, the ginger biscuits may lose their crunch over time. In order to enjoy the ice cream sundaes optimally, we recommend assembling and serving them immediately.
Health Benefits of Strawberry, Melon and Ginger Sundaes
Cantaloupe, one of the main ingredients in these sundaes, is not only delicious but also full of health benefits. It is rich in essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can boost your overall well-being. Here are some of the top health benefits of cantaloupe:
- Rich in Vitamin C: Cantaloupe is an excellent source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects your body from harmful free radicals.
- Moisturizing Properties: With its high water content, cantaloupe helps keep you hydrated, which is crucial for maintaining proper body functions.
- Rich in Fiber: This fruit is also an excellent source of fiber, which aids digestion and promotes regular bowel movements.
- Good for eye health: Cantaloupe contains beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is essential for maintaining healthy vision.
Strawberries, another important ingredient, are not only sweet and juicy but also offer numerous health benefits. Here’s why you should treat yourself to strawberries:
- Antioxidant Powerhouse: Strawberries are rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, anthocyanins and ellagic acid, which help fight inflammation and protect against chronic disease.
- Heart Healthy: The high polyphenol content in strawberries has been linked to lower blood pressure and a lower risk of heart disease.
- Weight Control: Strawberries are low in calories and high in fiber, making them a great option for anyone looking to control their weight. The fiber helps you feel full and satisfied.
- Brain Strengthening: The antioxidants in strawberries may help delay brain aging and improve memory and cognitive function.
Ginger adds a delicious touch to these sundaes while providing a number of health benefits:
- Anti-inflammatory properties: Ginger contains compounds called gingerols, which have powerful anti-inflammatory effects and help reduce inflammation in the body.
- Digestive Aid: Ginger has long been used as a natural remedy for digestive problems such as nausea, indigestion and bloating.
- Immune Booster: Ginger has immune-boosting properties thanks to its antioxidant and antimicrobial effects.
- Pain Relief: Studies have shown that ginger can help relieve muscle pain and soreness, making it a useful natural remedy for athletes or people with muscle pain.
4. Greek yogurt
Adding Greek yogurt to these sundaes not only adds creaminess, but also provides important nutrients:
- Rich in Protein: Greek yogurt is an excellent source of protein, essential for building and repairing tissue, promoting satiety, and maintaining muscle mass.
- Probiotics for Gut Health: Greek yogurt contains probiotics, beneficial bacteria that support a healthy gut and improve digestion.
- Calcium Rich: Greek yogurt is rich in calcium, which is necessary for maintaining strong bones and teeth.
- Low Fat: Opting for low-fat Greek yogurt can provide all of these benefits without excessive fat content.
5. Light Muscovado Sugar
For sweetness, the sundaes contain a small amount of light muscovado sugar. However, for a balanced diet, consumption of added sugar should be in moderation.
Serve these delicious Strawberry, Melon and Ginger Sundaes not only as a delicious treat, but also as a way to enjoy the numerous health benefits of their wholesome ingredients.