White chocolate magnums

Magnums for me send me right back to summer holidays on the beach. Every day after lunch my dad would declare it was ‘about time for an ice cream’ so off we’d trot to the nearest ice cream van or shop and make our selections. It was a very tough decision making process, especially as there were always so many that took our fancy.

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Rocky road balls

Rocky road is one of my favourite things ever – the crunchy biscuit, the chewy raisins and all the chocolate – we’re basically talking perfection here. We’re also talking a very indulgent and often sugar-laden dessert but what if I told you that these balls are just as good, if not better!

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Strawberry ice cream

Every year Mr H and I say we are going to go strawberry picking, because let’s face it, nothing beats British strawberries and the concept of being able to secretly stuff our faces with them while no one is watching sort of appealed to us too.

This year we finally made it, and I think it was just at the right time too. Baby H is old enough to understand how to pick them, and it made me very happy teaching her that they actually grow on bushes rather than in boxes in the supermarket. She was in absolute heaven, as was evident from the giggles of excitement and the pink stains all over her top. Continue reading

Golden shake

I know I’m totally on the same (rather crowded) bandwagon as everyone else but I’m really loving turmeric right now. I got a little bit obsessed with turmeric lattes (no caffeine + actually good for you = winning) but I was spending a small fortune on them every week so decided to give making them at home a go. Continue reading

Cookies and cream ice cream shake 


I made this shake a couple of weeks ago because I fancied something a little bit indulgent, it was a hot day (well for May anyway) and I was craving cookies and cream.

Turns out that this delightful beverage not only hit the spot BIG TIME in my book, but Mr H loved it too and has been requesting it ever since. It has most certainly therefore become the flavour of the month as far as shakes are involved!

It definitely tastes super creamy and indulgent (which is why I’ve called it an ice cream shake and not a smoothie) but it’s packed with good fats from the cashew butter and slow release energy from the oats and bananas. So all in all it’s a bit of a winner really – perfect if you fancy something that tastes totally heavenly, takes 5 minutes to make, is good for your body and fills you up until lunchtime! So what are you waiting for…go get your shake on!

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 cup ice
  • 4 medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 4 tbsp cashew butter
  • 2 tbsp cacao nibs

Blitz all the ingredients except the cacao nibs in a blender for around a minute or so until smooth, then pop in the cacao nibs and whizz for another 10 seconds. Pour into glasses and enjoy! Berries optional.

Love, Mrs H xx

Bounty bar ice creams

Coconut and chocolate are pretty much a match made in heaven, wouldn’t you agree? There’s something amazing about rich indulgent chocolate combined with sweet creamy coconut that just hits the spot. Coconut is also the best dairy substitute around in my opinion, there’s coconut cream, coconut milk, coconut butter – everything dairy can do coconut can do too!

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