Friday 24 November 2017

Time for ice cream

Nutritionist Aveen Bannon has teamed up with HB to create some delicious and healthy ice cream recipes for kids as part of their overall balanced diet

ONE of the things parents worry about most is what to feed their children, especially with scare stories about the rise in obesity and additives in food. However, with all this negativity about the harmful effects of food, we can lose sight of the joy and pleasure associated with it. After all, childhood treats linger in the memory forever, whether it was licking the chocolate from the bowl when making Rice Krispie buns or eating penny sweets from a plastic bag when you got your pocket money!

Well-known nutritionist Aveen Bannon says both children and adults can enjoy an occasional treat as long as our overall diet is balanced and nutritious and we partake in daily activity. And to that end she recently collaborated with HB Hazelbook Farm to create some family-friendly ice cream recipes. According to research by HB, Ireland is a nation of ice cream lovers, with our favourite ice cream snack being the vanilla wafer sandwich. However, as a country, we are apparently stuck in something of an ' ice cream rut'!

Commenting on the new recipes, Nicola Tougher, brand manager, HB ice cream, says: " We seem to stick to the old favourites like ice cream sandwiches and ice cream and jelly. HB Hazelbrook Farm has been a firm favourite with families in Ireland since 1926 so we decided to team up with Aveen to come up with some great new recipes ideas for mum, showing how it's possible to enjoy snacks while still serving up nutritious foods and enjoying a balanced, healthy diet."

Unlike some other manufacturers who use reconstituted skimmed milk powder, HB ice cream is made from fresh whole milk.

Talking about her recipes Aveen says: "I've designed a Rainbow Week of HB Hazelbrook Farm treats that incorporate healthy foods and vibrant colours!"

For more information on the new recipes, see

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