These assorted Vegan dessert samosas are absolutely delicious and bursting with fruity flavor, especially when paired with ice-cream!
Fridays at home are generally designated as ‘Movie Night’ – every other day, we just watch Netflix shows, but on Fridays, we take a break to watch a movie. It’s a whole big ritual, coz my husband and I take turns picking the movie, penalties incurred during the week can be forgiven by letting the other person pick the movie and similarly good behavior gets rewarded just the same, you get the idea!
While popcorn seems to be the most obvious movie night snack, lately, with the weather turning warm, we’ve been wanting something nice and cold instead – like ice-cream. So when we were at Kroger picking up our usual weekly groceries, we wandered down the frozen aisle, wanting to stock up on the cold stuff. Full disclosure, you should know that we went through a terrible terrible ice-cream binge phase last summer, and devoured tub after tub of varying degrees of chocolate until I decided that it was time to stop. We got addicted, withdrawal wasn’t a walk in the park, and neither was the weight gain. Since then, we kinda keep away from the ice-cream aisle, in an attempt at self-preservation and control.
All those memories came crashing down on me as I stood holding the freezer door handle and I knew that it was not a path I wanted to go down again. But it was summer for goodness sake, and I could maybe risk just one teeny-tiny tub. So I decided to look for the ‘healthy stuff’, albeit a bit begrudgingly.
What makes ProYo awesome?
Now if there’s one thing that’s a given in this world, it’s that the healthy stuff never tastes as good as the full-fat, all cream, deep-fried, greasy stuff that generally end up being bad for you.
ProYo High Protein Low Fat Ice Creams proved me so wrong on that count! First off, it’s the packaging that draws you in. All that vibrant color, ugh! I would have picked them just for that. Then there’s a cute story of how the founder decided to make healthy food that actually tastes good. And then the mind-blowing list of what makes this ice-cream better for you than most! It’s high in protein (something we vegetarians/vegans struggle with), low GI, low fat, made with Non-GMO ingredients and rich in prebiotic fibre (probiotics introduce good bacteria into your gut, prebiotic feeds and fertilizes the good bacteria already in your gut).
We bought their Coconut (smoothie base! hellooooo!) and Blueberry Pomegranate flavors. Now I’m not that crazy on berry flavored ice-creams – I’m a chocoholic and hell would freeze over before I picked any flavor over chocolate, but this time, I did. And OMG! It was delicious! I’m going to get a chocolate next time around, but I’m also turned around on the Blueberry Pomegranate! Oh! Oh! And I checked the label, and even the pink color is made from Beet Juice extract! No artificial colors, all natural! ProYo achieves PERFECTION in a tiny, well-portioned 14oz TUB!
Where to buy
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So now, movie nights and any other night we feel like a little ice-cream indulgence, I know I’m going straight to ProYo High Protein Low Fat ice-creams – guilt-free!
Make your Dessert Samosas
I got lucky on the ice-cream front at the store, but I always feel like I must contribute something to every aspect of a meal. So, I wanted to make these dessert samosas, to eat with the ice-cream whenever it caught our fancy. I’d make a large batch, freeze it, and come movie-night, bake just what I need to eat with the ice-cream! Neat, right?
Fruits with a lot of water content (looking at you, melon family!) won’t really work, but you should be able to make something with pretty much the rest. I think mangoes would be super interesting in these dessert samosas! But I didn’t have any at hand, and these right here were all I had.
So I ended up making the following fillings: Apple Pie, Berry Crumble, Raspberry Jam, Banana Toffee and Chocolate. Not bad eh!
And you’ll also need spring roll pastry sheets. Check the freezer section of your local supermarket, but you’ll have better luck in an Asian/Indian grocery. Thaw the frozen pastry according to packaging instructions, and take as many sheets as you’ll need. Seal the rest and re-freeze immediately. Wrap thawed spring roll pastry sheets in a damp kitchen towel as you work.
Cut each sheet in thirds.
Make sure you get your fillings ready. I did an assortment of Apple Pie, Banana Toffee, Berry Crumble, Raspberry Chilli Jam and Classic Chocolate flavors. Don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it sounds!
Set up the table and get comfortable, there’s a lot of folding to do. Tune in to your favorite TV show – I popped in one of the FRIENDS DVD for this…. it was the season where Rachel has a baby.
If you’ve never folded pastry into a triangle, this should help. It’s really simple! Seal the ends with a cornflour slurry. Put each kind in a different box/freezer bag and freeze until ready to use. Don’t forget to label them!
Pretty, pretty, pretty triangles, all good to go!!!!
When you’re in the mood for some dessert, bake them in a preheated oven (or deep-fry) till crisp.
Serve your dessert samosas warm, topped with some of that guilt-free ProYo High Protein Low Fat ice-cream, and make dessert-time a bit more special!