Try Out These 3 Healthy Desserts With A Fruity Twist This Festive Season

Most of the festive sweets are limited to regular kheers and mithais. However, this festive season, give a fruity twist to your regular sweets for a healthy touch

Vani Malik
Written by: Vani MalikUpdated at: Oct 05, 2019 16:39 IST
Try Out These 3 Healthy Desserts With A Fruity Twist This Festive Season

The festive season is here and we are all set to gorge on some relishing sweets and desserts. However, do you wish to go a little different than the usual barfis and kheers and try something with a fusion twist to it? Why not add a touch of fruits to your regular sweets. Festive season is complete without desserts and to help you give a touch of difference, below mentioned are some refreshing fruit-based dessert recipes that you can try out this festive season:

Fresh Fruit Custard 

Get rid of the boring and the usual ice-cream scoops after dinner in parties. Serve this as a sweet dish after a full-course meal and gather all the extra praises! Moreover, it is as simple as it gets!

Key ingredients

  • Grapes - 200 grams
  • Pomegranate - 1
  • Mango - 1
  • Apple - 1
  • Cream - 1 cup (200 grams)
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup (150 grams)
  • Vanilla custard - more than 1/4 cup 
  • Milk - 1 ltr (full cream)
  • Honey: 1 spoon


Prepare thick custard from the custard powder. Cool it in the freezer. Cut all the fruits finely and distribute it proportionately into bowls. First, throw a dollop of the frozen custard in the bowls. Then add generous helpings of the cut fruits. Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on the top and finally add a trail of honey on it. Let the guests cherish each bite they have.


Fruits will provide immunity to the body and add resistance to fight the cold. Fruits are rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins and low in calories as well!

Also Read: Organic Sweets Vs Regular Sweets: A Healthy Twist This Festive Season

Kiwi Barfi 

We all come across the usual flavours of barfis in most of the Indian festivals. However, one can give a good touch to any barfi recipe by adding a fruit to it. We bring to you a refreshing recipe of kiwi barfi, which is easy to make, great in taste and has the goodness of kiwi in it. The best part, you can add low calorie sugar sweetener to make it healthier. 

Key ingredients

  • Kiwi Sauce  - 5 kiwis, 1/3 cup sugar 
  • Paneer - 1 Cup
  • Milk - 1 1/2 cups 
  • Cardamom Powder - As per taste 
  • Sugar - As per taste 
  • Almonds  (Sliced) - 8-10


  • Make kiwi sauce by boiling sugar and kiwi together in a pan. Cook till in a thick consistency. Keep aside once ready. 
  • Take another pan. Add sugar, paneer, milk powder and keep stirring till thick. Keep stirring the mixture to avoid burning 
  • Add the kiwi sauce mixture in the milk pan and keep moving. Add sugar or any sugar sweetener as per taste. Cook till the mixture starts to come in a dough form. 
  • Spread the dough on a flat surface. Grease the surface to avoid sticking of dough. 
  • Let it cool, cut the dough in desired shapes and it is good to eat. 
  • Garnish with sliced almonds.

Also Read: 5 Food Recipes To Try Out This Festive Season

Oats Ladoo 

bored of besana nd boondi ladoos, try your hands at these healthy oats and sesame ladoos and know how healthy ladoos can be equally delicious: 

Key ingredients

  • Organic oats - 1 cup 
  • Sesame - 1 cup 
  • Green Cardamom - 3-4
  • Jaggery - 1 1/2 cups 


  • Dry roast oats and sesame in a pan. 
  • Powder both in a blender 
  • Add half of the jaggery to the mixture and blend again. Do the same procedure with the remaining jaggery
  • Take the mixture in hands and roll in the shape of a ball. 
  • Cool in fridge and they are good to go. 

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