Recently Hartley’s Fruit Whips challenged us to make some fun desserts and send us some things to help us along. H got to make the choices. First up did he want to use the strawberry flavour fruit whip or the apricot one? Then did he want to decorate with strawberries or with kiwi fruit. So strawberry flavour and kiwi fruit was his decision.
First up I peeled the kiwi fruit and we cut them carefully into slices. Then using our mini cutters we sliced out some shapes. At this point I was wondering about the wiseness of the kiwi fruit choice as the fruit was quite firm and difficult to get the cutters through, but we were not deterred and we got our shapes out.
Next we made the fruit whip mixture up. This is super easy. We just measured out some milk (we used skimmed rather than the semi-skimmed suggested on the packet) and sprinkled in the powder from the sachet. A good whisk with the hand mixer and very soon the dessert was thickening up nicely. We spooned the mixture into the serving glasses, added our decorations and put them into the fridge to thicken up a little more.
What did we think? Well for me and hubby they were very much a taste that we’d grown up with and it brought back childhood memories. My mother used to make this type of dessert very regularly and it’s no surprise now (I was one of five so quick and easy options were always welcome) having seen how easy it was to whip up.