Peach Melba – for Australia Day!

Here’s an Australian favourite sweet treat – with a healthy Mr Vitamins twist. You can enjoy this with your Australia Day celebrations.

One of Australia's iconic desserts – this one with a healthy focus. Have some guilt-free fun with your Australia Day celebrations.


  • ½ cup Caster sugar or Xylitol healthy sugar alternative
  • 1 Vanilla bean split
  • 1 kg Peaches fresh ripe – peeled, stoned and cut into slices
  • 300 g Raspberries fresh or frozen thawed
  • Vanilla ice cream or Cream or Coconut ice cream recipe follows


  • Combine Xylitol (sugar), vanilla and 1 cup cold water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Increase heat to medium. Cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add peaches. Stand for 10 minutes. Drain peaches, reserving ½ cup syrup.
  • Blend raspberries and ¼ cup reserved syrup until smooth. Place a fine sieve over a bowl. Press raspberry mixture through a sieve. Discard seeds.
  • Divide peaches and remaining reserved syrup between glasses. Serve with ice cream or cream or coconut ice cream and drizzled with raspberry mixture.
Coconut is actually a saturated fat – but more than that it is GOOD for you and can be a great addition to a weight loss program. See our article on Healthy Weight Week and the comments about using coconut oil.


  • 4 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar/Xyliltol to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract optional
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup toasted coconut optional


  • Combine the coconut milk and sugar (Xylitol), stirring to dissolve.
  • Stir in the extract and the coconut flakes.
  • Chill in the freezer, stirring occasionally until hardened, or prepare in an ice cream maker or a powerful blender according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Mr Vitamins wishes you all the best for your Australia Day celebrations!

P.S. Mr Vitamins has some delicious organic coconut products – including organic coconut milk for coconut ice cream and some yummy coconut yoghurt. And if you haven’t tried Xylitol – the healthy sugar alternative – try that too!

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