Here’s a crazy/fun dessert for the summer – a creamy fruit salad with chunks of chum chum, rasgulla (sweet Indian cheese)!!
We crave for something cool and refreshing during the hot summers….
Plain fruit salads can be slightly boring.
Fruit salads + yogurt = more fun!
Fruits salad + yogurt + sweet rasgulla pieces = Yum, yum!!
Chum Chum and sugar syrup – a mini- analysis:
The Chum Chum/rasgulla pieces are cheese pieces primarily. Which is why 1 rasgulla piece has 4g of protein – which is pretty decent.
But, rasgullas often are served bobbling in sugar syrups. What about the syrup??
Just look at the sugar levels for 1 serving of chum chum- 31 g. That’s a lot of sugar!!
So why not – Eat rasagullas and skip the sugar syrup?
What should you do with the rest of the sugar syrup? Drain it!!
The sugar syrup is a preservative mechanism to keep the rasagullas from spoiling. The $5.99 you paid – is for the cheese pieces. Sugar is cheap – 50 cents/ pound, thus the sugar syrup is not worth saving considering the long – term damage it is doing to your body.
The chum chums when added to fruit and yogurt and milk makes for a hearty filling fruit salad.
Add rasagulla (sweet cheese chunks) to your creamy fruit salad to make a sweet and refreshing summer treat!! This recipe is so easy to make and destined to be a part hit!!
- 8 pcs Chum Chum cut into pieces
- 1-2 cups Unsweetened Almond milk
- 1 cup Vanilla or Plain Yogurt
- Chopped Pear
- Chopped Apples
- Chopped Mango
- Chopped Banana
- Chopped Apricot, Nectarine, Plum etc...
Peel and chop the fruits. Set it aside.
Take chum chum/ rasagulla pieces without the sugar syrup and chop it into pieces.
Add yogurt, chum chum pieces to fruits. Mix well. Add desired level of plant based milk. For thinner consistency, add more.
If the sweetness level is not enough, add a ladle of the syrup that the chum chums came in.
Refrigerate. Serve chilled!!
Health tip : If you really want to avoid the sugar inside the chum chums, you can squeeze out the sugar syrup entirely and leave it overnight in almond milk to plump up.
I hope you try this recipe. This is my kind of lazy dessert. The kids loved this version. I served it to them after a hot day of playing outside. They slurped it up enjoying the bite of chum chums in-between.
What is you favorite summer dessert? Comment below…. I look forward to reading them!!