Monday, November 30, 2015

Smiley Vermicelli Made Him Smile!

“Beta, please don't have so many desserts, so often!”

“Why Ma? I love desserts more than anything else! Earlier you never used to deny me but now, whenever you prepare something sweet for me, you also preach to me not to have it in excess. Why?” 

“Beta I know you love sweets, and I love this smile which comes on your face, whenever you relish any dessert which I prepare for you with such affection. But, being a mother I am also concerned about your health. You are gaining weight day by day and I am worried that increased sugar intake can lead to diabetes.” 


Ma was constantly reminding him of the perils of having a sweet tooth, but she didn’t want to keep him devoid of the pleasure of having desserts altogether too! After all, one cannot live with sweetness, can they?

So, she started searching for a healthier alternative. One fine day, she came to know of  Sugar Free Natura as a substitute to sugar. She thought of giving it a try by deciding to make her son’s favorite Vermicelli. The #DessertChallenge here, was if a sweetener could bring the same twinkle in his eyes as spoonfuls of sugar.

Smiley Vermicelli 

Portion Size: 5
Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes


  • Vessel  (1) 
  • Stirrer (1) 
  • Bowl (2)  
  • Plate (1)  


  • 500 ml Full Cream Milk
  • 1 small bowl Vermicelli
  • Almonds and Cashews
  • Strawberry Crush 


  1. Boil full-cream milk. 
  2. Add vermicelli to boiling milk, while stirring for 5 minutes. 
  3. Add Sugar Free Natura and stir to dissolve.  
  4. Switch off the burner. 
  5. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. 


  • Take thickened Vermicelli in a plate. 
  • Garnish it with finely chopped almonds and cashews. 
  • Put 1-2 drops of strawberry crush on the top and decorate the plate with a strawberry smiley.
  • Serve in small bowls. 

Ankit loved the smiley his Ma made in the plate. Actually, only Ma knew that Ankit couldn’t contrast the sugar she used to add in the vermicelli in the past and the sweetener which had been added - low-calorie Sugar Free Natura - without making any difference to the taste of his favorite dish. So, both the purposes were solved. Healthy and Tasty, at the same time! Bingo, Sugar Free Natura! 

Smiley Vermicelli won Ankit's heart! 
And, Ma couldn't have been happier! :)

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