It's not a secret that I love ice cream, gelato or even frozen yogurt.  It's the perfect dessert (and sometimes guilt free) that you could enjoy year round.  Some people do not associate ice cream with winter but to me, it's utter perfection on a warm piece of pie or a dark chocolate brownie that takes the dessert to a whole new level.  Come spring and summer it's all I eat. 

Adapted from The Sprouted Kitchen cookbook by Sara Forte, Sneh from Cook Republic posted this wonderful recipe in early January that includes Raw Cacao Nibs, fresh mint, Chobani Greek yogurt and organic agave nectar.  It's not super sweet but is so very deep in flavor that you may want to put in on everything.  Even though these little *cones are so cute--if you go this route you may be eating one (or ten) of them at a time.  I know I will.  Enjoy!

| ingredients |
300 ml thickened cream
1/2 cup organic agave nectar
500g of chobani greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract
2 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
handful of fresh mint leaves
|  directions |
heat cream and mint leaves
in a saucepan over low heat
till it slowly starts to simmer 
remove from heat
add agave nectar and set aside
for thirty minutes to steep

remove mint leaves from the mixture
add yogurt and peppermint extract
beat with an electric mixture 
until blended and smooth
chill in the fridge for a 
couple of hours  or overnight

churn the yogurt mix using 
an ice cream maker
when complete stir the cacao nibs
and freeze in air tight freezer-safe
containers until ready to eat

the froyo only needs about 
and hour in the freezer
when ready to eat
remove from freezer and 
let soften for a bit.

| enjoy |
on a lovely spring evening after a wonderfully long dinner with friends + family.

*mini cones
Crumple Cup – $120 for a set of 6 by Revol, Mini Cones
$4.50 for 60g from Thomas Dux, Takeaway Coffee Cups
 $4 for a set of 20 from The Party Warehouse, Choc Chip & Peppermint Necklace 
$48 from Tasty Circus, Porcelain Egg Tray
$2 from the Op Shop, Riess Saucepan
$42 from Grosgrain Homewares, 
White Porcelain Spoons – $2 each from Target.


lo said...

This looks sooo good.

Jamy of Fourth Street said...

Doesn't it? I wish I had some right now, it would totally make my day. Hope all is wonderful in LA!