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Flaming frozen yoghurt

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I’m a big fan of Woolworths food. They concoct such a delicious variety of treats – and not all of them are destined to add blubber 🙂 Possibly my favourite Woolies invention is their Slimmer’s Choice Vanilla Frozen Yoghurt. So it was only natural that this would be the ideal way to wrap up our 7-course dinner. Ninja preferred his plain, but I topped my vanilla scoops with a fiery homemade hotsauce. Yum!

Vanilla frozen yoghurt and homemade hotsauce

200 ml strawberry juice

3 T white sugar

Cornflour

Tabasco sauce

Making hotsauce

1. Gently heat the strawberry juice and sugar in a pot.

2. Mix a little cornflour (approx. 1 t) with 3 t water. Add to juice in pot.

3. Stir well so the mix doesn’t stick to the pot. Add Tabasco sauce to taste. Allow to thicken.

4. Pour warm sauce over cold yoghurt and enjoy.

Om nom nom nom!

Notes

1. Instead of water, I used 3 t beetroot juice, because…

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Posted by on December 23, 2012 in Ice-cream recipes

 

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Chocolate and Peppermint Candy Ice Cream Sandwiches

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This is my first time making ice cream sandwiches and I’m happy to report this is an easy and delicious recipe that is perfect for the winter/holidays. Don’t let “homemade” scare you off, there are only four ingredients:

1 pint premium vanilla ice cream, 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract, 1 cup finely crushed peppermint hard candies, and chocolate wafers.

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches Ingredients

Mix the first three ingredients together by crushing the peppermint candies and mixing 1/2 cup of them with softened ice cream and extract. Make sure you do not use more than 1/4 teaspoon per pint.

Peppermint Extract

Initially I tried to crush the candies by putting them in a ziplock bag and using the end of a rolling-pin. This will work but it will take a lot of time.

Crushing Peppermint Candies

Then I wised up and just threw them all in the blender and it took less than a 3 seconds.

Peppermints In Blender

See…crushed perfectly. Although…

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Posted by on December 20, 2012 in Ice-cream recipes

 

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spanish melon sorbet

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say hello to our newest purchase – an ice cream maker. my partner got it in his head that he’d like to make gelato and so off we went to the appliance store, only to find out that there exists a single model of ice cream maker on the island: a kenwood (im280) which required the bowl to be frozen at least overnight. this meant no instant gratification, and the fact that we were actually paying more than a hundred for what was a mere insulated bowl. but we still got it.

human folly must be excused. and now, let me tell you about our virgin batch of iced goodness: a melon sherbet.

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Posted by on December 18, 2012 in Ice-cream recipes

 

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Bejeweled Pomegranate

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I’ve always thought of the pomegranate as a jewel-like fruit. Those little crimson seeds always made me think of the precious ruby. They still do. As a child, I would await the arrival of this forbidding fruit with anticipation. The short-lived fruit would arrive in late Autumn and thrive right through to Christmas. A few short months, and then they were gone. I think that’s one reason I found the pomegranate such a beguiling treat. That and the explosion of those sweet, juicy and succulent seeds once I spooned them into my mouth. This ancient Middle-Eastern fruit truly was a fleeting indulgence.

I love the myth that revolves around the pomegranate. Persephone is abducted by Hades, God of the Dead, and imprisoned in the underworld. There, she eats some pomegranate seeds. Demeter, Goddess of Agriculture and Fertility, is her mother. She is so saddened over the loss of her only daughter…

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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Ice-cream recipes

 

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Strawberry Eggnog Ice-cream Sandwich

Recipe for strawberry eggnog ice-cream sandwiches. They look delicious, please click the title above. Something different for the festive season. Ice-cream is sandwiched in between two chocolate chip cookies.

 

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Christmas Pudding Ice-cream

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Love Ice-cream, Love Christmas Pudding, why not mush them into one fun loving dessert.

Make your own Christmas pudding ice-cream. Click link for recipe.

Christmas Pudding Ice-cream Recipe

 

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Black Forest Ice Cream Cake

Recipe Adaptors

If you can melt ice cream, you can make this cake.

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Ice cream cake is especially good for those of you that are in a hot part of the world for the festive season as it is a deliciously cooling way to finish off your Christmas feast. And the best part of it is that you can make it in advance and keep it in the freezer.

It would also work well as an alternative dessert for children or picky teenagers.

I used my supermarket’s own brand ice cream to keep the cost down but you can use your favourite.

The recipe is adapted from one that I found in the December 2009 issue of Super Food Ideas magazine.

Ingredients – serves at least 12:

  • 400g/14oz jar pitted cherries in juice (not syrup)
  • 250g/9 oz cream cheese (I used Philadelphia), softened
  • 2 litres/quarts vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 27 plain chocolate cookies (such as…

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