I know it sounds crazy, but this is kale frozen yogurt! The kale gives this mint chocolate froyo it's green colour, naturally. And you can't taste it.
Kale just flies around with its red cape and blue pants saving the world, doesn't it?
I think it also invented the internet and discovered penicillin.
Here it is giving you vegetables in your froyo.
Leafy green veg and yogurt basically making a summer salad dessert.
Add a big handful of fresh mint leaves and some chopped up dark chocolate chunks an it's like summer has come early.
I'm steadfastly ignoring the rain dripping down my windowpane like ice cream down a child's cone-filled hand.
Forget about green food dyes, just add a load of kale.
The mint and tang of the yogurt overpower any kale flavour. Plus, the chocolate adds a nice texture variety and extra bursts of sweetness.
You can add a few drops of mint extract if you want a stronger taste.
I had a photographer from a national broadsheet come out to take my picture this week. I LOVE having my picture taken.
I often take the family snaps and my husband will attest that I get all annoyed when I don’t think I’m in enough.
I suppose I don’t want to be written out of history.
If that's even possible in this digital age.
I have a terrible memory and perhaps I want to make sure that the future me, and my kids in years to come, can look back at each moment. I don’t want to be missing behind the shutter.
Or I'm just a narcissist. I suppose writing a blog is rather narcissistic.
That isn’t to say that I don’t get uncomfortable and insecure over pictures.
I couldn’t breathe for spanx during this last shoot. I tried on a dozen dresses. My husband gamely pretended I wasn’t driving him mad.
But there I am. In pictures. In a newspaper. I'm part of my own history.
Anyhoo - back to the kale frozen yogurt recipe.
During kale season, it's abundant. Huge bags of it are piled at farmer's markets. If you're lucky you'll get a massive bunch with the stalk still intact.
It's such a versatile leafy green, so make good use of it in these recipes:
I know it sounds crazy to make a kale ice cream (or kale frozen yogurt!). But I've long found inspiration for creative desserts from the vegetable aisle.
Vegetables bring amazing natural colors to bakes and desserts.
They also add a little goodness behind.
I've also found that some vegetables (particularly root veg) mean you can add less sugar to vegetable cake recipes.
I hope you love this kale frozen yogurt recipe. Try these other recipes too!
get the Mint, Chocolate Kale Frozen Yogurt recipe
Did you make this vegetable dessert recipe? Please let me know how it turned out for you!
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Mint, Chocolate and Kale Frozen Yogurt
- 3 cups (75g) kale
- 1 handful fresh mint leaves chopped
- ½ cup (120ml) milk (cow or almond)
- 4 tablespoons sugar, maple syrup or agave nectar
- A few drops mint extract to taste (optional)
- 2 cups (500g) plain yogurt
- 3 oz (75g) dark chocolate chips
- Blend the kale, mint, milk and sugar until very smooth. Add the mint extract if using and yogurt and blend minimally until smooth.
- Refrigerate for half an hour to aid freezing. Pour into an ice cream maker, churning according to manufacturers instructions until thick – about 15 minutes. Five minutes from the end, add the chopped chocolate.
How to make without an ice cream maker
- If you don’t have an ice cream maker, freeze for an hour in a shallow freezer-safe dish, whiz in the blender and then freeze for another hour.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.