Sounds gross, as I imagine most sweet things with spinach in them would. If you are thinking that ice cream does not sound like the most appetizing place to be experimenting with sweet and savoury flavours, I would have to agree. Unless you are talking about this ice cream, in which case you would be wrong (or something involving some kind of salted caramel…hmm). Just like when you mix green things in smoothies, you really can’t taste the spinach at all.
I don’t have an ice cream maker, which is probably for the best. However, I still enjoy making it once in awhile, but have never really been able to perfect the technique. I assume this comes down to some sort of science thing, which is one of my least favourite topics of conversation and energy focus. As a result, I just end up blending it all, throwing it in a covered bowl in the freezer, and then mixing it several times during the freezing process.
- 2 frozen bananas (chop before freezing)
- 3 cups fresh spinach
- 1 cup (ish) of plain greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Handful of fresh mint
- 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup chopped mint chocolate chips
I blended everything together in a food processor, and then froze it. The original recipe idea is from here, with modifications. It ended up having the most interesting (no, not code word for bad) flavour, the fresh mint really stood out, and it wasn’t overly sweet. Would be a good dessert for those ‘people’ who complain about things being “too sweet” or “too rich”.