Recipe: The Promised Chocolatey Ones
Updated: Jun 9, 2020
I am reliably informed that these were "the best recipes ever" by my ever-trusty taste testers. Even the adult one....
Continuing from yesterday's post, you will need mint syrup for today's recipes- so if you haven't got any yet, go here first.
Mint chocolate granita
1 quantity mint syrup (from yesterday's recipe)
1 mug cocoa powder
Extra water or milk/milk substitute, to taste
You can use half or quarter quantities if this is going to make too much for your household- it does make quite a lot!
You will also need:
A freezer-proof dish (metal is best- see yesterday)
A whisk- optional- to help mix in the cocoa
A plastic tub (eg an old icecream tub)
Pour the mug of cocoa powder into the freezer-proof dish
Add the mint syrup a little at a time, stirring so the cocoa mixes into a paste
Once all the mint syrup has been added, taste the mixture.
Add water or milk/milk substitute as you wish (we liked it really strong so didn't add extra water)
Freeze, stirring every so often (between 30 mins and 2 hours) to break up the ice as it forms.
Eat once frozen, or transfer to plastic tub for storage
This won't set quite as hard as the plain mint syrup, which makes it easier to handle. Also, it's very very chocolatey!
And for one last delicious step...
There was a request for milkshake...
Chocolate mint milkshake
You will need:
Half the mint chocolate granita (or just the mint chocolate syrup)
About 500ml milk/milk substitute and/or ice cream
A blender or big bowl and lots of arm strength
We made a fairly runny milkshake using just soya milk and the granita- which is the favoured version in this house. Using ice cream in milkshakes is considered "wasting the ice cream" by the smaller household members...
Simply put the ingredients in a blender or big bowl and mix until you're happy with the results, then pour into glasses.
This is easier with liquid milk than ice cream, obviously.
To get things going if using arm strength alone, add a bit of milk to the granita and mix until it's reasonably easy to stir before adding more ice cream or milk.