I made the mistake a few years ago of planting mint directly into my garden. Because of this, I now have a ridiculous amount of mint! I weed more mint than I do actual weeds. Luckily, I like mint. I am always trying to find new ways to use it. I love minted peas as a side dish. Mint in fruit salads and tea are great too. This week I have been craving mojitos. I’m not a big drinker, but I love the flavor of a mojito.

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I just winged this recipe- I’m really happy with how it turned out. It’s nice and refreshing.

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First zest 1 1/2 limes and squeeze the juice into a small bowl. Chop up a 1/2 cup of mint and put it aside.

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In a bigger bowl, add 1 3/4 cups of plain yogurt and 1/2 cup sugar. Mix that together, then add in the lime zest, lime juice, and mint.

Once it is mixed, taste it to make sure you taste the mint and lime, and that it is sweet enough for you. Add more of those ingredients per your taste.

Now put the mixture in the fridge to chill for 4 hours.

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After it chills, pour the mixture into an ice cream maker. It should be ready in 15-20 minutes. During that time, make (and drink!) a mojito! 🙂

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You can eat it right when it’s done, for a soft serve texture (my favorite! I put my store bought ice cream in the microwave to make it soft, weird, I know..), or you spoon it into a Tupperware and freeze it for an hour before eating for a firmer texture.

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Mojito Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients:

Plain yogurt – 1 3/4 cup

Sugar 1/2 cup

Zest and juice from 1 1/2 limes

1/4 cup chopped mint

Method:

1. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Cover the mixture and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

2. When the mixture is cold, pour it into your ice cream maker. Mix about 15-20 minutes.

3. You can eat it now as more of a soft serve texture, or put it in a container and freeze it for about an hour for a more firm texture. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer.

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It is really light and refreshing! It’s great for summer and something different than the more common frozen yogurt flavors. I went with a yogurt base instead of an ice cream base because I though it would give a lighter flavor and a little sour “zing” from the yogurt.

 

Thanks for reading! I’m making a Mojito cheesecake next!

-ash

 

 

 

 

 

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