Mint Choc Chip Frozen Yogurt

June 23, 2013

Mint Choc Chip Frozen Yogurt

Every now and then I need a sweet treat before bedtime; and it has to involve chocolate.
Last night I was CRAAAAving mint choc chip ice-cream. It’s my superhero treat, my kryptonite. I know it’s not exactly healthy food but I have the (damn) right to stuff my face with it once in a while.
Except that last night I was in the mood to make my own mint choc chip ice-cream. That’s when I remembered about an awesome recipe in Sara Forte’s cookbook “The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take On Whole Foods”, involving mint, choc chip and Greek yogurt. So I ended up making frozen yogurt, not ice-cream. Minh Choc Chip Frozen Yogurt to be precise.
Three words: DE-LI-CIOUS. And calorie considerate too.
So my superhero treat has just gotten much healthier. It’s not going to be my kryptonite anymore.

Mint Choc Chip Frozen Yogurt

This Mint Choc Chip Frozen Yogurt it’s a light, fresh, mint-blasted treat. Perfect for a hot summer night on your own. Well, if you’re the generous type, you might as well share it with your friends.
Beware though, it’s hard to eat just one serving.

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Adapted from The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take On Whole Foods

Serves 6 to 8

1 cup (2 large handfuls) fresh mint leaves, chopped
1 cup / 240 ml heavy cream
½ cup / 6 oz / 170 gr maple syrup (or honey)
2 cups / 400 ml Greek Yogurt
2 oz / 56 gr +70% dark chocolate, chopped


Put mint leaves in a saucepan with the cream. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring every now and then and pressing the mint leaves so that they release the oils. As soon as it comes to simmer, add maple syrup and stir to combine, then turn off the heat.
Let mixture steep at least for 30 minutes. Afterwards, pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the mint leaves. In a large bowl combine mint mixture with Greek yogurt, chocolate and whisk to combine.
Cover and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (1 hour is best though).
Pour the mixture into an ice-cream maker and begin freezing according to instructions (my ice-cream makes takes about 20 minutes to get soft and smooth frozen yogurt).
Serve immediately or transfer to a covered container and store in the freezer (it will firm up quite a bit!)

Nutrition facts

One serving of yields 184 calories, 8.6 grams of fat, 23 grams of fat and 7.5 grams of protein.


  1. Interesting combination of mint and chocolate. I want to pluck some fresh mint from my garden and try out immediately. We love a Whole Foods gelato flavor of Pineapple and Basil. This recipe reminded me of that.

  2. Drooling over the keyboard. Can't wait to try this!

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  4. Wow sounds amazing! I love mint ice cream : )

  5. Fresh mint in frozen yogurt sounds amazing.

  6. Wow, that's brilliant -- I always use greek yogurt and mint together for savory sauces, but never thought to make it into ice cream!

  7. Greek nice!