Did I tell you how much I’m in love with my new ice cream maker we bought from Tchibo 2 months ago? I knew that it would be our new toy and we would be experimenting new ice cream recipes with it. I’ve been having fun trying all sorts of frozen treats with it since we bought it. After making Chocolate Ice Cream and Lemon Ice Cream in the maker, we knew we could make any ice cream with this magical device. This time we wanted to make it with fresh mint leaves and the result was absolutely perfect! It will definitely be easier to tolerate the heat in summer with Very Fresh Mint Ice Cream!
As for the taste of this unique fresh mint ice cream, you feel the strong herbaceous flavor of mint. If you love the taste of mint chewing gum or mint chips, I’m sure you will love this creamy fresh mint ice cream too! You will feel fresh and bright when you eat it! And that feeling continues up to an hour in your mouth!
I’m inspired by David Lebovitz’s Fresh Mint Ice Cream in his amazing book, The Perfect Scoop and made some adjustments on it. I guess I will be trying several of his wonderful frozen treat recipes this summer. I wanted my ice cream to have a lovely green color, so I had to add one more ingredient to his list as mint leaves alone are not enough to give it that impressive color. What could it be? Any ideas? No it’s not green food coloring, I used something completely natural. Of course it’s something green. That’s right I used spinach leaves. Weird, isn’t it? Trust me you don’t feel any flavor of spinach in this mint ice cream.
I’ve just fallen in love with this mint color! Who doesn’t? The best thing about it is that there is no artificial food coloring in it. The second best thing is that nobody can notice that it’s spinach unless you tell them. Keep this ingredient as a secret until they eat their very fresh mint ice cream.
I must tell that I’m inspired by a Turkish cake made with spinach. Spinach is used just to color this cake, it doesn’t affect the taste of it. It is always great to surprise guests with this cake. How come I haven’t made it till now! I will definitely make it as soon as possible and share it with you. To give you an idea, I searched it on the Internet and found this Spinach Cake on Mom What’s for dinner?
If you have worries about the temperature this summer, try this Very Fresh Mint Ice Cream and feel yourself in Alaska even when it’s boiling this summer!