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Mojito Ice Cream

This is another variation on the Easy Lo-Carb Ice Cream recipe, this time we are going to remake the flavours of a classic Cuban highball cocktail as a Lo-Carb Mojito Ice Cream and we’ll use Citrus Caviar and Mint Blossoms to give it unique flavours.

Mojito Ice Cream

Mojito Ice Cream

According to Wikipedia; Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint.  Apparently it was Hemingway’s favourite drink.

We’re going to use some home grown mint, and some home grown native finger limes.

Mojito Ingredients

Home grown Mint

Everyone should be able to grow mint, it’s a plant that will grow almost any sunny spot where it can get regular water, and can tolerate a lot of abuse.  We grow ours our of an old post hole in the concrete slab our house is built on.  Sure you can buy a sprig of mint in the herb section at your local supermarket, but there is one reason why you really want to grow your own.

Mint Blossom

Mint blossoms; the flowers they produce at the end of summer are edible, and have a unique and powerful flavour that you just can’t get from the leaves.  It’s like mint squared.

Native Limes and Citrus Caviar

Finger Limes are a citrus plant native to Australia that produces fruit that is small, elongated and about the size of a pudgy adult finger.  The flesh of a finger lime breaks easily into juicy pearls that are highly flavourful.  Chefs who cook “Bush Tucker” recipes call these pearls “Citrus Caviar”.

Finger limes on Amazon

Finger limes trees on Amazon

If you can’t source Finger limes, you can use a regular lime.  Regular citruses tend to break into wedges, just separate these and then cut the skin of the wedge and just use a small teaspoon to coax the citrus pearls out.

Hiding the Citrus

We’re going to put the pearls throughout a Rum-Mint flavoured Ice Cream, so as you eat it you experience a series of discrete explosions of citrus flavour.

Mojito Ice Cream

Nutrition Facts Serving Size 1 block Servings 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 15mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. wp-nutrition-label

Mojito Ice Cream
Mojito Ice Cream
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Mojito Ice Cream
Mojito Ice Cream
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Servings
16 servings
Servings
16 servings
Ingredients
Basic Anglaise sauce
Mojito Ice Cream
Servings: servings
Instructions
Rum-Mint flavoured Anglaise Sauce
  1. Strip mint leaves and Blossoms from stalks, and blend with rum.
    Blend Mint
  2. Add the liquidized Mint mixture to the Cream, heat in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer while whisking to distribute the flavour, then take off the heat.
  3. Cook the yolks and Splenda on a double broiler while whisking until ribbony, then gradually ladle in the hot cream mixture while whisking.
    Ribbony Eggs for Matcha Ice Cream
  4. Whisk the mixture over a gentle heat until it coats the back of a spoon
  5. Cool the Anglaise in the fridge.
Citrus Pearls
  1. Cut finger limes in half and squeeze out the pearls. In this photo the limes are cut lengthwise to show the pearls, but the best way to harvest them is to actually cut the lime in half crossways and squeeze the pearls out.
    Finger lime
Make Ice Cream
  1. Add the cooled Anglaise to the Ice Cream maker and churn as usual.
    Ice Cream
  2. Once in the final setting container spread the "Citrus Pearls" over the surface and use a spoon to push them down into the partially frozen Ice Cream so they are evenly dispersed through the Ice Cream.
  3. Portion up into 16 serves once the Ice Cream has frozen solid.
    Mojito Ice Cream
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