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
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.
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 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”.
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
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 135
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 15mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
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