Gluten Free • Paleo • Sugar Free • Dairy Free
Gluten Free • Paleo • Sugar Free • Dairy Free
This is my last instalment in my Valentine’s Day perfect match series. First there was Peanut Butter and Jelly, then Chocolate and Strawberries. Today I bring to you my all-time favourite perfect match. They are so perfect that Dexter (the robot, not the serial killer!) would have blown a fuse; it’s Sweet Potato and Chocolate.
When we are talking perfect matches then there is no going past Sweet Potato and Chocolate. Now, before you start gagging let me explain to you why they are the perfect couple for Valentine’s Day.
Sweet Potato is a slightly sweet, very mushy (like some blokes!) Vegetable. It’s a great replacement for butter when baking a cake and (when cooked to a nice, soft pureed state) it can almost not be detected. It’s the stealth ingredient of the hidden vegetable world.
Chocolate is…well chocolate! Even in its simplest form it’s still delicious and it has the power to transform the meek to the amazing.
When you put Chocolate and Sweet Potato together something awesome happens; you get a creamy, smooth, deep flavour that doesn’t cause you a weeks’ worth of guilt. I know because I’ve done it way too many times to be normal; it’s kind of my signature pairing!
These Chocolate Sweet Potato Ice Creams are nothing short of crazy, but do indulge me and just try them! They are made from a mere 5 ingredients and take 30 seconds in a blender, before being set in the freezer. The hardest part of these Chocolate Sweet Potato Ice Creams is getting the plastic mould cover off (tip; run it under hot water briefly to loosen), and that’s mostly because I’m so impatient.
Sometimes I think it’s just me who loves the Chocolate/Sweet Potato combo, so I served these Chocolate Sweet Potato Ice Creams up to some friends on a play date. One friend is well versed in my manic kitchen ways, the other is new and had not tried any of my Frankenstein-like creations. Well, let me tell you how great these Chocolate Sweet Potato Ice Creams went down. I made mini icy poles for the kids, and they each came back for seconds (actually they did ask for thirds but there were none left!) and then the mums had to polish theirs off before the kids could steal them. The kids were walking around with big, happy, chocolate moustaches, all none the wiser that they just had a serve of orange vegie!
These Chocolate Sweet Potato Ice Creams are too easy to make. All the ingredients are blended and then frozen. Yep; it’s that simple! I like to have a baked Sweet Potato in the fridge at all times (I never pretended to be normal!) so I’m always ice cream ready. If you don’t then making your own puree is simple following these instructions.
If using icy-pole moulds then the ice-cream will set nice and evenly. If you are setting the ice-cream in a container then it needs to be blended before serving. I use my trusty blender to make it smooth again, otherwise it’s way too hard to scoop out. I don’t own an ice cream machine but I am confident that if you follow the manufacturer’s instructions it will be super tasty. As always, I love using the moulds. Less dishes, easier for the kids and heaps of fun!
So please try this slightly (ok very) weird ice cream and see how many of your friends you can trick into eating some extra vegetables!
This years Valentines Day theme has been about Perfect Matches. First there was this Peanut Butter and Jelly Tart and now I give you two of the most romantic foods ever…Chocolate and Strawberries. Chocolate and Strawberry have long been lovers and partners in crime. I’m pretty sure they have been responsible for many engagements, cheesyContinue Reading
I like to think that every month has a theme. December is Christmas and January is Summer. September is full of Birthdays and springtime, and July is cold, cold, cold. For me, February is all about Love. Of course there’s Valentine’s Day but it’s also my wedding anniversary! This year my Valentines theme is PerfectContinue Reading
By far the most popular recipe on Mummy Made.It is my Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Icing. Everyone loves Carrot Cake, especially when it’s a healthier version, but sometimes it’s just too darn hot for cake. Personally, I like to turn the air con up so I can still use my oven and still eat cakeContinue Reading
I often get asked by people how I eat. My usual response is “With my mouth. Why? What do you do?”. Of course that’s not what they mean; they want to put a label on how I eat. Is if GF, DF, Paleo, Vegan etc and I understand why; it’s easier to manage and haveContinue Reading
Australia Day is almost here but there’s still time for just one more dessert recipe (isn’t there always?!). This year I’ve shared my Lamington Slice and Lamington Cookies with you; now comes the Mango Lamington. I know, for some of you playing with the traditional flavours of a Lamington is like when Kraft addedContinue Reading
There are some holiday foods that I wish you could all year long without judgement. If you pull out a Hot Cross Bun in August or eat a Gingerbread Man in March you would probably be considered weird but I’m going to start a new campaign to allow holiday food to come out all yearContinue Reading