View Full Version : Chocolate mint blizzard
03-20-2008, 10:31 AM
I rarely see ads on TV because I have TV on my computer with a software that records my shows and it lets me skip ads like tracks on a CD, for some reason yesterday I let some ads play, I must have been doing something else.
I'm glad I did, as I saw a kit kat blizzard ad and it reminded me of the chocolate mint blizzards I used to get at Deathry Queen.
Now I need a raw version, and it should be quite easy, I know how to make mint ice cream, and is the rest just adding chocolate chips?
Also, what makes the difference between regular ice cream and a Blizzard?
03-21-2008, 07:19 PM
Never had one . . .however. . . the ice cream recipe in Raw Food Real World is exactly like soft serve. Add some cocoa nibs and mint extract and you should have a winner!
03-23-2008, 02:46 PM
Well I just invented my own mint ice cream (cashews, macadamias, banana, water, coconut oil, agave, stevia, salt, mint oil), except it's pure white, any ideas for green coloring so my next one looks like mint rather than vanilla?
I then got lazy for the chocolat chips so rather than making my own raw chips, I pulsed a 70% organic chocolate bar in the food processor (it also made chocolate powder as well as chips, I "drank" the powder and wow, it tastes incredible, I think having it in powder really changes the taste).
It's still in the ice cream maker but as soon as it's done in 5-10 minutes I'll take a picture, I wish the ice cream had a hint of green color though!
If you're wondering why I waited so long to make this recipe I have been dying for and thinking of since posting this, it's because I had no more cashews/macadamias or chocolate and just got some now, this blizzard is the first thing I made after getting in with the ingredients.
03-23-2008, 03:01 PM
Here's the picture.
Sugar Snap Pea
03-23-2008, 07:42 PM
Wish I were at your house right now!! :rolleyes:
03-23-2008, 07:50 PM
damn, that looks great!
03-23-2008, 08:06 PM
what about a little spirulina for the green...shouldn't take much or change the flavor...
03-23-2008, 08:09 PM
It is great, except that glass is like 3000 calories, I only ate half of it so far, I'm alternating it between the freezer and fridge to keep it the right consistency, it will probably be 75% of what I'll eat today (I eat about 4000 calories a day since I workout).
03-23-2008, 08:23 PM
Wow... that looks fantastic!!!
03-23-2008, 10:17 PM
i agree with the spirulina recommendation for the green coloring. i've done this and it doens't take much spirulina at all to give it that green tint and that way it doesn't change the taste, either.
raweater -- Would you be able to indulge us and give an idea of the quantities you used for this!?
03-24-2008, 01:08 PM
I pretty much just improvised but I'll try to give you an idea:
Start by adding macadamia/cashews (I used a mix of both) to your blender (base the quantity on how many calories of blizzard you want as this is the main calorie source), then add as little water as possible for it to blend into a thick cream, I then added a banana for no particular reason, you can skip it if you want, and put about 1/4 cup of coconut oil per 1-2 cups of mixture you have. Then add agave, and if you have stevia, ideally the green powder from ground leaves, add a bit, this allows you to cut in half the agave you use, save a fortune, and reduce the amount of water in the blend. Then add a few pinches of salt and drop of peppermint oil to taste, start with 2 drops, then blend and taste and add more until it's the way you like it (sweetness, mintyness, etc.).
Let the mixture blend for quite a while just to it gets a little warm (as warm as you can while keeping it under 118), thanks to a tip by baltochef this is supposed to help homogenize the sugar and fats.
Pour the blend in an ice cream maker and add chocolate chips of your choice near the end of the freezing cycle.
I'll try to ahve more exact quantities soon, I'll measure next time, as I'm sure to remake this very soon.
My mouth is so watering!
Any thoughts on doing this without an ice cream maker?? (I would just buy one as I've thought of it many times, but I'm moving overseas in 3 months and already have several appliances that I'm worried about the voltage changes etc.)
03-24-2008, 02:19 PM
You could put the blend in ice cube trays and freeze it and then ideally run it through a juicer like the green star, or in a food processor but this may be tough on the blades.
03-24-2008, 05:35 PM
You want to gain 30 pounds?
Current Weight: 130
Goal Weight: 160
I'll be glad to share 18ish, or was that a typo on your desires. I didn't even read posts here as I got side tracked by weight wishes. I can't believe I am down already 30. My husband would be shocked if he realized his balloon wife who used to weigh 115ish was up to 169 several months ago. I was shocked myself, but the truth came out when my trainer, who I told not to tell me my weight, gave me the print out profile the second week of our training. Glad I kept composed as I was driving and "reading" not drinking, but went into shock when I saw that. I hadn't been on a scale for decades so the shock hit hard. I must say I am looking and others say "thin." The word "thin" sounds nice here.
No way could I eat 4,000 calories with my weight training. Can you start thread on what you do in your training. My metabolism is surely not close to you, but much slower. I live at the gym nightly.
Sorry all, got side tracked, as don't see too many who want to gain and 30 pounds, man alive. Just losing 18 more is challenging.
03-24-2008, 06:14 PM
Yes I do want to gain 30 pounds, I used to be around 165 and quite muscular but when I went raw I was no longer working out and my calorie intake went down which triggered my body to loose weight/muscle. I started working out again which is what makes me need 4000 calories a day (I think yesterday I had 6000! 3000 of which were that blizzard) and slowly making my weight come back. I'll start a thread in the exercise forum to share more details.
03-24-2008, 07:32 PM
Cafe Gratitude's recipe uses cocoa nibs and mint leaves. THose will give you the minty flavor and a natural green color.
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