Avocado Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream Cups

Avocado Green Tea Ice Cream Cups

Sweets | June 26, 2017 | By

I don’t know about you, but that glorious sound of the ice cream truck still makes me want to run outside and flag down the ice cream man! So many choices on a hot summer’s day! But I betcha you never saw an ice cream flavor like the one we’ve created — our refreshing Avocado Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream with matcha powder! Made sure it wasn’t overly sweet, and it sits in a delish sugar cookie cup which is kind of like a cone/ice cream sandwich if you will. Is your mouth watering yet? We promise, these aren’t hard to make. Best if you use an ice cream maker for creaminess, which is all the rage these days. We used store-bought cookie dough for the cups — SO easy! The ice cream even has a hint of fresh ginger. OK, go make this now! (If you like this recipe, try our Matcha Green Tea Cupcakes!)

Avocado Green Tea Ice Cream CupsYou’re going to love these Avocado Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream Cups! They literally melt in your mouth!

cookie cupsStore-bought sugar cookie dough is used for this recipe. Feel free to make your own from scratch! To make the cookie cups, press a small spice container into the cookie just after pulling it from the oven.

cookie cupsLet the cookie cups rest in the muffin pan, then move them to a wire rack.

avocado green tea ice creamThe ice cream is so easy to prepare, with all of the ingredients pulsed in a blender until smooth and creamy. Finish in an ice cream maker.

Avocado Green Tea Ice Cream CupsA medium-sized ice cream scoop works perfectly for even distribution into the cookie cups.

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Avocado Coconut Green Tea Ice Cream Cups
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. To make the cookie cups:
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Cut the cookie dough into 12 evenly sliced pieces. Roll the pieces into a ball and press each piece into a greased, non-stick muffin tin. Bake in the oven for 15-16 minutes until slightly golden brown. Remove from oven and using a small spice jar, press the jar down into the center of each cookie to form a crevice. Let the cookies cool in the tin for about 15 minutes. Run a flexible flat knife around the rim of each cookie to loosen and pop out of the muffin tin, placing each on a cooling rack.
  3. To make the ice cream:
  4. Add to a blender the lime zest, lime juice, ginger, avocados, matcha powder, coconut milk, and sugar. Pulse until well-combined. Add in the vanilla extract and salt and pulse again until very smooth. Refrigerate until completely chilled at least three hours or overnight. Place the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use an ice cream scoop to place about ¼ cup of the ice cream into each cookie cup. Put the cups into the freezer to harden. Serve topped with toasted coconut flakes.

If you liked this recipe, try our Boozy Coconut Chili Lime Popsicles

coconut chili lime popsicles

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Vietnamese Grilled Pork Tenderloin Skewers

vietnamese pork tenderloin

Meat | June 19, 2017 | By

This weekend was definitely ideal for grillin’! Oh, the aromas of so many BBQs fired up all over the neighborhood! Just had to whip up something with an Asian flair that we could serve our guests, so why not Vietnamese Grilled Pork Tenderloin Skewers? The marinade gives such amazing flavor to the pork (you can also substitute chicken or shrimp with this recipe) with hints of fresh ginger, garlic, and lemongrass. The pork is super tender when grilled and took no time at all to cook through. Serve these skewers with a side of our delicious Spicy Kale & Fennel Salad, which pairs so well with this recipe! All that’s left is a tall mug of brewskie and you’ve got yourself a great summer meal!

vietnamese pork tenderloinThese super flavorful Vietnamese pork tenderloin skewers are so easy to prepare!

Vietnamese Pork TenderloinVietnamese pork tenderloin skewers cook in only 15 minutes on the grill. Serve with a side of our Spicy Kale & Fennel Salad

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Vietnamese Grilled Pork Tenderloin Skewers
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemongrass, finely chopped (white parts only), or 1 tablespoon jarred lemongrass
  • 2 tablespoons shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped (divided)
  • 1 large pork tenderloin, trimmed of silver skin and fat, and cut into bite-sized pieces
Instructions
  1. For the marinade, place all ingredients up to pork tenderloin into mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside a small portion of the marinade. Place the marinade in a large sealed bag and add the pork. Marinate at least one hour or more in the refrigerator.
  2. Remove the pork from the refrigerator and thread the pork onto wooden skewers that have been soaked in water for at least 30 minutes (this prevents the skewers from burning on the grill).
  3. Grill the pork skewers on medium high heat for 15 minutes, turning frequently. Meanwhile, place the reserved marinade in a small sauce pot and heat. Drizzle over skewers when ready to serve. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.
  4. Serve with a side of Spicy Kale & Fennel Salad.
Notes
Adapted from: Salt & Lavender

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