3 Quick and Easy Summer Dessert Recipes
Summer is the best time to indulge in desserts and using healthy ingredients adds dietary benefits of your cravings. Staying at home to avoid the scorching summer heat? Why not make a dessert which is accessible and simple to make!
With these quick and easy recipes be assured to stay refreshed during hot summer days.
Chocolate Gelato Recipe
Coconut Milk - 3 ½ cups
Vanilla Extract - 1 teaspoon
Brown Sugar - 2 tablespoons
Cornstarch - 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Whisk cocoa powder in a medium bowl with coconut milk (about 2/3 cup) to make a smooth paste. Add vanilla extract and stir well.
Heat brown sugar, cornstarch and salt in a pan for few seconds. Then add the remaining coconut milk. Over medium heat, stir frequently with a wooden spoon until the mixture begins to scrape around the corners of the pan. To avoid burning, simmer for 3 minutes. Directly pour the hot mixture into the cocoa powder bowl (from Step 1). Mix until well blended. Let it cool for about 45 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
Pour the Gelato mixture into an air tight container. Put it in the freezer for upto a day. Let it soften before serving. Enjoy!
Mint Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Coconut milk - 4 cups
Fresh mint leaves - 1/4 cup
Melt the chocolate in a microwave at 15 second intervals until the chocolate chunks become smooth and runny (be careful not to burn).
Use a Blender to mix the melted chocolate, coconut milk and mint leaves until there are lots of bubbles in the mixture.
Refrigerate overnight to let it set. Serve in mini glass jars or bowls. Enjoy!
Garnish: Summer strawberries/ blueberries for toppings!