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Mint Frozen Yogurt with Grilled Mango

Serves 4.

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    Light and fresh, this dessert strikes a perfect balance between hot and cold. Sweet caramelized mango becomes irresistible topped with a scoop of cool mint frozen yogurt. The frozen yogurt is also delightful on other grilled fruits such as watermelon or pineapple.

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    Mint Frozen Yogurt with Grilled Mango

    Ingredients

    • 2 cups (500 mL) non-fat Greek yogurt
    • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) natural cane sugar or coconut sugar
    • 1/2 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped out
    • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) lime juice
    • 40 large fresh peppermint leaves or mojito mint leaves
    • 2 ripe mangoes
    • 2 tsp (10 mL) melted coconut oil

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

    • calories193
    • protein10g
    • fat3g
      • saturated fat2g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates34g
      • sugars25g
      • fibre3g
    • sodium52mg

    Directions

    01

    In bowl of blender or food processor, pulse together yogurt, sugar, vanilla seeds, and lime juice until sugar is completely dissolved. Add mint leaves and blend until finely chopped. Refrigerate mixture for at least 1 hour.

    02

    Freeze chilled yogurt mixture in ice cream maker according to manufactureru2019s instructions. Transfer to airtight container and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until needed.

    03

    Preheat grill or grill pan over medium heat.

    04

    Peel mangoes and cut flesh from the pit into two large cheeks. Brush with melted coconut oil and grill mango pieces, turning once, until well marked, about 1 to 2 minutes total. Slice each mango piece and transfer to serving plates. Top with a scoop of mint frozen yogurt and serve immediately.

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