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Coconut Berry Yogurt Cones is flavored frozen yogurt ice cream made in ice cream maker. Blueberries and raspberries with coconut makes it slurpy and delicious.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! All my life so far, I have only had store-bought ice creams. Never made one at home. However my most recent prized possession is my new Ice Cream Maker which I have become a fan of. KR gifted me this machine last year during the holidays and I cannot stop raving about it ever since. I am still trying my hand at various recipes, doing my experiments with different combos. Surprisingly, I have only made healthy treats until now with it. Frozen yogurt, healthy ice creams are all the need of the hour. The rich ice creams can wait for the time being, I need to lose some pounds! One recent recipe that I tried and loved was called Great Grains Cereal, Mango and Beetroot Frozen Treats. I used the regular cereal and mixed it with beets and mango to get this delicious healthy breakfast ice cream recipe.
Me and my girlfriend were shopping around Target. Her husband and KR had gone for a sci-fi movie and we were utilizing our gal-time well - shopping! We found these cute heart-shaped string lights at a throwaway price and my friend suggested that I buy it for my blog. Yes, that is what I do these days, everything revolves around my blog. Cutlery, props, boards, kitchen tools, etc all need to serve a purpose for my blog other than its actual functionality. Everyone around me knows this about me as well. Therefore the suggestion to buy this cute heart-shaped string lights. I obviously did buy it and later told KR about it. He was probably wondering what those lights would do for a food blog, but hey, here they are, fitting in perfectly in these pictures as my Valentine's day props.
I didn't have a recipe in mind when I purchased these lights. But I wanted to make something to compliment the setup and was thinking on the lines of a nice colorful dessert. My new ice cream maker came to me rescue. In order to continue my trend of making healthy ice creams, I decided to make a Valentine's day special with blueberries and raspberries. In a pan, add the blueberries, raspberries, sugar and honey. Cook it on medium flame for 3-4 minutes. The sugar will begin to melt, now add the desiccated coconut. Keep stirring till the berries are cooked, sugar is melted and the mixture comes together.
Take it off the flame and allow it to cool for few minutes. Add this to a blender along with yogurt. Blitz to a smooth puree. Strain the mixture and transfer it to the ice cream maker bowl. Follow the instructions of your ice cream maker and once done, transfer it to a container and freeze it covered for at-least 5 hours.
These Coconut Berry Yogurt Cones are lip smacking, delicious and slurpy. It looks rich but you can enjoy it guilt-free because there is nothing unhealthy in it. It's just a refreshing way to serve fruits and yogurt. This is one dish that you can offer to your child once back from school or end a romantic date night with it or offer these treats for your child's next birthday party or even serve it on a family movie night family or enjoy it as a late night snack. Well, if you want to have some adult time, then you can team it up with Winter Citrus Swizzle or any Vodka based drink with subtle hints of fruit! Whatever is your excuse, I am positive that you will enjoy these cones any time of the day and in any season.
Coconut Berry Yogurt Cones
- In a pan, add the blueberries, raspberries, sugar and honey. Cook it on medium flame for 3-4 minutes. The sugar will begin to melt, now add the desiccated coconut. Keep stirring till the berries are cooked, sugar is melted and the mixture comes together.
- Take it off the flame and allow it to cool for few minutes. Add this to a blender along with yogurt. Blitz to a smooth puree. Strain the mixture and transfer it to the ice cream maker bowl. Follow the instructions of your ice cream maker and once done, transfer it to a container and freeze it covered for at-least 5 hours.
- Using an ice cream scoop, scoop out a dollop or two into a waffle cone, top it with coconut flakes and serve chilled.
You can call me crazy because I created a whole new recipe just go with my new props! It's true, I did, but I guess it was not a bad deal after all. KR and I got to enjoy these delicious treats way before the actual Valentine's day this year! Well, if you have come here in search of some interesting recipes to make this Valentine's day, then you must also check out these recipes - Rambutan Rose Lassi, Rose flavored Coconut Balls, Rabri Ice Cream with Beetroot & Raspberry Sauce and Eggless Red Velvet Cupcakes with Beets. And of course, Happy Valentine's Day to all of you! 🙂