Summer in Ireland is too short to be in the kitchen
With such glorious weather, as in it hit 22C today. Who wants to be cooking? you see i definitely did not want to be, although i think that tomorrow, weather pending ? it will be a BBQ, fingers crossed that the sun appears again.
Now, to me, summer has certain smells. One is an egg and ham sandwich with King crisps (now King Lite) on the side. Chipper Chips and sand, yes im aware that unless its the sand im eating my chipper dinners are limited but the other one is mint chocolate.
Maybe some of you will remember but HB used to have an ice pop called Mint Feast, it was my favorite. Well today i had an egg and ham salad sandwich with half a pack of King Lite crisps on the side, totally yum. Yet, afterwards i craved a mint chocolate ice cream pop.
A couple of weeks ago i saw on www.weightwatchers.com i saw a recipe for a chocolate mousse and i made it and i have to say it was lovely. Now i added tinned fruit and of course a trusty 99 flake and it was yum but i thought if it had a hint of mint in it, it would have been delicious and this evening i realised that i had everything to make it and the fact that it takes about 15 minutes, i thought, tomorrows dessert!
Weightwatchers Propoint Value per recipe 8
Weightwatchers Propoint Value per Serving 4
2 Options Mint Hot Chocolate
230 mls of Fat Free Milk (Slimline) Reserve 30mls
2 Squares of Mint Chocolate
3 tsp of cornflour
Fruit to decorate
2 99 Flake
Heat the milk in the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds or until hot. Empty the 2 sachets of mint hot chocolate into the milk and stir until completely dissolved.
Place the 2 squares of mint chocolate in a non stick saucepan and place over a medium heat until it has melted. Pour in the chocolate milk and stir over a low to medium heat.
Using the 30mls reserved milk add the cornflour and stir until there are no lumps and then pour into the chocolate mixture.
Bring to the boil for 1 minute while stirring constantly and then remove from the heat.
Allow to cool for a few minutes and divide the mixture between 2 ramekins or small trifle bowls.
Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
When set, remove from fridge, add fruit of choice and top with a 99 Flake.
Enjoy the Niptuck way, so you don't have too!