"Idiot proof" is how Curtis describes this gelato recipe, a mix of milk, cream and sugar thickened with cornstarch, steeped with fresh mint and drizzled with melted chocolate after churning to create a stracciatella effect.
In deciding how to serve it, I came across Curtis's recipe for Best Fudge Mint Brownies, intensely chocolate-y brownies that are topped with a mint ganache also infused with this herb's fresh flavour...I just replaced the ganache with my minty iced treat.
It was the perfect combination. The Fresh Mint Chip Gelato was creamy yet still light and tasted refreshingly of mint with crisp shards of dark chocolate throughout, a cool contrast to the rich, fudgy brownie.
Gelato meltdown!.....the best kind.
Our challenge this week at I Heart Cooking Clubs was to make a Curtis Stone recipe featuring herbs so visit here to check out the other herbalicious dishes.