5-Minute Chocolate Ice Cream Toppings

| 7/11/2011 12:26:24 PM

L.StarLetitia L. Star has been writing for The Herb Companion for the last five years, along with two other sister magazines—Natural Home and GRIT. You can reach her at lstarwriter@gmail.com or visit her website at http://lstar.vpweb.com.   

Fresh mint (or other herb leaves) dipped in dark, rich chocolate. Blueberry, Mint & Chocolate Sauce. These ice cream toppings burst with flavor, fragrance and texture with every bite. Plus, they're a breeze to make.

My naturally-sweetened recipes with herbs and fair-trade cocoa make it easy to celebrate National Ice Cream Month—which is the entire month of July. (Sunday, July 17, 2011 is designated as National Ice Cream Day.) 

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Use this dipping sauce to make delicious ice cream toppings.
Photo by Howard Lee Puckett

Good for You, Good for Others 

Both of these recipes use my Dark Chocolate Dipping Sauce recipe recently published in my article, "7 Recipes to Fight Aging with Every Meal." Dark chocolate is a superfood with many health benefits. It's rich in age-fighting flavonoids and antioxidants that can protect cells from free radical damage. It also helps release the brain's feel-good hormones. To make the dipping sauce, I use non-sweetened organic baking cocoa.