I love creating and making things. I am always on the hunt for new recipes to try. The other week I was determined to make Japanese Hot Cakes with a sweet mint sauce. I bought the perfect cutter for my hotcakes and had my batter ready to go. After a few attempts, my hotcakes were not rising in the way that I had hoped. I ended up using the recipe to make muffins, but I was frustrated. I had this idea in my head that I was going to create beautiful fluffy hotcakes. I would layer them in a perfect tower with a sweet mint sauce drizzled on top. Instead, they turned into weird looking muffins that still tasted great, according to my husband. It wasn’t a total loss, but I felt defeated.
As I was cleaning up, I noticed that I had my mint sauce in the fridge. I wasn’t about to throw it away, because it tasted incredible, so I popped it in the freezer and hoped for the best. The next day I was surprised to find that I had created a masterpiece. My once mint sauce turned into an airy, sweet, and light sorbet. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it before. My failure immediately turned into a win. I just needed about 12 hours to realize it.
There have been many times in my life where I feel like I have failed. I’ve prayed and wondered why it’s taking so long to answer. In my kitchen, that prayer took about 12 hours to answer. The mint sauce needed time to freeze and harden for it to turn into a mouth-watering dessert. In real life, sometimes it takes years for us to gain strength or a particular perspective to have our prayers answered. I like to keep this quote in mind when things don’t go as planned, “There are three answers to prayer: 1. Yes, 2. Not Yet, 3. I have something better in mind.”
Avocado Mint Superfood Sorbet
- Food Processor
- 1 cup Low Fat Canned Coconut Milk
- 3/4 cup Mashed Avocado
- 6 medium Fresh Mint Leaves
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 tablespoons Raw Honey
- 1 pinch Himalayan Pink Salt
- Blend all ingredients in a mini food processor or blender. Pour into freezer safe container and let freeze up to 6 hours or overnight. Let sit out 10 minutes before serving.