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Nutty Cardamom and Coconut Froyo cups

It has been ridiculously hot in Nairobi lately, as is every other February. After one spends just a few minutes in the sun, you literally feel like your skin is peeling off. Heck, even looking out the window can send your armpits into overdrive :D. Such that sunny weather calls for all the cool treats, and if those treats are yummy, even better!

I first tried making chocolate cups. I mixed the chocolate with milk, after it dried out because of microwaving it too long which changed its composition and it failed to solidify afterwards. We fail, we learn. I picked myself up, changed things up and decided to make a frozen treat. These  froyo cups are small and dainty, but pack a punch when it comes to flavor. These are a must try this sunny season.

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MAKE TIME:2 HOURS                        MAKES:3


Vanilla yogurt

1/2 a teaspoon of cardamom

1 1/2 tablespoon of unsalted ground nuts

1 1/2 a tablespoons of desiccated coconut

1/2 a teaspoon of beetroot



Put your desiccated coconut, beet root and ground cardamom a small bowl. Add yogurt to this and mix it in . This will take about three tablespoons. Once evenly mixed, scoop this into your cupcake paper and put in the fridge to solidify. This will take about an hour.

the beetroot goves the bottom layer of the froyo its color. The coconut and cardamom tatse heavenly together

The beetroot is what adds the pink color to the bottom layer of the froyo cup. You do not really taste it, but benefit from its nutritional content.

mix all the first batch of ingredietns with vanilla yoghurt_the beetroot fib=ves the first layer of the froyo with the pink

I used the small cup cake cups. For this treat I preferred to keep the quantities small. However of you use large cuppies, ensure you adjust your quantities accordingly.

fill the cups about half way with the first layer of the froyo with cocnut and nutmeg and allow this to freese for about an

As that is going, slightly crush you nuts. Just slightly crush them but do not pulverize them. Pour some yogurt over them, about three tablespoons and  mix it in and set aside. After the first half has solidified, remover from freezer and top it with the other yogurt. Return to the fridge and allow this too to set.

Ensure your groundnuts are unsalted. Using salted nuts will totally offset the balance of the flavors at play.

only add the second layer of yoghurt afte rthe first has solidified. The different color makes it even more visually appealing

Once it is frozen, peel off the paper and dig in.

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How cute do these look? <3 Coconut in the bottom layer goes really well with the nuts in the top most layer. With froyo, you are free to try infinite combinations according to your tastes. For example, you can try another one with two layers but each layer with different fruit cut into bits.

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Perfect for the hot February weather and a perfect alternative to ice cream. :))

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  1. Sylvia

    Looks yummy! #Nom!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      It was yummy :))

  2. Debbie

    Madam! You keep topping yourself! I must try this, but I will use fruit in both layers

    • kaluhiskitchen

      I will also try this with fruit next time I make it. I am so so happy you enjoy my work. For each good post, all glory to God.

  3. Wamuyu

    This must be done!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Definately! #slurp

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