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Ilya Frozen Yogurt

277 Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick 9077 1080

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I seriously love frozen yogurt. So you can no doubt imagine how excited I was to be invited to Frochella, Ilya’s very own music themed frozen yogurt event.

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What separates Ilya from other frozen yogurt places is the fact that their frozen yogurt is kosher, 100% natural, 99% fat free, 97-99% sugar free and doesn’t contain any refined cane sugar. Instead natural sweeteners stevia and erythitol are used, which compared to sugar contain a fraction of the calories. In addition the flavours are all natural and the milk used is organic.

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We sampled A LOT of frozen yogurt that night…

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…and tried many delicious toppings. It was awesome!

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But if I had to pick a favourite, it would have to be the deliciously fruity and crunchy Berry Coconut Crumble.

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I didn’t get the chance to try any hot caramel or hot chocolate though. Next time!

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The taste of the sweeteners was quite distinctive however it took all but two bites to get used to. The frozen yogurts I enjoyed the most included the Churros, Soy Chai, and Earl Grey Cranberry (this one was definitely my favourite). The one I enjoyed the least was the Coffee (very tart and tasted like cheap instant coffee), while the one I found the most interesting was the vegan Virgin Mary (spicy, creamy, tomatoey).

Ilya Frozen Yogurt is a bright friendly place that strives to create frozen yogurt that is innovative, healthy and tasty. A great place for those who are vegan and for all those who want to treat themselves with frozen yogurt minus the guilt.

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*Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest of Ilya Frozen Yogurt. All food ratings & review are purely based on my own experiences and how I felt about the service, food and quality at the time of visit

Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins

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Recipe:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup roughly chopped white chocolate
  • icing sugar (for dusting)

 

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 180°C

2. Place flour, baking powder, sugar, egg, oil, milk and vanilla in a bowl and stir until just combined

3. Fold through the raspberries and white chocolate

4. Spoon mixture into muffin cases and bake for 20-30 minutes (or until cooked through when tested with a skewer)

5. Cool on a wire rack and dust with icing sugar to serve

 

Overall:

Raspberries + White Chocolate = Great combination. The tanginess of the raspberries balanced out the sweetness of the white chocolate making these muffins very scrumptious.