Angela Jia Kim

Savor Beauty + Spa / Savor the Success - CEO + Founder
New York, NY

    The ice cream is broke (a lesson in networking)!

    July 5, 2012

    One evening, I decided to make my daughter homemade ice cream* while out in our country home in the Catskills. She is obsessed with chocolate, or "chocolat" as she calls it (her dad is Swiss), and I was trying to figure out ways to sneak in some veggies into her diet. So instead of putting in chocolate chips, I put basil in.

    She was squealing with joy as we put the ice cream into a dish and sat around to eat it.

    "Hey! Mama, the ice cream is broke!"

    "What do mean that it's broken?"

    "It's NO working! Ewwww... it has trees in ‘em."

    "Yes, it is working. That's basil. Isn't it yummy?"

    "But... but where's the chocolat?"

    I recently told this story to Savor NYC members at one of our live events. I used it as an example in networking. At our events, we always hear an expert speaker and then break out into little mastermind groups for "Give, Give, Get" sessions to connect on a deeper, more meaningful level.

    Part of this "Give, Give, Get" philosophy is that when you offer to give a "gift" of a referral or introduction to someone, it's important to follow through.

    If you don't follow through, it's like not getting your chocolat in your ice cream.

    And no one likes a broke ice cream! :)



    INGREDIENTS (Makes 8 sandwiches):

    • 2 cups lowfat plain yogurt
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup lowfat (1%) buttermilk
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • Grated zest of 1 lemon
    • 16 lowfat graham crackers, broken in half (32 squares)
    • 4 chopped fresh basil leaves
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
    • Shredded coconut (optional)


    1. In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, buttermilk, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Stir in chocolate chips and basil leaves. Transfer to a small bowl, cover, and freeze for 1 to 1 & 1/2 hours, until the misture starts to thicken.
    2. To form the sandwiches, scoop out and then press about 1/4 cup of the semifrozen yogurt mixture between two graham cracker squares. Wrap each in waxed paper and freeze 30 minutes, or until firm.
    3. If using coconut, put some on a plate and dip all four edges of the sandwich to coat. 

    - Courtesy of Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook, Deceptively Delicious; basil and chocolat added by me. ;)


    Angela Jia Kim is a woman entrepreneur advocate, organic lifestyle guru, doting mom, New York City (not house)wife, and author-in-the-making.

    She uses her organic skincare business, Om Aroma, to empower and inspire other business owners by openly sharing mistakes (the kind most sweep under the rug) and lessons learned (the kind most keep as secrets to get ahead).

    She believes that building business is directly tied to self growth, that it takes a village to raise a business, and that your business is meant to serve the life you want to live. 

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