Today I’d like to share a recipe for one of the most unique and delicious desserts I’ve had in a very long time. I had it at our friend Tracy and Carl’s place when we went over for dinner last weekend. What makes this dessert so original for me is that I’ve had port in desserts many times and mostly with berries, in cakes, tortes, chocolate, and vanilla ice cream, but never with a tropical flavor like mango. This combination I have never had before, and let me tell you folks it tastes outstanding. A mango sorbet drenched in port 😋🍨. This is the type of dessert that takes care of dessert and after dinner drinks all in one beautiful sweet treat. Continue reading Mango Sorbet with Port
Decadent, rich, and creamy, this dark chocolate cardamom ice cream will make you happy, happy, happy 😋😊. The best way to describe this ice cream is to think of a deep dark chocolate truffle infused with cardamom, but in an ice cream form. The idea for a chocolate and cardamom flavored ice cream came from a chocolate ganache that my daughter Rani was making for a chocolate cake. She started off with dark chocolate ganache and decided to jazz it up with cardamom. The cardamom ganache was so good that when the cake was ready we just ate the ganache and not the cake 😀. This got me thinking that maybe dark chocolate and cardamom would taste great together in ice cream too? No surprise here, it tastes delicious! Continue reading Dark Chocolate Cardamom Truffle Ice cream
Invited to a few holiday gatherings? Looking for easy sweet recipes to share with family and friends? Give these recipes all made with wholesome ingredients a look over. Most of these recipes are easy, turn out beautiful and delectable – perfect sweets to make over the holidays. Continue reading Holiday Baking
Dark chocolate peanut butter ice cream is my daughter Rani’s creation who loves loves peanut butter and anything dark chocolate. If you like dark chocolate and Reese’s peanut butter cups then this ice cream is for you. When I was making my dark chocolate cardamom ice cream, Rani came up to me and asked if she could make an ice cream with peanut butter – I told to her to go for it. Rani’s ice cream creation has peanut butter melted with dark chocolate, honey and cream. As if it doesn’t have enough peanut butter, Rani added more melted peanut butter and swirled it into the ice cream. For a decadent peanut butter ice cream – give dark chocolate peanut butter ice cream a try!
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A decadent ice cream with juicy sweet summertime blackberries and good quality deep dark fragrant port. The fragrance of port is especially wonderful in this fruity ice cream.
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Rose petal ice cream is an exotic flavor that will transport you to the bazars of the Middle East with every spoonful. For the ice cream to get that strong rose floral scent and a dreamy mauve color it helps to use dark colored fragrant rose petals. I find the best fragrance and deep intense rose colors are on my David Austin English roses. In this recipe I used petals from Wise Portia and Bishop’s Castle. Continue reading Rose Petal Ice Cream
Dark chocolate, cardamom, brandy, cream and honey – combine all these ingredients and what you have is a delicious ice cream spiked with a touch of brandy. Naturally, this ice cream is not meant for kids, however of you are looking for an adult ice cream that takes care of after dinner drinks and dessert all in one – then this decadent dark chocolate and cardamom brandy ice cream is the one. Continue reading Dark Chocolate Brandy Cardamom Ice Cream
Coconut milk or coconut cream is a great alternative to dairy cream and it’s a boon to those folks who are lactose intolerant. I made this pansy blossom ice cream for Rani’s birthday in early March with coconut milk and coconut cream as one of Rani’s friends recently developed an intolerance to dairy. We decided to make this ice cream in vanilla flavor with pansy blossoms to give the ice cream that unique purple color. Pansy flowers add delicate purple colored flecks to a simple vanilla ice cream without altering the delicate vanilla flavor. Our vanilla ice cream with pansy blossoms turned out so good that all the kids even the ones who could have dairy devoured it 😋. Continue reading Pansy Blossom Ice Cream
Have you ever had marigold petals in foods? The flowers have a spicy almost intoxicating fragrance that reminds me of the temples of India. Their color – wow! Marigolds are such a rich tapestry of warm colors – reminiscent of warm summer days and vibrant evenings sunsets. The colors of marigolds are positively decadent – they come in glorious shades of golden yellow to vibrant orange, to even dark burnt burgundy. To show off the beauty of these lush decadent yellow and ochre colored edible marigold petals, I got the idea to make a marigold ice cream with saffron milk and golden honey. Saffron provides a subtle yellow color that is a perfect color companion to these rich gold marigold petals. Continue reading Sunset Ice Cream with Marigold Petals, Golden Raisins, & Saffron Honey
When one has an ice cream maker at home it is so much fun to get creative with ice cream flavors. The best part of having an easy to use ice cream maker is that we can make small-batch ice creams – just enough for one evening. This also means that we can experiment with different flavors in small quantities. The twins and I love trying out new and creative ice cream flavors over the hot summer months.
Saffron pistachio ice cream is a classic ice cream flavor in India called Kesar Pista, which translates to Saffron Pistachio. Used to be I could only find this flavor at Indian grocery stores or at Indian restaurants and ice cream parlors. But now with my easy to use ice cream maker, making Saffron Pistachio Ice Cream at home has become a breeze. Here is the recipe.
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