Yield: 8 portions (1/2 banana each)
In a small skillet:
Heat: 1/2 cup WHITE SUGAR 1 cup LIGHT BROWN SUGAR 3 Tbs. EVAPORATED MILK 2 Tbs. BUTTER.
Cook until sugar caramelizes (i.e., melts and starts to turn brown).
Stir in 2 oz. WHITE RUM and cool.
Slice 4 BANANAS.
Arrange 1/2 BANANA per person in compote dish.
Spoon 3 to 4 Tbs. CARAMEL SAUCE over bananas.
Sprinkle 1 to 2 tsp. CHOPPED PEANUTS over caramel sauce.
Create delicious new summertime memories with a sweet arsenal of frozen treats! Bake three kinds of perfect cookies for perfect pairings with three ice creams made from scratch. This class is wonderful to share with a group of friends or your favorite teen. Don’t forget the sweet condiments! Dial these sandwiches up ten notches with a pourable sea salt caramel cream and amazing ganache. Chocolate shortbread cookies, lemon cookies and hazelnut shortbread cookies are a few of the options for crafting your own fabulous ice cream sandwhiches
Every reputable restaurant prefers to possess a menu that consists of a variety of appetizing starters, a number of main dishes with perfectly complimentary sides, and several mouth-watering closures that combine to create a nearly unlimited amount of satisfying and scrumptious combinations. When you're navigating these menus, a lot of them look like a foreign language exam, especially when it comes to the dessert section. One item that seems to be a frequent occurrence on most menus is the cookie/brownie a la mode.
A la mode is French for according to popular style, which incidentally translates to mean served with ice-cream
. Most restaurants around Lexington have some variation of this simple combo of cookie and ice-cream on their dessert menu. T.G.I. Friday's has their Chips Ahoy Ice-cream Sundae, Rafferty's has the Brookie, and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery has the Chocolate Chipper Sundae. My personal favorite restaurant in Lexington, Saul Good, has their Half-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae, and even a local gem, Cheapside Bar and Grill, has their cookies and ice-cream item.
What is the appeal of this popular dessert dish? Maybe the reason it appears on almost every restaurant menu is because it is very easy. This dish is very easy to make, very easy to describe on a menu, and very easy to enjoy. The recipe simply includes a cookie/brownie topped with some flavor of ice-cream and other toppings. The simplicity of the base recipe makes it easier for customization in taste and presentation by the chef. For example, the Saul Good variation is a chocolate chip cookie topped with one scoop of vanilla ice-cream, chocolate syrup, and a strawberry, while the T.G.I. Friday's variation is crumbled chocolate chip cookies topped with three scoops of vanilla ice-cream, chocolate and caramel sauce, and whipped cream. They're both basically the same dish, yet they produce two different tastes.
This dish is one of my favorites mostly because it is proven. No matter what, I know that the cookie a la mode that I ordered is going to be delicious. Plus, everyone knows that you're going to sample everyone else's dessert, so why not let your friends pay for the pricey specialty dishes while you munch on just a cookie and some ice-cream.
Labels: Homemade Ice Cream, Ice Cream Recipes
Slovenia's largest dairy Ljubljanske mlekarne is looking for an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records by making the world's biggest ice cream. The 35-metre desert, which marked 35 years of the ice cream brand Planica, was a very welcome refreshment to hundreds of people on Ljubljana streets on a hot summer day.
Labels: Homemade Ice Cream, Ice Cream Recipes
To satisfy a green tea ice cream craving, I usually head to the nearest sushi bar. So it was a pleasant surprise to see that my neighborhood Vons carries its own brand of green tea ice cream. How convenient!
Safeway's Premium Green Tea Ice Cream did not entirely satisfy my need for green tea ice cream. To be fair, it was green tea with vanilla. It was pleasant enough, sweet and creamy but the green tea flavor was disappointing. It was just, well, vanilla.
Green tea ice cream served in sushi places or sold in Japanese stores is usually made with matcha green tea. The authentic version has a clean, almost veggie-like flavor and a gentle sweetness that lingers long after your last bite. The Safeway brand has a mildness to it but lacks the unique taste sensation that makes green tea ice cream such an addictive pleasure.
A way to make excellent use of this ice cream is to turn it into a smoothie with the addition of matcha green tea powder (any oriental store should have it). Add two ounces of powder, a giant scoop of the ice cream, a glass of crushed ice and a bit of milk and blend until smooth.
Cremas, also spelled Cremasse (Kremas in Haitian Creole), is a sweet and creamy alcoholic beverage native to Haiti. The beverage is made primarily from creamed coconut, sweetened condensed and/or evaporated milk, and rum. The rum used is usually dark however white rum is used frequently as well. Various other spices are added for additional flavoring such as cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, as well as miscellaneous ingredients such as the widely used vanilla extract or raisins. Recipes vary from person to person with a few differences in ingredients here and there. However the overall look and taste is the same. The beverage possesses a creamy consistency similar to a thick milkshake and varies from off-white to beige in color. The drink is popular in Haiti and is served regularly at social events and during the holidays. It is usually consumed along with another sweet pastry of some sort. The drink is often served cold however it can be served at room temperature. The beverage has become recently marketed in Haiti as well as the United States. One of the popular brands is Dorobe.
Is also a very famous ice cream company in Colombia.
Cold Stone Creamery is an American ice cream parlor chain based in Scottsdale, Arizona.
All ice cream creations are offered in three sizes: "Like It" (5 oz), "Love It" (8 oz), and "Gotta Have It" (12 oz). There is also a kids' size (3 oz).
"Cold Stone Originals" are recipes that include the ice cream and mix-ins of any given "Signature Creation." Customers may also choose to alter the Signature Creation if they prefer by substituting the ice cream it is made with, or one or more of the mix-ins. If a customer does not want a Signature Creation, he or she may choose his or her own tailor-made ice cream creation by picking both the ice cream and "mix-ins". Customers have a selection of waffle bowls or cones, either plain, dipped in chocolate, or dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with shredded coconut, peanuts, almonds, or rainbow sprinkles to put their icecream in.
Cold Stone offers a variety of smoothies, shakes and signature cakes. All of Cold Stone's ice creams (including milkshakes made from their ice cream) excluding the "sinless fat-free ice-cream" and sorbets contain transfat.