Posted at 9:43 am , on November 6, 2015
Any chocolate lover will love this rich lava cake. It’s one of the most decadent desserts I’ve ever tasted. So rich with chocolate and a molten center that tastes like a thick gooey brownie. The Espresso Whipped Cream is like the ultimate exclamation point! I found a great recipe from “Dulce Desserts from Santa Fe Kitchens”. There are so many decadent chocolate recipes in this cookbook to choose from but the lava cake was calling me. If you can’t find Mexican chocolate locally you can order online through Taza or Amazon. Taza has a variety of flavored Mexican chocolates and I can’t wait to try some new recipes using the flavored chocolate discs.
Posted at 8:25 am , on July 16, 2013
One of my favorite flavors of ice cream is coffee, but I never thought I’d be able to recreate the taste like they make at an ice cream parlor. This recipe is about as good as it gets and comes from “The Perfect Scoop” by David Lebovitz. It creates a rich creamy ice cream with the flavor of coffee, but not too overpowering. It’s a bit on the sweet side and I might cut back on the sugar just for my own preference. You also have the option to use decaffeinated beans which I would probably use next batch. I wasn’t thinking about it at the time and used caffeinated beans but found that having a bowl in the evening can make for some fitful sleep. Oh well, it was worth it!