Just wanted to share a quick dessert I’m quite fond of.
This is a bowl of vanilla ice cream covered in honey and cinnamon sugar.
It’s about the easiest thing to make, since you just scoop some ice cream in a bowl, drizzle honey on it, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over it, and eat!
I adore the combination of flavors. And the coldness of the ice cream creates these little chunks of cold honey that resemble a taffy or caramel-like candy.
It’s a pretty fun dish, especially when you’re in the mood for something sweet.
If you don’t already have what I consider to be the necessary staple of this spicy goodness in your pantry, check out my recipe for cinnamon sugar.
It was late at night. I had a hankering for something chocolatey and gooey.
Solution: cookie in a cup.
To be more specific: chocolate chip cookie in a cup à la mode.
It only takes a few minutes to mix up, and you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already.
Which is pretty important if you need a cookie NOW and don’t want to run to the store after dark.
Anyway, the only ingredient not pictured above is the vanilla extract. And you could use any type of chocolate chip, although you’ll notice that I used miniature chocolate chips. I like how they spread throughout the dough and add lots of little chunks of chocolate to every bite.
The recipe I used was Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup by Number 2 Pencil. The changes I made were the mini chocolate chips and using more than a few drops of vanilla. I love vanilla. I used at least a teaspoon. A generous teaspoon. And I made it in a large “soup” mug instead of a coffee mug.
Then, when the cookie was done, I topped it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, some chocolate syrup, and a handful of miniature chocolate chips.
Oh, and here’s a photo of the cookie before I added the ice cream:
Now: go forth and bake!
So there was store bought apple pie at my house. I love apple pie. But I wanted to spruce it up a little bit, and ice cream alone just wasn’t going to cut it.
I’d been eating a lot of honey lately, to help soothe my much abused throat which has been enduring endless coughing. I hate being sick. But I love honey. So, what else could I add it to … well, why not pie??
I was NOT disappointed.
And, it was a super simple dessert to put together.
I took a slice of apple pie, cut it in half and put it in a bowl. Microwaved the bowl. Scooped some vanilla ice cream on top. Then came the real awesomeness: a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.
I just squeezed the honey over the ice cream and pie, and then shook my pre-made cinnamon and sugar mixture over the top of it all. The mix is about 4 parts white sugar and 1 part cinnamon. I don’t measure it. Just mix (or shake) until it’s the color I want. But you can also buy cinnamon sugar at the store, if you prefer.
Either way, sweet, spicy, juicy deliciousness.