Thursday, January 10, 2008
Ice cream sundaes on a Thursday
As you probably already know, my husband agreed to a raw dinner tonight, which happened to consist of a raw "n'ice cream" sundae buffet, complete with a fixings bar (the stovetop sufficed; I don't use it as much anymore).
I chose to use banana-based frozen desserts, since a) both my boys like bananas, b) most of the toppings were a little nut and sweetener heavy and c) I had to sneak some more fruit in there somewhere (even if this is one fruit I can get them to eat anyway).
Unfortunately, I had a lot on my plate today (in reference to my "to-do" list), so I didn't get around to making the actual "n'ice creams" (my term for raw nondairy ice cream) until after my husband got home from work (thank goodness he doesn't work late). I had to whip everything up in a jiffy, and as a result, they didn't get much time to set up in the freezer (which was my husband's ONLY criticism ... I guess I can call it almost a success or not bad for a first attempt).
But, that's okay. It still tasted good, especially with all the toppings piled on it. I felt like a kid at Friendly's again (I used to be a huge fan of the Reese's Pieces Sundae; I could eat a whole one myself).
Choice of embellishments included chocolate ganache, caramel sauce, vanilla cream, cookie dough balls, pecans, sliced almonds, cacao nibs, coconut flakes, dried cherries and pistachios, all raw of course, as well as some fresh sliced strawberries and bananas. These topped off the strawberry, peach and chocolate flavored frozen desserts quite nicely.
I put a little of almost everything in and on my sundae (pictured at the top of this post), while Matthew (my hubby) chose to accent his chocolate and strawberry scoops with fresh strawberries and bananas (his favorites), almonds and pecans (he is more of a purest). We both went back for seconds.
Jacob (my son) on the other hand, only took one bite of his plain chocolate n'ice cream and quickly recognized that it wasn't his usual frozen treat of choice. Hey, at least he tried it. We're taking baby steps.