Sunday, July 20, 2008

Come On, Just a Taste!

I promise! It may be a sweet, creamy entry for this month's Sugar High Fridays today, but it is fruity, keeping in with the theme of Berries (chosen by FoodBlogga's Susan) and since each serving is (literally) a single-shot ordeal, it won't impact any bikini bodies or 6-packs out there too much. Besides, if you're serving these at a party along with oh, I don't know, some raspberry tuiles after an elegant cocktail menu, you know that just a little bit of decadence at the end of the meal caps things off nicely without the weight of a more winter-friendly flourless torte or the over-creaminess of a tiramisu.

My choice of blackberries and cherries for this particular creation was simply based on what lay in our fridge today. I personally prefer raspberries, but the SB took them all (3 containers worth!) and in retrospect the blackberries look nicer (I knew I saved those mini cocktail glasses for something!). You can pick whatever type of small (or small-cut) fruit that you like to go with these, blueberries and diced peaches would be great with the basal flavour of the vanilla ice cream, or earlier in the summer (next year!) try minced kiwi and strawberries! I'd only reccomend to stay away from the harder fruits like apples, or already "creamy" ones like bananas. Compare and contrast, as they say! I do have to say that the red/white combo makes these a great addition to Zorra's Swiss National Day event that she is celebrating on August first!
My one caveat with this tiny, fruity glass of goodness is that you must - without doubt, no exceptions - use a high-quality, decadent, delicious and favourite ice cream. Pick one like the yummy Vanilla Honey Bee from Haagen Dazs (or for the vegans / lactose-avoiders out there, Soy Delicious' Purely Decadent Vanilla) that you would never allow yourself to buy at the store normally. There's no point in dealing with the aftertaste of a low-fat, low-sugar, air-with-flavour ice cream for a tablespoon! Just stash the half-empty container in the deep freeze (covered with all the good-for-you stuff) after the party to avoid making, say, 4 or 5 of them a night!

Kick up your heels tonight and share a taste of the good life!

Tiny Tastes For Two
Serves 2
2 tbsp premium vanilla ice cream
2 blackberries
2 cherries, with stem
  1. Thoroughly chill two shot glasses or small cocktail glasses.
  2. Scoop 1 tbsp of ice cream into each cold glass.
  3. Decorate with 1 blackberry and 1 cherry.
  4. Serve with tiny spoons (like egg spoons) and savour!
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 41.9
Total Fat: 2.2 g
Cholesterol: 13.7 mg
Sodium: 6.2 mg
Total Carbs: 4.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
Protein: 0.8 g

5 comments :

Susan from Food Blogga said...

It's a good thing all the raspberries were taken, cause the blackberry-cherry combo sounds fabulous! Thanks for the delicious bikini-bod-friendly recipe, Sarah!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

So little calories, problem is one scoop doens't do it for me. I would have to eat at least 3 of those, would that be ok?

Ricki said...

Great idea to keep the calorie count down and the satisfaction quotient up. Looks delish!

Claire said...

This is so cute! Looks like the perfect summer dessert!

zorra said...

Yummy, the simple things are often the best!