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
2 tbsp premium vanilla ice cream
2 cherries, with stem
- Thoroughly chill two shot glasses or small cocktail glasses.
- Scoop 1 tbsp of ice cream into each cold glass.
- Decorate with 1 blackberry and 1 cherry.
- Serve with tiny spoons (like egg spoons) and savour!
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