Monday, April 19, 2010

This Should Be Illegal....Dessert

I should have named my blog "I love making my friends fat" instead of Law of Cupcakes.

What do you do when you have a dinner guest who loves mint chocolate chip ice cream and anything involving very rich chocolate?  You make the dessert I am about to describe.  I was inspired to make this dessert after serving this incredibly decadent cake for Easter.  The problem with the cake was that it was very difficult to cut and no one finished their slice because it was "too rich" (which, by the way, I don't believe in).  So, I decided to make the cake into a trifle and add mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Here's what I did:  I made homemade premium mint chocolate chip ice cream.  In addition to the 8 egg yolks Alton Brown's ice cream calls for, I subbed out some of the half and half for extra heavy cream.  After the vanilla custard was good and cold, I added 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract (and it must be peppermint, not mint).  While the ice cream was churning, I added frozen mini chocolate chips.

Next, I made Julia Child's chocolate mousse, which, is hugely time consuming and difficult but equally worth it.  Then I made some homemade chocolate cake.

I took my cupcake wine glasses that my mom gave me for Christmas and created individual trifles.  I layered mousse, cake, ice cream, cake, mousse...and then popped them in the freezer.  Just before I served them, I whipped up some fresh vanilla whipped cream and piped a generous amount up on top.

In the end, no one...not even Greg...could finish this dessert (and you know I was pushing it).  I ate half of mine and stuck it back in the freezer for later.  :)


alimac33 said...

I have the EXACT same wine glasses! What a great idea on how to use them!

Anonymous said...

Amazing idea!!! AND yessss your cooking makes us fat but we LOVE it!! :)


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