Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Best Dessert Ever!

Well, one of the best desserts ever, at least: Vanilla-Coconut Sundaes!

Vanilla ice cream, toasted coconut, homemade chocolate sauce, whipped cream and a topping of fresh strawberries. Yum!

I toss some coconut on a baking sheet and stick it in the oven at 350 degrees. (NOT BROIL!) Watch it carefully and shuffle it about occasionally. It shouldn't take more than 5 minutes.

For the chocolate sauce: Sorry, I don't have a recipe. I just toss half a stick of butter and a few handfuls of chocolate chips into a microwavable bowl and nuke and stir in brief bits of time (30 seconds) until the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Add a bit of cream (not whipped) and a few tablespoons of sugar and stir till smooth.

For homemade whipped cream: Pour some cream in a bowl and use an electric mixture to whip it until it is thick and peaks form. Whip in some sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla to taste.

Outback Steakhouse used to have this on its menu but they shaped the ice cream into a perfectly shaped ball and rolled it in coconut. I just scoop out mine and toss coconut on top. Usually my hungry ice cream eaters can't wait for a perfectly shaped ice cream ball.

1 comment:

Wendi said...

Looks awesome!!! I will have to try it!:)