Mexican Ice Cream Sundaes with Cinnamon-Chocolate Sauce

Mexican Ice Cream Sundaes with Cinnamon-Chocolate Sauce

Mexican Ice Cream Sundaes with Cinnamon-Chocolate Sauce

 

So, let’s take a second, if you don’t mind, to recall what I posted yesterday: a salad as healthy as can be that was chock full of grapes and veggies.

My, was that ever nutritious!

Today’s recipe is its antithesis.

I figured that since I earned some points with the “vegetable overload” salad yesterday, I could go ahead and post a decadent, unhealthy recipe today. Frankly, the only thing it has in common with yesterday’s salad is its simplicity, oh, and its utter deliciousness. Except this is naughty, rich, and creamy deliciousness.

The thing is, it’s summer. And to me, summer means ice cream.

We served this dessert to friends on the deck last weekend, and its yum factor made me realize that I should repost it. See, I posted it a long time ago as one component of an entire Mexican meal, and I’m not even sure how many people had ample time to read through the first two dishes, let alone this third one. It was the blog post equivalent of War and Peace. Yet, this recipe doesn’t deserve to be buried. It belongs on the first page of the first chapter because it’s so good and so simple.

It’s a Martha Stewart recipe, but don’t let that scare you because it’s more like it was composed by Martha after a mojito. She’s relaxed. She’s feeling happy and says to hell with making the ice cream. Just buy a good quality Dulce de Leche, and you’re good to go. Make a simple chocolate sauce with a hint of cinnamon, toast pre-sweetened coconut straight from the bag that transforms into caramelized bliss, and salty, crunchy peanuts, and you’ve got yourself a dish full of Mexican heaven delivered by an angelito.

Thus the heavenly rays in the background of the photo above.

Did you catch those before?

Can you tell I’m having fun playing with my photo editor lately?

What’s that?

Yes, and you’d like me to stop?!

Never, damas y caballeros!

 

Here’s how you make Martha’s dessert:

Ingredients:

3/4 cup sweetened flake coconut

2/3 cup heavy cream

6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces

1 t ground cinnamon

Pinch salt

1 1/2 pints dulce de leche ice cream

1/4 cup salted peanuts

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350º.

Spread coconut on a rimmed baking sheet: toast in oven, tossing occasionally until brown and fragrant (about 5 minutes).

 

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In a medium saucepan over medium-high, bring cream to a boil; remove from heat. Add chocolate, cinnamon, and salt. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is shiny.

 

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Remove ice cream from freezer 15 minutes before serving. Scoop into bowls; top with warm sauce, peanuts, and coconut.

Chocolatey, creamy, crunchy lusciousness!

¡Mui delicioso!

 

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Here’s the printable version for your printing pleasure.

 

Mexican Ice Cream Sundaes with Cinnamon-Chocolate Sauce

Serves 6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
From magazine Martha Stewart Living

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups sweetened flake coconut
  • 2/3 cups heavy cream
  • 6oz bittersweet chocolate (broken into pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 pint Dulce de Leche ice cream
  • 1/4 cup salted peanuts

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 350º.

Spread coconut on a rimmed baking sheet: toast in oven, tossing occasionally until brown and fragrant (about 5 minutes).
Step 2
In a medium saucepan over medium-high, bring cream to a boil; remove from heat. Add chocolate, cinnamon, and salt. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is shiny.
Step 3
Remove ice cream from freezer 15 minutes before serving. Scoop into bowls; top with warm sauce, peanuts, and coconut. Enjoy!

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Hi! My name is Becky. I’m a mom, a wife, a friend, a writer, and a compulsive thinker. Don't invite me to a spa or to shop the day away, but rather, make me laugh, engage me in interesting conversation, play a game with me, or give me a cappuccino and homemade vanilla bean flan and I’m yours ‘til the cows come home.

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