All American Treat

Coffeesnobology cannot tell a lie.  We love cherries, pie and coffee.
To celebrate Cherry Pie Day we offer you a Coffeesnobology Somewhat Original recipe.
Cherry Ice Cream Pie
•    3 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
•    1-1/4 cups chopped fresh or frozen cherries
•    1- 9-inch chocolate-cookie piecrust
Preparation
Gently combine ice cream and I cup of chopped cherries in a large bowl.  Spoon the ice cream into the crust and garnish with ¼ cup cherries.  Freeze until firm.

adapted from http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/cherry ice cream pie.html

The Cherry Ice Cream Pie is a breeze to make.  Drizzle on Mocha Espresso Fudge Sauce and you elevate this sweet treat to the upper crust of desserts.

 

 

 

 

Mocha Espresso Fudge Sauce
•    2 Tablespoons instant espresso powder
•    ½ cup of strong coffee
•    1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
•    1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
•    Pinch of kosher salt
•    6-8 Tablespoons unsalted butter
•    1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Preparation.
First, brew extra coffee to enjoy, but save ½ cup.  In a saucepan, dissolve espresso powder in ½ cup of strong coffee.  Add sugar, cocoa powder, salt and butter.  Over medium-high heat, boil for two minutes.  Use a whisk to stir the sauce. Pour sauce through a strainer into a bowl.  Add vanilla.  Drizzle warm sauce over pie.  Enjoy this rich sauce on a variety of desserts. Coffee recipes:  Cooking Sweet and Savory Dishes with Coffee.

Don’t be surprised if guests ask for  a bigger piece of the pie!

Besides delicious, cherries are nutritious.  Cherries are full of anti-oxidants that soak up free radicals.  Free radicals are actually unstable molecules that damage healthy cells, resulting in diseases and yikes…speeds up the aging process.
http://www.weightlossforall.com/benefits-cherry.htm

The coffee bean is also called a cherry.  The coffee cherry is actually the seed of the fruit.  A coffee cherry is rich in anti-oxidants.  While we sip our coffee, anti-oxidants are hard at work preventing damage to our healthy cells.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coffee-and-health/ANO1354

No cherry trees were chopped down in writing this post.

http://www.eatingwell.com/print/15751

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4 Responses to “All American Treat”

  1. Katharine Lehmkuhl Says:

    I can’t wait to try this great looking dessert. Also, learning that drinking coffee keeps us younger looking helps explain our youthful looking, Swedish mother. At 90 her skin looks fabulous. She has her coffee everyday and usually with a cookie.

  2. Lynn Says:

    So very true. You can’t beat coffee and a cookie for breakfast.
    The Mocha Espresso Fudge Sauce is not too sweet, just right swirled on ice cream. After the sauce is boiled for 2 minutes, pouring it through a metal strainer is important.

  3. Barbara Says:

    The Cherry Ice Cream Pie and Mocha Espresso Fudge Sauce
    look great—can’t wait to make it for my ice cream loving daughters. With a little coffee and Baileys off to side, yummy. Plus, knowing that the cherries and coffee beans are full of anti-oxidants helps to make the dessert even more desireable to the taste buds.

  4. Lynn Says:

    Hello Barbara,
    This dessert, so simple, but a real java jolt.

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