Ok, so this really has nothing to do with herbs, but I make a lot of other types of food, and this is my blog, so I figure I can randomly post about awesome things I make. Let me tell you about how this most delicious of semi-frozen treats was created.
Isn’t it beautiful? My new favorite ice cream surrounded by my favorite coffee beans, it’s absolutely mouth-watering (at least for me!).
I went to the Mohegan Sun a couple weeks ago with my brother, Mark, and my cousin, Jenna. While we were at the free Soul Asylum concert, we decided to be fancy and order Nutty Irishmen. It turns out that this is one of the best creations in the entire world. We all fell in love with it. Luckily, we knew we were coming back the next weekend to see Sponge.
The Nutty Irishman is just Frangelico, Bailey’s, and hot coffee topped with whipped cream. It is heavenly and warming.
Back to the unnecessarily long story. During the week in between concerts, Mark and I craved it too much and just decided to buy Frangelico and Bailey’s and make it ourselves. It was pure genius. Also, I learned that a little drop of Frangelico into whipped cream makes it a gazillion times more tasty.
So we went back, had it again, loved it. Last weekend I decided to make a Citrus Semifreddo from Giada De Laurentiis’ book Giada’s Kitchen. It was crazy easy to make, and so good that my whole family has been craving it since we first tried it last night. It’s hard to hold back from eating the whole thing.
Today, my brother and I were discussing other flavors we could make. He had the brilliant idea of trying to make a Nutty Irishman Semifreddo! So i looked at a bunch of recipes, realized they all have very similar measurements and very easy parts that I could substitute for the flavors I wanted. We made it. It is the smoothest, creamiest, coffee, hazelnut, beautiful, magic, indescribable-yet-I’m-still-going-to-try-to-describe-it kind of flavor. And it isn’t even done yet. I know the flavor is good, but I’m waiting to see how well it freezes. I was so excited that I had to type this before it was even finished being made!
Update: It has finished freezing and it is just as perfect tasting as I thought! I apparently didn’t fully incorporate the whipped cream, but I think it makes it look pretty and it still tastes bangin’ so it’s all good.