4th of July rocked, even though the fire works were cancelled and the locals decided to make their own. Sending my dog into fits... We had a happy and safe forth doing the things we love, riding and cooking. We got to relax and enjoy ourselves and have our first real 'day off' in forever. Even on normal days off, there's always a web client and a side project that needs to get done for Handsome. But today, we really took the day off.
Now if only I had remembered a little sun screen. 😉
Onto something to sink your summer spoons into. I'm still struggling to find a weekly theme, but I am really really leaning towards a frozen theme. A summer of ice cream doesn't sound like a bad plan to me...
This parfait is not based in sugar and cream. No it's made from the magic of marshmallows. Magical magical marshmallows. And because of that it has a texture all it's own. Neither creamy or heavy like it's other frosty cousin, ice cream, this dessert is light and airy. There's something less sinful about a spoon full of chocolate when it doesn't feel like it's going right to your booty.
Chocolate S'mores Parfait
- 3 cups mini marshmallows, divided
- 2 ½ cups heavy cream, divided
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tbs chocolate vodka
- 1 tbs chocolate liqueur
- Graham Crackers, for serving
Melt 2 ½ cups of the marshmallows over a double boiler with ½ cup of the cream. Whisk the entire time until the marshmallows have melted and everything is smooth. Remove from heat. Whisk in the chocolate liqueur and vodka. Set aside.
In the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the remaining cream and cocoa powder on low speed to combine. Increase speed gradually to high and beat to soft peeks.
In three batches, gently fold the whipped cream into the cooled marshmallow mixture. Fold in the remaining ½ cup of mini marshmallows.
Spoon into a resealable container and freeze overnight.
Serve in a glass with graham crackers and whipped cream. Ooor do steal an idea from me and make a mini ice cream sandwich out of the graham crackers with it.