Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Valentine's Day Dessert Idea

This dessert was in today's Oregonian newspaper. It combines some of my favorite things: orange sherbert & vanilla ice cream and Amaretto. If you've never added a shot of Amaretto to a margarita, you are missing out!
I will have to find the time to make this in the next few weeks. Until then, here's the recipe.

"Amaretto Creamsicles"

2 cups vanilla ice cream-orange sherbet blend (Breyer's and Dreyer's make similar products)
4 tablespoons amaretto liqueur (divided)
2 navel oranges
Let the ice cream-sherbet soften slightly, then put in a medium bowl with 2 tablespoons amaretto. Stir well until smooth, working quickly so the mixture doesn't get soupy. Place mixture in the freezer until firm.
Meanwhile, slice 1/2 inch off both ends of the oranges. Place one orange on one of its flat ends and slice downward following the curve of the fruit to remove the peel, including the white pith. Holding peeled fruit over a bowl, cut between the membranes to release the segments into the bowl. Repeat with remaining orange. Gently stir the remaining 2 tablespoons amaretto into the oranges and chill until serving time.
To serve, scoop the ice cream-sherbet into pretty bowls and top with orange segments, drizzling any of the amaretto over the top.

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