It’s summertime & the perfect time for ice-cream, smoothies or anything to keep you cool under the hot rays. My mom sent me this dessert recipe the other day and it will become a staple in the summer recipe rotation. Not only is it delicious, but it’s super easy to make and so pretty…just like a piece of artwork. You make it like a loaf of bread and cut it so every piece has a different mosaic to it. Serve it with a dollop of whipped cream and you’ve created a masterpiece!
Here is the Recipe:
Frozen Mango, Blackberry Cassis and Vanilla Mosaic:
2 pints mango sorbet (4 cups)
1 pint vanilla ice cream (2 cups)
6 ounces fresh blackberries (1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons crème de cassis (black-currant liqueur)
Equipment: a 9- by 5- by 3-inch loaf pan or other 7- to 8-cup capacity mold
Put sorbet and ice cream in refrigerator until evenly softened, 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Meanwhile, purée blackberries, sugar, and cassis in a blender until smooth, then strain thourough a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl, pressing on and then discarding solids. Freeze to thicken slightly until ice cream is ready, 20 to 40 minutes, then stir until smooth.
Lightly oil loaf pan, then cut a piece of parchment to fit bottom and long sides of pan, leaving at least 3 inches of overhang on each side.
Fill pan decoratively with spoonfuls of sorbet and ice cream, pressing down and filling empty spaces with blackberry purée as you go. Smooth top, pressing down with back of spoon to eliminutesate air spaces, then fold parchment flaps over top and freeze until solid, at least 3 hours.
To unmold, run a thin knife along short sides of pan to loosen mosaic, then open parchment and invert onto a flat serving dish, discarding parchment.
Cut mosaic into 1/2-inch-thick slices.