Blakcberry Cabarnet Sorbet and Vanilla Icecream with Fresh Berries
I'm not really into making desserts at home. Somehow they intimidate me. And H gets really mad when I make high-calorie dishes because he finds it hard to resist them!
But last week when we had a few some of our friends over for dinner, I whipped up a dessert which was really easy and low in calories. I was totally surprised that my impromptu combination of ingredients turned out to be such a bit hit!
I like to use a nice red wine glass for building these kind of desserts - I learnt this trick from watching too many Rachel Ray shows :) I then add a few scoops of Ciao Bella blackberry cabernet sorbet and a few scoops of vanilla icecream. Top with blackberries and raspberries. And drizzle a few drops of cointreau. The tartness of the sorbet pairs beautifully with the creaminess and sweetness of the vanilla icecream. The fresh berries add a burst of juice and the cointreau's contribution is a nice orangey high note. Yum-o!
Ciao Bella sorbet is available in over 30 different flavours and their gelato is available in over 40 different flavours so one can really go wild with combos! I love sorbets and my favourites are the Blood Orange, Passion Fruit and Mango.