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Monday, April 18, 2016

Triple-Decker Ice-Cream Stacks







Although the name may not say it, these little sandwiches surrounded by strawberry sauce are a dainty ending to even a fancy dinner party.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2004
Portion size 8

Ingredients
4 cups (1 L) strawberry ice cream
24 chocolate wafer cookies

Strawberry Sauce:
1 cup (200 g) hulled fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries
2 tbsp (24 g) granulated sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice

Garnish:
8 fresh strawberries, (optional)
8 oz (227 g) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

Preparation

Let ice cream soften in refrigerator until spreadable, about 20 minutes. Place 8 of the cookies on work surface. Spread 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the ice cream on each. Top each with another cookie, remaining ice cream then remaining cookie. Tightly wrap each stack in plastic wrap; freeze until firm, about 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

Strawberry Sauce: In food processor or blender, pur?together strawberries, sugar and lemon juice; strain through sieve into bowl. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Garnish: Starting at tip end of each strawberry (if using), thinly slice almost but not all the way through to stem end; fan out slices. Roll side of each ice-cream stack in chocolate; place on dessert plate. Drizzle plate with strawberry sauce. Top stack with strawberry fan.

Additional information :

Variations

Double Chocolate Coffee Ice-Cream Stacks: Replace strawberry ice cream with coffee ice cream. Replace chocolate wafer cookies with chocolate chip cookies. Replace Strawberry Sauce with Chocolate Sauce. Omit garnish.

Ginger Vanilla Ice-Cream Stacks: Replace strawberry ice cream with vanilla ice cream. Replace chocolate wafer cookies with ginger cookies. Replace chocolate with 1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped crystallized ginger. Replace Strawberry Sauce with Chocolate Sauce or store-bought butterscotch sauce. Omit garnish.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about
cal 371 pro 6g total fat 24g sat. fat 13g 
carb 44g fibre 6g chol 20mg sodium 149mg 
% RDI:
calcium 10 iron 19 vit A 6 vit C 27 
folate 10

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