Cherry-Picked Affogato

Temps des Fêtes 2016
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food and drink

BY: Charlene Rooke

Not only does a bright red flash of cherry look festive, cherry is a flavour that smacks of the holiday season—from the candied and cocktail fruits used in baking and drinks to the sour cherries found in many European-influenced cookies and desserts. Infusing white hot chocolate with fruit liqueur creates a cherry ice-cream combo reminiscent of cherry cheesecake or cream pie.

To make 1 cup (250 mL) of white hot chocolate (enough for 8 affogatos), add 2 oz (60 g) high-quality chopped white chocolate to 1 cup (250 mL) of whole milk. Heat in a small saucepan over medium heat, whisking frequently (or mix in a microwave-proof container and microwave on high heat for 1 to 2 minutes, whisking every 30 seconds), until chocolate is melted and mixture is hot but not bubbling. Drizzle ½ oz (15 mL) cherry liqueur over each scoop of cherry ice cream. At the table, pour 1 oz (30 mL) of white hot chocolate around each scoop in individual serving dishes.

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