Our office is divided. Some of us will be rooting for the Seattle Seahawks on Super Bowl Sunday; others are getting pumped to cheer on the Denver Broncos. Neither championship team is from New York, so most of us don’t have much stake in who wins or loses. Either way, we’re looking forward to the big day. Touchdowns, sacks, field goals and interceptions aside, we are way more excited about the good eating that’s sure to take center stage on Super Bowl Sunday.
Move over, chicken wings and crab dip, it’s time for the best part of any meal to get some well-deserved attention. We’re sure your kids won’t be complaining when you introduce the pièce de résistance: the Super Bowl Sundae!
We’d be fibbing if we didn’t cop to liking ice-cream as much as our little ones. Playing around with the ice-cream (or gelato, if you prefer) flavors and toppings can lend your dessert dish a seasonal flourish (which basically means you can enjoy the frozen stuff year-round).
For the upcoming party day, step out of your comfort zone and ditch the tired vanilla + hot fudge combo. Instead choose from one of the mouth-watering recipes below:
Mexican Chocolate, Strawberries, Dulce de Leche
6 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
2/3 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pints dulce de leche ice cream
4 cups fresh strawberries (about 1 pound), hulled, quartered
For directions on making this creative bowl of sweetness, head on over to Epicurious.
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups strong espresso, cooled
3 tablespoons brandy (optional)
8 store-bought ladyfingers (about 4 ounces)
1 pint ice cream or gelato