There are times when nothing but ice cream will do. After a long tiring day and not much in my tummy I ate an omelet for supper. It was pretty good but I had seen this article on ice cream blends in a food magazine at the library and was craving to try one. There were more than a dozen mixtures pictured, all based on vanilla ice cream and fruit and at least one or two other ingredients like a sauce and cookies/nuts.
There was one combination I was sure I had all the ingredients, ice cream, bananas, nutella sauce and cornflakes. Seemingly simple with clean, clear flavors. Upon some reflection I decided to replace the banana with some fresh blueberries I had purchased at a farm stand. Bananas seemed too bland and I adore blueberries with ice cream.
I put two small scoops of ice cream in a cereal bowl, about a quarter cup of blueberries, a spoonful of nutella sauce and I dumped the cornflakes over it all. Maybe ¼ cup of them. I didn’t measure any of it. I let the dish stand 2 or 3 minutes to allow the ice cream to soften. Then using a spoon I blended the goop partially together before diving my spoon deep into it to try and get some of all four ingredients.
OMG, it was freaking crazy tasty. The nutella sauce which is toasted ground up hazelnuts and chocolate was wicked good against the other flavors. The corn flakes gave a nice crunch and the blueberries were bursts of fruity yumminess. I might add that I am not a lover of cornflakes, rarely ever eat them even if I have an open box. So it is saying a lot if I want them in a dessert!
I would say that this dessert is more than the sum of its parts. I was skeptical about cornflakes in ice cream but they worked well and didn’t get soggy. The nutella was the star of the dish as far as my taste buds were concerned.
Now I need to go back and write down some of those other blends. One had puréed peaches with bourbon and smoked almonds. Oh, I think I must try that smushed up treat and soon!