Sicilian Ice Cream Sandwiches
Chocolate, Nutella, pistachios and cherries come together to create this Sicily-inspired ice cream dessert.
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + freezing
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- 2/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
- 4 miniature croissants, split
- 1/4 cup Nutella
- 4 scoops pistachio gelato
- 12 maraschino cherries, divided
- 1/3 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped
- In a microwave, melt shortening and 1/3 cup chocolate chips; stir
- until smooth. Set aside.
- Toast croissants. Spread cut sides of croissants with Nutella. Place
- a scoop of gelato on croissant bottoms. Slice eight cherries;
- arrange over gelato. Replace croissant tops.
- In a shallow bowl, combine pistachios and remaining chocolate chips.
- Press into sides of sandwiches. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Top
- each with a cherry. Place on a baking sheet; freeze for at least 1
- hour. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 ice cream sandwich equals 695 calories, 42 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 360 mg sodium, 77 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 12 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a