I don’t really mind standing in supermarket queues. It’s where I often get ideas. Like the other day when, queueing at Woolies, I spotted Turkish Delight wrapped in chocolate. Now I’m not much of a Turkish Delight fan because I loathe anything with a jelly-like consistency. But I love its rose-flavour and I really love it when it’s combined with chocolate. Naturally that got me thinking and here’s the result – rose Italian kisses.
A frothy, pretty treat. Serve these ice cream Italian kisses at the end of a girlie lunch or dinner with a glass of bubbly… pink of course!
All you need is…
Vanilla ice cream (go for a cheaper neutral vanilla ice cream, not a full-on real vanilla ice cream as the vanilla flavour will be too dominant)
Red food dye
Melt the chocolate (see tips, tricks and trivia below) and use a pastry brush to paint melted chocolate into chocolate moulds (ice cube trays work too if you don’t have chocolate moulds). Place in freezer to firm up. Paint on a second layer of chocolate and back in the freezer it goes.
Remove the ice cream from the freezer and allow it to become just soft enough to stir. Add a few drops of rose water (go gently and taste to see how much you like). Add a drop or two of red food dye until you have the pink you like. Spoon ice cream into the chocolate moulds and place in the freezer until frozen solid. Spoon a final bit of chocolate over the ice cream to seal it in and freeze until needed.