If you love chocolate ice-cream, this one is for you! It has a deliciously aromatic chocolate flavor because of the cocoa, but the nougat also adds a sweet component – the result is a rich and intense ice-cream. The touch of Irish cream liqueur adds a bit of a twist and ensures you have an easy to make, yet fancy dessert that is mouthwatering any time of the year.
400 g cream
150 ml Irish cream liqueur (chocolate flavor)
250 g nougat
100 g cocoa powder (the kind used for baking without sugar)
200 g sugar
How to Make It
Mix the cream and the liqueur together in a pot.
Add the nougat in chunks and carefully heat up the mixture. Make sure not to boil it, though. Stir to dissolve the nougat.
Add the cocoa powder and stir until everything is dissolved.
Let the mixture cool down a bit.
In the meantime, whip up the eggs until they are very (!) fluffy.
Add the sugar to the eggs and beat it again until the sugar is dissolved.
Carefully stir in the chocolate-nougat-cream into the egg-sugar foam.
Pour the mixture into your ice-cream machine and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.
A few months ago, my husband and I went to a cute little Spanish tapas restaurant and, by pure chance, came across a new kind of liquor. The Maruccia Elixir is a delicious liquor made by a German who has his own vineyard on the island of Mallorca and now cultivates and produces his own wines and liquors. For obvious reasons (my husband is Spanish and I am German), the man’s story resonated with us and we took a bottle of his Maruccia Elixir home with us.
The liquor has a very smooth and fruity taste, especially of oranges. You can drink it pure, but our favorite cocktail by far is the one I share below.
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40 ml of Maruccia Elxir
200 ml of tonic water
1 tablespoon of lemon juice (adjust to your own liking)
This is a great summer drink when you want to ring in a sunny weekend and treat yourself!
Have you come across this cocktail before? Let me know in the comments below or on Instagram and Twitter and share your favorite cocktail with me.