Coconut Semifreddo

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Today is a special day for a special person in my life; it is my mom’s birthday! And while she is thousands of miles away from me, I thought I would celebrate her birthday by making something she loves eating – Coconut ice cream. She may not get to try it anytime soon, but I would like to dedicate this post to her. Happy birthday mom!

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I like to think that this is going to make my mom really proud of me. As a kid, my mom really tried to get me to learn to cook. She would push me to help her out in the kitchen and I absolutely hated it. Now, I have a food blog! Big leap.

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So today’s post is about Coconut Semifreddo. Semifreddo is an Italian word that means ‘half cold’. It is a name given to semi-frozen desserts. Now the great thing about this dessert is that it does not require an ice cream machine! I adopted this recipe from Nigella Lawson’s no churn ice cream . It is amazing that such an easy recipe creates a mouth watering, creamy and rich dessert. FullSizeRender Continue reading

Orange and Almond Verrine

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This is not my first attempt at a food blog. A couple of years ago, I started sharing some of my recipes but stopped when MBA and work took a toll on me (yes, I know, these are just excuses!). However, I hope to be better at it this time and follow through.

As my comeback, I decided to go with something sweet. Who doesn’t like dessert? Especially something cool and delicious to beat the summer heat.

Verrine is a french word that means small glass. They give you the opportunity to serve individual desserts. Verrines bring an interesting spin to presentation; the containers can be anything from shot glasses to coffee cups. Glass verrines allow you to display the various textures and layering in your dessert. In short, it is a great way to serve creamy desserts.

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 This recipe shows you how to make an enjoyable Orange and Almond yogurt cup. It is a great summertime dessert made with fresh oranges!

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