Monday, November 10, 2014

Sticky toffee treats

Toffee and vanilla ice cream is always going to be a winner. Serve this in cones for the perfect summer dessert.

* Serves 4


If you have a line of impatient youngsters, you will need to be well-prepared. Bring the sauce to room temperature so it is thick but easy to pour. Have the ice cream ready to scoop. Have cones ready in a holder.

Take 2 or 3 spoonfuls of sauce and spread it over the top of the ice cream. Then quickly take out a scoop of ice cream, swirling the sauce through at the same time, and put it in the cone. Repeat if you want a second scoop on the same cone.

Add a final drizzle of sauce over the top. Serve immediately.

Variations:

  • Caramel stick cones
Prepare the basic recipe, adding a few long thin shards of caramel to each cone.

  • Banana cones
Cut 1 banana into thin sticks about 2 inches long. Dip each stick in lemon juice. Freeze for 1 hour. Add 1 or 2 to each toffee cone when serving.

  • Apple cones
Core and cut an apple into thin wedges and dip in lemon juice. Freeze for 1 hour. Add 1 or 2 wedges to each toffee cone when serving.

  • Chocolate toffee cases
Instead of cones, serve the ice cream with toffee sauce in chocolate cups.

  • Toffee waffles
Instead of cones, use warmed or toasted waffles. Add frozen fruits too, if you wish.