Happy Friday, lovebugs!
Here’s what I served for an intimate dinner party last night:
Crostini with goat cheese, white peach and prosciutto
Crostini with fresh mozzarella and slow-roasted tomatoes
Homemade lemon basil sodas
Arugula, strawberry and fennel salad with creamy basil vinaigrette
Spaghetti with pesto
Affogato- homemade Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream chocolate ice cream, cinnamon whipped cream, candied walnuts and hot espresso poured over the top.
The best part – aside from the company- was all the delicious summer fruit and bright green basil.
Have you tried Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream? The recipe calls for a base of evaporated milk and corn syrup instead of an egg custard. The result was a little sweeter and less creamy than a classic (for me, a David Lebovitz) ice cream. In terms of texture and sweetness, it reminded me of frozen nutella. Plain, I think it would be too much. With the bitter espresso, however, it worked.
Anyone know if it tastes like that from the store? Might be just the excuse for a mail-order pint.
Have a wonderful weekend!