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Amazing Food Combinations – Gelato Spazzacamino

There have been only a handful of occasions in my epicurean experiences where different flavors combined to create a synergy that physically jolted my senses. The pairing of Port and chocolate is one example that comes to mind. This simple dish is another.

This dessert is elegant yet takes mere seconds to prepare. The combination of these three ingredients may sound strange but they work perfectly together, creating a whole that is so much greater than the sum of its parts. You have to try this to believe it!

As with all recipes, but particularly those made with so few ingredients, each ingredient should be of the highest quality.

Gelato Spazzacamino
from The Classic Italian Cookbook by Marcella Hazan

2 scoops quality vanilla ice cream
2 teaspoons freshly, finely ground espresso coffee beans
2 teaspoons scotch whiskey (a good blended scotch is fine)

Spoon the ice cream into an individual dessert dish. Sprinkle with the espresso powder and pour on the whisky. Serve immediately.

Yield: 1 serving.

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