Winter Layers: Gingerbread Parfait

Sunday, February 3, 2008

gingerbread parfaitEven in the crack of winter, I can’t refuse the blue kiss of sweet ice cream.

Here’s the dream that’s on my mind. A glass with jumbled layers of warm chipotle gingerbread, pomegranate gems, pear sorbet, caramel ice cream, and salty candied lemon almonds.

A melange of textures makes my mouth happy: soft cake, crunchy pomegranate, snappy nuts, frosty sorbet and creamy ice cream. Perhaps I can stand to endure the groundhog’s proclamation after all.

Recipes perfect for assembling a winter parfait


10 Comments

posted February 3rd, 2008 at 6:45 pm

Hi, this is my first visit here – the photos are lovely and the ice cream looks yummy!

posted February 3rd, 2008 at 7:41 pm

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posted February 3rd, 2008 at 8:41 pm

This sounds delicious. Love all the different textures.

I made David’s pear-caramel ice cream a few months ago, and it was subtle, and really wonderful. Don’t know what I’d do without that man!

- Kate
posted February 4th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

It looks like just the perfect size, too.

Where are you finding pomegranates? I thought they were out of season (or the guy at my grocery store may have been lying to me).

I admit, pomegranates aren’t a local food up here. Our grocery store carries them, grown in California.

–McAulifower

posted February 5th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

I haven’t made a bad batch of ice cream from Lebovitz’ The Perfect Scoop, yet. The butterscotch is particularly lovely. Ditto the maple. And the mocha sorbet. And the fresh mint. And…

Have you checked out the new ice cream joint in NW Portland (NW 11th and Johnson)? It’s called Cool Moon. Fresh, made on-site, NOT gelato. Awesome flavors, like pistachio cardamom, coffee caramel, pomegranate sorbet, etc. Good stuff.

Thanks for the reminder Joanna, I’ve been meaning to check it out.

–McAuliflower

- Joanna
posted February 5th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

Aw, man, you’re scaring me, this looks so good.

posted February 5th, 2008 at 6:46 pm

So tasty, so perfect, so satisfying.

- Leslie
posted February 5th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

This is by far the best suggestion for a combination of flavors I’ve seen in a long time. I try to slip pomegranates into anything I can and I love the little pop of tart against the sweet creamy cold.

posted February 12th, 2008 at 11:31 am

Oooh gingerbead parfait – sounds amazing! Thanks!

posted February 16th, 2008 at 9:53 am

Chipotle gingerbread? Chipotle Gingerbread? Where is THAT recipe. Yum, yum and double yum. Yeowzers. Yum.

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