Things have been a little icy here at Dessert For Two haven’t they? If you follow me on Instagram, I’ve been trying my hardest to make you jealous: I have a live-in ice cream maker. Mr. Dessert For Two makes a batch every Sunday, which barely lasts til Wednesday. This summer has seen us through mint chocolate chip, vanilla, chai, and oatmeal stout. Are you drooling yet?
Ice cream is for lovers. And for chilling melted hearts. My heart has been a puddle on the floor lately.
A funny thing happens when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone. You become hyper-obsessed with their well-being. I mean this in a way past the obvious sentiment of ‘I love you and want you to be happy.’ I should probably give you some examples. In the beginning of our relationship, I used to sweetly say ‘drive home safely’ when he would drop me off after a date on Friday night. But, these days, it’s turned into ‘YOU BETTER DRIVE HOME SAFE AND COME HOME ALIVE BECAUSE WE HAVE A MORTGAGE TO PAY!!’ I think it comes across as a threat rather than a kindhearted sentiment.
I’m not the only one who’s guilty of this behavior. The Mr. is practically livid that I haven’t found a new doctor in our town. And don’t even get him started on the fact that I buy generic brand contact solution. “How can you take chances with things like your VISION?!” It’s all love—a funny form of love.
Another form of love?: Asking my live-in ice cream man to scoop store-bought ice cream into perfectly round scoops so I can fry them for you. Can I recommend Dryer’s/Edy’s coffee ice cream for this? <—Like them on Facebook to help out Operation Smile, a charity that helps provide surgeries for kids in need.
Let’s be real, though: I am not dropping cold ice cream into hot fry oil. Only a crazy person would do that (and only a crazy food blogger would expect to take decent photos after that mess, too!) So, I rolled these coffee ice cream scoops in sugar-ed and spiced corn flakes and declared them delicious. You will, too.
If you have the patience, make miniature bon-bons to dip in hot chocolate sauce for date night.
And go ahead, worry yourself nuts over your loved ones. It’s what life is for, afterall.
- 2 large scoops of your favorite ice cream (I used Dryer's Coffee)
- 1 cup corn flakes
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Optional: warm chocolate sauce
- For the prettiest presentation, scoop your ice cream onto a sheet and place it back in the freezer.
- In a food processor, combine the corn flakes, powdered sugar and cinnamon and pulse for 10-15 seconds. Pour the mixture out into a shallow bowl. Drizzle the honey on top, then use your fingers to incorporate the honey into the flakes evenly. It's sticky, but worth it.
- Take your ice cream balls out of the freezer, then roll them quickly the crumbs. Serve drizzled with warm chocolate sauce and topped with a cherry.