I think this is a perfect dessert for Summer. It's definitely not complicated, but looks "fancy" enough for company. I think we will make sure we have this available all summer long!
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
1 pint vanilla ice cream
15 oz. can pear halves in syrup
1oz. good quality chocolate, at least 65% cacao
Place chocolate in 2-cup/ 500mL Micro Pitcher.
Using a defrost setting, heat chocolate in microwave for 1 minute until melted; stir with Saucy Silicone Spatula until smooth. If chocolate is not completely melted, microwave at 15 second intervals and stir until smooth. Set aside.
To assemble dessert, using the Ice Cream Scoop, place a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the bottom of the Ice Prisms™ Small Bowl; cover with a pear half and add another scoop of ice cream. Pour melted chocolate over the top.
Garnish with strawberries and whipped cream if desired.
Serving Size: 1/8 Recipe, Servings per recipe: 8, Calories 140, Calories from fat 45, Total fat 5g, Saturated fat 3g, Trans fat 0g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 30mg, Total Carbohydrate248g, Dietary fiber 1g, Sugar 20g, Protein 1g
Pears are a good source of pectin, which helps bowel function and increases the amount of cholesterol eliminated by the body. Source: "Super Foods, Nutrient-dense foods to protect your health" by Michael van Straten & Barbara Griggs