Broken biscotti ice cream with hot mocha

Broken biscotti ice cream with hot mocha

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Plus freezing

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Give your ice cream an Italian twist with this simple recipe from Lesley Waters

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
349
protein
6g
carbs
38g
fat
19g
saturates
11g
fibre
2g
sugar
26g
salt
0.26g

Ingredients

  • 500ml pot good-quality vanilla ice-cream
  • 12 biscotti biscuits
  • 100g bar good-quality dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 200ml (about 1 mug) freshly-made strong coffee

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Method

  1. Leave the ice cream out of the freezer for 5 mins to soften, then tip into a bowl. Meanwhile, put six of the biscotti into a freezer bag and lightly crush with a rolling pin, fold into the ice cream, then return to the freezer.
  2. Break the chocolate into a pan or microwaveable bowl, add the brandy and heat gently until melted or microwave on High for 30 secs. Stir (it will thicken), then pour in the hot coffee and carry on stirring until smooth.
  3. Scoop the ice cream into heatproof glasses or bowls, then pour the mocha over. Serve straight away with the remaining biscotti.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2006

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dancingbunny's picture
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We had this tonight and we definitely had a lot of fun making it! I don't make desserts very often so am quite inexperienced, and I melted the chocolate first, then added the alcohol and the whole thing immediately turned into a lump! I guess it must have been the sudden temperature change. I started again putting in the chocolate and alcohol together and it worked much better that time. It was really really tasty, and, because we didn't have any brandy we used Disaronno, which I think is a bit like Amaretti and it was delicious. So we agreed to try and make it again with brandy next time to do the recipe justice, not that we need an excuse to make it again...!

menziesj's picture
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A perfect, fuss-free dinner-party treat, mostly made in advance, and with a great combination of hot/cold; bitter/sweet; crunchy/smooth.
Absolutely all our friends who have tried it have raved about it, and asked for more!

bonney-blythe's picture
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I used less coffee and it was still quite runny. I have an issue with the 5 minutes it apparently takes. It took me longer than that just to fold the biscuits into the ice cream! It was, however, delicious and I will make it again.

sadie-kemp's picture

I found there was too much coffee in the recipe so mine turned out a bit runny!

fariya's picture

veryy tastyyy n yummy..!

janeth's picture
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Very tasty

samjones01's picture
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I made this for a dinner party and I think my guests could have eaten twice the amount! It was absolutely gorgeous and they have all made me promise to make it again, and again, and again.......!!!

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