Saturday, May 4, 2013

Chocolate Parfaits: Photo A Day - In My Cup

Day 4 of "May Photo A Day Challenge" : In My Cup


Most participants in this challenge were posting pictures of various types of tea and coffee for today's prompt. But I don't have either of them in cups. I have tea in tall glasses and coffee in mugs. So I decided to showcase my ice cream cups today, with a very amateur attempt at making a chocolate parfait.



Originally, I'd planned to make the parfait with layers of my eggless microwave chocolate cake, marie biscuits soaked in coffee solution, and vanilla ice cream. But, I got crazily busy with something else and didn't have any time left to make the cake. So I decided to substitute the cake layer with another layer of biscuits and a second flavor of ice cream.

Here's how I arranged the layers, starting from the bottom:

  1. Dark Fantasy chocolate biscuit, broken in pieces, and soaked in coffee solution. (You can see a very small dark brown layer, right at the bottom of the cup, in the top pic.)

  2. Butterscotch ice cream. ('Coz I couldn't find brown-colored chocolate ice cream at the shop near my building!)

  3. Marie biscuit pieces, soaked in a solution of drinking chocolate powder with water.

  4. Vanilla ice cream, topped with some chocolate curls and crumbled chocolate.

I should have swapped the order of 2 and 3 above, 'coz soaked marie biscuits, being heavier than the butterscotch ice cream, sunk in the ice cream! As such, they are not visible as a clean layer from the side of the cup! :(

Also, if you're making this for kids, I would suggest using plain milk instead of coffee solution, for soaking layer 1, because the coffee adds a slightly bitter taste to this dessert.


This is my fourth post for 2013 May Photo A Day Challenge.
Link to the previous post: "Photo A Day - This is Really Good!"

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18 comments:

Shail Mohan said...

Looks awesome. :)

Meena said...

Haa this will definitely be on my. menu one of the days ;)

Shilpa Garg said...

Wow! This posts truly speaks volumes about your commitment!
Just finished dinner and I can surely do with this parfait as a dessert. Good one for the prompt... it's different!! :)

JANU said...

Looks yumm.

Rainbow Hues said...

This looks so yummy. ..pictures have come out nicely

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thanks Shail! Tastes awesome too! Mmmmmm! (Still eating!) :P

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Meena, make sure you skip a meal that day! :P

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thanks Shilpa! :D
Dad & I just finished dinner too, and I'm still eating my parfait!
Arre the things our blogs make us do!

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@Janu - It is! Try it sometime... it's really easy to make... no cooking involved!

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thanks Kajal! :D
I took the top one with flash and the bottom one without flash. Hence no shadow in the bottom pic.

Afshan said...

Awesome
That's one tempting cup

Pixie said...

wow! they look so so tempting and delicious! :)

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thanks Afshan! Guess I'll need to walk some extra rounds today, to burn off those calories! :P

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

And they were so easy to make too, Pixie! Just a different way to present ice cream!

Pallavi Purani said...

Now that is some awesome thing in the cup :)

Smita said...

They look like cute bunnies!!! But delicious ones :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Hahahaha! Pallavi, that "awesome" thing turned out to be "awesomely delicious" too! :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@Smita - Hahaha! That's because of the biscuit "bunny ears", isn't it? :P

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