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:
- 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.)
- Butterscotch ice cream. ('Coz I couldn't find brown-colored chocolate ice cream at the shop near my building!)
- Marie biscuit pieces, soaked in a solution of drinking chocolate powder with water.
- 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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