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Come Party With Me: Cinco de Mayo — Dessert


Have no time to plan an extravagant Mexican meal for Cinco de Mayo? No matter. I've got the perfect menu for a delicious dinner that's easy to put together — complete with a decadent dessert. Ice cream sundaes are ideal because they're fast and guests can help with the assemblage. This recipe expertly employs three simple flavors — ripe strawberries, creamy dulce de leche, and rich Mexican chocolate — to create one stunning dessert. Don't hesitate to get creative, the spicy chocolate sauce is scrumptious slathered over any combination of ice cream and berries. Learn the technique and read more.

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Fresh Strawberries and Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Fresh Strawberries and Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Fresh Strawberries and Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

6 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped
2/3 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pints dulce de leche ice cream
4 cups fresh strawberries (about 1 pound), hulled, quartered

Directions

  1. Place first 4 ingredients in medium metal bowl. Set bowl over saucepan of simmering water; stir until smooth.
  2. Divide ice cream among 6 bowls. Sprinkle berries over. Spoon warm or room-temperature sauce over.

Serves 6.

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