The other day I featured a super decadent dessert recipe in the form of a Bailey's Irish Cream Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. I know it was incredibly mean for me to tease you by discussing a super delish cake, so today I am making up for it by giving you another St. Patrick's Day dessert that is quite a bit healthier. Keeping in mind that a healthy dessert is an oxymoron and essentially only exists in the form of plain fruit, this recipe called a cream delight gets its sweetness from honey. While the cheesecake highlighted Bailey's irish cream, this delightful dish highlights the flavor of good old Irish whiskey. For a peek at the recipe,
3/4 cup of raw oatmeal
1/2 cup of sliced almonds
1 1/2 cups of whipping cream
5 tablespoons of honey (for sweetness)
4 tablespoons Irish whiskey
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- Combine the oatmeal and almonds in a bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the nut/oatmeal mixture on it. Toast for 5 to 10 minutes, mixing repeatedly. Do not let the mixture burn.
- Whip the cream until soft peaks form and stir in the honey.
- Mix in the whiskey, oats, almonds and lemon juice. Mix well and then pour the mixture into long serving glasses.
- Chill and then serve cold.