Long a staple in side dishes, salads, and breads, corn is finding its way onto the sweet side of the menu lately, providing a subtle, savory note in desserts. One might even say that things are getting corny around here. Try the trend on for size with one of these three treats:
Jeni's Sweet Corn and Raspberry Ice Cream
Jeni's sweet corn and raspberry ice cream ($12 a pint) is one of the famed scoop shop's most popular flavors, and for good reason. Corn's delicate, milky sweetness is offset with a swirl of tangy blackberry jam, all encompassed in their ultra-creamy base. Can't make it to one of Jeni's Ohio outposts? Pints are available for delivery, and the recipe is in the cookbook as well.
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Momofuku Milk Bar's Corn Cookie
When Christina Tosi and her crew at Momofuku Milk Bar create a cookie, diners in the know stand in wait. True to form, their corn cookie ($12 a tin) made us swoon. Comprised of slightly unusual ingredients like corn powder and corn flour, the cookie is simple and sweet with a subtle, savory edge. Want to make them at home? The recipe is included in the bakery's cookbook.
El Torito Sweet Corn Cake Mix
El Torito, a popular Mexican restaurant chain, is now making its favorites available in your kitchen. If you're craving a homey dessert, then consider making a batch of the sweet corn cake ($23 for 12 packs). Loaded with toothsome texture, these are a great option for those on gluten-free diets. We'd cap off a meal of hearty chili with this simple dessert as a playful nod to its traditional cornbread pairing.
Have you tried any corn-infused desserts?