Showing posts from July, 2015

Cherry Garcia Ice Cream

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, the weather has finally gotten hot. That means ice cream season of course, but cherries are in high season also. They have a short season, but are abundant in markets everywhere right now… sweet and juicy, and looking beautiful! I love to eat them plain, but then I get flashbacks of when I used to eat Ben & Jerry’s  “Cherry Garcia”  ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream was (and I guess still is) so popular with their unique combinations of flavors, such as  “Chunky Monkey”,   “Chubby Hubby”  and  “Mint Chocolate Cookie” , with a lot of nuts and chocolate… mmmm. I wasn’t so crazy about some of the others, with over-mixed flavors and too many ingredients. But I loved  “Cherry Garcia”  …maybe because I love cherries and dark chocolate. It’s a simple but great combination, which I always thought was a brilliant idea. Needless to say, it was often in my freezer. However, as with Häagen-Dazs ice cream (I also once loved their “ Rum Raisin” ), Yoplait

Chocolate Soufflé Cake (flourless) with Fresh Berries

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”3_4″][et_pb_post_title admin_label=”Post Title” title=”on” meta=”on” author=”on” date=”on” categories=”off” comments=”off” featured_image=”on” featured_placement=”below” parallax_effect=”on” parallax_method=”on” text_orientation=”left” text_color=”dark” text_background=”off” text_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” module_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0)” title_all_caps=”off” meta_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][et_pb_text admin_label=”Content” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” text_font_size=”14″ use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Summer is here in the Bay Area, and that means fresh berry season. Strawberries are plentiful in the market and their wonderful sweet smell fills the air. Blueberries and other fresh berries are appearing as well. For my inaugural Cocobeat recipe, I made a light and soft chocolat