Monday, July 6, 2009

Chocolate & Hungry Monkey Sherbet

Have you tried living near your parents?

OK, we all love our parents very much, but I am sure that some of us have experienced the usual...
- non stop nagging
- unsolicited advice
- meddling
- surprise visits, just in time when your flat is at its dirtiest and messiest state
we know that all of the above came outta love, but sometimes it could be a bit...ehm...too much, no?

However, it's not all bad...there are so many perks of living near the parents, such as...
- asking them to receive deliveries for us when we're at work
- food
- more food
- and we shall never go out of food

SC's parents live nearby and they have easy access to my flat. Thus, sometimes when I get home, I'd find some surprises, such as...
- a container of frozen curry beef shin in my freezer
- a bowl of jellyfish salad in my fridge
- a plate of fresh fruits on my kitchen counter
Sweet, right?

Indeed. This is also why I try to reciprocate, by trying to make them some delicious treats whenever possible. SC's mom loves loves loves chocolate (but then again, who doesn't?), so when I saw David Lebovitz' Chocolate Sherbet, I knew it would be the perfect treat for SC's mom.

Although the recipe sounds so easy, but knowing my inability to follow recipes properly, I fully expected a failure, and in case the said failure did happen, I'd just go for plan B, which was to bring a bottle of red wine over when showing up for dinner ^_^'

So, I gave it a go.

Look at the way I gave my sherbet an ice bath, it looked rather dangerous, didn't it? I should've put more ice and less water.

Amazingly, successfully followed a recipe this time! Yay! The chocolate sherbet turned out excellent! It was really rich, chocolatey and light at the same time. It quenches my thirst for chocolate, yet still refreshing enough for summer.

Visit David's blog for the recipe, find out how to make ice cream without a machine, and you'll also learn the differences between sorbet, sherbet and ice cream.

It was so good, SC's mom agreed to keep the whole container.
It was so good, I had to make another batch and decided to improvise by adding a couple of bananas SC's mom left on my kitchen counter the other day.

Hungry Monkey Sherbet

I simply added a couple of mashed bananas into the original recipe. Bananas and chocolate, they couldn't go wrong, could they?

Although I still prefer the original all chocolate version, this hungry monkey wasn't too bad at all.
At least I wasn't making another banana cake...yet again :p
There's a danger to this experiment.
It made me wanna buy an ice cream maker.
Hello, more ice cream, good bye kitchen space and waist line.


EatTravelEat said...

The banana appears again :). Now I want to make this at home; it looks so creamy and delicious! I have seen several of these ice creams without out using a ice cream maker now...

Ravenous Couple said...

looks fantastic! this reminds us of the chunky monkey ben and jerry's ice cream...yum

Jennifer said...

You had me at "no icecream maker" !!!! :) This not only sounds so easy but SO good!!! thanks :)

allie said...

That looks superb and i love sherbet. and chocolate is my favourite! OMG.. this is simply fantastic!

Lidia Sianturi said...

suk kapan2 takjajale Rit...

Donalyn said...

You should definitely go for the ice cream maker - they aren't very expensive and make the whole process so much easier. I've recently become obsessed with mine and have several recipes in the pipeline for blogging. I will definitely be adding this one to the list!

Jacktels Kochbuch said...

looks fantastic!