It’s not a secret that I love dessert!!! There are some Brazilian desserts that take me back to my childhood like churros, Brazilian carrot cake, brigadeiro and also new ones that I started eating since I left Brazil like American carrot cake, pecan pie and a couple more. I am not an ice cream person (thank God! I don’t need one more sweet addiction in my life) but I just loved our pina colada dessert that we created a couple days ago. I found at our local grocery store these baby pineapples from South Africa that were so cute and I thought immediately that they could be served as a desert. I bought Caribbean coconut gelato, unsweetened shavedd coconut and I used the pineapple meat as a decoration. You can be very creative about this dessert adding some rum, you can also freeze some pineapple pieces and mix it into the ice-cream or make an ice-cream table with fresh fruits available for your guests. Just in case, if you don’t find the baby ones you can slice the regular sizes in half and serve them the same way!! Happy Summer!!!
3 South African baby pineapples
Caribbean coconut gelato by Talenti
Toasted Coconut Flakes
Slice the tops off of the pineapples. Carefully remove the pineapple by cutting around the inside, as close to the edge as possible without cutting through the skin. Scoop out the flesh, being careful to keep it as intact as possilble. Cut the pineapple into small dice and set aside.
Scoop ice cream into scoops small enough to fit inside the pineapples. Top with toasted coconut and diced pineapple.
Beijos e Tchau!
Ludmilla and Marilyn Chudda