Mascarpone White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino Semifreddo

Mascarpone White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino Semifreddo | Playful Cooking

Frozen treats for coffee lovers because it has the flavor of white chocolate, caramel, coffee and the richness of mascarpone cheese. So good and so easy that you would want to make it all summer long. And the best part is that it doesn’t need an ice cream machine. No churning and yet, the end result turns out creamy. However, it doesn’t get hard like an ice cream. Semifreddo are semi-frozen treats that fall under the category of ice cream but the texture is much softer, seems like a frozen mousse. If you enjoy soft serve ice cream like me, then probably you are going to love this super rich Mascarpone White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino Semifreddo. It’s a treat to celebrate summer!

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Green Tea Mint Lemonade

Green Tea Mint Lemonade | Playful Cooking

One of my best friends recently bought a beautiful big house. The first thing that caught my attention was her kitchen. Gorgeous natural light! The second thing which caught my eye was the Meyer Lemon Tree in her backyard. I am one of those lemon fanatics who like to add a little citrus flavor in everything. From smoothies to curries to desserts! So, you can imagine my excitement when she showered me with a bag full of Meyer Lemons. These lemons are huge, some of them even bigger than my 50mm lens. If you follow my Instagram stories, you must have seen that story! I instantly started thinking off all those lemon-loaded dishes that I was going to make. But first, it’s time for some Green Tea and Mint Lemonade!

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Pesto Pull-Apart Bread

Pesto Pull Apart Bread | Playful Cooking

I have been baking this Pesto Pull-apart Bread for several years now. Today, I finally managed to share it with you along with a video to show how easy it is. I like to call it the fun-bread because it’s just so cool to pull the slices casually and munch away. It needs no knife at all and that makes it so perfect for a picnic or party. I like to serve it with either a dip or some light soup/stew. It’s always a favorite in our house.

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Instant Berry Kulfi (Eggless Berry Creamsicles)

Instant Berry Kulfi (Instant Berry Creamsicles) | Playful Cooking

With summer in full swing, berries have overcrowded the market and with the temperatures shooting high, Instant Berry Kulfi sounds like a perfect happiness to the belly. Kulfi is every Indian’s guilty pleasure. Restaurants tend to get a frown face from the customer if the menu doesn’t end with kulfi. Be it wedding, birthday party or a causal family gathering, ending the meal with this milk based, eggless creamsicle is everybody’s favorite ritual.

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Lau Er Khosha Bhaja (Bottle Gourd Peel Stir Fry)

Lau Khosha Bhaja (Bottle Gourd Peel Stir Fry) | Playful Cooking

It might sound interesting for some, probably even bizarre for others, but for most Bengali’s, this is an everyday comfort food. Lau Er Khosha Bhaja literary translates to Bottle Gourd Peel Stir Fry. It is a humble side dish, typically paired with steamed white rice and lentil stew. For the past several years since I left home, I have used bottle guard so many times in several different dishes. But I never used those peels. In the process of learning to cook, I forgot some of these simple dishes that I grew up eating.

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