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Mascarpone White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino Semifreddo | Playful Cookinglink to Mascarpone White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino Semifreddo

Mascarpone White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino Semifreddo

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,…

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Muskmelon Thyme Sorbet

Sorbets are refreshing, light and a great way to cool off on a hot summer afternoon. It is also a guilt-free treat because it’s mostly fruits. This Muskmelon Thyme Sorbet is refined sugar-free, dairy-free and comes together with a quick blend. It’s so easy that you don’t even need a recipe! Having said that, there is still a key thing to remember when you make a sorbet so that it neither gets too icy nor turns into a slushy.

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10 Indian Festive Desserts

My favorite time of the year is here and it’s the time for indulgence on Indian Festive Desserts. So, get into your beautiful outfits, forget all the worries, catch up with friends, hug a little tighter and just be joyful! We can work on all those extra calories later. For now, just let loose and enjoy. So, here are 10 Indian Festive Desserts that you need to try this season! As I mentioned in my last post, I don’t get a lot of pujo vibe out here but I use the food memories to make it exciting every day.

Nolen Gur Kulfi (Date Palm Jaggery Creamsicles) | Playful Cookinglink to Nolen Gur Kulfi

Nolen Gur Kulfi

Cream rich with the flavor of date palm jaggery, this Nolen Gur Kulfi is a treat you need to try this summer! I first experienced Nolen Gur Ice Cream in Kolkata! I grew up eating this jaggery a lot but Ice Cream was new and absolutely fell in love with the taste. And so had to try my version of kulfi too. Finding Nolen Gur can be a little difficult but I have mentioned below all the local places you can find it. If you however cannot find this variety jaggery, give this easy Nolen Gur kulfi (Jaggery Creamsicles) a…

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Pumpkin Pie – Creamy and Super Easy!

Melting in mouth flavor packed filling with the flaky crust, this Pumpkin Pie – the old fashion way is the best Thanksgiving dessert.  This recipe makes a small 8-inch Pumpkin Pie which is best for small family but then it won’t last long, especially if you top it with some pumpkin spiced whipped cream.

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Summer Risotto with Tomato Confit and Zucchini

Risotto with tomato confit, zucchini and leak is a delightful summer risotto that is light and flavor packed. Tomato confit with those fresh zucchini blossoms creates a beautiful refreshing floral note to the comforting creamy risotto. My family loves risotto and I make it round the year with seasonal produce. One of my favorite early summer risottos is pea and asparagus risotto. Currently my tomato plant is giving us a lot of cherry tomatoes and I am making the confit on repeat. Last week I added it to our risotto along with zucchini that is also from my garden. Nothing…

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Scharffen Berger Bakery Crawl and The Chocolate Adventure Contest 2012

Few weeks back Scharffen Berger had conducted their annual bakery crawl where the bay area bloggers were invited to spend an afternoon getting indulged and inspired. It was quite an exciting experience for me and I am sure it was the same for everyone as well. After all, what better way could you like to start a weekend other than spending time hopping from one amazing bakery to another, munching cookies and chocolates in between?

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10 Interesting Thirst Quenchers To Try This Summer

We all love ice cream on these warm days but I often go for something to drink. High shooting temperatures mean that your body needs more fluid and you need to stay hydrated to avoid feeling fatigued. Of course, you need to drink a ton load of water but it’s nice to occasionally switch it up with some seasonal fruit drinks. So, here are 10 interesting Thirst Quenchers to try this summer. These are non-alcoholic, super easy to make and a great way to indulge on the summer fruits!

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Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

Salmon with creamy dill sauce with rice or quinoa and may be some grilled veggies on the side! This is a perfect lazy day meal, and great during summertime. The yogurt dill sauce is the star of this dish which goes so well with grilled food. Be it vegetables, seafood or meat.

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Chanar Sondesh

Creamy and fudgy prepared with just three ingredients, chanar sondesh is a favorite to many Bengalis. We bengalis are known for our sweet tooth and there are countless varieties of milk sweets in Bengali food culture. But sondesh is the dearest of all and we do considered it as auspicious. Mahalaya is tomorrow and I had to make chanar sondesh to celebrate the day.