Back in the olden days, we used to have this thing called Neopolitan ice cream. It was a half gallon of ice cream divided into three flavors: vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate (the best flavors I would say). Seems like I haven’t seen Neopolitan ice cream in the store since I was about eight years old. For you young folks, it looked like this.
I made a little ditty recently that reminded me of Neopolitan ice cream. Basically, I took my panna cotta recipe and my chocolate pot de creme recipe and mixed them with strawberry sauce (easy: mix frozen strawberries and a load of sugar together in a sauce pot over medium heat; blend together with a stick blender et voila). You could easily use strawberry jam, too. In fact, I think that would look and taste better. Mr. Man did not like that the strawberry sauce was warm on top of cold custard (go figure).
Anyway, this is a fairly easy and cute little parfait presentation that looks like this in my granny’s antique glasses:
- Make the chocolate pot de creme recipe and pour into your glass. Let set up in the fridge.
- Either put the strawberry sauce on top next or make the panna cotta mixture and pour that over. You get the idea. If you use panna cotta next (as I did in the photo), you’ll have to wait overnight for it to set up before you put on the strawberry layer. The strawberry layer can be nice for hiding unsightly blemishes in the panna cotta.
- Pig out.