Friday, May 15, 2009

Ice Cream topped with Raspberry Mango Salsa in Cinnamon Sugar Bowls

Sometimes I think the naming part of recipes is the hardest part of all. I mean, what else can you possibly call this..? Compote, maybe, except that it wasn't cooked... whatever. This is yummy stuff so who cares about the name?

So for the the ending of our Get Fit Challenge BBQ bash tomorrow, I signed up to bring a dessert. And while the old me really wanted to bring a chocolate something in it's most sinful form, I thought it best to exercise some restraint, and bring something that only tasted sinful.

A few years ago I went to a Pampered Chef party, and a recipe, similar to this, was made to demonstrate how to use the catalog products. I've seen different variations of this all over the place, each one claiming it as their own. I really don't know who or where it originated from. All I can tell you is that it is delicious... refreshing... and not too unhealthy!

While I added my favorite fruits, I'm sure you could adapt it to whatever is available in your area. What I have done differently (from what I remember at the demonstration) is to add my homemade bourbon vanilla to the fruit, as well as some brown sugar, and to create flowered cinnamon sugar bowls rather than chips for the fruit. To make a little healthier, I also coated my tortilla's in PAM Baking Spray rather than butter, prior to dredging in cinnamon and sugar.

This is a really simple recipe that can be adapted to what is available, and casual or elegant, it's perfect for any summer occasion.

Ice Cream topped with Raspberry Mango Salsa in Cinnamon Sugar Bowls

1 small container raspberries
2 mango's, peeled and diced
2 kiwi's, peeled and diced
2 peaches, peeled and diced (canned ok if fresh not available)
Juice of 2 limes
2 tsp Bourbon Vanilla (regular ok)
2 Tbs packed brown sugar
1 dozen flour tortilla's
1 cup cinnamon sugar mixture to taste
PAM Baking spray
Vanilla ice cream

Fruit Salsa
In small bowl, mix together fruits, lime juice, vanilla, and brown sugar. Stir and set aside.

Cinnamon Sugar Bowls

Using a cookie cutter, cut desired shapes out of flour tortillas that are large enough to hold a scoop of ice cream later.

Once all tortillas are cut, spray each cut out shape on both sides with Pam Baking Spray. Pour 1 cup cinnamon sugar onto a dinner plate, and dredge both sides of cut tortilla into mixture.

Once all are coated they can be baked, in batches, on the bottom side of a PAM sprayed cupcake pan. I preferred this method rather than putting inside the cupcake tin, to get the shape that I preferred. Shape is entirely up to you though...

I baked them 7 minutes covered with a small pyrex bowl to shape, and 5 minutes uncovered to crisp, at 375 F degrees.

Once all are baked, cool completely. If not serving till later, bowls can be kept in a covered container or sealed Ziploc bag to keep crispy.

To serve, place one scoop of vanilla ice cream in center of tortilla bowl, add desired amount of fruit salsa on top, and enjoy!

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Elra said...

How interesting, I like this cinnamon sugar bowl sounding. It seems better taste wise then the regular ice cream cone. How creative.

Patsyk said...

I love the cinnamon sugar bowls! What a fun way to serve ice cream!

Man of Roma said...

Mamma mia, all this is making me INSANE! I'm in a phase of life when food becomes more important lolo.

The Food Hunter said...

The entire thing looks delicious but I really love those bowls. What a great idea.

RecipeGirl said...

How cute are those cinnamon bowls? I can't wait to read the fitness challenge results!

Chef Chuck said...

That is one colorful and good looking bowl! This is interesting the way it is shaped, and the taste must be refreshing!! Yumm :)

Proud Italian Cook said...

Such a great idea! Can't wait to try it.

nath said...

wow.... wonderful dessert with cinnamon sugar bowl... amazing!

Mermaid Sweets said...

OMG that is sooo cool, can't wait to try it, I know I will love it.

Sara said...

This looks delicious! And the edible bowls are just adorable, I'm going to borrow your technique :)

PheMom said...

Those are seriously just toooooo cute! BTW, do you have or know of a good recipe for fried ice cream? We had a restaurant back home (Wyo.) that had such good fried ice cream and for whatever reason this just reminded me of the chips they served with it.

Jana said...

Oh thank goodness I found this blog!! everything looks marvelous!! I make something new to test out almost every night...can't wait for these cinnamon sugar bowls.