We love frozen delicacies!
One of the best things about summer is indulging your sweet tooth in mouth-watering desserts straight from the freezer! Ice cream, sorbet, ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, frozen yogurt…yum. Even fruit can get a deep-freeze to make us all happy.
Traditional ice cream contains whole milk (3.25%), cream, sugar and natural flavours. When freezing the preparation is churned to prevent the formation of crystals, giving it a rich, smooth texture. The more fat the ice cream has, the less crystals it will contain.
While chocolate and vanilla will never go out of style, ice cream now comes in a multitude of flavours. To restore the notoriety of one of the most famous flavours of ice cream, La Laiterie Chagnon
has created Napolicrème, made from fresh cream. La Laterie Chagnon offers the classic combination of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate as well as a more surprising trio of cherry, vanilla and pistachio. To accompany a three coloured slice, what better than some lady finger cookies?
Ice cream desserts
For a dessert that will blow your mind, prepare Stefano Faita’s chocolate baked Alaska bomb
. Chocolate ice cream covered in a generous layer of meringue, this easy-to-make recipe will appeal to everyone. Blueberry and almond sundaes
are even quicker to make, and just as festive.
For something more original, dare to make the decadent S’more style ice cream cake
, an explosion of flavours and textures with graham crackers, chocolate chips, fudge and mini marshmallows.
Did you know that sorbet originated in ancient Persia, with a drink made from juice and fruit? It was, however, Italy that developed the art of sorbet with sorbetto, a dessert containing neither cream nor egg yolks. However, sometimes it contains egg white meringue and milk. Sorbet can also be made with wine, liqueur, alcohol or herbal tea.
At IGA, you can buy sorbet made in Quebec from Fontaine Santé
and Solo fruit
. This high quality, creamy, tasty sorbet will top off your meals in style.
If you have a little time, and want to impress your guests, you can go for raspberry sorbet
and berry and red wine sorbet
. With the latter, you can easily replace the red wine with orange juice, just as delicious and kid-friendly too!
Simple and refreshing, popsicles often bring back fond memories of childhood. Made with fruit, yogurt or juice, they can come in all kinds of shapes, colors and flavors! For a healthier version, opt for those made with water and juice. For a more gourmet version, choose the ones prepared with cream, caramel or chocolate.
Treat yourself to an original recipe that will give your snack a tropical air, by making rainbow fruit ice pops
. Also, try the unique flavors of watermelon and mint ice pops
, just as refreshing and thirst-quenching. They’re easy to prepare snacks that will surprise and appeal to young and old alike on a hot summer day.
In the healthy dessert department, frozen yogurt is a good choice since it contains less fat than ice cream. However, it contains less calcium and protein and more sugar than non-frozen yogurt. Laiterie Chagnon’s frozen yogurt comes in a wide range of flavors, from vanilla
, including the trio of apple, pear and cranberry
, black cherry
and field blueberries
. Serve them in cups with fresh fruit and a few mint leaves (fruity flavors) or with a chocolate coulis (vanilla and mochaccino flavors).
Ice cream sandwiches
There’s no doubt about it: happiness is biting into a sandwich made with two cookies and ice cream in the middle. Make it your own way with two dulce de leche
cookies from Chocolats Favorites and some vanilla ice cream from La Laiterie Chagnon. The latter will reel you in with fat, round sandwiches of strawberry, chocolate or vanilla.
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or blackberries: all field berries are easily transformed into sorbet. As an iced coulis, they are a delicious accompaniment to ice cream.
Here is an easy-to-prepare homemade coulis recipe:
- In a food processor, mix fruit (frozen or fresh) with a little icing sugar, a little water and lemon juice.
- Pass through a sieve and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Frozen in ice cube trays, the coulis can be used in cocktails, sangrias and lemonades.
Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and cherries are also some of the great fruit joys of summer. To transform them into a frozen dessert, choose very ripe fruit as they have had time to fully develop their flavour. Use them in chunks, like in these vanilla ice cream cups and peach, nuts and white chocolate toppings by Trois fois par jour
or as a puree, like in this refreshing mango lemon sorbet