This week, we're celebrating the Fourth of July,
one of the biggest summer holidays. Between fireworks and barbecue,
we all need a moment to cool off from the summer heat.
Of course, summers just bring out our inner kids. The
wonderfully sticky-sweet, ooey-gooey pleasures of summertime simply
demand their due: ice cream, baby!
Fortunately, there is a way to enjoy a taste of a second
childhood without losing our grown-up sensibilities. Top off a
frosty ice cream treat with sizzling hot fruit, right off the grill
or flambéed to entice.
Thanks to the laws of science, the heating process triggers a
chemical reaction that enhances the fruit's natural sugars.
Regardless of the cause, we love the effect: Cherries Jubilee,
Bananas Foster, flambéed peaches, grilled pineapple slices and
mango halves, fried plantains & toasted coconut -- a summery
bounty that likes to play dress-up.
On the count of three, let's find some spoons. One, two... Hey,
where are y'all going?