his dessert is perfect. I know that’s a tall order for any dessert, but I swear it’s true. It’s just the right combination of sweet and salty and – best of all – it honestly takes all of 30 seconds to put together. Not even exaggerating about that. If you get an assembly line together, you may even be able to shave that down to 25 seconds.
My friend Lauren (yep, the same Lauren that sent us the amazing package that filled my love tank) made this for me at one point and I’ve been craving it ever since. Last week, Whole Foods joined our neighborhood and I wanted to surprise Bobby with a dessert that he’d love since he’s been working so hard…so it was like the stars aligned. This was meant to be.
I took a field trip to the grocery store and wrote Bobby a little love note. I decided to surprise him with this treat after he went in to work on his day off to observe some lessons (one requirement as he works on his certification). I’m telling you, this man is the hardest worker.
If YOU would like to try this easy but impressive tasting treat, here are the ingredients you’ll need:
This Talenti gelato is worth every penny. It’s smooth, rich, and delicious. You can find it at Whole Foods or other fancy grocery stores, but I’ve also seen it carried at Target and more run-of-the-mill supermarkets.
Graham lives a great life except when it comes to dessert. He is shut off from that world, left to sniff the packaging.
The two different flavors of Sea Salt Caramel and Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup make this SO good but you could scrape by with just one flavor if need be.
The next ingredient you’ll need are these Pretzel Crisps. Double win since they can also serve as an afternoon snack.
You’ll also want some raspberries.
I’m sure you can figure out the assembly process from there, but here are some pictures anyway because that gelato was too irresistible not to photograph.
A couple scoops of each gelato flavor go into the bowl and raspberries and pretzels get sprinkled on top. See, I’m not kidding about that whole 30 seconds business.
Graham thought that if he acted extra obedient, I might give him a little taste. Nice try, Graham.
There you have it! If you’ve been given the duty of bringing dessert to your next get-together…or if you’re throwing a dinner party but can’t muster the energy to make something from scratch…or if you just deserve a treat for making it through Tuesday (I think you definitely should treat yourself, you amazing human, you)…then may I humbly suggest this blissful combination?
Looks fabulous and I know I’ll try it, but I feel so so so sorry for Graham!! Poor baby…
Yes, I think you and Rob would love this dessert! I know, poor Graham – his big brown eyes make him look even more cute and sad!
Ahhhh. Practically dying inside. Unfortunately, those are all unfindable ingredients here. (Especially raspberries! How decadent is that!? Fruit is extremely expensive in Japan, because most of it has to be imported.) I guess I’ll just have to wait until I’m stateside to try it out, but it looks like a fabulous combination!
I empathize with Graham!
The photos look great! (Especially with those red fingernails!)
Oh shoot, I have heard of the insane cost of fruit in Japan. Watermelons are like gold over there, yeah? I promise you that if you’re ever in Miami or Vermont to visit us, I will make this dessert for you!