vanilla gelato with dark chocolate-ginger ganache & crushed gingersnaps
Um, hello Monday reality.
I don’t know about you, but I would rather watch paint dry then head to work this morning. Can you have a holiday hangover? Or is it holiday withdrawal? Either way, I need a vacation from our vacation. Mr. B and I spent last week touring the state of Kansas visiting family and friends. To say I am exhausted would be an understatement.
BUT! It was worth the miles in the car because we finally got to see the new restaurant, play foozeball with nieces and nephews, eat delicious food, and see my grandparents. So is this the point where I tell myself that Christmas is t-minus three weeks away and we get to ride on this train again? Do wha?
Instead, let’s get through Monday first and talk about something yummy that can distract us from reality; dark chocolate-ginger ganache on top of vanilla gelato. If there is one thing I know, the combination of ginger and chocolate make the world a better place. There’s something about smooth, luxurious chocolate mixed with the spice of fresh ginger that makes the Mondays of the world tolerable.
Now, will someone pass me a spoon, pa-lease?
Vanilla Gelato with Dark Chocolate-Ginger Ganache & Crushed Gingersnaps
1 pint vanilla gelato
1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup cream
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, grated
gingersnaps, crushed, garnish
Place two serving dishes into the freezer. Meanwhile, preheat a saucepan to medium heat. Add the chocolate chips, ginger, and cream. Stir until the chocolate has melted and everything is incorporated.
Take dishes out of freezer and scoop gelato into the dishes. Garnish with chocolate ginger ganache and crushed gingersnaps. Serve immediately.
Recipe from food and wine magazineAll images and text ©
Love love gelato.. this sounds so yum and easy. I’m all for quick sweet treats..
It totally is! One of my favs! Thanks, Erika!
I can’t stand the perfection of this dessert!!!! All of my favorite things: ice cream, chocolate and ginger. I HEART YOU AND I CANT HANDLE IT!
LOL!! I heart you too, friend!
This gelato, chocolate and ginger situation is making it a lot easier to face Monday and going back to work after four days of nonstop feasting!
Right?! We should eat ice cream all day! Thanks,Kelli!
This pretty much looks like heaven! I love it!
Mwah! Thanks, Carrian!
Ginger and chocolate is such an amazing combination! And you topped it off with gingersnaps, so I basically can’t think of a better dessert.
I couldn’t agree more! Thanks, Laura!
this is exactly the kind of recipe I needed to today – not a lot of thinking with a whooole lot of yummy, sugary comfort! great pics 🙂
I’m declaring mandatory ice cream on Mondays! Thanks, Christine!
I’m just going to sit here with no obvious comment to make, because I’m too busy staring at this BEAUTY to really formulate coherent words… don’t mind me.
*looks around for spoon*
HA! I’ll pass you a spoon, my dear!
Oh lordy!! I think I could just eat this straight from the container, all of it! And a straw for the chocolate syrup!
A straw would be a brilliant idea! Thanks, Steph!
I had a heck of a time dragging my rear out of bed this morning. I think this ice cream could help with that. Yum!
I think so too! Bring on the chocolate. Thanks, Jennie!
Um yeah… I have a GIANT holiday hangover. Can I just come over and stuff my face with this gelato!? Pwease!!!
YESSS!!! I’ll have a spoon ready for you!
You’re so right – this is the absolute perfect flavour combination. Definitely a good one to ease you back into every day life after a holiday weekend!
Agreed! Thanks, Kathryn!
Ugh, I hear you, this Monday has been kicking my butt! You know what would make it all better? A big bowl of your gelato – yum 🙂
I definitely went into a slight SHOCK coma this morning as I entered work. It was not pretty. Some dark chocolate ginger ganache right to the tongue would have helped revive me, methinks!
The flavor combos here are incredible! I would have never thought of such a gorgeous dessert like this! Love it!
Oh and yes, Monday is kicking me in the butt big time! Send some of the gelato my way?!?
I’m coming over for dessert!
Love everything about this dessert!! And I’m so looking forward to meeting you at the retreat this weekend!
Thanks, Becky! I am so excited to meet you too!!
total vacation hangerover…..hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
I love ice cream about as much as I love Mexican food! This is next on my list to make.
this might be my ticket to get through the rest of this week…freaking delish looking, girl!