Ice Cream with Quark and Mint (Glass med kvarg och mint)

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This is such a simple and easy way of making a healthy and refreshing option to regular ice cream. I love ice cream, and could live on it. But sometimes you really need to think about a healthier option. And since I just moved back to Sweden from Norway I wanted to buy this popular quark. In Norway we have a very small selection of different quarks. But here in Sweden, oh my! The options are endless! It’s great! 
I decided to go for a simple vanilla flavor for this ice cream though. I added some milk to loosen it up a bit and a few drops of peppermint extract to give it some extra oumph. 
You will be needing some sort of popsicle mold for this recipe and ice cream sticks.

Ingredients:
( makes 4 popsicles)
350 ml quark
50 ml milk
Peppermint extract
White chocolate
Toasted coconut
Gel food coloring

Method:
In a bowl, with a spoon, whisk together quark ( I used Lindahls Kvarg with vanilla flavour) and milk. Add a few drops of peppermint extract (to taste). If you want to color your ice cream divided the batter into different bowls. Use gel food coloring and use whatever colors your prefer. I went for blue, pink and orange. The 4th color is the quark all natural. Divide your batter between your molds and freeze until set, 6-12 hours depending on size and freezer.
For serving, remove popsicles from their molds. Melt white chocolate and drizzle over your popsicles. Quickly sprinkle some toasted coconut on top and voilá! Ready to serve! Delicious!

Easy & Delicious Detox Drink

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This drink is so easy to make and it tastes delicious too! Have a glass each day or pour into a bottle and sip on it during the day. It’s packed with lemon, turmeric and ginger. The cayenne pepper gives it a great punch and you can just feel this drink helping your body out in all sorts of ways.
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Cardamom Whoopie with almond aka Den nya Semlan

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So once again Sweden face the tradition of “Fettisdagen” aka “Fat Tuesday”. We then eat cardamom rolls filled with almond paste-mixture and topped with whipped cream. This roll is called “Semla”. You can find my recipe for a delicious classic semla here. 
But the swedes has started to crave a bit more innovative ways to devour this delicious roll, so there has started to pop up many different alternatives to the classic. There has been a semmel-wrap, chocolate semla, pancake semla, semmel-pretzel and even shrimp semla ( what’s up with that?)! So I thought that I have to come up with a new version of my own – and here it is: Whoopie Pie Semla! 
A Whoopie flavoured with cardamom. Filled with the classic almond paste-mixture and whipped cream. It is so crazy delicious that you won’t be able to stop eating them. Whoopie Pie Semla is a great way to have a classic semla but with a little less fuss and it’s also easier to eat more of them 😉 
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Eggnog Milkshake with Peppermint

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My Monster Shake made with eggnog, vanilla ice cream and peppermint! The eggnog is full of Christmas flavors such as cinnamon and nutmeg. I’ve also added some rum to it for an extra kick. This milkshake is a calorie bomb, but who cares when it’s so delicious? It’s a treat for the eye, fun to eat and tastes amazing. 
I made this recipe for a “challenge” that Kverdagsmat is hosting right now. The challenge is about Christmas Spices and I thought that this recipe is a fun way of showing of the delicious spices of Christmas. I just had to add peppermint that screams Christmas for me 🙂
So here it is, my recipe for my Monster Shake with eggnog, vanilla ice cream and peppermint:

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Ingredients:
(makes one shake)
3/4 cup eggnog (recipe below)
3/4 vanilla ice cream
candy canes (1 crushed and 2 whole)
melted chocolate
Donut
Sprinkles
Marshmallows

Eggnog:
(Makes 600 ml or 4 servings)
3 egg yolks
75 g caster sugar
250 ml milk
250 ml cream
2 cloves
1/2 vanilla pod, split and scrape out the seeds
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
160 ml dark rum
3 egg whites

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Method:
Begin by making the eggnog. 
Whisk together egg yolks and sugar in a bowl until airy and pale in color. Set aside.
Add milk, cream, cloves, vanilla pod and seeds, cinnamon stick, ground cinnamon and nutmeg to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Let it cool slightly. Add one fifth of the warm mixture to the egg-mixture and whisk together. Add remaining warm mixture and then transfer this back to the saucepan. On low heat slowly bring the mixture to 80c, stir constantly. Remove from heat and let it cool completely. Add the rum, cover and place in the refrigerator over night.
Whisk egg whites next day and gently fold them into your eggnog.

Assemble your shake:
Put your glass into the fridge so it gets cold. Once cool, rim the glass with melted chocolate and sprinkle with crushed candy cane. Place the glass back into the fridge.
Prepare your ice cream scoops and place them back into the freezer.
Mix eggnog and ice cream in a mug and pour this into your prepared glass. Take out your scoops of ice cream and place them on top of the glass and add candy cane, sprinkles, marshmallows, donut and straw.
And then people, it’s time to dive into this delicious monster shake. Enjoy 🙂

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Eggnog

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Ah, I love Christmas. So much. Maybe too much? Can you love Christmas too much? Naah! What says Christmas more than a delicious eggnog in front of the fire with friends and family? I’ve tried many different eggnog recipes just to find the perfect one, and the result is of course a mix of many adapted recipes and I think that this is the best one, haha! 😛
So if you want a perfect eggnog with the right amount of spices, alcohol and creaminess – this is the one to try!
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Christmas Cocktail with Clementine

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I found some lovely clementines in my local fruit market the other day. So I couldn’t resist buying a kilo or so. I thought that they would be great in a Christmas-inspired drink. So I decided to pair them with a dark rum that I bought the other day for my Eggnog. I also wanted to get some of the typical flavors of Christmas into the drink and what is more Christmas than cinnamon? Ginger is also one of my favorite ingredients (as some of you might now by now) so I had to have ginger in the drink. I topped it of with a splash of apple cider and one spray of Angostura Bitters to balance out the sweetness of the drink. To add some extra cinnamon flavor I rimmed the glass with sugar and cinnamon so you get an instant hit of cinnamon with every sip.
Perfect cocktail for dinner parties, Christmas Eve or anytime you feel like a refreshing drink 🙂  
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Chocolate & Stout Cupcakes with Crispy Bacon

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Chocolate and beer is nowadays a pretty common flavor combination in the foodie world. But not many people outside this foodie world has actually tried or even heard of the combination. I got the inspiration for this recipe while watching an episode of 2 Broke Girls. Max made a Spring Break Cupcake with beer and chocolate. I tried to make cupcakes with this combination with a maple syrup frosting and it was delicious, I also tried dipping some bacon in chocolate for fun and wow I’m glad i did. It was soooo good!
So I thought that my dads 60th birthday party would be the perfect place to showcase this delicious cake and a new version of the cupcakes. Since my dad love Guinness I had to use it in the sponge and I filled the cake and topped the cupcakes with a light chocolate mousse to go with the rich flavor of the sponge. To add some sweetness I candied some pecans and for saltiness? Super crispy bacon, yum!
I decorated the cake and cupcakes with some extra glamor – 24 carat gold leaves and gold dust, just to make it a bit more special for my dad 🙂
Dad and the guests were a little bit skeptical to having bacon on their cake and cupcakes, I must admit. But they all loved it! And I already have a lot of orders for this cake 😉
Happy Birthday dad!

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Chocolate & Stout Cake with Crispy Bacon

chocolate and stout cake with crispy bacon

Chocolate and beer is nowadays a pretty common flavor combination in the foodie world. But not many people outside this foodie world has actually tried or even heard of the combination. I got the inspiration for this recipe while watching an episode of 2 Broke Girls. Max made a Spring Break Cupcake with beer and chocolate. I tried to make cupcakes with this combination with a maple syrup frosting and it was delicious, I also tried dipping some bacon in chocolate for fun and wow I’m glad i did. It was soooo good!
So I thought that my dads 60th birthday party would be the perfect place to showcase this delicious cake. Since my dad love Guinness I had to use it in the sponge and I filled the cake with a light chocolate mousse to go with the rich flavor of the sponge. To add some sweetness I candied some pecans and for saltiness? Super crispy bacon, yum!
I decorated the cake with some extra glamor – 24 carat gold leaves and gold dust, just to make it a bit more special for my dad 🙂
Dad and the guests were a little bit skeptical to having bacon on their cake, I must admit. But they all loved it! And I already have a lot of orders for this cake 😉
Happy Birthday dad!

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Rainbow Cake with a Hidden Treasure

Rainbow cake with a hidden treasure delliedelicious kids birthday party

I always make a cake for my niece Mollys birthday. This year she wanted a cake decorated with a rainbow. So we sat down and searched for inspiration online. She found a few designs that she liked. I took inspiration from her favorites and this is the end result:
A Victoria sponge layer cake with vanilla cream, fresh strawberries and banana (since these were the flavors that Mollys requested). I decorated the cake with vanilla butter cream frosting, lots of sprinkles and marshmallows. I’ve also hidden a golden treasure inside the cake. This will make a great surprise a kids birthday party.  Read more

New Years Drink and Appetizer (Madbloggerudfordringen 10)

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new year drink coctail appatizer delliedelicious madboggerudfordringen

Well we’re soon there, New Years Eve 2015. And maybe you have started to plan your menu, or maybe you’re just looking for inspiration online. I’m in a challenge on the Danish site Madbloggerudfordringen where I have to come up with a drink and appetizer for the big evening. I love bubbles, and what is more appropriate on New Years Eve than bubbles? To make it a bit more exiting I’ve reduced an apple and pomegranate juice to a syrup that I’ve added to my favourite organic Prosecco. I’ve also added a little bit of rosemary to add some extra yum.
I wanted to bring the pomegranate into the appetizer as well and make something that is fast and easy, since preparing a dinner party can be quite stressful. So I’ve made parmesan chips and a salmon tartar with pomegranate seeds. It’s super fresh and delicious so that it goes really well with your drink.

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