Mr. Trebek, I’ll take Desserts for $500 please.
Warning: This requires an old school ice tray. But that’s always handy to have around. I mean freeze some mint in water and you’ll be extra ready for your mojito! I just love these little dessert squares during the dog days. At least it’s August now and prayerfully we have just 6 or 7 weeks of this miserable heat left to endure. “Calgon, take me away”, Siberia perhaps.
1/2 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
1/2 cup vodka
1/2 cup freshly brewed espresso, cooled
Mix all the ingredients in a blender.
Fill an ice tray with the mixture and freeze for at least 24 hours.
Carefully remove from the ice tray and serve 1-2 squares in shot glasses with demitasse spoons.
*Author’s Note: You may also inset a small popsicle stick in each cube after it has begun to freeze, approximately 1 hour after placed in the freezer.
Makes 14 – 16.