THE CREAMY CONTRARIAN is a dessert I usually make when I’ve invited guests to dinner…but have neglected to prepare a grand finale. I call it contrarian because it involves opposing taste sensations — sweet and cold ice cream, bitter instant coffee, and naturally warm bourbon. It takes but 10 seconds and 3 ingredients to make each delicious serving:
Of course this easy dessert invites all kinds of variations. Here’s one that my friend Dan enjoyed here one evening:
The Creamy, Peachy Contrarian
Arrange ice cream and instant coffee as above. Place 2 or 3 peach slices at the base of the ice cream. Then pour 2 Tbs of orange-flavored liqueur (such as Grand Marnier) over the peaches.
I should add that The Creamy Contrarian makes a pleasantly light finish to a heavy winter meal. It is the ideal ending to a summer feast on the patio, too. I promise you’ll love it.
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