Now that I’ve convinced you not to serve wine and chocolate on Valentine’s Day, let me tell what would be ideal.
Yep, that’s what I said. Ice cream. Yes, it’s my favorite food. And yes, that also makes it my favorite dessert. But it’s also the perfect dessert.
Let me explain.
I love cakes and pies and tarts and tortes and all manner of sweet eats. Absolutely and undoubtedly. But the truth is that at the end of a meal, I don’t want any of those things. At the end of a meal, I want something light and refreshing and simple and cold and sweet. I want ice cream, and I bet you do, too.
Check it out. The next time you’re at the end of a meal, especially a particularly good or memorable one, ask yourself not which dessert you like best, but what would really taste and feel good to you. Might it be ice cream?
I say that’s one of the reasons it’s perfect.
But, you say, you’re throwing a dinner party, a Valentine’s Day soiree, and you’re looking for something a little more, um, seductive than a plain ol’ scoop of ice cream.
Then, I say, serve Orange Creamsicle Floats with Sparkling Wine.
Same light, refreshing, cold, and sweet ice cream idea, just dressed up a bit.
Happy Valentine’s Day.