Saturday, August 15, 2009

Culinary Circle
Caramel Pecan Praline
Ice Cream Dessert

My apologies. I've spent the last several days trying to get this posted and I just can't seem to make enough time, it's gonna be quick and to the point on this one.

Behold, Culinary Circle's Caramel Pecan Praline ice cream dessert. The picture looks somewhat tasty, but I will admit the topping is kinda of hard to decipher from the picture. It makes me think of a coffee cake. However, we have the description to help us out: "layered caramel flavored ice cram and vanilla flavored mousse; topped with caramel sauce and praline pecan pieces". I'll admit I always forget what praline means, but that's what the internet is for: praline pecans would be pecans in a sugary syrupy coating. Mmmm, in that case, count me in.

Cool, I finally got one that's in perfect shape. In case you haven't read the other CC reviews, I believe this shape serves 1 of 2 purposes: 1) It helps the ice cream melt at the very bottom or 2) it just looks cool. There is a faint odor of caramel, but nothing to potent.
And so my treat is revealed! As you can see, some of the caramel sauce came through the top (well bottom) and made the praline pecans stick to the lid. I was "forced" to taste test the pecans since I would hate to waste: Oh my, they are excellent! Very nice, just the right crunch and oh so pleasantly sweet. I was now primed and ready to jump into this great looking treat.

It's nice, real nice. I'm loving the praline pecans. The whole thing is coming together real nice. I guess the pecans are reminscient of honey roasted peanuts (not identical, but the same kinda of fun factor ...what can I say, I'm a sucker for a can of fresh peanuts). As always, the the ice cream and mousse are very pleasant. The sauce is nice as well, nice and ummm, saucy (as opposed to gel like)

I'm not sure how, but this bad boy clocks in at a mere 4g of saturated fat. You would think the one with nuts in it would be higher, but nope. So, I'm going to rank this a close third in the race for the best CC ice cream dessert. Nice job yet again!

On Second Scoop: I really really like this one and it really is a tough call which is my favorite. Having retried the cherry ICD, these both have their strong points as they fight for the #2 spot. Really nice treat here, go give it a try!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup (87g)
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 220from Fat 80

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g12%
- Sat Fat 4g20%
- Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 85mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 33g11%
- Dietary Fiber 0g0%
- Sugars 26g
Protein 3g

Vitamin A 4%Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 10%Iron 0%

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