Artful Adaptations

Cool treats to beat the summer heat

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Caramel Macchiato-Topped Waffles With Maple-Walnut Sauce

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Mocha Cream Soda Floats

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Coffee Bananas Foster

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Decadent Hot Chocolate Affogato

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Tiramisu Ice Cream Parfaits

Ice cream is a classic summertime treat and a favorite indulgence for people of all ages. Now, this palate pleaser gets a modern makeover with recipes that cater to the most sophisticated tastes.

Give simple backyard cookouts and festive dinner parties alike an artful finale with creative desserts that make the most of Starbucks ice cream. They’re simple to make, easy on the wallet and a sure-fire way to impress your guests.

Super-premium ice cream, inspired by popular Starbucks beverages, turns floats, tiramisu and even hot chocolate into gourmet desserts that put a smile on everyone’s face.

Delight your friends and family all summer long with these delicious, unexpected flavors.

Caramel Macchiato-Topped Waffles with Maple-Walnut Sauce

Makes 2 servings; preparation time: 10 minutes; cooking time: 5 minutes

1/2 cup pure maple or pancake syrup

2 tablespoons heavy or whipping cream

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts

2 prepared waffles, heated according to package directions

1 cup Starbucks Caramel Macchiato ice cream

Bring syrup, cream and butter to a boil in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat, then stir in walnuts.

Arrange warm waffles on two dessert plates. Top with ice cream, then drizzle with maple-walnut sauce.

Mocha Cream Soda Floats

Makes 2 servings; preparation time: 5 minutes

2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

1 can (12 ounces) chilled cream soda

1 cup Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino ice cream

2 dollops sweetened whipped cream

Evenly divide chocolate syrup into two tall glasses. Scoop 1/4 cup ice cream into each glass. Add soda, then top with remaining ice cream. Garnish with whipped cream.

Decadent Hot Chocolate Affogato

Makes 2 servings; preparation time: 10 minutes; cooking time: 5 minutes

3/4 cup 2% milk

1/2 cup half and half, heavy cream or milk

1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

1 tablespoon sugar

Salt

1 cup Starbucks Coffee ice cream

Bring milk, half and half, chocolate, sugar and salt just to a boil in 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes or until chocolate is melted.

Scoop ice cream into two large ice cream bowls. Pour hot chocolate around ice cream and garnish, if desired, with whipped cream.

Coffee Bananas Foster

Makes 2 servings; preparation time: 15 minutes; cooking time: 5 minutes

2 medium bananas, sliced

1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup heavy or whipping cream

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons dark or light rum

2 slices prepared pound cake (about 1/2 inch thick),

toasted

1 cup Starbucks Caramel Macchiato ice cream

Bring bananas, sugar, cream, butter and rum to a boil over medium heat in 10-inch nonstick skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Remove from heat.

Arrange cake on two dessert dishes. Top with ice cream, then banana mixture.

Tiramisu Ice Cream Parfaits

Makes 2 servings; preparation time: 15 minutes

1 cup sweetened whipped cream, plus extra for topping

1/2 cup mascarpone*

1/3 cup strong-brewed Starbucks coffee or espresso

1 cup chopped crunchy ladyfinger cookies

1 cup Starbucks Java Chip Frappuccino ice cream

Fold 1/4 cup whipped cream into mascarpone in medium bowl. Fold in remaining whipped cream; set aside.

Spoon 1/2 of mascarpone mixture into two parfait dishes. Sprinkle about 1/4 of the cookies and 1/4 of the coffee mixture into each dish. Evenly scoop ice cream into dishes, then top with remaining ingredients. Garnish, if desired, with additional whipped cream, grated chocolate or chocolate covered espresso beans.

*Substitution: Use 1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened, whisked with 2 tablespoons milk instead of mascarpone. Fold into whipped cream and continue as above.

For more information, visit starbucksicecream.com.

All materials courtesy of: Starbucks Ice Cream

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