by Debra on July 1, 2011

Musical pairing – Sweet Escape by Gwen Stefani featuring Akon

Last weekend, we headed down to Indianapolis and found ourselves at Goose The Market – one of our favorite places to grab a sandwich, something to drink as well as a few grocery items we might need; if you live within driving distance and you’ve never been . . . better head that way . . . Goose has it goin’ on!  On this particular Saturday they were also serving up Apricot Gelato . . .

While The Professor prefers something chocolate, I tend to favor the fruit and lemme just say that the apricot didn’t disappoint. In fact, I couldn’t get it out of my mind . . . sooooo . . . we brainstormed ideas on how to put our own spin on this little lovely.

I’m happy to report that we’ve made this recipe twice this week ‘perfecting’ the ‘sweet-spot’ balance of Limoncello to apricot – bright and refreshing without being cloyingly sweet . . . pure apricots only better. Once we had the recipe down, the discussion turned to how we would serve it; the gelato was fabulous all by itself but I really wanted something fun and unique. My collection of espresso cups gave us the answer – Affogato!

Affogato means ‘drowned’ and while I didn’t want coffee . . . adding a sparkling lemonade to a scoop of this gorgeous gelato is almost perfect . . . the only thing that would make it better? A bigger cup . . .

Here’s the Smith Bites riff . . .