Thursday, March 26, 2009

Recipe: Haagen-Dazs Five Desserts

High Five to Five!

I recently had the opportunity to sample Haagen-Dazs' new line of ice cream called "Five". Why five? Because there are only 5 ingredients! For anyone who believes in "clean" living, you can't get much cleaner than this. The four staple ingredients are: skim milk, cream, eggs, and sugar. The fifth ingredient is whatever flavor you chose: milk chocolate, mint, ginger, vanilla, passion fruit, coffee, or brown sugar. After having sampled these flavors I do not think I will ever be able to eat any other ice cream again!

This weekend we had a tasting party at my house. We invited over a bunch of friends and sampled milk chocolate, mint, brown sugar, coffee, and ginger. We even made a fancy desert.

Pepperidge Farms Puff Pastry
Haagen-Dazs Five Brown Sugar Ice Cream
Fresh Berries

Needless to say, it was a huge hit!

What were our favorites:
Brown Sugar (3 votes)
Milk Chocolate (2 votes)
Mint (2 votes)
Coffee (2 votes)
Ginger (1 vote)

The mint was a great choice for finishing because it left a cool, fresh minty feel in your mouth. The ginger was surprisingly yummy with small hints of crystallized ginger pieces - it would be great served with ginger snap cookies. The coffee was very good and almost had an espresso flavor. The brown sugar was almost indescribable. It was fun mixing different flavors for different tastes. The only con for me with the Five line is that you cannot eat too much because they are very rich. Wait, is that a con?

Did I mention they have less fat than regular ice cream?

Here are a couple recipes for you to try...

Häagen-Dazs Five™ Ginger Ice Cream with Cardamom-Honey Roasted Peaches
Makes 4 servings

2 large or 4 small peaches
1/3 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons mild honey
6 cardamom pods crushed, husks discarded, or 1/4 tsp.ground cardamom
1-1/2 tablespoons butter
Häagen-Dazs Five Ginger Ice Cream
2 tablespoons toasted pistachio pieces

Preheat oven to 450ºF. Peel peaches if desired. Slice in half and remove pits. Placepeaches cut side up in a non-metallic oven-proof 8x8 or 9-inchround baking dish.

Stir together orange juice, honey, cardamom and butter in a microwave-safe dish. Heat 30-60 secondsuntil warm; stir until butter is melted. Pour over peaches.Bake 20-30 minutes until peaches are tender and syrup is bubbly, spooning syrup over peaches once ortwice during baking. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes.

Slice peaches into wedges and place in dessert bowls. Top with a scoop of Ginger Ice Cream. Drizzle with warm syrup from baking dish and sprinkle pistachios.

Häagen-Dazs Five™ Passion Fruit Ice Cream with Tropical Fruit Confetti
Makes 4 servings

1 medium mango
1 small papaya
2 kiwi
2 tablespoons toasted coconut
Häagen-Dazs Five Passion Fruit Ice Cream

Peel and cut mango, papaya and kiwis into 1/4-inch dice;combine in a bowl. Serve fruit over scoops of Passion Fruit IceCream. Sprinkle servings with coconut.

You have to go out and try this ice cream. To find your nearest retailer click here. Tell me what flavor sounds most interesting to you...


sarah said...

If I had to pick just one food to eat the rest of my life it would be ice cream. However due to lactose issues that sprung up a few years ago, I usually eat the 'soy crap'. A few times I year I'll splurge with the real stuff. The brown sugar sounds amazing. And your recipes look divine. Lucky family you have!

Jenn said...

OH my gosh "Haagen-Dazs Five Brown Sugar Ice Cream" sounds amazing!

Then again any dessert recipe with peaches is one i know I will love.

Great post. I think I need to try these. :)

The Sensible Momma said...

ok, these look way too good! making me want ice cream and I haven't even had lunch yet! :)

Nicole said...

Using Twitter to beg for comments - so effective. Maybe I need to do that. :)

These look wonderful and I would love the chance to review them. However, I think I would end up renaming them "10" because I would scoop the 5 milk chocolate into the 5 mint. And "10" sound more appropriate anyhow since they're supposedly so good. :)

I love ice cream I just wish it wasn't so addictive.

Debbie said...

I was one of the lucky ones that attended the tasting party at Lisa's house. I don't really love ice cream, its one of those things I could do without forever but I will have to say that this ice cream is the best stuff I have ever eaten. I tried all the flavors except passion fruit and vanilla. I loved everyone. I combined bites of different ones to make different flavors. I really liked mint, coffee and chocolate... it was like a peppermint mocha coffee from the coffee shop. The brown sugar is to die for. In the end, I mixed all the flavors together and it was still good.

sarah said...

Just added you to my Google reader and followed you on blogspot. Now you won't have to send Twitter updates to remind me to check for new posts. ; )

Mrs. {Erin} Cox said...

Oh my goodness. Especially the Passion Fruit

Tamara said...

I am going to try these for sure. They look yummy.

Lisa - Mom of 2 Boys said...

Thanks Nicole for stopping by! :*

Lisa - Mom of 2 Boys said...

Sarah, thanks for following me! I love my follwers...because it brings my attention to amazing people I might have missed! Lisa

Lisa - Mom of 2 Boys said...

I need to still try the Passion Fruit...if you get it first, let me know how it is.

Mom said...

I really wanted to try the Ginger but I could not find them in upstate New York. Boo Hoo......