Chilled desserts for summer suppers

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Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby suffolk » August 24th, 2019, 3:09 pm

You’ll see from another thread that I’m planning to make a Chilled Raspberry Soufflé https://www.womanandhome.com/recipes/ch ... y-souffle/ when a friend visits soon.

What are your favourite chilled summer desserts?
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby Suelle » August 24th, 2019, 3:24 pm

I quite like set cheesecakes for summer desserts. Lemon is a good flavour, because using lemon juice means that gelatine isn't necessary. Having said that, I think the last one I made was Mary Berry's Gooseberry and Elderflower, which was lovely for early summer.
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby Badger's mate » August 24th, 2019, 3:40 pm

There's a weird one, that works very well, courtesy of Ken Hom. Tapioca, cooked with coconut milk and sweetened, is mixed with a liquidised ripe honeydew melon to make a chilled dessert soup. The recipe is in the 'vegetables and pasta' book. I've also made strawberry soup from the Acton & Sandler book, also nice. I noticed various chilled fruit soups in Hungary but didn't get to try them.
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby wargarden » August 24th, 2019, 5:19 pm

steamed custards
steam rice puddings
steam to fit the bill
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby earthmaiden » August 24th, 2019, 5:59 pm

That does sound interesting Badger's mate.

I adore set cheesecakes and mousses. Gooseberry and elderflower sounds delicious. My flavours of choice are usually raspberry or lemon - otherwise something along the lines of butterscotch/maple/caramel with a drop of booze. There are so many to choose from :chops:. I am not mad about cold milk puddings (but still like blancmange!).
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby patpoyntz » August 24th, 2019, 7:41 pm

Fruity jellies with alcohol in them. Various pannacottas. Cold luxury rice puddings with fruit compotes, particularly gooseberries. Trifles...Nigel’s lemon trifle is lovely, and Nigella’s Anglo-Italian trifle with blackberries. HM ice creams. Boring, but everyone seems to like pavlovas.
I don’t like sweet things, and apart from for testing purposes I don’t eat any of the above....but friends always expect a pud, or maybe two!
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby TeresaFoodie » August 24th, 2019, 11:46 pm

It has to be summer pudding all the way. All those scrumptious berries... :chops:
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby Seatallan » August 25th, 2019, 11:51 am

Home made ice cream. Lavender and honey is a particular favorite. :chops:

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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby Pepper Pig » August 25th, 2019, 12:09 pm

Do Cornettos count? :oops:
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby suffolk » August 25th, 2019, 12:19 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Do Cornettos count? :oops:


Not the chocolate ones :sprout
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby patpoyntz » August 25th, 2019, 12:57 pm

suffolk wrote:
Pepper Pig wrote:Do Cornettos count? :oops:


Not the chocolate ones :sprout


What about Viennettas?
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby earthmaiden » August 25th, 2019, 1:12 pm

patpoyntz wrote:What about Viennettas?


Yes, but not the mint one. Cornettos: yes, but only pink ones. All Magnums count too but some more than others - and raspberry ripple ice cream (and rum and raisin, salted caramel and most other flavours 8-) ).

Now you've mentioned gooseberry fool and summer pud .... no wonder it takes me forever to choose from a menu.
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby patpoyntz » August 25th, 2019, 2:32 pm

Yes, agree about the mint one.
If we have folk in for a very informal meal, or maybe nibbles in the garden, I find a selection of mini-magnums very popular.
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby Pepper Pig » August 25th, 2019, 2:34 pm

Mini Haagen Daas and Ben n Jerry’s also feature here . . . .
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby Ratatouille » August 25th, 2019, 2:34 pm

I love poached peaches in various flavoured syrups - like lemon balm served with an appropriate sorbet
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby Pepper Pig » August 25th, 2019, 2:53 pm

Nigella does a good nectarine and blueberry one of those Rats.
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby liketocook » August 25th, 2019, 8:21 pm

Tiramisu, creme carmel or Iles Flottantes has to be up there for me on the favourite chilled puddings list for chilled summer puddings list. :chops:
I'm partial to an old fashioned milk jelly with fresh or tinned fruit and pouring cream too.
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby StokeySue » August 25th, 2019, 8:34 pm

Don’t greatly go in for chilled desserts

Crème caramel, chocolate mousse, fruit including fruit salad, ice cream, sorbets, “poached egg flan” - a family favourite of a flan case (sponge or pastry) filled with crème pat and topped with poached (or canned) apricot halves. Summer pudding, lemon meringue or better apple Amber pie.

I can make and eat all of those but seldom do
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby Ratatouille » August 26th, 2019, 8:46 am

Frozen parfaits are easy to make and can be made in numerous varieties.
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby Pepper Pig » August 26th, 2019, 12:17 pm

This Pimm’s jelly loooks good. Nigella does something similar.

https://www.greatbritishchefs.com/recip ... ber-sorbet
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby Ratatouille » August 26th, 2019, 12:51 pm

It does indeed - but I've run out of Pimms for this year :cry:

I like a "Champagne" jelly. Proseco does just fine, with wild or small strawberries or raspberries. If you time it right you can retain the bubbles in the jelly.
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby Pepper Pig » August 26th, 2019, 1:45 pm

This has just come through as Nigella’s Recipe of the Day.

https://www.nigella.com/recipes/gin-and ... y_20190826
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Re: Chilled desserts for summer suppers

Postby Bubbles » August 26th, 2019, 7:21 pm

Was watching tv today as too hot for anything else and happened to see Rachel Allen on the Food Network Programme. She mad a lovely dessert - Apricot Fool with Cardamom shortbread. It looked yummy!
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