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The Epic Espresso Dessert

OK let’s take a break from tech. Here’s an epic dessert idea I came up with which I shared with Paolo Manzano of HWM during the Samsung OMNIA II seminar. This is a variation of a dessert idea where you drown a serving of ice cream with a shot of espresso. Paging Lori!

So the first thing you need to do is grind fresh coffee beans enough for one shot of espresso. Remember, just grind, but don’t press yet.

You can use ice cream for this, but in my case I made it more interesting and bought one of these from the Korean grocery store near my house. I don’t even know what these are called, but they’re yummy. Open the pack and cut it up into two pieces so that it fits into the bowl. Cut however you like. Stacking them together is fine too.

EDIT: The ice cream dessert bar is called PPANG TTO AH. Thanks to Min Kim for translating!

Next, make the espresso. The trick is to dump the espresso into the bowl, fresh from machine so that it stays hot. Prepare the bowl first and then make the shot. Then finally, pour the espresso into the bowl, spreading the heart around your ice cream.

Add some whipped cream and there you have it, “ice cream something something drowned in espresso!”


By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

3 replies on “The Epic Espresso Dessert”

Man, I am really missing out, I need to get an Espresso/Cappuccino Maker. I love coffee, as well as all the cool drinks you can make with espresso, like Mochas, but haven’t bought a machine yet.

I think my favorite espresso dessert is Tiramisu, which my mom used to make sometimes for my birthday.

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