If you don't have an ice cream machine, you can still make wonderfully creamy semifreddo that is soft enough to scoop straight from the freezer. This recipe utilizes that technique to pair together semifreddo with cherries and a Coca Cola and Lambrusco sabayon.
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A DIY recipe for homemade cherry cola syrup.
With its herbal citrus notes, this Natural Cola is far more nuanced and delicate than today's Coke, and it lacks that certain tooth-aching sugariness. Its complexity is almost amaro-like—dark and filled with rich, sweet aromatics, a more grown up take on a cola.
Be sure to make the glaze in a high-sided saucepan to avoid a mess in the kitchen, and burning yourself! For the rum, I prefer Nicaraguan Flor de Caña, but you can use your favorite brand....
Cooking and baking with cola is a fairly common practice in the South. it's used as a glaze for ham, a braise for brisket, and a not-so-secret ingredient in cola cake. But with a title like The Boozy Baker, it's not a surprise that Lucy Baker adds a little bit of rum to make these Cuba Libre Brownies.
I was discussing Memorial Day eats on the ride home with my coworker and mentioned the possibility of smoking some beer-can chicken this weekend. This utterance caused my workmate to drop his jaw, take his eyes off the road to stare directly at me and exclaim with puzzled excitement, "What the hell is that?!?!"