I had to come all the way to Vilcabamba in Ecuador to be reminded of where my sweet tooth came from.
My mum is the sweetest person I know, in every sense of the word. And she has the desserts to prove it!
|Kiwi- our Ecuadorian sausage, me and my mum.
|My 'welcome back' treat of almond balls coated in creamy cacao paste.
|Some of the balls had pumpkin seeds. Perfect is the combo of seeds, honey and coconut oil.
|Breakfast. No joke.
|Some swirly magic of sesame paste, raw chocolate and cacao brownie layers.
|I don't know what to tell you about this Cherimoya pudding. But if you could taste it, you'd agree that it's worth flying all the way to Vilcabamba for.
|And this is Cherimoya herself.
|This Bananas and Chocolate dessert was from Kitzia's Saturday market, but made it to my collage of 'sweetening up in Vilca' here.
|And Mum's Ecuadorian mango ice cream is off the charts! This has been my most requested recipe from all Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts, so here it is...
2 ripe mangos, peeled and frozen
1 cup macadamia nuts
3 Tbsp panela syrup, liquid honey or agave
2 tsp vanilla extract
- Put the macadamia, your liquid sweetener of choice and vanilla extract into a Vitamix and blend until creamy, using a tamper.
- And the frozen mango chunks to the blender jug and blend again, pressing all the ingredients onto the blade with the tamper.
- Scoop the ice cream into serving bowls and enjoy immediately.
If you are more of a visual type and prefer a video, watch my short vid here>>