I take issue with the weather. It was already blissfully rainy a few days ago, and now it’s blistering hot again. 😦 Shoot…
Since the weather’s turned warm and I’ve gone all cranky, chocolate would most definitely be on the menu. I’m working on a new truffle and a batch of milk-choc clusters with a locally sourced treat for Monday’s patriotic edition of Chocolate Appreciation 101 at Heavenly Chocolates, but the ganache still needs to mellow down and I’m not about to start munching clusters lest I end up eating a lot! That said, I decided to grab some serious chocolate ice cream therapy in the form of a Midnight Truffle Chilly Burger from Sebastian’s Ice Cream.
This particular monster consists of dark chocolate ice cream with a molten chocolate fudge center sandwiched between two large chocolate cookies and the sides rolled in cocoa powder. What you get when you bite into this is a mix of flavors and textures: bittersweet with a slight hint of salt, brownie-grade chewy cookies, incredibly rich ice cream that you just know had to have been made with real cream and proper (45 – 65% cocoa solid) chocolate, the molten center spilling voluptuously with each bite and tasting better – smokier, more sinister – than the best chocolate fudge sauce. The dusting of cocoa around the circumference adds a bitter note to keep this sandwich from becoming overly sweet.
One Chilly Burger will set you back P 120.00, which is quite a bit higher than those flogged by other purveyors. But given the fact that it’s about as big as a good-sized burger (approximately as high and as wide as a Sango Master Burger), and is the perfect size for sharing, it’s certainly worth every cent.
But, as for sharing, well… Why share when you don’t have to? 😉