It’s New Year’s Eve! While the rest of the world celebrates the dawn of 2010, Husband & I will quietly (well, four Littles quiet) toast 12 years of marriage tonight.
New Year’s Eve looks different for us every year. Some years we celebrate with friends, once (maybe twice) we’ve stolen 24 hours away alone, and on at least four New Year’s Eves we’ve held a tiny newborn in our arms as we clang our champagne flutes and kissed at midnight 9:45 pm.
But there are some constants in our twelve years of celebration. We were given gorgeous silver champagne flutes for our wedding toast and each year we use them for a special anniversary toast. And, for at least half the decade + we’ve been married we’ve enjoyed a special spirited dessert.
Only the festive, over-the-top, decadent cocktail dessert has NO name. So I need your help. I’ll share our New Year’s Eve / Anniversary dessert with you, if you’ll help me come up with a name. Deal?
I get the easy end of the deal, as there are only two ingredients to share: Tuaca and Haagen Dazs Dulce de Leche ice cream.
Tuaca is an Italian liqueur which dates back to the Renaissance. The northern Tuscany delicacy is known for its distinct sweet flavor with hints of vanilla and orange. I’m sure the 16th century Italians who first created Tuaca would cringe at mixing it with American ice cream, but you my friends will beam ear to ear with this unique combination.
You’ll need Tuaca…
And, of course the caramel ice cream sensation….
There really is no magic to the recipe. You just blend the softened ice cream with one or two shots of tuaca. I serve the dessert in big stemless wine glasses with a spoon on the side.
No, the Littles will not be partaking in our annual New Year’s Eve dessert. We have another decade until the oldest Little can join us in this tradition. I’ll be serving the Littles Whoopie Pie.
Because everyone deserves a little whoopie on New Year’s Eve!
Now, please help me name this drink! It’s so creamy, delicious, mouth watering good it’s just a shame to leave it nameless any longer.
Happy New Year!
1. La Dolce Vita (if you don’t mind sharing the name with Fellini movie…)
2. a Mixed Blessing
Como Tuaca para Dulce de Leche
Taste of Love
Kiss of Love
Toast of Schells
I wish I could come up with a name, but I’m notoriously bad at that sort of thing. I’ve never had Tuaca, but you certainly have whetted my appetite! Happy New Year & many, many more.
Tuaca di Fresco
Buon Anno Bibita
Tuaca de Schell
I had to break out the Italian translator for that 2nd one! Happy anniversary!
Rachel Olsen says
Hum … sounds like Liquid Bliss. Wish I were there to taste it.
Love me some Lyle Lovett – enjoy that too for me!
Mrs. Kravitz says
So excited about the new notification! Congrats on your 4 years of blogging. Doesn’t seem possible!!!