Gingerbread Tiramisu Ice Cream, Amaretti Mocha Mousse, Hot Cardamom Cacao - 20 Minute Christmas Desserts With Nespresso

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Nearly three decades ago when I was old enough to care about what went on in the kitchen of my parent's home, I would seek out this decadent aroma swirling there in the wee hours of the morning. It was the smell of coffee grounds doing their thing, percolating and bubbling their way to a glorious finish in my dad's well loved, tarnished stove-top coffee maker. I decided then that I would belong to the coffee camp all my life, a promise I have stayed true to nearly three decades on. I can't remember the number of years I have had my Nespresso coffee machine for, but I know it is a ritual I love waking up to. Every single day. It is also the one thing I miss most dearly on my camping trips and overseas holidays.

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20 Minute Christmas Desserts With Nespresso - Gingerbread Tiramisu Ice Cream, Amaretti Mocha Mousse, Hot Cardamom Cacao

With an amazing array of capsules to choose from, the Ristretto being my absolute favourite; Nespresso often comes up with special limited edition flavours especially around Christmas. See, it IS the most wonderful time of the year! The new flavours always get me super excited because although I am a purist and a staunch Ristretto fan, the flavours are what I use to create delightful after-dinner concoctions and desserts. When Nespresso got in touch with me this year to collaborate on their limited edition Variations series that had Ciocco Ginger, Vanilla Amaretti and Vanilla Cardamom, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. A series of no-fuss, 20 minute desserts that would jazz up your Christmas (or any other!) gathering. I used the Ciocco Ginger for a Gingerbread Tiramisu Ice Cream, the Vanilla Amaretti for a lush Amaretti Mocha Mousse and the Vanilla Cardamom for a Hot Cardamom Cacao so thick, it is like hugging melted chocolate! Yum!

These desserts will become the hallmark of your dinner tables because they are a breeze to make. The ice cream is a winner because it is no-churn and literally tastes like Tiramisu and Gingerbread had a baby and froze it! And the Hot Cacao! Oh the Hot Cacao! Make this with the secret ingredient listed to create a mug of European style, rich, thick hot drink. I promise you will want to make it every single day. Don't forget to share your creations with me using the #cookrepublic

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Gingerbread Tiramisu Ice Cream, Amaretti Mocha Mousse, Hot Cardamom Cacao - Cook Republic

20 Minute Christmas Desserts With Nespresso - Gingerbread Tiramisu Ice Cream, Amaretti Mocha Mousse, Hot Cardamom Cacao

 

 

GINGERBREAD TIRAMISU ICE CREAM

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A sensational no-churn, 6-ingredient ice cream based on the famous boozy Italian dessert - Tiramisu. But with a gingerbread twist! With only 15-20 minutes of prep time and a really short freezing time of 1 hour, this Tiramisu ice cream is the perfect choice for parties and big family entertaining nights as it can be served in a million ways - scooped as ice cream, set as mousse in jars, frozen scooped and coated in melted chocolate for truffles.
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Author: Sneh
Course // Dessert
Cuisine // Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 250 g mascarpone cheese
  • 200 g pouring cream
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 40 ml Nespresso Variations Ciocco Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons marsala
  • 4 savoiardi biscuits, Italian sponge biscuits
  • gingerbread men, to serve

Instructions

  • Place mascarpone, cream, vanilla and sugar in a metal bowl. Beat using an electric whisk until light and fluffy.
  • Place coffee, ginger and marsala in a small bowl. Break each savoiardi biscuit into 4 pieces and add to the coffee mixture. Mix gently and quickly remove into the mascarpone bowl. Mix gently until just combined.
  • Add biscuit mix to the whipped cream and mix well. Cover with a cling wrap and freeze for at least 1 hour or overnight. Alternatively, scoop ice cream mix into a air tight container and freeze for at least an hour before serving.
  • Serve with gingerbread men.

Notes

The new limited edition Ciocco Ginger capsule by Nespresso has a distinct ginger spice note, instantly elevating this ice cream to festive status.
If you don't have a Nespresso machine, you can mix 1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee in 4 tablespoons hot water and use that instead. Remember to add a light sprinkling of ground ginger.
Because of the biscuit content in the ice cream, this is more like a firm frozen dessert. So if making in advance and storing in the freezer, make sure you get it out at least 30-60 minutes before serving so it softens up nicely.
Did you make my recipe?I'd love to hear how you went! Tag me on Instagram @cookrepublic

 

 

AMARETTI MOCHA MOUSSE

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This delightful chocolate mousse infused with Amaretti flavoured coffee is ready in less than 20 minutes. It is sensational warm, gooey and soft and even better when chilled for an hour and topped with fresh raspberries or cherries!
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Author: Sneh
Course // Dessert
Cuisine // Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 2 eggs, whites and yolks separated
  • 1/3 cup (60 g) golden caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) thickened or pure cream
  • 40 ml Nespresso Variations Vanilla Amaretti
  • fresh raspberries, to serve
  • icing sugar, to serve

Instructions

  • Place chocolate in a large microwave safe bowl and melt on half power for about 3-4 minutes. Remove and stir with a silicone spoon until glossy and smooth.
  • Place egg yolks, sugar, cream and coffee in a medium heavy bottomed saucepan. Whisk with an electric beater until smooth. Heat on low for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly until sugar has melted and the mixture starts to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • Place egg whites in a dry, clean metal bowl. Beat with electric beaters until pale, fluffy and forming stiff peaks.
  • Pour egg custard into the melted chocolate and mix with a silicone spoon until glossy and smooth. Fold the egg white slowly into the chocolate mixture. Mix gently until thoroughly combined and smooth.
  • Scoop mousse into four, 125ml capacity jars/glasses. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour. Top with fresh raspberries and a dusting of icing sugar before serving.

Notes

If you don't have a Nespresso machine, you can mix 1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee in 4 tablespoons hot water and use that instead.
Did you make my recipe?I'd love to hear how you went! Tag me on Instagram @cookrepublic

 

 

THICK HOT CARDAMOM CACAO

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The trick to making a mug of hug-your-insides thick hot chocolate is a bit of cornflour. In this revamped superfoods version of hot chocolate, things get really delicious with cacao and cardamom flavoured coffee. Mmm Yum!
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Author: Sneh
Course // Dessert, Drink
Cuisine // Gluten Free, Wholefood
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) cacao
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) raw sugar
  • 40 ml Nespresso Variations Vanilla Cardamom
  • 1 green cardamom pod, bruised
  • 2 tablespoon cornflour, mixed in 1 tablespoon hot water
  • marshmallows, to serve
  • extra cacao, to dust

Instructions

  • Place milk, cacao, sugar, coffee, cardamom and cornflour mix in a heavy bottomed saucepan on low-medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Discard the cardamom pod.
  • Pour equally in 4 mugs. Top with marshmallows and dust with caco.

Notes

If you don't have a Nespresso machine, you can mix 1 1/2 tablespoons instant coffee in 4 tablespoons hot water and use that instead.
Did you make my recipe?I'd love to hear how you went! Tag me on Instagram @cookrepublic

 

note - This post is sponsored by Nespresso. All opinions are my own.

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I love creating easy, vibrant, fresh, everyday recipes and taking gorgeous photos of the food I cook. I have been blogging for 15 years and I have also written a book with over 100 new recipes. If you make a recipe from the blog, Tag @cookrepublic on Instagram. I would love to see!

COMMENTS

15 Comments
  1. Roxana

    I'm totally head over heels for all of these recipes! Well done, Sneh! 🙂

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  2. Camilla Ferraro

    Oh my word Sneh! Love these recipes...and the photos are just breathtaking. I personally adore those little cloud marshmallows...did you make those too? xx

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  3. Rosa

    A great flavour combination. Such a festive and heavenly ice cream.

    Lovely pictures too.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Christian Magazines

    This really looks delicious and beautifully poured and placed. And easy to make for Christmas party.

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  5. Hannah | The Swirling Spoon

    A lovely and festive scene! I really hope it's not too hot on Christmas Day so we can have hot choccies 🙂 then again... wishful thinking, I know. I KNOW. Thanks for these super ideas!

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  6. Greta

    It's looks so good. I'm in the middle of the cacao making, just couldn't wait.
    And I love the photos! The table looks so cozy. Where did you find those stone cups?

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  7. Kristin

    I love my Nespresso but it looks like I am WAAAAAY under-utilizing it! Thanks for all these wonderful examples of it's potential! I can't wait to try the Gingerbread Tiramisu Ice Cream!

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  8. Asha

    Looking at these pictures felt like I was in winter wonderland. So festive and stunning as always.
    xx

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  9. Petra

    Love the photos, really Christmassy!

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  10. Emily

    Wow, the gingerbread tiramisu ice cream looks heavenly! I haven't tried using mascarpone in any ice cream recipes and I'm so curious about it! Pinning to try next year during the holidays!

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  11. Bec

    Oh these photos are so festive, love it. I have the cardamom nespresso and it definitely added some christmas cheer to my morning coffees! Happy New Year x Bec

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  12. Kimberly Gayeta

    These are some dreamy photos Sneh! Beautiful! I would definitely try the amaretti mousse asap! thank you so much for sharing

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  13. Jennifer Farley

    All of these recipes and photos are absolutely amazing! I love Nespresso (drinking some as I type), so this post makes me happy.

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  14. Food Photographer | Omid

    What a great combination, looks stunning.

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  15. George

    Lovely and delicious

    Reply

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