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For a simple dessert, try stirring vanilla ice cream until it is softened to the consistency of thick cake batter with a splash of bourbon. Not melted, stirred! What could be easier?
We also spoon it onto thick slices of pound cake as a quick sauce.
What are your instant favorites to satisfy a sweet tooth?

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  1. That's funny...I've eaten icecream that way since I was a child (stirred, that is, not with bourbon). I never thought to use it as a sauce, though. Good idea.

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    1. re: squirrel

      Count me in...I've always stirred my ice cream until it became the texture of soft-serve. Yummy!

    2. If, instead of the bourbon, you add a big splash of milk and a healthy dose of chocolate syrup, and stir a little more, you'll have the world's finest milk shake.

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      1. re: Zorra

        Oddly enough, as a child I also stirred my ice cream until it was the consistency of thick batter. In addition, my friend makes milkshakes in a similar way to the one described above; they're quite good.

        The sauce idea is also intriguing.

        1. re: Curtis

          Yes, if you stir spumoni ice cream long enough, it turns a nice grey cement colour!

      2. As a child, I used to nuke my ice cream in the microwave to make it like soup. Once I put Cookies and Cream in for way too long and it was hot when I came back, but the warm cookies in it were really good, and the base took on a unique texture that I really liked.

        1. As a child, we lived 13 miles from the nearest town, which only had 200 people. What I am trying to say is that we learned to make do with what was in the cupboards.

          My mother would drizzle maple syrup over crushed saltines in a bowl when we had a sweets craving and no sweets...it sounds strange, but it is a nice combo of crunchy, salty and sweet. I haven't eaten it in over 35 years, but would be willing to give it a try again.

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          1. re: snackish

            O.K. I'm trying the saltines-maple syrup next—I think I'll like it.

          2. I had people over for dinner and forgot all about dessert. All I had was a tub of Cool Whip and a tub of Jello Pudding. I took some very nice dessert cups and made pudding in a cloud. Everyone loved it and couldn't get enough. Now every time we get together , pudding in a cloud is the main dessert.