Well it is still snowing here - but then again, what's new?

I cannot see my neighbor's house - we have an 8-foot wall of snow between us - but the temps for next week are supposed to hit 40 and I hope some of this will melt before next week end's snow storm that is coming. Grrrrrrrrrrr

Although I am not ready to surrender my snuggies (long johns) until June - others will be out in full force in shorts as soon as it hits 40 here.

Me - this is how I will celebrate -

Mexican Ice Cream Sundaes with Cinnamon-Chocolate Sauce

Dulce de leche ice cream is caramel-flavored. Vanilla would taste great here, too.



Serves: 6



3/4 cup(s) sweetened flaked coconut
2/3 cup(s) heavy cream
6 ounce(s) bittersweet chocolate, broken into pieces
1 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
1 pinch(s) salt
1 1/2 pint(s) dulce de leche ice cream
1/4 cup(s) redskin or unsalted peanuts



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread coconut on a rimmed baking sheet; toast, tossing occasionally, until brown and fragrant, about 10 minutes. (Store at room temperature up to 1 day.) No coconut here.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high, bring cream to a boil; remove from heat. Add chocolate, cinnamon, and salt. Let stand 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk until chocolate is melted and mixture is shiny. (Cover and refrigerate up to 2 days; before serving, reheat in a double boiler or the microwave.)
Remove ice cream from freezer 15 minutes before serving. Scoop into bowls; top with warm sauce, peanuts, and coconut. Nix the coconut here.