Hi all! I want to give Kelli a huge thank you for letting me guest post on her blog! My name is Andrea, and my husband Chad and I own Wild Bean Vanilla Co. When Kelli asked if I could provide some St. Patrick’s Day themed recipes, I knew this recipe would be perfect – fruit and chocolate, plus its green for St. Patrick’s Day?? Perfect! This is a very simple recipe for a fun St. Patrick’s Day dessert.
- 6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 Tbls shortening
- 4 small or 3 large kiwi
- 2 Tbls. sugar
- 1 C. heavy cream
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 C. powdered sugar
- Green food coloring optional
In microwave safe bowl, combine both ingredients.
Microwave for 30 second intervals at 50% power, stirring in between, until melted.
Spoon melted chocolate into foil or silicone muffin cups
Freeze for approximately 20-30 minutes, until hardened
Peel kiwi. Put kiwi and sugar into blender, blend until smooth
In a medium mixing bowl, beat whipping cream and vanilla at medium speed until stiff peaks form.
Slowly add powdered sugar, beat on low until blended
With a rubber spatula, fold kiwifruit into whipped cream mixture
Add food coloring to desired color (optional)
Spoon kiwi filling into chilled cups. Serve immediately. Makes about 10-12 individual cups.
Those chocolate cups are so incredibly fun! Imagine the possibilities – ice cream, pudding, strawberries with whipped cream – I will definitely be making these again. Thank you again, Kelli!
Andrea and Chad Palmer own Wild Bean Vanilla Company, a family-owned company in Mesa, AZ, specializing in vanilla extracts, vanilla beans, flavored extracts and related vanilla products.