Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Tart


I was trying to make this Chocolate Caramel Tart I had once eaten at Marlow & Sons :

I’ve made it before using this adaptation of the recipe by Lottie + Doof, and while it is really awesome, it requires a lot of time and energy. I didn’t really have either, or even the right ingredients (three grocery shops within one block of my apartment and none had creme fraiche…), so I made some adaptations of my own.

Much faster to make than a chocolate tart shell: a cookie crust.

Much easier than making caramel: buying ice cream. (I used two pints of Sea Salt Caramel Gelato by Talenti)

Much less pretentious than a fancy sea salt: pretzels.

What I came up with is sort of the “drag” version of that fancy Chocolate Caramel Tart; a campy imitation intended as an homage to the original that is just as awesome, but for different reasons. So even though I failed at making what I set out to make, what I did make was a perfect dessert to serve at a Monday night gathering to watch the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars, and one that I will definitely be making again. Everyone loved it. In every episode, RuPaul tells the girls, “don’t f*&! it up!” but I think the lesson here is that if you do f*&! it up, you just have to come up with something more awesome to replace it with, and it will be fine.


2 thoughts on “Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Tart

  1. love it…sometimes campy unpretentious imitations are better than the original..for different reasons…. the pan is empty save for one poor lonely slice…enough said

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