An almost no-bake dessert, this frozen double chocolate mocha meringue terrine is a creamy, crunchy, full-of-flavor frozen dessert just perfect for summer!
As promised, and well before Christmas, I’m ready to discuss my recent relocation. I’d like to say what I really think about my experience moving to Phoenix, but my entire life savings would end up in the swear jar and I’d rather save that money for more important things like shoes and Le Creuset everything.
So I’ll just put this question out there: are all moves such an unmitigated comedy of errors? Because in my somewhat itinerant life, I’ve never lived through one this bad. That I remember anyway—maybe I’m just blocking it out?
But instead of reliving the nightmare that was the actual move, I’ll just tell you about the good things. Because that bad stuff is over but the good stuff is forever.
• I can finally photograph in natural light! And I’m loving it. (I took the pics for this post in the cave that was our apartment in SD, though.)
• Since being here, the weather has been at least in the 80s (and more likely in the 100s) every day. And I’m very cold-blooded so the heat is working out well.
• But the most important thing, and the one thing I know you’re all wondering about (because everybody loves my dog the way I love my dog right?), is that Cookie LOVES it here.
Her two favorite things are A) not having blinds on any windows so she can see everything happening outside and B) playing in the upstairs hallway. She likes to run wind sprints up and down while I’m working, then pause to rub her face all over the carpet, then repeat. For hours at a time. It’s the cutest!
And now that I’ve taken care of the self-indulgent portion of today’s post, are you ready for the recipe portion? I know you are!
I debated whether I should post this recipe because I don’t love the drab pics. But it’s too good not to share; so good in fact that I didn’t want to make it again so I could reshoot because in the process of shooting this post I ate more double chocolate mocha meringue terrine than I care to think about.
This is my version of the layered meringue terrine from Bake from Scratch, which is basically layers of homemade fudge sauce and super-indulgent ice cream filled with crunchy meringue cookies.
As soon as I read that recipe I knew I had to try it—not just because it sounded incredible but because it’s almost no-bake, and I was looking for more recipes that are oven-less. The only part you bake is the meringues, and you can do that the evening before you assemble the terrine, so you’re not doing it in the heat of the day. Around my house, that’s called winning at life.
The rest of the meringue terrine just requires whipping and melting and stirring and chilling. How easy is that? (I’m channeling my inner Ina today.)
So if you’re looking for a delicious summer dessert, look no further. This double chocolate mocha meringue terrine is the perfect way to cool off in scorching heat.
Which, in my book, is the best kind of heat of all. Happy Thursday, friends!
Adapted from Bake from Scratch