It’s not like there could possibly be enough posts about alcohol, right?
I thought today I would share with you one of the most simple and delicious deserts I’ve run across. This recipe is rip-off from Meditrina‘s own Drunken Oreos. Mine is not as delicious as the original, but does a fair imitation.
To begin you will need the following tools:
One 2-quart sauce pan
One mixing spoon
One ice cream scoop
One shallow bowl
Two desert plates
The yumminess comes from the following:
1 Cup port wine
1 Tbs. lemon zest
8 Oreo cookies
1/2 cup of red wine
Vanilla Ice Cream (a real ice cream with actual cream and vanilla bean is best)
First, you will make a port wine reduction sauce. This is the trickiest part of the whole dessert and requires patience. Pour one cup of port wine into a 2-quart sauce pan over medium low heat. Add one tablespoon lemon zest. Let the mixture boil for about 1/2 hour constantly stirring. When the mixture is close to being as thick as sauce, but still thin it is done. There should be about 1/3 the amount of the original liquid left in the pan. Turn off the stove.
Now, the sauce is done, so onto the the dunking. Pour 1/2 cup of red wine (whatever you have will work) into a shallow bowl. Using a fork, dunk an oreo into the wine then flip the oreo over so both sides are soft. You want to dunk the oreos quickly so they’re soft, not soggy. Place four oreos on each dessert plate. Now the oreos are ready.
The next step is the ice cream. Top the oreos with couple scoops of ice cream. Now, using your mixing spoon drizzle the ice cream and oreos with the port wine sauce.
Bust out your spoons and enjoy.
A couple of things: First, this dessert sounds, tastes and looks far more expensive than it is. Second, This dessert is also very easy to add or subtract from to serve however many people you have. The recipe I found for port wine reduction sauce also suggested an orange zest. I haven’t had an opportunity to try that out, but it sure sounds yummy!