Chocolate-Coated Cocoa Nib Florentines and Orange Ice Cream Sandwiches


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A Passion for Ice Cream

A Passion for Ice Cream

By Emily Luchetti

Published 2006

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Cocoa nibs are little pieces of shelled cocoa beans. They have been the most exciting new ingredient for pastry chefs in many years. When they first arrived, we went wild and tested them in all types of desserts-ice cream, cookies, candies; some even used them straight as a garnish. Thanks to Scharffen Berger Chocolate, they are now available in gourmet cookware stores and Whole Foods markets across the country. Since cocoa nibs are unsweetened, they do have a slightly bitter taste, but whe