Butternut Squash and Cinnamon Ice Cream | True Red Velvet Cake | Black Currant “Paper” | Indonesian Cinnamon Bubbles | Silver Honey Sauce

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Appears in
The Elements of Dessert

By Francisco Migoya

Published 2012

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Why These Flavors Work

Butternut squash has an affinity for spices like cinnamon, clove, ginger, and vanilla. Butternut squash has a flavor that is so subtle that if you are not careful, the only noticeable flavor the dessert will have is that of the cinnamon. That is why, in this case, the ice cream base has large quantity of butternut squash and just a hint of cinnamon. The cinnamon makes the flavor of the squash come out. The “true” velvet cake re