Neapolitan ice cream, the beautifully layered dessert that evokes memories of childhood, takes its name from the Neapolitan immigrants who brought their frozen desserts to America during the 19th century. The term has come to refer not just to ice cream, but anything that’s flavored with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. You can find this popular flavor and color trio in cakes, cupcakes, cookies and beverages. Any off-shoot of the original ice cream inspiration, is all good!
Try this simply divine Neapolitan Bar recipe…
- 1 1/2 pounds of strawberries (about 2 cups after emulsified)
- 6 eggs
- 2 cans Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Food coloring if desired
- In blender or food processor, puree strawberries and water until smooth. Add in eggs, Sweetened Condensed Milk and salt. Blend until very smooth (add food coloring now if desired).
Line a baking pan with a layer of parchment paper.
- Crumble two packages of Oreo cookies (12 ounces). Spread Oreo crust (crumbs) on bottom of pan. Pour 4 tablespoons melted butter over crumbs and flatten. Put pan in freezer to set crumbs. After about 15 minutes, you can remove from freezer and pour Strawberry filling over crumbs.
- Place bars into 350-degree oven for 25 minutes. Keep an eye on them, you do not want the strawberry filling to turn brown on top.
- Remove from oven and chill for a few hours before serving. When ready to serve, add a dollop of whipped cream or Cool Whip. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and dust with powdered sugar.
This nod to the classic Neapolitan medley will tantalize the adult senses.
Reference materials taken from the following sources: Huffington Post | Photo Credit: I Am Baker