I remember, in the Soviet cafeteria, the barmaid in a starchy tattoos sent a scoop of ice cream to a cup of hot coffee with a special aluminum spoon. This was solemnly called the “glasse.” But nevertheless, although many people think that the glasse is designed like that – strong coffee + sweet ice cream – the recipe is a little more complicated. Although, you can’t argue, this is one of the simplest coffee recipes.
Of all the complex and multicomponent coffee recipes, the glasse is the simplest. The main focus of the glass is a burning-cooling combination of ice cream and coffee. By the way, the name “glasse” itself comes from the French word glacé – which means “frozen.”
- Coffee – 2 teaspoons
- Water – 250 ml
- Ice cream (vanilla, chocolate, or coffee) – 250 grams
- Chocolate syrup – 2 tablespoons
- Sweet whipped cream – 2 tablespoons
- Caramel crushed into crumbs – 1 teaspoon
Brew coffee in a French press or ceramic cezve. While coffee is brewing, whip the cream, slightly sweetened with icing sugar. In the matter of supplying glasse, the most important thing is to choose the right glass. Firstly, one in which the mix of ice cream and coffee looks beautiful, and secondly, one in which the ice cream does not melt instantly. There is also a third – the glass should expand to the top – the lush creamy hat, which needs room, is crowned with glaze.
After the coffee is brewed and the cream is whipped, we take up ice cream. At the bottom of each glass is placed 125 grams of ice cream – this is slightly less than half its volume. Ice cream should be filled with chocolate syrup. And now – the climax – pour a thin stream of coffee. Top – put the creamy hat and sprinkle it with caramel crumbs. By the way, the crumb can be made of multi-colored caramels, then the glasse will look quite elegant.
After you enjoy this wonderful drink, we advise you to learn how to make other types of coffee, such as cappuccino, latte or Viennese coffee.