Saturday Night Drink: The Amaretto Chocolate Decadence


OK I am officially stuffed to the gills. I am seriously looking into purchasing those button extenders, after a week of Thanksgiving and then Shabbos Meals, my scale is screaming at me – Literally –it is one of those talking kinds!

So I decided that Monday Morning I am going to do a cleanse and start my 2012 new year resolution of exercising more regularly a head start. But tonight is SATURDAY NIGHT – and once I am already enjoying the eating fest that was this week – might as well be a little more decadent and end this week with  this unbelievable and one of my best Tastebuds Café inventions ever – THE AMARETTO CHOCOLATE DECADENCE DRINK!

Originally published in my new cookbook The At-Home Gourmet.

The Amaretto Chocolate Decadence


chocolate ice cream

vanilla ice cream

1 shot espresso

Whole milk

1 tbsp. amaretto flavoring (extract works well)

1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds

2 large chocolate chip cookies (fav. kind)

Chocolate syrup

chocolate chips


In a blender add a scoop of both ice creams, shot of espresso, and cover halfway with milk. –then blend till smooth. Then add the amaretto flavoring, toasted almonds, 1 chocolate chip cookie, drizzle of chocolate syrup and a handful of chocolate chips and blend some more  – I like mine still chunky.

Drizzle some chocolate syrup in the cup, pour in the drink, top with some whip cream, garnish with more chocolate chip cookies, and chips.

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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