Sweet pasta with ice cream and mellon

by smth good on March 4, 2011

in desserts

Sugar craving hits me every day around 3 in the afternoon. I turn into a hunter around the kitchen in the search for something sweet. So, it was one afternoon around 3 o’clock when my husband surprized me with this marvelous feast – a meal-dessert for those loving pasta, and fruit, and ice cream :) . I have to say I love all of them and I’m glad they all met in my plate :) ). Great dessert, rich without being too heavy and fresh.

Utensils: pasta boiling pot; colander, sauce pan

Serves 4; prep. time 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 300 grams fresh pasta (tagliatelle or fettucine)
  • 500 grams vanilla ice cream
  • 6 fresh nectarines or peaches (without kernels; diced)
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 2 mellon (sliced) – for serving

Melt butter in a sauce pan. Add nectarines (cubes) and brown sugar. Cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat until caramelized. Add in cinnamon and half of the ice cream. Cook until the sauce thickens.

Separately, boil the pasta al dente. Drain well and transfer them into the sauce pan. Mix the pasta with the ice cream sauce. Serve with fresh mint leaves and the rest of the ice cream. Serve immediately and add some fresh mellon slices for extra effect.

Enjoy!

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fooddreamer March 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I’ve never seen pasta as a sweet dish, but it sounds wonderful! Gave you a little buzz!

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Our Eyes Eat First March 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm

wwwooowwww! this is a first for me. ive never seen anything like this! – good going!

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Lin Ann March 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Amazing! Would never have thought of something like this. I’m very curious – just might try it. Peaches, melons ice cream and mint are making me wish for summer!

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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking March 4, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Wonderful flavor combinations in this dish! Also, in the first sentence, I think you meant to say “hits” instead of “heats.” (I too get that pesky sugar craving every day!) Thanks for sharing this recipe and your beautiful photos.

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smth good March 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm

:) ) of course hits not heats :) ) thanks

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Mateja March 4, 2011 at 11:36 pm

I love sweet pasta! Yours looks so beautiful and flavor complexed. I usually made mine just boiled in lightly salted water, then tossed with toasted plain breadcrubs with sugar and cinnamon, yum-o!!!

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smth good March 5, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Mateja, yes, that recipe is delicious too – simple home made noodles tossed with sugar, cinnamon and breadcrumbs (sometimes I like to add few crushed walnuts). I used to eat this when I was a child .

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Ayesha Jameel March 5, 2011 at 4:23 am

wow ! lovely blog and well presented :) will definitely try this !
you can stop by my blog at http://kitchensojourn.blogspot.com … will be really happy if you follow it :D

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Kate @ Diethood.com March 5, 2011 at 6:00 am

What?! WOW! I’ve never seen/heard of sweet pasta dish… this is like having your cake and eating it, too!! Thank you so much for sharing…I will definitely make this as soon as possible!

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Jun March 5, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I’ve never thought of combining pasta with ice cream. Have to try this out.

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A little bit of everything March 6, 2011 at 4:03 am

my grandma used to make as sweet pasta as a treat on Sundays
love your choice of fruits and the addition on ice-cream.

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Josie Lee Susk√° March 6, 2011 at 1:50 pm

We make a sweet pasta over here in the Czech Republic…usually with melted butter, sugar and tons of poppy seeds. Seeing as my Czech hubs is also an ice cream fanatic, I’m definitely giving this one a go when peaches start coming round!

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sonia March 6, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Simply loved the idea of putting melons and ice cream…mmmmm, cant wait to try this spl recipe of urs !

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Liz March 6, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Oh, wow, I think you’ve converted me over to a sweet pasta fan…how could anyone resist????

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Angie's Recipes March 6, 2011 at 5:13 pm

What a creative pasta recipe!

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Ilke March 6, 2011 at 9:38 pm

This is very nice treat! You don’t have to feel bad for the sweet tooth.:)
I love the look of your blog and with this pasta dish being the first recipe of yours I read, I am pretty sure I will love the recipes here… thanks for stopping by at mine!

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Eftychia March 6, 2011 at 9:45 pm

What a wonderful meal idea. The recipe sounds delicious and the photo is excellent. Thanks for sharing!!!

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megan @ whatmegansmaking March 7, 2011 at 2:09 am

I have never heard of sweet pasta before! How interesting!

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Melissa@EyesBigger March 7, 2011 at 4:21 am

Why have I never thought of sweet pasta before? It’s such a good idea and we do it with all other grains/cereals! This sounds so delicious.

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Monet March 7, 2011 at 5:54 am

I have never thought of doing this before. How brilliant! I’m inspired :-) Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a happy week.

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Sprinkled With Flour March 7, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I’ve seen a few sweet pasta dishes before, and i’m always intrigued. This recipe sounds so yummy, I’ll have to try some sweet pasta sometime:)

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babe_kl March 9, 2011 at 5:54 am

Gee, this dish is so unique and I’m really intrigued!

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konstantkraver March 10, 2011 at 1:18 am

Sweet Pasta well I never , this is a must try. Like you I always finding my self searching high and low for the sugar fix in the arvo :)

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Kristi Rimkus March 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I’ve never combined pasta with fresh fruit. This is a must try!

Kristi

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Natalie April 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm

I love this idea, it’s got me thinking about doing a rice noodle & mango version with coconut milk, thanks for the inspiration!! :D

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something_good April 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm

@Natalie, great idea with rice noodles and mango !

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