Biscotti is an incredibly versatile treat that you can enjoy any time of the year. You can even incorporate it into some of the best desserts for summer.
As an Ice Cream Topping
Summer is prime ice cream season, so why not celebrate it by using biscotti as a topping? Our Soft-Baked Biscotti works especially well with ice cream and frozen yogurt—much like a homemade cookie, it’s soft enough to crumble on top but firm enough that it won’t just turn to mush.
Paired with an Iced Drink
You can still enjoy coffee with your biscotti during the summer, but as the temperatures climb, you may want to make that coffee iced. Biscotti goes particularly well with iced lattes and iced chai during the summer. The smooth flavor that milk brings to those drinks is particularly refreshing when paired with the sweet, spiced flavor of biscotti.
In a Parfait
Try replacing granola with Soft-Baked Biscotti in a parfait. Combine the biscotti with yogurt and whatever fruit topping you want, and to take the flavor up a notch, lightly drizzle Vin Santo or another sweet dessert wine over the top. Although you may be tempted to eat the parfait immediately, resist the urge, and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour. This summer dessert tastes best when chilled.
With a Side of Seasonal Fruit
There are so many delicious fruits that are in season during the summer—strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, apricots, cherries. Just thinking about them is enough to send anyone running to the nearest farmer’s market. Choose your favorite fruit and pair it with your favorite flavor of biscotti. You can’t go wrong!
Used in a Cheesecake Crust
We think that cheesecake is one of the best desserts for summer, or really any time of the year. If you’ve been thinking about making your own cheesecake, consider using Soft-Baked Biscotti instead of graham cracker for the crust. As with graham crackers, you’ll need to crush up your biscotti and mix it together with melted butter. Choose a summer biscotti flavor that will complement your cheesecake flavor; for example, our Chocolate Chip Brownie Soft-Baked Biscotti would be great for an Oreo cheesecake.
Don’t limit yourself to our five recommendations—summer is the perfect time to get creative with your biscotti recipes and pairings!