With their colourful appearance and festive charm, these desserts are sure to be a memorable addition to any holiday table.
The glasses are filled with a rich, velvety chocolate orange cream and are topped with dark chocolate covered sugar cones and crushed Smarties.
Feel free to dress the cones in whatever style, colour or flavour you please. White chocolate and crushed peppermint candies would make for a deliciously festive tree!
Fills approximately 10-12 small glasses300ml heavy pouring cream
70g caster sugar
6 egg yolks
200g good quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped
Finley grated zest of one orangeHeat the milk and cream together in a saucepan over a low heat to just below boiling point. Remove from the heat.
8-12 ice cream cones
200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
Crushed Smarties to decorate
Place the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth.
Starting with one at a time, paint the cones with the melted chocolate using a pastry brush and leave for 30 seconds or so before sticking on the Smarties. Repeat with remaining cones and refrigerate for 10 minutes or for up to 24 hours.