Grilled Cheese Sandwich ala Mode: Made with NESTLÉ Temptations Belgian Chocolate Praline Ice Cream

Words: Mikka Wee/Photography: Mylene Chung/Recipe Development / Food Styling: Katherine Jao/May 14, 2014

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Cheese and chocolate make a trendy and tasty pair. A more adventurous play on the salt and chocolate pairing, the added pungency from the cheese elevates the cocoa flavor in chocolate—not exactly making it sweeter, but allowing its rich notes to surface from the combination.

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Blending cheese and chocolate together can be a tricky endeavor. Unlike matching cheese with wine or fruit, pairing it with chocolate can be messed up easily, just like chips and dip, because of the wide range of flavors to choose from. The permutations are endless, and whether you get it right by accident or by thorough experimentation, it’s a smart move to stick to safe combinations that have been tried and tested. Here, we’ve prepared Grilled Cheese ala Mode, using pizza cheese and NESTLÉ Temptations Belgian Chocolate Praline ice cream.

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With the melted cheese in the sandwich blanketed by the ice cream, and furthered by the ice cream’s Belgian chocolate and praline bits made from chocolate-covered toffee, this dessert crosses the line between savory snack and rich dessert, turning it into a salty-sweet treat that satisfies both flavor profiles.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich ala Mode with NESTLÉ Temptations Belgian Chocolate Praline Ice Cream

Total Time: 20 minutes / Yield: 3-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bread
  • 1/2 cup pizza cheese mix
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 scoops NESTLÉ Temptations Belgian Chocolate Praline ice cream
  • Chocolate syrup for drizzling (optional)

Procedure

  1. Lay down the bread slice and scatter 1/4 cup cheese on top, place second slice of bread.
  2. Spread the top and bottom parts of the bread with butter. Repeat with the other bread slices.
  3. Grill sandwiches on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until crusty brown and the cheese has melted.
  4. Immediately transfer to plate and slice in half.
  5. Top with ice cream scoop.
  6. Drizzle with chocolate syrup or add strawberry slices as an option.
  7. Serve immediately.

Tip: you can make your own cheese mixture by combining assorted cheeses like cheddar, mozzarella, Gruyere, emmental, etc.

Mikka Wee

Managing Editor / Writer

Mikka Wee’s goal is to travel the world with a backpack stuffed with her books and not much of an itinerary. With an appetite thrice the size of her 5-foot frame, waffles are the one thing that makes her weak in the knees. She also likes to torture herself with sci-fi movie marathons until her brain turns into goop. Her list of not-so-secret culinary crushes includes David Chang, Ivan Orkin, Rene Redzepi, and Anthony Bourdain. Alexander Supertramp is her hero. See More.

  • eams

    Where do i buy pizza cheese mix? Noob here ;).

    • Mikka Wee

      Hi eams! You can get it at the dairy section in the grocery :)