There’s no reason to limit eating Christmas-time desserts to the holiday season. While turrón is a popular Christmas snack in Spain, this delicious treat is just too good to save for just one time of year. Plus, it’s a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into many dishes. Here are four ideas to get you started.
1. Turrón-flavored ice cream
Incorporate crumbled turrón into ice cream by allowing the ice cream to melt slightly, then whisking in the crumbled turrón. To obtain a creamier texture, use a food processor to turn the crumbled turrón into a paste before adding it to the ice cream.
2. Cheesecake crust
For a delicious cheesecake crust, combine crumbled turrón with melted butter and spread the mixture onto the bottom of a pan or muffin tin. The almond in the turrón contrasts nicely with rich cheesecake.
3. Turron milkshake
Blend soft turrón, cinnamon, milk, and honey into a creamy milkshake and sprinkle with cinnamon before serving. It’s perfect for dessert or as an afternoon indulgence.
4. Turrón mousse
Top any dessert with a simple turrón mousse: whip crumbled turrón with heavy cream, honey, and vanilla extract. For creamier texture, use a food processor to blend the crumbled turrón into a paste before whipping it into the frosting or cream. It’s best over poached pears, cake, or fruit.