Turn a Little Head Into Dessert

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According to Chef Brian Archambault, the way to best prepare chia is to soak the whole seeds overnight in some form of milk (the cow version works, or you can sub in flavored almond milk or soy milk for a sweeter taste). With that in mind, I tossed a handful of seeds in a teacup, poured in a dash of 2% milk and left them in the fridge overnight.

What resulted was a gross-looking gelatinous mixture that stuck together in thick, gloppy clumps. Yum.

If this happens to you, splash in more milk and keep your fingers crossed for better results in a few hours.

  • 1/2 cup apricot nectar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 6-7 small fresh apricots
  • 2 cups vanilla or caramel ice cream

The Virgin's DeStructions:

1. Combine nectar and cream in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

2. Stir in honey. Mix well and simmer for a few minutes.

3. Remove from heat and let cool.

4. Halve apricots with a small knife and remove pits.

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Wynter Holden
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