Is there anything sweeter than a Valentine's Day treat designed for sharing? This elegant, easier-than-it-looks take on tartufo, the Italian frozen dessert, is made by packing two types of ice cream into a bowl, topping them with a cookie-crumb mixture, then turning the whole thing out and coating it with a chocolate shell. It usually has a maraschino cherry hidden inside--but ours, of course, has two.
Who knew everyone's favorite split would grow up to be such a looker? Beneath a drizzle of chocolate lie stripes of vanilla, chocolate, and pistachio ice cream, all atop a surprise core of banana cake. Just try telling your inner child to wait for dessert.
Layers of ice cream are molded in a bowl to make this impressive ice-cream cake. A pistachio "rind" is lined with vanilla and filled with watermelon sorbet. The seeds are an improvement on nature: They're bits of chocolate wafers. A sponge-cake layer provides another texture and flavor.