Whats a good dessert to make after spicy rice starters and main?

Hi, I'm looking for quick and easy dessert options for a supper club I'll cook for. The theme is all around Jollof rice - a spicy red rice so both the starters and main are going to be rice.

Grateful for dessert ideas. I think something cold, refreshing might work but.... Thanks

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Windischgirl
Windischgirl July 19, 2017

I'm agreeing with you on the cold-and-refreshing; how about a watermelon-lime sorbet? The other option could be cool and creamy, such as a coconut custard or coconut ice cream. Even a big bowl of cut up mixed tropical fruits, served well-chilled, could be a nice counterpoint to the texture and spice of the rice. I am not sure what fruits are native to W. Africa, but melons and lime do grow on the continent.

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PHIL
PHIL July 19, 2017

Mango Lassi / watermelon granita or salad / I like the fruit salad idea too.

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Asha Loupy
Asha Loupy July 19, 2017

A fruit sorbet, fruit ice or granita would be lovely. What about Amanda Hesser's strawberry ice with condensed milk and whipped cream? https://food52.com/recipes...

Or if you are looking for something super simple like whipped greek yogurt and fresh seasonal fruit.
http://www.seriouseats...

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HalfPint
HalfPint July 19, 2017

To cool thinks off after a spicy meal, I would go with a dairy-based dessert like kulfi (my current obsession).

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Kitchen Butterfly
Kitchen Butterfly August 13, 2017

Thank you. Passion fruit's in season right now so I'm considering a sorbet!

Exbruxelles
Exbruxelles July 19, 2017

Lemon mascarpone ice cream with fresh blueberry sauce.

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MMH
MMH July 20, 2017

Sherbet

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foofaraw
foofaraw July 21, 2017

Mango fool http://www.africanbites.com/mango-fool/

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Cassandra Brecht
Cassandra Brecht July 21, 2017

I would do a panna cotta, unless your meal was particularly dairy-heavy.

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Jennifer W
Jennifer W August 28, 2017

Fruit pavlova or trifle

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Terry McKee
Terry McKee September 10, 2017

Mexican Flan

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Genevieve Kazdin
Genevieve Kazdin September 10, 2017

Panna Cotta!!

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scruz
scruz September 10, 2017

i like icy cold citrus medallions or mango pudding.

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BB
BB September 10, 2017

Think texture..
Soft rice then to soft custard and sorbet?? Something with some dente.. A rustic fruit tart with a scoop of home made citrus sorbet.

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MMH
MMH September 10, 2017

A friend from India gave us this recipe & its fool proof - really good vanilla ice cream in a pool of mango puree. She told us to buy a can on mango puree in the Indian aisle/market because she says there aren't mangoes in the US that compare.

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Monica Bhagwan
Monica Bhagwan September 10, 2017

I just had osmanthus gelatin at dimsum and found this version with a layer of coconut. A world apart but I think this is great for a light, fun dessert. http://thedomesticgoddesswannabe.com/2016/05/osmanthus-and-coconut-jelly-%E6%A1%82%E8%8A%B1%E6%A4%B0%E5%A5%B6%E6%9E%9C%E5%86%BB/

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lisa dowe
lisa dowe September 11, 2017

fresh assorted berries, honey glaze drizzle, lime creme fraiche sorbet and a shortbread cookie.

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