Mainau Island and flower ice cream cake

orchid mainau island

Lake Constance (Bodensee) in the Alps is located near Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
The lake is actually a very important drinking water source for Southwestern Germany.
There are 3 major islands on the lake, but the one we visited and i'm going to tell you about is Mainau.
Mainau is a very beautiful garden island.

mainau bridge
The Entrance to the Island

It consists of beautiful flowers, greenhouse with plenty of gorgeous butterflies and
nice sitting areas with views of the lake.
mainau island germany

dark puprle flower

purple flower


pretty flowers


beautiful flowers
butterfly mainau island
Beautiful little creature

A large peacock and a flower made out of tons of flowers:
flower in mainau

mainau island

And those huge flower fields:

lots of flowers

flower field germany

There is an admission fee, but if you enjoy photography, nature and beautiful
flowers, this is a place for you.
For open hours and rates, click here.

Now, what can be a more suitable recipe than a beautiful flower ice cream cake.
These cakes were prepared in a flower silicon mold, but you can prepare them in
any mold you prefer.

ice cream mini cakes

Ingredients for 6 servings:
Brownie layer:
100 gram/ 3.527 ounce melted butter
2 M eggs
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup water
*Measurements were made with 200ml (=6.76 fluid ounce) cup. Instead of my brownie mixture, you
can use prepared brownie cake or a brownie mix and bake according to instructions.

Cookies layer:
12 Oreo cookies
1 Tbsp. cream cheese
1 Tbsp. instant vanilla pudding

Dulce de leche ice cream

Heat oven to 180C/356F.
Fill half of the flower molds with the ice cream and let sit in the freezer.
Mix together all the brownies ingredients and transfer onto a large greased pan, so the
batter thickness is quite thin.
Bake for about 15 minutes and set aside to cool.
In a food processor, mix the cookies, instant vanilla and cream and transfer on top
of the ice cream in the molds.
Cut the brownies into circles and press onto the cookie and cream mixture.
Place in the freezer for a couple of hours till sets completely.

flower ice cream

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