La Dame Blanche is a sweet Belgian dessert prepared with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and a warm melted chocolate sauce. The chocolate sauce is prepared using chocolate, cream and butter.
La Dame Blanche is similar to the famous American sundae or the Coupe Dänemark in Germany and Switzerland.
History & Cultural Significance
La Dame Blanche shares its name with a well-known French opera. The opera is based on the works of one of the most prolific Scottish writers named Sir Walter Scott.
Throughout Belgium you can often find La Dame Blanche as the chief dessert on almost every restaurant menu. In many Belgian households it is a very common after dinner dessert.
Belgian La Dame Blanche Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- Vanilla ice cream
- Hot fudge sauce
- Whipped cream
- Maraschino cherries
- Shaved almonds - 2
For Hot Fudge Sauce
- Sweetened condensed milk - 1 Can
- Semi-sweet baking chocolate - 4 Oz
- Vanilla - 1 tbsp
- Sundae or Wine Glasses - 4
- Take a medium-sized saucepan and pour milk into it. Keep the flame on medium-low and add the chocolate into it. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the sauce is hot but thick.
- Make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn and take the saucepan off the heat as soon as the chocolate gains its thick consistency. Add vanilla to the sauce after removing the sauce from the heat.
- On a frying pan, start toasting the almond shavings on medium lame. Make sure to add no oil or butter and toast it directly in the pan. As soon as they turn golden brown, remove them from the heat and keep them aside to cool down.
- Now take a sundae dish or a wine glass. Put in 2 scoops of ice cream.
- Pour the freshly prepared chocolate fudge sauce all over the ice cream.
- Spread the almond shavings and put whipped ice cream on the dessert. Place a cherry on top and your dish is all ready to be served!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 30gSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gProtein: 7g