Growing up in Brazil, I used to eat papaya for breakfast every single morning! That was my parents’ habit too, and for that reason we always had papaya in our house. But sometimes, the heat of the tropics would make our papaya ripen much faster than we expected. When that happened, I knew exactly what we would be having for dessert that day!
One of my fondest memories was seeing my mom rushing to the kitchen at the end of a meal and coming back to the dining room minutes later with dessert glasses filled with Papaya Crème with Cassis Liqueur. That dessert is a simple blend of papaya and vanilla bean ice-cream layered with blackcurrant liquor (also called Creme de Cassis). The mix of papaya and ice-cream is so refreshing and creamy. And the fruity cassis liqueur adds the perfect spike to it!
This is a must try dessert that will transport you to the tropics in a flash!
Put the chopped papaya inside the blender.