When it comes to ice cream, there are few flavors more iconic than chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Each is great in its own right, but serving them together makes for a fruity and creamy flavor combo that’s delicious on its own or paired with a wide variety of desserts. The combination of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, sometimes called ‘Neapolitan’ in reference to the dessert’s origins, has also served as a source of inspiration for more than just ice cream. Some food bloggers have found creative ways to utilize these flavors in a wide variety of desserts and snacks. If you love Neapolitan ice cream, read on for a few Neapolitan-inspired recipes.
High Altitude Neapolitan Cupcakes
Curly Girl Kitchen specializes in recipes designed to work at a high altitude, but wherever you live, you’re sure to enjoy these chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry cupcakes. Chocolate cake serves as an indulgent base for vanilla strawberry swirl buttercream, while mini chocolate cone toppers pay homage to the combination’s origins. For baking at lower elevations, see the blog’s FAQ section.
Veggiekins does it again with this healthy and tasty three-layer smoothie. Each smoothie is made with bananas and non-dairy milk and then flavored with fresh, whole ingredients including strawberries and cacao nibs. For an ice cream-like texture, be sure to freeze your bananas before blending.
Classic sugar cookies get a fun makeover with this veganized recipe by Foodie Yuki. It begins with instructions for a simple vanilla cookie dough, which is then divided into 3 equal parts. Cocoa powder and dried strawberry chips are then incorporated into separate parts before all of the colored doughs are assembled into one cookie. Why limit yourself to one flavor when you can have three?