During winter’s cold and dreary days, we crave comfort food. And we want homespun, rich, and soothing desserts like banana cream pie. The Banana Cream Cup is the Black Hound New York twist on this classic comfort dessert. Instead of the traditional pie crust, we use an edible chocolate teacup. Beneath the dollops of whipped cream lie layers of vanilla pastry cream paired with sliced ripe bananas. The pastry cream is creamy and smooth with the perfect amount of sweetness. Ripe bananas showcase the complex flavor and natural sweetness of this simple fruit.
We make our Banana Cream Cup the old-fashioned, truly-from-scratch way in small batches with simple, pure ingredients. No instant pudding mix. No tubs of frozen or refrigerated “whipped cream”. No pre-purchased chocolate cups. We make our vanilla pastry cream by boiling heavy cream, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract, then thickening it with cornstarch and egg yolks. Our whipped cream contains one simple ingredient: heavy cream. We beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form. To create the charming chocolate teacup, we melt bittersweet chocolate with a 60% minimum cocoa content and then mold it into its unique shape.
Unlike many of our other comfort desserts, the Banana Cream Cup is available in our East Village store only on weekends so be sure to stop by on a Saturday or Sunday for the special taste of banana and comfort.