Kormos (Greek butter cream frozen dessert)


Kormos is one of my husbands’ favorite desserts from his childhood back in Trikala, Greece.  Kormos is the Greek word for tree trunk, and once formed and frozen, this dessert resembles just that! Easy and delicious, especially on a hot day! Garnish with with strawberries, a drizzle of chocolate sauce, and powdered sugar if you like.

2 sticks  butter

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp coffee

2 tbsp cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp Bailey’s Irish Cream of cognac, or other liqueur of your choice (optional)

2 cups chopped walnuts

1 package of petite buerre cookies (or other butter cookies)

In a sauce pan, melt butter with powdered sugar. Add coffee, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, liqueur to the melted butter and stir till smoothly incorporated. Meanwhile, break up the cookies and place into a large mixing bowl.  When the butter mixture has melted, pour into the bowl with the broken cookies. Add walnuts, and mix with a wooden spoon to fully incorporate. Lay out a large sheet of wax paper. Pour the cooled mixture onto the wax paper and form into a log. Wrap it fully with the sheet of wax paper and place in freezer for at least 4 hours, or until completely frozen. Once frozen, you will be able to slice it.

Kali Oreksi!