“Netflix and Chill,” as you probably know, is a euphemism for an act that is heavy on the petting and light on the actual Netflix-ing. Not here. Not us. We decided to take things more literally for our version of Netflix and Chill — a new series on better dating that pairs one great streaming movie with one easy-to-make-at-home dessert. Go get ‘em, champ.
To celebrate this month’s return to Netflix of A Clockwork Orange, we tapped the sweet tooth savants at Salt & Straw for an orange-themed dessert. What they came up with: a brownie sundae made with Orange Marmalade Jam.
Gooey Chocolate Brownie Sundae w/ Love Nuts & Orange Jam
Courtesy of Tyler Malek, Head Ice Cream Maker at Salt & Straw
1/4 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 Pinch Salt
1/4 Cup Water
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Dash Vanilla Extract
2 heaping spoonfuls of Marshmallow Fluff
Handful of chopped chocolate-covered nuts (Malek recommends Compartes Love Nuts)
Lots of Orange Marmalade/Jam (try Sqirl's Moro Blood Orange & Tonga Vanilla Bean)
Optional: Handful of Caramel Corn (like Rose Avenue Sweets Caramel Corn)
- Start with this five-minute brownie recipe — it’s super easy and the perfect warmed cake for the bottom of your sundae. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar and salt in a microwavable bowl. Slowly add the water, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and marshmallow fluff and stir until there are very few clumps.
- Place the bowl in the microwave and cook for about 11⁄2 -2 minutes until the cake is firm but still gooey.
- After the bowl has cooled down just a little, add three medium-sized scoops of ice cream; we recommend the perfect combination of your favorite chocolate and vanilla ice creams (fingers crossed you have Salt & Straw in your freezer!).
- Lightly chop the chocolate-covered nuts and toss them on top of the ice cream.
- Warm the jam and pour (generously) over the top.
- Sprinkle caramel corn over the top.
- Eat quickly!
Nota bene: if you haven’t been to Salt & Straw know that folks queue for a minute at their Portland and Los Angeles locations. And for good reason: their flavors register 9.0 on the Richter flavor scale. You can order them online, and we strongly suggest you do, too.