I'd like to share with you one of the most famous traditional, and really easy to make, desserts we have in Greece. It's called 'vanilia ypovrixio' which literally means 'vanilla submarine'. Funny name yet fully describes the concept, as this sweet is actually dived into water.
Vanilla submarine consists of one single ingredient; vanilla fondant. Get a spoonful of the fondant, dip into a cool glass of water, lick it like a lollipop and then drink the sweetened water that's left in the glass. The secret to this dessert is the way the fondant gets the coolness of the water and the water the sweetness of the fondant. It's a refreshing dessert, perfect for those hot summer afternoons!
If you don't know where to find a vanilla fondant (I don't know how accessible and in what form exists in other countries, I guess you can always try your local greek deli), you can check out the mastiha shop. So many different flavors to pick from! I love the rose petals one ;)
Image via suvlaki for the soul.