Have you ever cooked or assembled food with just two items that seemed so far from one another that you would have never ever thought they would create harmonious magic for your tasting buds?

I can’t remember the last time I played that game in the kitchen.  Perhaps I should schedule play dates with my friend Priya more often for inspiration.  On the night of our play date, she showed up with a pint of a fantastic vanilla bean ice cream.  I don’t even remember what I cooked for dinner, but it must have been quiet filling, because we almost forgot about the ice cream.

When it was time to cool down I pulled out the carton of vanilla ice cream from the freezer and scooped it into our bowls.  And then I stopped.  I wanted something more.  Chocolate sauce wouldn’t do and I didn’t have any berries on hand.  I was craving for something tart and sweet at the same time.  And then I reached into my refrigerator and pulled out a bottle of Pomegranate Molasses.  I drizzled it over the ice cream and we ate.  It was fantastic.

There were a few spoons of ice cream left in the container when Priya went home.  I drizzled a bit more right inside the container and finished it.

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