Home-made berry and meringue icecream

7 Dec

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As I’ve mentioned before, summer and I are not friends. I don’t like heat, humidity, flies, insects, sweating. Obviously I shouldn’t be living in steamy Sydney but here I am. And as much as I adore baking it is sometimes just too damn hot to turn the oven.

That’s where this beauty of a dessert comes in. I found the recipe in a back issue of the wonderful delicious magazine and had, serendipitously, made meringues a few days earlier.

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Here’s a handy ratio table that you can use whenever you have left-over eggwhites to make meringues, courtesy of food52.com:

http://food52.com/blog/9946-how-to-make-meringues-with-any-amount-of-leftover-egg-whites

I will making this for Christmas this year as it is cold and refreshing and a slice makes the perfect side to almost any other festive dessert you care to name.

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GATHER:

350g frozen mixed berries

600mL thickened cream

2 tablespoons caster sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Large handful of meringue, either home-made or store bought, broken into big pieces.

LET’S GET TO IT:

Grease a 1.5L loaf pan and line with plastic wrap and allow lots of extra overhang.

Use a small handful of the prettiest berries to line the tin – this will be the top of the dessert so you want it to look good.

In bowl of electric mixer whip cream, sugar and vanilla to just before soft peaks.

Use a silver spoon to gently stir through meringues and berries.

Pour into pan, gently tap on bench to remove any air bubbles, then gently smooth over the top with a butter knife.

Cover top with overhanging plastic wrap and freeze overnight.

Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving. Place on platter then cut into slices to serve.

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44 Responses to “Home-made berry and meringue icecream”

  1. Joanne T Ferguson December 7, 2014 at 2:17 am #

    G’day Love being able to find ways to use leftovers! Great recipe!
    Cheers! Joanne

    • thehungrymum December 7, 2014 at 2:19 am #

      cheers Joanne! I love it when you just happen to have the ingredient on hand, just begging to made into something delish 🙂

  2. Hungry Nana December 7, 2014 at 2:51 am #

    I saw Nigella make somethng similar a while ago. It looks delizioso! Easy to make and cool and refreshing.

    • thehungrymum December 7, 2014 at 3:51 am #

      Thanks Hungry Nana 🙂 I haven’t seen NIgella’s version, might have to track it down.

  3. girl in a food frenzy December 7, 2014 at 3:22 am #

    I so happen to have a box of meringues on hand (waiting) for some clever use! With my berry fixation at the moment, your recipe will surely come in handy 🙂

    • thehungrymum December 7, 2014 at 3:57 am #

      well, that worked out well! Are you crazing sweet stuff at the moment? I craved chocolate milkshakes w/ Miss9 but the thought of them when preggars with Miss7 almost made me ill – instead I became addicted to lemonade icy poles (a fixation that still stands!)

      • girl in a food frenzy December 7, 2014 at 4:09 am #

        I wouldn’t exactly say no to a sweet treat, but I’m currently drinking tomato juice with some (olive brine) in it. I’m a bit weird with my sour and Savoury fetish, but it makes perfect sense when I consider I’m having a little boy 😉

        hee hee, yet to officially announce on the blog, but that’s my little Christams surprise 😉

      • thehungrymum December 7, 2014 at 5:32 am #

        oh, how wonderful! That’s so fabulous 🙂 Big, big congrats x

  4. chewtown December 7, 2014 at 3:45 am #

    Berry and meringue! Sounds delicious.

    • thehungrymum December 7, 2014 at 4:06 am #

      Seemed to be a winner when I served it to friends recently – is too sweet for me, though 🙂

  5. My Kitchen Moments December 7, 2014 at 4:44 am #

    Drooling over the pictures!

  6. cheergerm December 7, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    Noice one Mrs Hungry. Fabulous Chrissy day idea. This weather sucks. I love swimming but not the crazy heat and these thunderstorms!! Our garage just got badly flooded. Arrrggh..please send me a slice of this to cheer me up.

  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella December 7, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    That is so handy to have that guide as I always seem to have egg whites in the fridge for whatever reason!

  8. chefceaser December 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

  9. nepaliaustralian December 7, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

    Looks sop yummy, please send me some 🙂

  10. Margot @ Gather and Graze December 8, 2014 at 1:54 am #

    This is gorgeous, HM – like a frozen Eton Mess! Perfect for Christmas-time in Oz! 🙂

    • thehungrymum December 8, 2014 at 2:41 am #

      you’re right – it is Eton Mess-esque!

  11. DesignsbyJeanneR December 8, 2014 at 2:00 am #

    Creamy goodness & berries? Oh ya, this is speaking my language!

    • thehungrymum December 8, 2014 at 2:49 am #

      Glad we both speak the same ice-cream flavoured language!

  12. Jasline @ Foodie Baker December 8, 2014 at 3:23 am #

    This looks easy and delicious! The berries are such pretty addition to the ice cream!

    • thehungrymum December 8, 2014 at 5:25 am #

      easy is how I roll – I’m all about being faff-free 🙂

  13. Liz December 8, 2014 at 5:10 am #

    so pretty! And here we are in the U.S. (specifically the midwest where it is freezing cold) sipping hot chocolate. Funny that. You have excellent taste in sweets 🙂

  14. Feast Wisely December 8, 2014 at 5:34 am #

    Great recipe and very low on sugar too which is always a bonus for ice cream…..

    • thehungrymum December 8, 2014 at 6:11 am #

      Thanks – I’m not a fan of overly sweet ice-creams but this one tastes lush 🙂

  15. Jess @ Sweet Menu December 8, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    Delicious! I love making ice cream at home – this looks lovely. I like addition of meringues!

    • thehungrymum December 9, 2014 at 1:21 am #

      Me too – it is always nicer than anything you can buy. Plus it is so simple 🙂

  16. Foodie Joanie December 8, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    yummy and colorful!

    • thehungrymum December 9, 2014 at 1:22 am #

      Thanks Joanie! Hope you’re having a great week so far.

  17. bakeplaysmile December 8, 2014 at 11:25 pm #

    Oooh yum!!! What a delicious recipe. Nothing better than meringue, berries and ice-cream!!

    • thehungrymum December 9, 2014 at 1:18 am #

      it is a trilogy of yumminess, really 🙂

  18. myriam / rhubarb! rhubarb! rhubarb! December 9, 2014 at 2:22 am #

    wow, this is such a beauty! meringue intimidates me, but i’ve bookmarked it to try someday.

    • thehungrymum January 14, 2015 at 10:58 pm #

      It used to intimidate me but it really is one of those practice makes perfect things – as is cutting a quick deal with the Baking Gods as you slide it into the oven 🙂

  19. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) December 9, 2014 at 3:34 am #

    Simply perfect for Christmas (or any other time), yum!

  20. K. / Pure & Complex December 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    I’m such a HUGE ice cream person and this looks magnificent. I definitely have to give this a try very soon. Wonderful post

    • thehungrymum December 10, 2014 at 10:12 am #

      oh, thanks for your sweet words! It is so quick and easy so I hope you get a chance to try it.

  21. Choc Chip Uru December 11, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    I would happily eat this meringue ice cream all night while watching TV – best night ever 😀
    The colours in this are so gorgeous!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  22. Fran @ G'ay Souffle' December 21, 2014 at 2:23 am #

    Nice to see an ice cream recipe that doesn’t require cooking the custard first and then placing it in an ice cream maker! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • thehungrymum January 15, 2015 at 1:44 am #

      Ain’t no=one got time for that! I’m all about quick and simple. Hope 2015 is your best year yet!

  23. thefolia January 2, 2015 at 5:04 am #

    You can never go wrong with home made ice cream. Happy Nesting.

    • thehungrymum January 2, 2015 at 8:34 am #

      truer words were never spoken 🙂 Happy New Year!

  24. marymtf January 3, 2015 at 8:48 pm #

    Summer and I aren’t friends either. Will save this recipe for the next heat wave.

    • thehungrymum January 4, 2015 at 7:04 am #

      boo to the heat – is stinking here in Sydney and it is just awful 😦

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