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How to make Easy White Chocolate Eton Mess Ice Cream

Dessert | January 19, 2015 | By

 

Easy Eton Mess Ice Cream

Ice Cream in January, with all the snow and ice? What am I thinking about?  Indeed, I am shivering just looking at the picture, however it’s nice to have a change from the rich fare we have been eating in December.

This particular ice cream came about because, while I as defrosting the freezer, I found a small carton of strawberry puree from summer 2012!  I let it thaw and had a taste and it still tasted good. however it  needed to be used.  I also had a single white chocolate meringue left over from New Year, a teeny tiny bar of Green and Blacks White Chocolate and  a tub of Creme Fraiche in the fridge, perfect ingredients for either Eton Mess or Eton Mess Ice Cream.

 

Easy White Chocolate Eton Mess Ice Cream
Serves 4
A light and fruity ice cream made with strawberries, meringue, white chocolate and creme fraiche.
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Ingredients
  1. 250g ripe strawberries
  2. 100g caster sugar
  3. 300g Creme Fraiche
  4. 1 left over meringue crushed into chunks not powder
  5. 25g white chocolate
Instructions
  1. To make the strawberry puree, hull the strawberries and crush them with the sugar, either in a food processor or with a fork, it will take you a bit longer but you do get some nice chunky bits of strawberry.
  2. Mix the strawberry puree with the creme fraiche, cut the chocolate into chunks and mix it into the strawberry mixture. Put in an ice cream maker to churn or put the bowl into the freezer until the ice cream is firm. I would recommend using a shallow flat dish as it will freeze quicker.
  3. Take the ice cream out of the freezer every 30-45 minutes and break up the ice crystals by whisking with a fork. The third time you do this, the ice cream should be firm enough to mix in the crushed meringue, then leave it to freeze until firm.
  4. To serve, take the ice cream out of the freezer and place in the fridge for about 20 minutes until it is soft enough to scoop.
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As I used half-fat creme fraiche, the ice cream was more crystallised.  You get a better result with full fat products but it is still delicious. 

I’m entering this ice cream for the double-bubble blog event We Should Cocoa/Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream being jointly run by Choclette at Chocolate Log Blog and Kavita at Kavey Eats.

I am also entering this for the No Waste Food Challenge run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.  The strawberry puree I used was rescued from the freezer and the single meringue was left over from New Year.

Easy Eton Mess Ice Cream

 

  1. belleau kitchen
    January 19, 2015

    you know what, there's always time for ice cream, no matter the weather… loving the flavours you've combined here… but then i'd eat that puree by itself!

    • JaniceFGK100
      January 19, 2015

      I was tempted, but wanted to enter WSC/BSFIC and knew as soon as I found it that it would be perfect

  2. Keep Calm and Fanny On
    January 19, 2015

    It's freezing today, but your ice cream looks so comforting! I love the styling in the tea cup 🙂

    • JaniceFGK100
      January 19, 2015

      Thank you, the tea set was my great-grandmothers. Other cups are green and yellow, it's so pretty but very delicate.

  3. Charlene F
    January 19, 2015

    Ice-cream can be eaten all throughout the year 🙂 x

  4. Choclette Blogger
    January 19, 2015

    Ooh lovely Janice, an ice-cream entry and a lovely summery one at that. Nice to be reminded of the warm days and delicious fruit to come. I still haven't figured out what I'm going to make.

    Love that cup and saucer BTW.

    • JaniceFGK100
      January 19, 2015

      Thanks Choclette. I served the ice cream with the bramble and apple crumble at the weekend, hot and cold together it was lovely.

  5. Fiona @ London-Unattached
    January 19, 2015

    hehehe, your freezer is like mine! and I so thought you'd be better organised. Lovely looking icecream – and I am a huge fan of eton mess so I'm sure I'd enjoy this!

  6. JaniceFGK100
    January 19, 2015

    Isn't everyone's freezer hiding ancient goodies? I only give the illusion of being organised Fiona but I have to say I didn't actually have to put anything out this time, so progress!

  7. Nazima Pathan
    January 19, 2015

    how delicious Janice. I've an ice cream maker sitting in my kitchen but for me it is just to cold for me to think of ice cream. Nice idea to use up leftovers though!

    • JaniceFGK100
      January 21, 2015

      It is really too cold Nazima, but you can always make it and freeze for later 🙂

  8. Jane Sarchet
    January 20, 2015

    Deeeelish! Although I am slightly confused as to how a single meringue could survive one day, let alone 19 of them 🙂
    Janie x

    • JaniceFGK100
      January 21, 2015

      Ha ha Janie, there were quite a few meringues and then there was one. I am really strict about people helping themselves to things I have plans for, so the family are all well trained to leave them alone!

  9. Stuart Vettese
    January 20, 2015

    I love these recipes from leftover things – look at the brilliant things you can come up with! Must defrost mine soon. I'm sure I couldn't come up with anything as tasty as this!

    • JaniceFGK100
      January 21, 2015

      I love cooking from leftovers Stuart, they bring out my most creative side. I'm sure you will find something you can create in the depths of your freezer!

  10. Kavey
    January 21, 2015

    It's always so satisfying to create something marvellous from leftover this and that! Sounds rather good to me!

    • JaniceFGK100
      January 21, 2015

      Thanks Kavey, it was very delicious.

  11. Coriander Queen
    January 21, 2015

    I love that teeny tiny bar of white chocolate! I don't care that it is winter – this would give a taste of summer when it is miserable outside! Looks so delicious! x

    • JaniceFGK100
      January 21, 2015

      It is a cute little chocolate bar, glad you like the sound of the ice cream and yes a taste of summer strawberries is lovely in winter.

  12. Kat BakingExplorer
    January 22, 2015

    This look so delicious Janice! Love the teacup too 🙂

  13. Jen Price
    January 22, 2015

    Brilliant way to use up odds and ends and it looks delicious, who care if it's winter ice cream is good at any time. Wondering what's lurking in the back of my freezer now…

  14. Jacqueline Meldrum
    January 23, 2015

    Oh that does look good Janice. Great idea to use creme fraiche and a good reminder that I can still make ice cream even though I gave away my ice cream machine.

  15. Sammie
    January 31, 2015

    There is no wrong time for ice cream! Am saving this recipe for when I have room, post Christmas, for my ice cream maker bowl!!

  16. Elizabeth
    February 15, 2015

    A super way to use up leftovers! Thank you for sharing with the no waste food challenge 🙂