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Monday, 19 January 2015

Easy White Chocolate 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 is the result of me defrosting the freezer, you see I found a small carton of strawberry puree from summer 2012!  I let it thaw and had a taste and it was fine, but 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, it was either Eton Mess or Eton Mess Ice Cream.


Easy White Chocolate Eton Mess Ice Cream

250g ripe strawberries
100g caster sugar
300g Creme Fraiche
1  left over meringue crushed into chunks not powder
25g white chocolate

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.

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.

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25 Comments:

At 19 January 2015 at 14:42 , Blogger belleau kitchen said...

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!

 
At 19 January 2015 at 18:38 , Blogger Keep Calm and Fanny On said...

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

 
At 19 January 2015 at 19:00 , Blogger Charlene F said...

Ice-cream can be eaten all throughout the year :-) x

 
At 19 January 2015 at 20:34 , Blogger Choclette Blogger said...

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.

 
At 19 January 2015 at 21:09 , Anonymous Fiona @ London-Unattached said...

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!

 
At 19 January 2015 at 21:22 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

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

 
At 19 January 2015 at 21:23 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

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

 
At 19 January 2015 at 21:24 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

It certainly can, Charlene

 
At 19 January 2015 at 21:25 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

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

 
At 19 January 2015 at 21:27 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

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!

 
At 19 January 2015 at 22:13 , Blogger Nazima Pathan said...

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!

 
At 20 January 2015 at 22:09 , Blogger Jane Sarchet said...

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

 
At 20 January 2015 at 22:12 , Blogger Stuart Vettese said...

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!

 
At 21 January 2015 at 09:41 , Anonymous Kavey said...

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

 
At 21 January 2015 at 12:42 , Blogger Coriander Queen said...

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

 
At 21 January 2015 at 19:28 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

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

 
At 21 January 2015 at 19:29 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

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!

 
At 21 January 2015 at 19:30 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

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!

 
At 21 January 2015 at 19:31 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

Thanks Kavey, it was very delicious.

 
At 21 January 2015 at 19:32 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

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.

 
At 22 January 2015 at 22:09 , Blogger Kat BakingExplorer said...

This look so delicious Janice! Love the teacup too :)

 
At 22 January 2015 at 23:10 , Blogger Jen Price said...

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...

 
At 23 January 2015 at 10:48 , Blogger Jacqueline Meldrum said...

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.

 
At 31 January 2015 at 11:35 , Blogger Sammie said...

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!!

 
At 15 February 2015 at 09:40 , Anonymous Elizabeth said...

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

 

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