Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Raspberry Meringue Ice Cream

One thing I really do need to make more of is dessert!!

Honestly we are not really a dessert family only because over the years I haven't made that many desserts and therefore my family do not expect it.

But sometimes when I make a dessert and it's a nice on there is somewhat of a frenzy around the dinner table, you know the type of frenzy seen only when feeding animals that haven't been fed for awhile.

I decided to make or should I say mix up an icecream dessert that I had also seen on the Weight Watchers Forums. Quite easy as it is a recipe that calls for pre-made icecream and shop bought meringues so as far as effort and time, this dessert was perfect.

Raspberry Meringue Ice Cream
(recipe adapted from Newchick)

Serves: 10
Points per serve: 2.5

1 litre tub Light Vanilla Ice Cream
300 grams raspberries, thawed if using frozen
50 grams meringue shell, broken into pieces
fresh berries to serve, optional

Line a 1 1/2 litre loaf tin with baking paper. Leave ice cream out to thaw to room temperature.

When thawed, place ice cream in a bowl and stir lightly with a wooden spoon. Reserve some raspberries to place on the bottom of the loaf tin before stirring the remaining raspberries and meringue pieces into the ice cream liquid.

Place the reserved berrieds on the bottom of the tin. Pour mixture into the tin and place back in the freezer until solid.

When ready to serve, turn onto a platter and decorate with the fresh berries and additional crumbled meringue. Slice and serve.