This is a very quick dessert to whip up that is a real family pleaser, good value, child friendly (to make and scoff) and pretty too.
What you need:
*A tub of vanilla ice cream – you could make your own. Follow this fab recipe here…or you can cheat like me and just buy a tub! I am more of a savoury/mains type of girl so more effort goes into these courses…honest! 🙂 Anyway…don’t judge me!
*A punnet of strawberries that you have chopped up and frozen ready to use in this recipe or fresh ones – like I prefer – although this will give the ice cream a more moussey texture. Thumbs up in my house!
*A jar or at least a big ‘glob’ (technical term) of lemon curd.
*Some meringue nests. For eight people I used 4 nests.
How to make it:
Empty the ice cream – home made or otherwise – into a mixing bowl. (Make sure your family guests see you with said ice cream in the mixing bowl then they will think you have made it from scratch! 🙂 ) Leave it to melt a wee bit so that you can stir it.
Lick the spoon. Greg Wallace style! 🙂
Chuck in the fruit, a big spoon full of lemon curd or two, and crumble up the meringue.
Fold together well.
Have a cheeky taste – add more lemon curd for a cheekier citrus twang.
Distribute into pretty glasses to serve and pop back into the freezer until required.
Dress with a little crumbled meringue and a fresh strawberry on top.
Yummy yummy yum!
Rocco, my son, ate his from the paddling pool…
and washed up in novel fashion too!…
Anyway – back to this gorgeous sunshine and lots of splashing. Happy days!
PS Yes they are his real eyelashes – You have eyelash envy don’t you ladies?! Me too! 🙂