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Meringue Ice Cream Torte Recipe

Meringue Ice Cream Torte Recipe

"This recipe looks a little long, but it really isn't complicated," relates Alice Christmas of Statesboro, Georgia. "The sweet result is certainly worth the effort."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Bake: 2 hours + freezing YIELD:14-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • RASPBERRY SAUCE:
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • ICE CREAM LAYERS:
  • 1 quart coffee ice cream, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 quart chocolate chip ice cream, softened
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Fresh raspberries

Directions

  • 1. Place egg whites in a small bowl. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; draw three 8-1/2-in. circles on paper.
  • 2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Drop meringue in mounds onto circles; spread to cover.
  • 3. Bake at 250° for 1-1/4 hours or until set. Turn oven off; leave meringues in oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and cool on baking sheets. When completely cooled, remove meringues from paper.
  • 4. Drain raspberries, reserving juice. Set berries aside. Add enough water to juice to measure 1/2 cup. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in maple syrup and juice mixture until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; gently stir in reserved berries. Cool.
  • 5. To assemble, place one meringue in a 10-in. springform pan. Spread with coffee ice cream; sprinkle with a third of the almonds. Top with a second meringue. Spread with chocolate chip ice cream; sprinkle with a third of the almonds. Top with remaining meringue. Cover and freeze overnight.
  • 6. In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and almond extract; beat until stiff peaks form. Remove torte from freezer; carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove side of pan. Frost with whipped cream.
  • 7. Garnish with fresh raspberries and remaining almonds. Cover and freeze for at least 2 hours. Remove from the freezer for 20 minutes before serving. Serve with raspberry sauce. Yield: 14-16 servings.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.