Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Sandwiches

August 2007
Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Makes: 6 servings

Prep: 30 mins

Bake: 1 hr

Ingredients
  • 2 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
  • 1 cup lemon sorbet, slightly softened
  • 1/2 cup seedless blackberry jam
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries
Directions
  1. Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees . Draw six 2-by-3-1/2-inch rectangles, spaced about 2 inches apart, on each of 2 sheets of parchment paper. Turn the parchment face down on 2 large cookie sheets. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites at medium speed until foamy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the salt and cream of tartar and then beat in the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form. Fold in the vanilla until barely incorporated.
  2. Using a small offset spatula, spread the batter on the parchment. Transfer to the oven, turn off the heat and let stand for 1 hour. Transfer to racks to cool completely.
  3. Peel the meringues off the parchment and set aside. Place 1 parchment-lined cookie sheet and a medium stainless-steel bowl in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. In the frozen bowl, combine the ice cream and sorbet with a rubber spatula. Working quickly, spread 1/2 cup of the ice cream mixture onto the flat side of 6 meringues. Cover with the remaining meringues and freeze on the frozen cookie sheet for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, warm the jam and 2 tablespoons water. Stir in the berries and heat through. Spoon the berry sauce onto each of 6 dessert plates and place a meringue sandwich in the middle.
Tip Frozen assets
  • Place ice cream and sorbet in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes to soften, or microwave for 10-second intervals.
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