Vanilla Strawberry Meringue Nests

Vanilla Strawberry Meringue Nests


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About this recipe: Crisp meringues are filled with vanilla ice cream and served with strawberries. You can fill these meringue nests with whipped cream or any flavour of ice cream you prefer.

Lene Marie Dotzler

Makes: 8 meringues

  • 125ml egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 2 litres vanilla ice cream
  • 285g strawberries, hulled and sliced

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Extra time:1hr drying  ›  Ready in:2hr35min 

  1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Butter a large baking tray.
  2. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Blend in vinegar and vanilla. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. With a large spoon, drop meringue in 8 clumps (about 10cm diameter), close together on baking tray. Indent the centre of each clump with the back of a spoon.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours. Turn off oven and let nests cool in the oven, about 1 hour.
  4. To serve: Fill each nest with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and smother with strawberries.

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