Thursday, 27 October 2011

Lemon Meringue Ice Cream with Cassis and Blackberries

It's been a busy few weeks. Entertaining visitors, autumn walks and even a wedding thrown in.

It's taken me a while to get around to posting about this ice cream, but you do really need to know about it. It's one of those recipes I'll be making again and again.


The ice cream recipe itself is from the legend that is Delia Smith. The blackberries and crème de cassis just make it into the perfect dessert. Light and fruity without the feeling of being short-changed.

You may think lemon meringue pie is a classic that shouldn't be messed with. Fair enough. But you are missing out. Eating the finished ice cream is nothing like eating lemon meringue pie, but it does work really well. And anyway, who am I to argue with Delia?


It's a great little dessert for entertaining because you can make the ice cream a couple of days in advance, and then all that's left to do when it's time to eat is to layer it in a pretty glass with some blackberries and pour some crème de cassis over the top. You don't need much at all. No, really.


The recipe for the ice cream is on Delia's site and I didn't modify it so I won't repeat it here. There are quite a few steps but it's well worth it for a dessert that can be whipped out of the freezer and served to guests in a flash.

When you're ready to serve it, I'd recommend that you take it out of the freezer about 5 minutes before you want to eat it - no more or it will be melting too much. Then use an ice cream scoop which has been warmed in hot water. Layer the scoops of ice cream in a glass with a few blackberries. Pour about 2 tablespoons of cassis over it at the last moment and serve!

26 comments:

  1. What a great combination of flavors and colors--would be perfect use for the cassis hanging out in my pantry!

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  2. Interesting twist, I've never had meringue ice cream! And Creme de Cassis makes everything awesome, anyways

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  3. Thanks for sharing the link to the ice cream and I love the addition of the cassis and blackberries! I will definitely need to try this lemony treat.

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  4. Lovely combination of flavors! Very creative.

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  5. Ruth, brava! The cassis must really take this dish to new heights! I love the elegant glass presentation.

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  6. Oooh - This is right up my alley and I love the Gabriel Boudier products. Have you tried the saffron infused Gin.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your irresistible lemon meringue ice cream. I have never had it. Would you share with me?

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  8. This ice cream dessert looks awesome, interesting flavors in a glass!

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  9. Lemon meringue ice cream! This looks heavenly! Especially with the cassis and blackberries!

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  10. I'm a big lemon fan and lemon meringue pie too!

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  11. Wow - this is stunning! A perfect dessert! I can see why you'll make it again and again....

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  12. This is seriously yummy. Trust me, I know.

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  13. I'm too bitter about Cassis - it seems like every single blackcurrant in France is shipped over to Dijon purely for their damn cassis, which means I can't buy any... Ever! Bah :( Aside from that though - beautiful looking dessert :D

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  14. Wonderful! Mmm...I love anything lemon meringuey :) Mix it with ice cream and i'm in heaven! Buzzed

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  15. I love berries with lemon like that. I really need to spend more time with my Delia cookbook that was my souvenir from life in London. Recently I've been making "Jeni's splendid ice cream" recipes, which use cornstarch rather than egg yolks as a thickener and they are fantastic!

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  16. What an elegant flavor combo!

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  17. The creme de cassis bottle is so pretty...I've been toying with buying an icecream maker, but since seeing this recipe I think you've convinced me.

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  18. Oh the colours on that label of Creme de Cassis is beautiful. Your pictures are so appealing!

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  19. @Balvinder - the recipe is linked above, but here it is again: http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/type-of-dish/summer-desserts/lemon-meringue-ice-cream.html

    @bananamondaes you don't need an ice cream machine - just a freezer and some patience!

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  20. Dear Ruth, I have never attempted to make ice cream, perhaps I should give it a try. This sounds delicious. Blessings, Catherine xo

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  21. This ice cream sounds amazing!

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  22. This is such a beautiful dessert. I love that it's easy too- such a perfect thing to serve for guests!

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  23. this sounds so good - i love lemon - meringue and icecream yummmmm!! I hope it´s not to complicated I will have to try this one :D

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