The Crazy Kitchen: One Ingredient Challenge - Strawberry Ice Cream Pavlova

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Saturday 9 June 2012

One Ingredient Challenge - Strawberry Ice Cream Pavlova

I haven't joined in with Working London Mummy & Laura from How To Cook Good Food's One Ingredient Challenge for a while but with the theme this month being Strawberries and British strawberries being on offer for £1 a punnet in the supermarket it would be rude not to.

All three of my children love ice cream (well Jack does as long as it's not too cold!) so I decided to make some strawberry ice cream, and to jazz it up a little I plonked it on top of a voila, ice cream Pavlova


Strawberry Ice Cream
300g fresh Strawberries, hulled
100g Caster Sugar
400ml Double Cream
1 vanilla pod

Meringue (from BBC Good Food)
4 Egg Whites
225g Golden Caster Sugar
1 tsp Cornflour
1 tsp White Wine Vinegar

Fruit Sauce
250g Frozen Mixed Summer Fruits
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp granulated sugar

Serve with more fresh Strawberries

Ice Cream
Blend the strawberries to a puree
Whisk the Strawberries, sugar, cream & seeds from the vanilla pod together
Churn in an ice cream maker following manufacturers instructions and then place in the freezer in a container to firm up - if you don't have an ice cream maker pour the mixture into a large shallow container & place in the freezer & mix around every 20-30 minutes to avoid it freezing solid

Whisk the egg whites to a soft peak
Add the sugar a spoonful at a time, whisking after each addition
After all the sugar has been added whisk for a few minutes until stiff & smooth & stands in firm peaks
Whisk in the cornflour and vinegar
Spread meringue onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper
Place into a preheated 180 degree (C) oven & immediately lower the temperature to 120 degrees (C) and bake for 1.5 hours
Turn the oven off & allow the meringue to cool in the oven

Fruit Sauce
Add the frozen fruit to a small pan with the water & sugar
Bring to the boil & then allow to cool before blending to a puree, add a little more water if it's too thick


Assemble the Pavlova by scooping ice cream onto the meringue, scattering the strawberries and pouring sauce over the top


This was quite possible THE best dessert I've ever made.....and everyone else thought so too...this was the plate around 10 minutes later




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