chocolate ice-creams

with torched meringue and chocolate sauce

  • 3 cups (750ml) chocolate ice-cream
  • 100g dark chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup (60ml) water
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¾ cup (165g) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 2 eggwhites
  1. Scoop the ice-cream into the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on low speed for 1 minute or until softened. 
  2. Spoon the ice-cream into 6 x ⅓-cup-capacity (80ml) popsicle moulds. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove the ice-creams from their moulds and place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper. Place in the freezer until ready to use.
  4. Place the chocolate and oil in a small bowl and mix to combine. Set aside. Place the water, cream of tartar and ½ cup (110g) of the sugar in a small saucepan over high heat.
  5. Cook, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for 4 minutes.
  6. Place the eggwhites in the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form. While the motor is running, add the remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking until thick and glossy.
  7. Gradually add the hot sugar syrup in a thin, steady stream and whisk for 4 minutes or until glossy and cool.
  8. Using a palette knife, spoon the meringue onto the top of each popsicle. Using a kitchen blowtorch, lightly torch the meringue until golden brown. Spoon over the chocolate sauce and serve immediately. Makes 6.
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