Ice Cream Meringue Torte with Berries and Cream

Servings: Multiple


  • 10 ounces 70% Cacao Extra Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 6 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 quart ice-cream (vanilla, chocolate, coffee, coconut)
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream whipped with 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 pints raspberries, blackberries or strawberries, rinsed and patted dry


  • Preheat oven to 225°F with racks in the upper and lower thirds. Line two baking sheets with parchment; trace a 10 inch circle on each.
  • In a food processor, pulse the chocolate, nuts, and 1/3 cup of sugar until fine. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed until it holds a soft shape. Beat the remaining sugar in gradually (taking 1 1/2 minutes) until stiff and glossy. Fold in the chocolate mixture.
  • Divide and spread the batter evenly in the circles.
  • Bake 2 to 2 1/2 hours, rotating pans after 1 hour.
  • Cool in a turned off oven.
  • Wrap meringues airtight until needed.
  • Soften ice cream 15-20 minutes in the refrigerator, or microwave in 10-second bursts, until pliable but not melting. Spread the ice cream on one meringue.
  • Top with the second meringue and twist it gently in place to avoid breaking. Freeze.
  • To serve, spread or pipe cream on top and garnish with berries. To shorten omit cream of tartar. Omit the minutes for adding sugar, etc.

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