Lemon meringue ice cream cake

Lemon meringue ice cream cake

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(47 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins - 30 mins Plus at least 4 hours freezing time


Serves 8
This looks and tastes so good people will never believe it only takes 20 minutes to put together

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: lemon meringue ice cream cake

  • kcal464
  • fat26g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars37g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.51g
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  • bought slab of Madeira cake
  • 8 meringue nests
  • 500ml tub crème fraîche
  • jar of good quality lemon curd
  • red summer berries to decorate


  1. Line the base of a 20cm round springform cake tin with greaseproof paper. Cut the Madeira cake into 1cm slices and use to line the base of the tin. Fill in the gaps between the slices with small pieces of cake.

  2. Break the meringues into pieces and put into a large bowl. Tip in all the crème fraîche and fold together. Dollop large spoonfuls of the meringue mixture and lemon curd into the tin. Don’t stir. Spread level with a palette knife, then tap the tin on the counter surface to make sure the mixture is packed down. Freeze for at least 4 hours.

  3. When ready to serve, remove the cake from the tin and put on a serving plate. Decorate with red summer berries.

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Comments (65)

ruthiebaby's picture

This is a great, quick dessert to make when you haven't a lot of time. I served it at a dinner party and it went down very well! its so refreshing and light its perfect after a heavy main. I used mcvities lemon cake instead of madeira, highly recommended! The only snag i found, was the meringue dissolved in the cake, it still tasted delicious, and i will be making it again. Very good store cupboard dessert to have in your repertoire.

shazomatic's picture

Quick, easy, delicious, and everyone wanted more! Excellent choice of pud if time is short.

emmalj72's picture

A great make-ahead dessert. I did this for 2 dinner parties. It's very easy to do and looks really impressive. Everyone loved it, I was a little worried when asked for the recipe as it's so easy!

shell123's picture

I made this for friends and they all loved it. They were shocked when i told them how easy it was too make

carmichael's picture

Made with own lemon curd and the meringues with the egg whites from lemon curd recipe so not too sweet as own lemon curd rather tart

janicebarton's picture

I made my own lemon curd. Grandchildren liked it, but I will stick to my own very easy lemon merangue ice cream.

marambert's picture

I have made this several times and it is always well received,I gave the recipe to my sister and she made it, and also made one with chocolate spread instead of lemon, the kids loved it. I am going to experiment and make one with blackcurrant coulis, I'll let you know how it works. Brilliant versitile recipe.

lesleyb83's picture

my mam is also making it for a 'come dine with me' style evening with her friends....hope they like it as much as i do.

brendacondie's picture

This was a very easy recipe and looked and tasted great, although maybe a little on the sweet side. I served a raspberry coulis with it - which went well. I would not make for less than 6 people, as it does not keep if there is any left over. I unmoulded an hour before I needed it and it was just right. Went down a storm with my family and will make again.

lesleyb83's picture

Loved this recipe, made it for my boyfriends birthday and he loved it too. Made it with a raspberry and alize coulis, so nice. I also used a digestive biscuit base instead, delicious.

cicilefrou's picture

I made this with the Madeira cake and it was nice but I thought it could be improved upon.

I used 200g smashed up digestive biscuits and mixed them with 100g melted butter and 2 tablespoons of honey (heated together in microwave on medium heat for 2 mins) and used this as the base. The result was WOW!! So much better than the Madeira base. It is a much requested family favourite. My dad, who is NOT a raver, kept telling everyone they had to sample it at a recent family do. According to him "It's absolutely Fantastic!!".

fridaygirl's picture

Mmmmm heaven!

nickkie's picture

Recently had friends over for dinner, had quite a spicy chilli before and this ended the meal fantastically!! Perfect for a cook with little time on her hands and yet seemed like it took forever to cook!! My friends are not big pudding eaters but this went down a storm! Have since been asked to make this again and again!

marambert's picture

I made this for a dinner party and my friends were so impressed that they have asked me to make one for their next party.I make my own lemon curd which is quite tart so I didn't find it too sweet.I intend to make several over the summer.

magsflyn's picture

Didn't like this recipe at all and neither did my family. Tasted like a shortcut - thrown together sort of dessert but not as good as other ones I've made. I had to throw most of this dessert out as it was uneaten - and that's unheard of in our house!

dahlia107's picture

I made this for a dinner party and it went down so well everyone wanted seconds. Nice, light, but sweet dessert that is so easy to make. I added some raspberry coulis and some fresh raspberries on top which went nicely against the sharp lemon.

jaynelou's picture

I really looked forward to making and trying this, but I was very disappointed, didn't like it at all and neither did my guests! will not be making again.

nobbynobby's picture

I have made this item three times and each time it gets better,
I have also made it for a special dinner party,
And i have also had to print it off for one of my friends,So it must be good,This RECIPE gets 100% from me

lauramurray's picture

Extremely easy and very tasty - especially for lemon pudding lovers!

cazmoss24's picture

Can't believe how easy this recipe is - it's so easy I'm embarassed to share the recipe with friends. Very light and refreshing after a meal and a perfect summer dessert. Have made this twice now and it never fails to impress! (I found it easier to line my tin with cling film)


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