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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22nd Apr, 2010
Sooooooooo easy to make - in the freezer now until Sunday - hope it taste good. Made exactly as it said.Gales lemon curd !! Quite a cheap price to make too.
22nd Apr, 2010
Going to make this this weekend maybe as a St George's treat. I make a similar dessert taken from one of my back issues. its the mixed fruit meringue chill and this is a 5 rating dessert. Made in advance placed in the freezer and taken out before we sit for main meal and let to malt a little, so good served with a raspberry coulis.
20th Apr, 2010
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.
7th Apr, 2010
Quick, easy, delicious, and everyone wanted more! Excellent choice of pud if time is short.
15th Dec, 2009
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!
12th Nov, 2009
I made this for friends and they all loved it. They were shocked when i told them how easy it was too make
8th Oct, 2009
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
4th Sep, 2009
I made my own lemon curd. Grandchildren liked it, but I will stick to my own very easy lemon merangue ice cream.
13th Aug, 2009
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.
3rd Aug, 2009
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.


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