Meringue whipped Coffee

I love working in my commercial kitchen but my chaotic home kitchen is where the real magic happens. Every new recipe starts here, where my kids and I jostle for counter space and vie for time at the mixer. This meringue whipped coffee is a recipe that we all enjoyed working on together.

A few weeks back, my twelve year old got on the Whipped Coffee bandwagon and the created this Dalgona coffee for me but because he knows me well he decided to add some of my meringues to it. Genius! A perfect afternoon pick me up. If you love coffee, the combination of strong, hot whipped coffee with sweet crunchy meringues folded into it, scooped on top of ice cold milk will be your new favorite coffee dessert. This dessert is gluten free and can also be adapted to be dairy free and fat free depending on the type of milk you choose to use.

I should mention, that both my boys collaborated to make this video and that the gorgeous insta-worthy shot above was taken by Tahm @couleure_photography.


Ingredients:

2 Tbs Instant Coffee

2 Tbs boiling water

2 Tbs granulated sugar

1 Cup ice cubes

1 Cup cold dairy or nondairy milk

1 Pack Confetti Crunch Meringues




Method:

Makes two servings.

Add the coffee, hot water and sugar and whip with a hand mixer or stand mixer. It takes some time so be patient and don't give up.

Once whipped to the desired consistency, add three quarters of the pack of Confetti Crunch meringues.

Divide the ice and milk between two glasses.

Spoon the whipped coffee and meringue mixture on top of the milk and top with the reserved meringues.




Strawberry and Creme Fraiche Mini Pavlovas

Mini pavlovas are an adorable, easy to make, gluten free and mess free crowd pleaser and because they are so elegant they are a lovely dessert to end a sit down meal. While most pavlova recipes use heavy cream, I love the nutty, tangy flavor of creme fraiche and it marries particularly well with the strawberries.


You can purchase mini pavlova shells in the Meringue Shop and if you live in the Bay Area you can certainly call us to order the entire dessert from Délice Glacé but I am hoping that this recipe and others that will follow, will give you the option of making your own fillings at home.


So first a history lesson about pavlova. Why? Because I'm a nerd and I love food history. So the Pavlova is a classic meringue dessert that is named for the Prima Ballerina Anna Pavlova. This dessert was originally served to her when she was on tour in Australia and New Zealand. Now here is the contentious part- both countries claim to have invented the dessert. I choose not to get in the middle of any meringue skirmishes but I can tell you that on my visit to New Zealand last year I had some pretty spectacular pavs (sorry no pics of the Pavlovas because we were too busy eating but here is a photo of us having a blast- thanks to @latitudesouthtravelcompany- this not a paid sponsorship). I was hoping to taste the Australian versions this year but a pesky pandemic has laid waste to those plans- just for now- not forever.


Zip lining in Rotorua New Zealand

Ingredients for Mini Pavlova filling:

Serve 3


1/4 Cup Creme fraiche

1 tbs confectioners' sugar

150 g fresh strawberries

50g fresh cherries

1 tbs sugar


Method:


Finely chop the strawberries and cherries.


Add the sugar to the strawberries and place in a small saucepan. Reserve the cherries.


Heat the mixture on medium heat just till you start to see some syrup forming and coating the berries. Remove from heat. Cool completely.


Add the cherries to the strawberry mixture and refrigerate.


Whip the creme fraiche with the confectioners' sugar.


Assemble the mini pavlovas (see video below). I like to add a little fruit mixture at the bottom and then alternate between fruit and cream. I used Wilton tip 1M to pipe the cream but fluffy dollops of it on the shells look really pretty too.




Serve immediately.




I can trace my love affair with meringues to my first bite of Eton Mess- that quintessential English dessert that is the perfect melange of plump, juicy strawberries, crunchy meringue and clouds of sweet whipped cream.


It was on a warm London evening in July some thirty odd years ago when my Aunt placed an enormous bowl for my cousin and me to share. Two spoons were plunged into the depths of a cool pink tinged fluff, that to the delight of my taste buds, was equal parts crunchy and smooth, sweet and sour. One bite and all my intentions of politely sharing this ethereal dessert were abandoned. I hope that my meringues and this easiest of dessert recipe can make you equally passionate about meringues and meringue desserts. This gluten free dessert comes together in mere minutes and is the perfect sweet end to a summer meal.



Ingredients:


Fresh Strawberries 100g

Fresh raspberries 100g

1/2 Cup heavy cream

1 bag Délice Glacé rose meringues

1 bag Délice Glacé Confetti Crunch Meringues






Method:

Makes five small servings.


Hull and chunk the strawberries


Crush three rose meringues to make meringue dust.


Macerate strawberries with rose meringue dust. Reserve rest of the rose meringues


Blend the raspberries to create a chunky raspberry sauce.


Whip the chilled cream.


Fold in the strawberries and three quarters of the raspberry sauce.


Fold in all the Confetti Crunch Meringues and the remaining rose meringues.


Serve immediately.