Light Iced Coffee Cream

Mousseux glacé au café

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • For

    four

    people

Appears in

Cuisine of the Sun

By Roger Vergé

Published 1979

  • About

Inexpensive

Ingredients

  • 700 ml (generous pint) whipping cream, chilled
  • 60 g (2 oz) icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee powder
  • 2 meringues made like flat curled snail-shells to the size of your soufflé dish
  • 4 round meringues (meringues)

Equipment

  • 1 soufflé dish 15 cm (8 in) across

Method

Preparation

  1. Put the coffee powder in the large bowl. Add a little whipping cream and beat well with a whisk. Pour in the remaining chilled cream and whisk until light. Sprinkle in the sugar in a fine shower, continuing to whisk until the cream is firm, but take care not to overdo it or it will turn into butter. Put in the refrigerator to chill.
  2. Take the two flat discs of meringue, made by piping the meringue mixture in a spiral like a flat snail, and trim them so that they fit inside the soufflé dish. Keep the trimmings and cut the whole meringues into four or five pieces. Fold them with the broken pieces and trimmings into the coffee cream.
  3. Put one of the meringue discs in the bottom of the soufflé dish. Fill the dish with the whipped cream and meringue mixture and cover with the second meringue disc.
  4. Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours. Just before serving hold the base of the soufflé dish under the hot tap for a few seconds and turn out the coffee cream on to a serving dish. Serve with bitter chocolate sauce.