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Meringue Shells with Vanilla Ice Cream and Sliced Strawberries

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  Egg whites 4 (At Room Temperature)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  White sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Strawberries 1 Quart
  White sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Brandy 1 Tablespoon

Beat the egg whites till foamy.
Sprinkle on the cream of tartar and beat until the egg whites stand up in peaks.
Continue to beat gradually adding the 1 cup sugar.
Stir in the salt and almond extract.
Place the meringue into a piping bag and pipe twelve 3" meringue shells formed into nest-like shapes onto a baking sheet lined with a layer of heavy brown paper, or form the 12 shells with a spoon.
For crisp white meringues, bake the meringues at the lowest oven setting, 150 degrees, overnight, leaving the door of the oven open as for broiling.
In the morning, peel off the paper.
Store the meringues in an airtight container.
To serve, wash, hull, and slice the strawberries and sprinkle the sugar and brandy on them.
Cover and leave 1 hour.
Stir gently.
Place a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream in each meringue and spoon berries lavishly over the top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 119 Calories from Fat 2

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.25 g0.39%

Saturated Fat 0.01 g0.06%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 57.3 mg2.4%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.5%

Dietary Fiber 1.6 g6.3%

Sugars 26.1 g

Protein 2 g3.2%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 77.3%

Calcium 1.4% Iron 1.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Meringue Shells With Vanilla Ice Cream And Sliced Strawberries Recipe