Easy Christmas dessert to make in advance.
3 punnets (300-400g / 10-14 oz) fresh (or frozen) raspberries
1 Tbsp icing (confectioner's) sugar
750ml (3 cups) cream
8 mini pavlovas or 1 full-size pavlova (or use 12 homemade meringues)
½ cup Limoncello
1 Lightly crush two-thirds of raspberries on a board with a fork. Push the remainder through a sieve to produce juice. Blend in icing sugar.
2 Whip cream in a large bowl until thick and and just starting to become stiff – don’t overbeat it or it will turn buttery, keep it more like thick pillows, which just hold their shape.
3 Add pavlovas or meringues, gently breaking each into two-three pieces. Fold through with a large spoon. Mix in crushed raspberries leaving them streaky, then pour in limoncello and lightly fold everything together.
4 Spoon one-third of the mixture into an ice cream container and drizzle with one-third of the raspberry syrup. Pile in another third of the cream and meringue, smooth the top lightly and drizzle with the second third of the syrup. Pile on remaining cream and meringue. Drizzle over remaining raspberry syrup, put lid on container and freeze.
Raspberries can be fresh or frozen. Frozen raspberries will need about 30 minutes at room temperature to thaw before they can be crushed. You can use bought mini pavlovas if you don’t have your own. Also check out Meringues Pavlova Paradise