Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers' Day : Zabaglione Ice Cream Torte

Happy Father's Day to all fathers! 

We had a Father's Day dinner at a Japanese Restaurant but our dessert at home! Made this Zabaglione Ice Cream Torte. No ice cream maker is needed to make this. You just need to be patient over the stove, with an electric hand-held mixer!

I'm linking this to
Sweets For A Saturday over at Sweet As Sugar Cookies
Sweet Tooth Friday over at Alli n Son

Zabaglione Ice Cream Torte
(adapted from "The Ice Cream Book" by Joanna Farrow and Sara Lewis)
Serves 10
175gm (6oz) Amaretti Biscuits (I use McVities Digestive Biscutis)
115gm (4oz/1/2 cup) ready-to-eat dried apricots, finely chopped
65gm (2-1/2oz/5 tbsp) unsalted butter, melted (I used an additional 1 tbsp melted butter)

For The Ice Cream
65gm (2-1/2 oz/5 tbsp) light muscovado sugar
75ml/5 tbsp water
5 egg yolk
250ml/8fl oz/1 cup double cream
75ml/5 tbsp Madeira or Cream Sherry

For The Apricot Compote
150gm/5oz/generous 1/2 cup ready-to-eat dried apricots
25gm/1oz/2 tbsp light muscovado sugar
150ml/1/4 pint/2/3 cup water

  1. Put the biscuits in a strong plastic bag and crush finely with a rolling pin. Tip into a bowl and stir in the apricots and melted butter until evenly combined.
  2. Using a dampened dessertspoon, pack the mixture evenly on to the bottom and  up the sides of a 24cm/9in loose-based flan tin about 4cm/1-1/2in deep. Chill. (I only did the bottom layer)
  3. Make the ice-cream. Put the sugar and water in a small, heavy-based saucepan and heat, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil and boil for 2 minutes without stirring. Meanwhile bring a large saucepan of water to simmering point. Put the yolks in a heatproof bowl to fit over the pan without touching the water.
  4. Off the heat, whisk the egg yolks until pale, then bowl gradually whisk in the sugar syrup. Put the bowl over the pan of simmering water and continue to whisk for about 10 minutes or until the mixture leaves a trail when the whisk is lifted.
  5. Remove the bowl from the heat and carry on whisking for a further 5 minutes or until the mixture is cold. In a separate bowl, whip the cream with the Madeira or sherry until it stands in peaks.
  6. Using a large metal spoon, fold the cream into the whisked mixture. Spoon it into the biscuit case, level the surface, cover and freeze overnight.
  7. To make the compote, simmer the apricots and sugar in the water until the apricots are plump and the juices are syrupy, adding a little more water if necessary.
  8. Serve the torte in slices with a little of the compote spooned over each portion.


  1. Una ración estupenda.
    Un saludito

  2. this look soooo tempting!! i want to eat it! (: (:

  3. Wow, how beautiful and delicious! Happy Father's Day from our home to yours!

  4. Oooohhhh, an ice cream torte, what a fantastic summer dessert AND perfect for Father's Day. :o)

  5. when i saw the title of your post, i thought you are going to tempt me with your ice cream maker again!! aah, so no ice cream maker this time but still you're tempting me with this cake!!!

  6. Ummmm! It looks delicious and would be sure to please anyone! Happy Father's Day your way!

  7. Wow! Kitchen flavours what amazing and elicious tart! look awesome, I love it! yumm! gloria

  8. Woo hoo! An ice cream treat you don't need an ice cream maker for! Bookmarked :)

  9. What a delicious looking ice cream torte. Great post!

  10. Omg, cant take my eyes from that irresistible torte, drooling over that wonderful dessert..

  11. This looks and sounds AMAZING!!

  12. Ooooh this looks divine! Perfect for summer!

  13. una verdadera delicia una estupenda tarta ¡¡feliz dia del padre!!,cariños.

  14. wow ..delicious mouthlicking ice creams,just love to have that..

  15. yum! looks deicious as all of your food does! come check out my plant...major problem!!

  16. That's such a long process. :)

  17. You are such a good mother and good wife. I wouldn't be able whip up anything half as good.

    Congrats! Your caption has been selected and posted today with a link to your blog. Someone commented about your caption.

    Btw, you can stop voting. Phew! Today is the last day. Thank you so very much.

  18. This looks gorgeous! I feel a bit bad for not having gotten my dad anything, oh dear :S but to be fair I think he forgot himself! I hope you had a good time at the Japanese restaurant :)

  19. Hi friends,
    Thank you for stopping by and as usual all your lovely comments! Hope that you had a great Father's Day with your family. Wishing all of you a super delicious week!

  20. That torte looks so yummy. What a special Father's day treat :)

  21. That looks so scrumptious! A recipe I would love to try.
    US Masala

  22. What a fabulous dessert for Fathers' Day. It looks perfect. Thanks for linking it up to Sweets for a Saturday.