Hello Italian food lovers! Hands up who does not know what a Viennetta is?
This incredibly popular Italian dessert/ice cream born in the 80s and now made by Unilever has been popular ever since it was invented.
Simply irresistible, with waves of soft ice cream flowing over layer upon layer of chocolatey deliciousness. No wonder this ice cream is still top of the list for being one of the most popular ice creams ever.
And you know what: I recently discovered you can make it at home EASILY! Yes, because its look is deceptive. All you do is whip egg white with sugar and fresh cream + vanilla and you make layers with chocolate. You don't need to add chopped hazelnuts that's my personal taste.
I thought I was going to die on the spot when I had it: my taste buds went haywire, goodness me, so good.
Please please do try this out, I guarantee you a place in heaven when the first spoon reaches your mouth!
- Prep Time : 30 minutes
Melt the chocolate by putting it in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
Spread the chocolate on a sheet of baking paper making 3 rectangles as big as the baking tin; they should be placed apart from each other. Then place in the freezer for 3 minutes.
Cover the plum cake tin with a sheet of cling film
Whip the cream in a bowl then in another bowl whip the egg whites with a pinch of salt and the icing sugar. Add the vanilla essence and gently stir the whipped cream and the egg whites mixture incorporating well.
Pour some of the mixture in the tin then take the chocolate out of the freezer and put a sheet of chocolate over it.
Carry on with the remaining ingredients making layers.
Finish off with a layer of cream and egg white mixture.
Put in the freezer covered with cling film for 4 hours. Then melt 60 g of chocolate and pour it over the top of the viennetta using a teaspoon. Sprinkle over some toasted hazelnuts (optional). Put the Viennetta back in the freezer and in the meantime whip the cream.
Take the Viennetta out of the freezer and decorate with the cream using a piping bag.
And I had fun too!
I am sharing the love and this is going to "Made with Love Mondays" hosted by Javelin Warrior, Emily at A Mummy Too’s Recipe of the Week and Honest Mum’s Tasty Tuesday. Also I am really pleased to enter my ice cream to Chocolate Log Blog and Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary for the We Should Cocoa Challenge.