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Coffee ice cream blackberry meringue cake and Laughing Man Coffee Giveaway

If you ever go to Sweden (and I hope you do!), there is one thing you’ll quickly learn. Swedes love their coffee. In fact, we’re one of the heaviest coffee drinkers on earth. We almost drink twice as much coffee as Americans here in the States. Crazy right? I think it has something to do with that it gets so dark in the winter time. You need a whole lot of energy to stay awake during those dark hours. And then in the summer, you’re already addicted to the caffeine, so might as well keep on going. Everyone following my logic? Good.

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Layers of heaven, that’s what it is.

Regardless. You can imagine my enthusiasm, when Laughing Man Coffee wanted to sponsor a giveaway here on bitterbaker! Are you kidding me? It made my week! Kind of funny too that they’re running a campaign focusing on things that make you happy. Coffee definitely makes it to the top of that list for me. Seriously. It has to be good coffee, though. If it’s bad coffee I’d just rather have nothing at all.

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This baby could be yours! Read further down below the recipe on how to participate in the Laughing Man Coffee Giveaway.

So after a little while, this lovely little smelling box landed outside my door. Samples! Yay! (and there’s one in there for you, too! Read below on how to participate in the giveaway). Have you guys ever grinded coffee beans? I suggest you try it. It smells amazing. Really. And then the coffee is just a little bit more fresh than normal. It was hard to find a favorite out of the samples I tried. I really liked the Peru one, but also the original and the Mocha Java. They were all really, really good (and as a Swede, I know my coffee); full flavor, but not bitter or sour, even though I usually brew it pretty strong. To be really honest, I was relieved it was good. Remember I don’t drink bad coffee?

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Hard to pick a favorite.

So now to the fun part – baking! I love ice cream, I love meringue, I love berries and I love coffee. So to celebrate this giveaway I thought of making coffee custard ice cream. But no matter how much I love ice cream, it felt a little boring to just have it on its own. So I paired it up with a chewy meringue (seriously, the best meringue I’ve ever made) and some unsweetened blackberries, to balance all the sweet stuff.

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Looks pretty good, right?

And now to the really fun part – free stuff! Just enter below in the little widget. The Giveaway will close in a few days, so make sure to share with your friends (you might have to treat them to a cup of coffee if you win). The prize is one bag of 12 oz Organic Laughing Man Coffee, their home blend. It’s yummy, you guys, you’ll love it!

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Coffee ice cream blackberry meringue cake
Total time: 1 hour to make the meringue and the ice cream, then 3-4 hours to let the ice cream cool. Then 5 minutes to put the cake together!

Ingredients meringue

  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Ingredients coffee custard ice cream

  • 4 egg yolks
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup strong coffee
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup heavy whip cream

Toppings
2 cups blackberries, fresh or frozen
caramel sauce

Instructions
Start by making two meringue cakes. Heat up the oven to 305°F. Prepare a water bath by boiling water in a pot. Place a metal bowl on top of the water bath and put the egg whites, the sugar and the lemon juice in there. Beat with an electric beater until the meringue gets thick, for a good 5 minutes at least. Spread out the batter to two equally large round cakes (approx. 9 inches in diameter) on baking sheets. Bake at the lower rack of the oven for 1 hour. Take out the meringue and let cool thoroughly.

Meanwhile, make the coffee ice cream. Again, prepare a water bath by boiling water in a pot (or use the same one). Place a metal bowl on top of the water bath and mix egg yolks, powdered sugar, coffee and a pinch of salt in the bowl. Whip by hand over the water bath until the coffee custard gets foamy and thick, it’s a fairly quick process. Take the metal bowl off the water bath and add the butter, 1 tbsp at a time. Let the coffee custard cool. Meanwhile, whip the whip cream so that it gets thick. When the coffee custard is cool, mix the whipped whip cream and the coffee custard in a bowl and pour it into a round spring pan (9 inches in diameter). Freeze the ice cream for at least 3-4 hours.

If you’re using frozen blackberries, defrost them in the microwave, and then mush them to a sauce with a fork (do the same thing with fresh blackberries, except you don’t need to microwave them). If it’s really watery, just pour some of the juice out.

Time to put the cake together! Peel off the meringues off of the baking sheets. Make one cake the bottom layer. Take out the coffee ice cream from the freezer and place on top of the meringue. Spread out the blackberry sauce on top of the coffee ice cream. Place the second meringue on top of the blackberry layer and top off with some caramel sauce. All done!

Small tip: If you’re not eating the cake right away, let it wait in the freezer. Take out the cake about 20 minutes before you want to eat it, that’s when it will taste the best!

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Meringue in the making.

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Stack a layer of homemade coffee ice cream on top of the meringue.

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Add some mushed blackberries

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Stack the second meringue layer on top. Almost there! Only missing some caramel sauce..

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Here we go. Feels much better now.

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Now, the tricky part is cutting the cake. It’s not going to be pretty.

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But who cares about a little messiness right?

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Still looks delicious to me.

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    67 thoughts on “Coffee ice cream blackberry meringue cake and Laughing Man Coffee Giveaway

    1. Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron

      I’m a coffee addict! I drink my coffee every morning with milk, no sugar. Anyway, when I think about coffee I think about that wonderful aroma of coffee beans. And I so wish I had a coffee grinder!
      This meringue cake is absolutely gorgeous!

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      1. Yvonne Rogell Post author

        Glad to find another coffee addict! I usually just have my coffee black, but I take it with milk sometimes too :) You’re so right about the aroma, that’s one of the absolute best things about coffee beans!

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    2. mary beth

      I love to drink coffee first thing in the morning. That is the only time i can drink it. I use hazelnut creamer and think about how great the day will be. I can’t wait to make the meringue cake

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    3. Julia | JuliasAlbum.com

      I don’t drink coffee, but I do use it in baking. And, I used to drink coffee A LOT – then I just quit and never started again. But I still use freshly brewed coffee in baking, and this coffee ice cream cake looks very delicious!

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      1. Yvonne Rogell Post author

        It really was very yummy :) Yeah, drinking too much coffee is not good, everything in moderation usually works. As long as you don’t miss the coffee drinking, there’s no need to start again :) But it is nice to get that aroma in baked goods sometimes!

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    4. Korena

      Oh my gosh Yvonne, that looks so good!!! I’ve been craving a good meringue lately, and the pairing it with coffee ice cream and berries sounds just amazing.

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    5. Derik

      I have been interested in making a meringue cake for some time now. This combination of coffee ice cream and blackberries just looks too good to pass up. Putting this in my recipe box to make for sure. Looks beautiful also, even the “not pretty” pictures look tasty.

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      1. Yvonne Rogell Post author

        Meringue cakes are one of my favorite desserts! I used to have it a lot when I was little (I wasn’t a huge fan of regular cake), but then I just kind of forgot about it… Thanks so much Derik, I hope you enjoy it!

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    6. candace

      when i think of coffee, i think “comfort.” literally everytime i pour a cup that is what pops in my head!! and i usually take mine with cream and just a dash of sugar, but i also like trying out new flavored creamers as long as they aren’t too sweet!!

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    7. Linda

      I’m always trying to cut back on my coffee…but to no avail! I just love it! I wake up with thoughts of my first cup! Sometimes I make espresso, other times in a coffee press, sometimes small cups, sometimes big bowls!! My breakfast follows my choice of coffee! And now of course it’s pumpkin flavored creamer – makes for a sweet coffee break! This dessert is just stunning in presentation and I can just imagine how delicious it must taste!! Once cut it really doesn’t have to look pretty, it looks so tempting!!

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      1. Yvonne Rogell Post author

        There’s no need to cut back on things you love!! (unless it completely takes over your life I guess..) Mmm, I love drinking my coffee in different ways too, the mood decides! Coffee presses are one of my favorites! Oo, I gotta keep an eye out for that pumpkin flavored coffee creamer, sounds intriguing. Thanks so much Linda, I hope you give the dessert a go! :)

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    8. Liz

      What a spectacular dessert! I love all the components! I don’t drink coffee anymore, but I DO use it in baking and coffee ice cream is one of my top 3 favorite ice creams!

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    9. Sarah

      When I think of coffee, I think of my rich coffee-filled gluten-free brownies:) I always make my coffee with a lot of foamed milk – (and sugar!).

      Reply
      1. Yvonne Rogell Post author

        Mmm, I looove gooey brownies, and they’re even better if they come with coffee flavor! I just saw them on your blog (which is awesome, btw), they look incredible! And I have a bunch of almond flour at home. That must be a sign :)

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    10. Jamie

      I’ve been a regular customer of Laughing Man since it opened both for the great coffee and the humanitarian commitment. This recipe looks amazing and will definitely be recreated soon. Thank you for the delicious idea.

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    11. Kelly Boyd

      I think coffee ice cream is my favourite way to have coffee, and this dessert looks wonderful. I have extra egg whites in my fridge, I’ll have to make this soon. :)

      Reply
    12. Ruthy @ Omeletta

      What a classy looking cake! And I am obsessssed with coffee- since I became pregnant, my six-cup a day habit is the thing I miss most of all. More than wine, even, and that’s saying quite a bit! I’m surprised to see that Laughing Man is here in NYC, where I am, too; I’m so checking it out!! Once I’m back off the herbal teas, of course :)

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      1. Yvonne Rogell Post author

        Oh you’re lucky then – I’m far away from NY, all the way on the west coast :) I can only imagine what it would be like to stay off coffee for that long! Herbal teas aren’t all that bad though :)

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    13. Carolsue

      I think about coffee when I am stressed — a cup calms me down, surprisingly!
      I like my coffee with some flavored dairy creamer
      Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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