I don’t really consider myself an ‘ice cream person’, per say (I love chocolate of all kinds and yet I don’t really like chocolate ice cream, for instance). F, on the other hand, will devour a pint of Ben & Jerry’s in one sitting. I treat myself to a small portion of Ben & Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice cream every now and again but I truly believe Mövenpick Ice Cream blows Ben & Jerry’s right of the water (sorry, not sorry!).
Even after having gelato in Italy and beyond, Edy’s, Häagen-Dazs, and the world-reknowned Magnum ice cream bar, these all paled in comparison to Mövenpick (There is an exquisite ice cream shop in Lisbon that I liked very much but I’ll leave that for another post). My all-time favorite is Mövenpick’s Double Crème de la Gruyère & Meringues ice cream. Every spoonful is saturated with creamy vanilla goodness, an almost grainy meringue crunch, and hints of sweet caramel.
Gruyère cheese actually originated in Switzerland and this ice cream flavor was inspired by a beloved Swiss dessert made with the two star ingredients: Double Gruyere Cream and Meringues. No baking or intense preparation necessary – simply pick up some double Gruyere cream from the store (warning: this is more fattening than a serving of Nutella!) and a pack of meringues, put a meringue (or two, if you’re feeling decadent) in a bowl, crush it into small pieces with your spoon, mix it in with a few spoonfuls of double Gruyere cream and enjoy!