Oven-baked summer fruit with nougat and meringue ice cream

This ice cream is heavenly and sweet. You could also add a handful of chopped nuts.

(4 to 6 portions)

  • 250 ml cream
  • 100 g nougat, roughly chopped
  • 100 g meringue, roughly chopped
  • 45 ml soft brown sugar
  • 45 ml honey
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 60 ml water
  • 4 peaches, halved
  • 400 g strawberries, halved
  • 90 g fresh cherries, stoned

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk cream to the stiff peak stage. Fold in nougat and meringue. Pour mixture into an ice cream container and allow to freeze overnight until set. Heat oven to 200˚C. Mix sugar, honey, vanilla and water. Place fruit in an ovenproof dish. Pour sugar syrup over fruit. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until peaches are soft. Serve warm fruit with scoops of ice cream.