The famous Fürst Pückler ice cream was created by a confectioner from Brandenburg and named after the count Hermann von Pückler-Muskau. The ice cream consists of three layers – chocolate, strawberry and vanilla, and is commonly called Neapolitan ice cream or Harlequin ice cream. The elaborate piano presentation shown here is definitely optional!
- 1 oz dark chocolate
- 2 tbsp whipping cream
- 7-8 strawberries hulled
- 6 cups vanilla ice cream softened
- whipped cream optional
Melt the chocolate with the cream, stirring until smooth. Mix two cups of the ice cream with the chocolate until well blended. Pour into the bottom of a 9x5 pan, smooth with a spatula, and freeze for about 2 hours.
Layer 2 cups softened vanilla ice cream over the chocolate layer and smooth with a spatula. Freeze for one hour or, if it is firm enough, add the strawberry layer right away.
Blend strawberries into a puree. (There should be about 1/4 cup.) Mix puree with the remaining vanilla ice cream. Pour over hardened vanilla layer, cover, and freeze for another hour before serving.
To serve, turn over and remove from pan onto plate. Cut into slices and serve with sweetened whipped cream, if desired.
Recipe adapted from germanfood.about.com