Fürst Pückler Eis
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
Recipe adapted from germanfood.about.com
- 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.