I took my boys to the park tonight and I sweated like crazy while we were there. I know, not necessarily an appetizing thing to imagine, but I loved it! This past winter was traumatizing and so so cold and I promise you that I will never ever complain about heat again. EVER. Bring it on. Now that "summer" is here, I'm starting to get excited about summer foods. I found this dessert in Martha's Everyday Food magazine and knew that I had to make it. It is delicious and packed with summery flavors. Perfect for a hot hot day!
In a blender or food processor, combine:
2 pounds strawberries, hulled and halved
3/4 cup sugar
Pinch of coarse salt
Puree until smooth. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish and transfer to the freezer. Scrape with a fork every 30 minutes until mixture is thick and slushy for about 2 total hours.
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat 7 large egg whites on high speed until foamy. With mixer on medium, gradually add 3/4 cup sugar. Increase speed to high and beat until stiff, glossy peaks form, about 3 minutes.
In another medium bowl, beat the following on high speed until stiff peaks form, about 1 to 2 minutes:
2/3 cup cold heavy cream cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
With a rubber spatula, gently fold whipped cream into egg white mixture. Pour over the strawberry mixture and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours (or, covered, up to 3 days), before cutting into 12 squares.
Summer, I LOVE YOU. Seriously, seriously love you.