Neopolitan Meringue Nest


  • 75g caster sugar
  • 75ml water
  • 200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 12 meringue nests
  • 250g chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 250g strawberry ice cream, softened
  • Selection of fresh berries to decorate


  • Small saucepan
  • Side plate or small dinner plate


  1. Place the sugar and water into a small saucepan and simmer until the sugar has dissolved.

  2. Remove from the heat, then add the chopped chocolate and stir well until the sauce is smooth. Season with a tiny pinch of salt and stir well.

  3. Set aside while you assemble the meringues.

  4. Place one meringue nest onto 4 separate serving plates then top each one with a dollop of chocolate ice cream.

  5. Place a second meringue nest on top of each one then repeat with a dollop of strawberry ice cream.

  6. Top with the last of the meringues and a generous glug of chocolate sauce.

  7. Decorate with fresh berries and serve the rest of the chocolate sauce alongside.