Red Fruit Symphony

Red fruit are the star of the Summer season. Here is a delicious and refreshing recipe, easy to prepare and which will give you a wee taste of your childhood with the marshmallows. Enjoy!

Marshmallow ice cream, red fruit salad

Serves 6

For the ice cream

200g marshmallows (white and pink)

3 tbsp double cream

500 g Greek yogurt

juice of half a lemon

For the fruit salad

600g mixed red fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants)

2 tbsp cherry or strawberry jam

juice of half a lemon

4 tbsp single malt

sprigs of mint or basil (chopped)

pinch of black pepper


1 – Gather the fruit in a large bowl. Set aside 6 small strawberries for decoration. Melt the jam with the lemon juice a few seconds in the microwave. Add to the fruit with black pepper and mint. Stir delicately. Keep in the fridge.

2 – Make the icecream. Melt the marshmallows with the cream in a bowl placed over a pan of simmering water (bain-marie). Stir firmly until the marshmallows are completely melted in the cream. Remove from the bain-marie and allow to cool. In a bowl, whisk the yogurt with the lemon juice. Mix with marshmallow and place in the icecream maker or the freezer.

3 – Divide the fruit salad into 6 glasses. Sprinkle with chopped mint or basil. Top with a scoop of icecream and decorate with a strawberry.

The perfect match

Choose a fruity or floral single malt to accompany this sweet. Speyside or Lowland malts will pair well with red fruit. I have always like to pair Cragganmore 12 year old with red fruit.

Some distilleries start selling their new make. I recently tasted the new Kingsbarns distillery (in Fife) new make and it would perfectly fit as it offers a combination of floral and fruity notes. They now sell 20 cl bottles of new make at the distillery. My advice: refresh it in the fridge (or even in the freezer before serving).

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