Leche Merengada (Meringued Milk)

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Desserts

Courtesy of Jessica Maher

Note: Leche merengada is very simple to make despite its elegant presentation.

Super easy

Leche Merengada (Meringued Milk)

Ingredients

For 1 Batch(es)

Cream

  • 4 cups whole raw milk
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 whole lemon's peel
  • 1 stick whole cinnamon
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 pinches salt
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish

Leche Merengada (Meringued Milk) Directions

  1. Combine milk, ¾ cup sugar, lemon peel and cinnamon stick in medium saucepot.
  2. Simmer milk until sugar dissolves; remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes, then strain.
  3. Freeze milk in covered container until it just starts to solidify, agitating every once in awhile to create a “slush.”
  4. When milk is nearly set up, whisk egg whites and salt until foamy, then add ½ cup sugar in a stream; continue whisking until meringue forms a stiff peak.
  5. Fold meringue gently into mostly-frozen milk, then serve immediately in martini glasses, and top with just a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.
  6. The Leche Merengada can be frozen for a couple of days, tempered a bit at room temperature and scraped with a fork before served. As an alternative, it can also be frozen in an ice-cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions as soon as the meringue is folded in.

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