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Recipe: Guf – Danish ice cream topping

Recipe: Guf - Danish ice cream topping

In Denmark, we have this meringue-like ice cream topping called guf. It is really easy to make, and it tastes divine, so I’ve been meaning to share the recipe with you for a while.

The guf you get at the ice cream shops in Denmark is often pink and tastes like strawberry. You can get the same flavor by adding a spoonful of strawberry jam, but if you want a very pink color, you will need a few drops of food coloring:

Recipe: Guf – Danish ice cream topping

Recipe by Sanne – Yum Yum Octopus Course: Dessert
Servings

3-4

servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp (2.1 oz (60g)) pasteurized egg white

  • 1/2 cup (1dL) sugar

  • 1/4 (1/2dL) cup water

  • 2 tbsp agave syrup (or corn syrup)

  • Optional: Strawberries/raspberries/1 tbsp cherry syrup/fruit color/berry jam

Directions

  • Heat sugar, syrup and water in a skillet until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Whisk the egg whites.
  • Pour in the sugar liquid and continue to whisk until you get a soft fluffy foam. It might take a while.
  • Optional: Add raspberries/strawberries/jam/fruit syrup
  • Serve on top of your favorite ice cream. It is also delicious as a topping for iced coffee or milkshake. 

Notes

  • I’ve been making guf so many times, I thought I could do it on autopilot, but for the first batch I made, I forgot to add water to the sugar-mix and ended up with a dalgona-like fluff that tasted like caramelized almonds. Not bad at all. It is actually a really nice topping for more grown-up ice cream flavors such as coffee ice cream🙂

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