My family is German and as some of you will know (sweeping statement approaching) the Germans love Spagettieis. So what is it? Essentially its ice cream made to look like spaghetti with some cheap red ice cream sauce chucked over the top of it.

It's great whilst you are a kid and have a super sweet tooth but what about those of up who are looking for a tastier dessert that still has the wow factor?

Luckily for you, I have spent the day in the kitchen testing ways to make the tastiest adult spagettieis (I know, life is hard, right?)

You will need a potato ricer for this to work, so it's not a totally effortless job, but it's a whole lot easier than carving the ice cream into strips, isn't it?

Traditionally Spagettieis has whipped cream under the ice cream but I have decided to omit that entirely as it's a bit weird looking.

You will need:

  • Good quality vanilla ice cream
  • Fresh raspberries and strawberries
  • Dark chocolate
  • Sponge fingers
  • Crushed almonds or coconut
  • Meringue

Your first step is to crush the fresh fruit. It still needs to be fairly lumpy so it has the texture of the bolognese so don't go too mad.

Now grate the chocolate. This needs to be quite thick so it looks like mince so choose a wide grater. Once complete mix in with the fruit. It may be a little thin due to the juice from the fruit. If so crush some sponge fingers (the type you use in a trifle) and mix that in too. Finally crush meringue and put the lumps in too. Not only is this great for the taste but it looks a little like mushroom.

Now push your ice cream through the potato ricer into a bowl to make the pasta effect come to life.

Finally spoon the fruit and chocolate mix over the ice cream and top with the crushed coconut / almonds.

Happy eating!

Written by Sarah Ryland

All Image Credits: Sarah Ryland

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