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Recipe: Guf – Danish ice cream topping

by Sanne
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:

Guf Recipe (3-4 servings)

60g pasteurized egg white (4 tbsp)

½ cup sugar

¼ cup water

2 tbsp agave syrup (or corn syrup)

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

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.  

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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