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Ice Cream Hearts with Arrow Tuiles


Acknowledge Cupid's work with ice cream hearts in which his arrow has made its mark. Soften strawberry ice cream in a mixer on low, spread onto a rimmed baking sheet, and refreeze. Bake arrow-shaped tuiles. Just before serving, cut ice cream with a cookie cutter and place arrow.

  • Yield: Makes about 3 dozen

Photography: Sivan Lewin

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2002


  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees with rack in center. Using a mixer, beat egg whites and superfine sugar on medium just until combined and frothy, about 30 seconds.
  2. Beat in flour and salt. Beat in butter, cream, and vanilla. Place stencil on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons batter inside stencil, spread batter over stencil with an offset spatula, and carefully remove stencil. Repeat, placing at least 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake just until golden around edges, 4 to 5 minutes. Working quickly, use an offset spatula to transfer tuiles to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Cook's Notes

To make the arrow stencil, print an arrow symbol from a computer; enlarge, if necessary, and trace it onto thin foam board, or draw it by hand. Using a straightedge to guide the blade of a utility knife, cut out the shape and remove the inside of the stencil.

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