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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 of course you have to try making it this ice cream season!

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


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:)

Recipe: Guf – Danish ice cream topping

Recipe by 2 Hungry Birds – Sanne Course: Dessert, ice creamCuisine: Denmark




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

  • ½ cup ½ (1dL) white sugar

  • ¼ cup ¼ ( ½ dL) water

  • 2 tablespoons 2 agave syrup (or corn syrup)

  • Optional: Strawberries/raspberries/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. 

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