Nougat is an aerated candy made from whipped egg whites and boiled sugar syrup, much like marshmallows. It nearly always contains roasted nuts like almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and pistachios, and often candied fruit. These nougat recipes range from traditional nougat, weighed down and covered with rice paper, to faster variations that skip some complicated steps.
Honey Almond Nougat
Honey almond nougat is full of delicious honey and almond flavor. It’s really similar to the classic nougat filling in Torrone candy and is bursting with three kinds of nuts—hazelnuts, almonds, and pistachios. It is a chewy, sweet confection studded with three kinds of crunchy nuts and delicately scented with extracts and orange blossom water.
Nougat Ice Cream
Take your favorite candy and add it to ice cream? Yes, please! This delicious nougat ice cream has all of the flavors of nougat in another one of your favorite desserts. It’s great for a dessert for summer holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day.
Who doesn’t love Nutella? if you’re a huge fan, you’ll love Nutella nougat. It’s full of delicious and creamy hazelnut and chocolate. Nutella nougat is easy to make, and it’s a little bit different than your traditional nougat. And if you love chocolate, you’ll adore this concoction: It’s got a chocolate coating on top of the chocolate nougat; it’s double-chocolate heaven.
Torrone, the classic Italian nougat, is easy to make at home. This traditional recipe is scented with honey, orange, and almond flavors, and packed with toasted almonds. As with many egg white-based candies, nougat does not do well in humidity, so try to choose a low humidity day to make this candy.
Pistachio nougat is chewy, crunchy, and delicious. Its beautiful green and white colors look appealing in any presentation. The green food coloring called for in the recipe is optional, and you can also use almond extract if you can’t find pistachio.
White Chocolate Nougat
White chocolate nougat is rich and full of vanilla flavor and is reminiscent of marshmallows. It’s studded with different dried fruits and nuts, and it’s really easy to customize. You can also use it as a fancy candy bar filling. Just layer a caramel coating on top and voila, you have a homemade and scrumptious candy bar.
Making candy is off-putting for many a cook, and it does take knowledge, skill, and the right tools. But once you take the plunge, you get a delicious reward. These nougats can be your every day treats if you can store them correctly.