Are you looking for a special dessert recipe? It might be for a casual lazy Saturday evening or a special dinner with the family. Show your colours with this mouthwatering ice cream cake; Baked Alaska!
Total Time: 6:30
Prep Time: 0:30
FOR THE ICE CREAM
2 c. chocolate ice cream, slightly softened
6 c. strawberry ice cream, slightly softened
6 c. vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
FOR THE BROWNIE BASE
1 box brownie mix, plus ingredients called for on box
FOR THE MERINGUE
8 egg whites
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1 c. Sugar
Spray a 3-quart bowl with plastic wrap
Add chocolate ice cream as one layer, and strawberry and vanilla ice creams as other layers.
Cover the bowl loosely with the plastic wrap and freeze the ice cream until it is completely firm. This will take at least 4 hours.
Start with preheating the oven to 3500 and grease an 8” round cake pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper.
Prepare the brownie batter according the instructions of the package and bake the batter until you can insert a toothpick in the centre and it comes out clean. This will take 25 to 30 minutes.
Let the baked brownie cool completely. Remove the ice cream bowl from the freezer and place the baked brownie on top of it.
Cover the two with a plastic wrap and return both the containers to the freezer until the cake is ready to serve.
Beat the egg whites and cream of tartar on medium-high speed with a hand mixer. Beat the eggs for at least 2 minutes.
Increase the speed and pour in the sugar in a slow and steady manner.
Continue beating the contents until a glossy peak is formed. This should take about 12 minutes.
Unmold the ice cream dome and cover it completely with the meringue you made. Use the back of a spoon and make swirly peaks with it as shown on the picture.
Broil this until golden for 3 minutes. You can even use a kitchen torch to do this.
Slice the Baked Alaska and serve it immediately.