Here is what to blow up your taste buds and “pamper” your sweet tooth. Baked Alaska. It’s a sweet and tangy mix of brownie cake mix, melty ice cream mixture of chocolate ice cream, strawberry ice cream and vanilla ice cream, and tasty meringue of egg whites, cream of tartar, and granulated sugar. It’s one of the craziest dessert for weekend meals and parties. I’m dazzling my guests at this weekend’s gathering. It’s worth waiting for.
Baked AlaskaCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
This Baked Alaska is one of my guilt pleasures. I fall for it from the moment I gave it a try. And you, ready to give it a go?
- FOR ICE CREAM
2 c. chocolate ice cream, slightly softened
6 c. vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
6 c. strawberry ice cream, slightly softened
- FOR BROWNIE BASE
1 box brownie mix, plus ingredients called for on box
- FOR MERINGUE
8 egg whites
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1 c. granulated sugar
- Grease a 3-quart bowl with cooking spray and line with plastic wrap.
- Pour chocolate ice cream evenly at the bottom, then strawberry and vanilla ice creams respectively. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and freeze until completely firm, at least 4 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350º. Spray a 8” round cake pan with cooking spray and line with parchment.
- Prepare brownie batter according to package instructions and bake until an inserted toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 27 minutes.
- Let brownies cool completely. Remove ice cream from freezer and place brownie on top. Cover with plastic wrap and return to freezer for one hour or until ready to serve.
- To make meringue: Using a hand mixer, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium-high speed, 2 minutes. Increase speed to high and add sugar in a slow steady stream. Continue to beat until glossy peaks form, about 12 minutes.
- Unmold ice cream dome and cover completely with meringue. Make swirly peaks with the back of a spoon.
- Broil until golden, for 2 minutes. (Or use a kitchen torch if you have.)
- Slice and serve immediately.