Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Save Recipe Print
Baked Alaska
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
35 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
35 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
10 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Line a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap.

Place the softened ice cream into the loaf pan and spread evenly.

Place the piece of cake on top of the ice cream, press down lightly, and place the pan in the freezer for 1 hour.

After an hour, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water in a 2-quart saucepan and place over high heat. Stir just until the sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Clip on a candy thermometer and bring the mixture to 240 degrees F.

While the syrup is cooking, place the egg whites, salt, and vanilla into the bowl of a stand mixer and, using the whisk attachment, whisk the eggs on high speed until they reach medium peaks, 4 to 5 minutes.

When the sugar syrup reaches 240 degrees F, remove from the heat and, with the stand mixer on low speed, slowly and carefully pour the syrup in a thin steady stream into the egg white mixture, being careful not to come in contact with the whisk. Once all the syrup has been added, increase the mixer speed to high and whisk until stiff peaks are formed and the mixture has cooled, 8 to 10 minutes.

Remove the loaf pan from the freezer, turn upside down onto a heatproof serving platter, and remove the plastic wrap. Completely cover the ice cream cake combo with a 1-inch layer of meringue all around, sealing the meringue to the pan around the bottom edge.

Use a propane torch to brown the meringue all over. Serve immediately. May be frozen once the meringue has browned.

Propane gas torches are highly flammable and should be kept away from heat, open flame and prolonged exposure to sunlight. They should be used only in well-ventilated areas. Follow torch manufacturer's instructions for use.

Our Best Thanksgiving Videos 15 Videos

Get the recipe

Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread 00:37

This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser that only uses a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Baked Brown Rice

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Twice-Baked New Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Baked Chicken Tenders

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Salmon Baked in Foil

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Blueberry Almond French Toast Bake

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Baked Alaska

Recipe courtesy of Michael Lomonaco

Browse Reviews By Keyword