Vintage Baked Alaska
Try your hand at this classic old-fashioned dessert!
This Vintage Baked Alaska recipe is one that may take you a few tries to master, but once you do, you'll be showing off at any chance you get! It takes a while to complete (overnight for sure) so you'll want to factor that in before starting. This recipe uses raspberry sorbet and vanilla ice cream, but you can use any combination of flavors that suits you. The brownie layer is also unique to this recipe and is a delicious layer that sucks up all that ice cream as it starts to melt giving you a delicious taste of all the flavors at once. This recipe will bring you back to a time when desserts were always the center piece.
- 1 box fudge brownie mix, prepared (in a sphereical shape)
- 2 pints raspberry sorbet
- 1/2 pint vanilla ice cream
- Meringue powder
Prepare brownie cake according to package directions, baking in an 8-inch round cake pan. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely, ideally overnight.
Let sorbet and ice cream soften. Line a large bowl with two layers of plastic wrap. Smooth two pints of raspberry sorbet into the bottom of the bowl, coming up the sides. Then, scoop vanilla ice cream into the middle of the sorbet.
Press brownie cake onto the top of the soft ice cream. Bring plastic wrap over the top of the brownie, pulling tightly. Top with a heavy plate and place bowl in the freezer for at least 5 hours to freeze solid again.
When ready to serve, prepare meringue according to the package directions.
Remove the cake and sorbet mold from the freezer and carefully remove the plastic wrap. Place on a serving dish.
Top with the meringue. Use a kitchen torch to lightly toast the meringue. Serve immediately.
And for more vintage recipes that will remind you of the good old days, try our collection: 30 Good Old Recipes from Grandma's Kitchen