Neapolitan Baked Alaska

Do you love cakes but don't love baking? Then ice cream cake is clearly the way to go! For our take on baked Alaska, we're making 3 different kinds of homemade ice cream, lining an entire plastic container with cookies, and then layering that Neapolitan ice cream on top. And it wouldn't be baked Alaska without a meringue coating that we're going to light up. Sound good? That's because it is! No bake, no problem!

You'll Need:

For the vanilla ice cream:

  • ¾ cup heavy cream, whipped
  • 2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 vanilla bean

For the chocolate ice cream:

  • ¾ cup heavy cream, whipped
  • 2  tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder

For the raspberry ice cream:

  • ¾ cup heavy cream, whipped
  • 2 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 oz frozen raspberries
  • 2 tbsp sugar

For the meringue:

  • 3 egg whites
  • ⅓ cup sugar


  • 5 x 4 x 8 inch plastic food container 
  • square cookies
  • plastic wrap

Here's How:

1. Line the plastic container with plastic wrap and cookies.

2. Now prepare the different ice cream flavors. First mix the whipped cream with the sweetened condensed milk and divide the mixture between 3 separate bowls.

3. Add the vanilla bean to the first bowl and mix well.

4. Add the cocoa powder to the second bowl and mix well.

5. Slowly boil the frozen raspberries with the sugar in a pot and let everything simmer for about 5 minutes. Puree the raspberries, pass them through a sieve into the third bowl, and mix well.

6. Transfer the ice cream flavors to piping bags and layer the plastic container with them before topping everything with more cookies.

7. Fold the plastic wrap over the cookies, seal the plastic container with a lid, and freeze overnight.

8. Turn over the container the next day and remove the plastic wrap. For the meringue, beat the egg whites with half the sugar until firm.

9. Cover the entire ice cream cake with the meringue and smooth it down. Use a spoon handle to create whirls and then use a culinary torch to brown a few spots.

This is everything we wanted our childhood ice cream cakes to be, but they always came up short. Not anymore! With the use of just a plastic container, the freezer, and a culinary torch, you can create magic right at home! 

Get the recipe for the Strawberry Chocolate Ice Cream Cake featured in the bonus video.


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