until all the sugar has been added and you have a thick, glossy
5. Now assemble the Alaska: put the sponge or sponges on a baking
tray lined with greaseproof paper. Put the ice cream on top of the
sponge, then pile the meringue on top and over the sides, covering
the cake and ice cream. Sprinkle with flaked almonds.
6. Bake for 3-4 minutes or until well browned. Dust with icing
sugar and serve immediately.
How to make ice cream cake.
Ice cream cake can be made two ways either with layered
ice cream or a mixture of ice cream cake and biscuits.
An ice cream cake is made by blending blocks or slabs of
ice cream together and using the softer ice cream for the
icing. The result makes a cake made entirely of ice cream.
The Victorians made desserts called Bombes, which
consisted of ice cream and fruit in fancy molds.
The Bombes were lined with cake or biscuits this was a
forerunner to the ice cream cakes that are now available in
You will need a strong cook’s knife to cut the ice cream
and preferably one with a serrated edge.
Using homemade templates a variety of traditional cake
shapes can be made. It is really a matter of using your
creativity. For example: A plate makes a good circular cake
It is best to cut the ice cream from frozen and replace
it in the freezer as soon as the cutting is complete.
Soft ice cream can be used a little runnier for the icing.
This will re freeze properly when put back in the freezer.
Fresh fruits, chocolate chip and nuts and candy can also