Treat your honey to a Deliciously Charming Individual Baked Alaska for Two this Valentine’s Day, and you’ll both be falling in love all over again!
When was the last time you and your sweetie enjoyed some luscious strawberry ice cream topped with a decadent, sweet meringue that tastes like toasted marshmallows?
Can’t remember? Well then, it’s time to make some Baked Alaska for Two, and it will only take about 20 minutes from start to flourish!
**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Baked Alaska for Two is available near the end of this post.
The ingredient list;
- Ice Cream (your favorite flavor)
- Egg Whites
- Granulated Sugar
- Cream of Tartar
What is cream of tartar and why is it important in this recipe?
- Cream of tartar is a stabilizing agent which will help the meringue increase up to eight times in volume by helping to hold in air and water.
- It is a byproduct of wine and grape juice processing, and it’s acidic in flavor.
Is there a substitute I can use for cream of tartar if I don’t have it?
- Yes, you can use white vinegar or lemon juice. For every 1/8 teaspoon called for of cream of tartar, you can substitute ½ teaspoon of white vinegar or lemon juice.
You can serve these mini baked Alaska for two in less than 20 minutes from start to flourish with only four ingredients and absolutely no baking!
I used strawberry ice cream for making these Valentine’s Day baked Alaska. However, feel free to use your favorite flavor of ice cream.
And of course, by all means, don’t reserve this scrumptious dessert strictly for February 14th. Go ahead and indulge yourself (and your loved ones) with this easy to make treat any day of the year.
My husband and I don’t usually do much to celebrate Valentine’s Day anymore. Since we’ve been married going on 36 years, the pomp and circumstance of Valentine’s Day have faded a bit.
That said, we do like to celebrate Valentine’s Day by having something special for dinner (go figure, LOL). These deliciously charming, individual ice cream treats smothered with a fluffy cloud of toasted sweet meringue, sure fit that bill!
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Do I need a culinary torch to make this recipe?
- No. even though you’ll notice me wielding a small kitchen culinary torch in the video, you don’t need one to make this recipe. If you have access to a broiler, you’re good to go.
- Just make sure to keep a close eye on them while they’re under the broiler, and only keep them under the broiler until the tops are lightly golden. Remove them immediately once the meringue is lightly golden brown.
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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s baked Alaska for two.
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- 2 cups ice cream softened, your favorite flavor
- 3 egg whites
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Strawberries for garnish, optional
- Cookies for garnish, optional
Spoon the softened ice cream into an even layer into 2, 3½" - ramekins. Freeze.
Whip the egg whites (reserve the yolks for another use) in a medium bowl using a hand blender set on high speed.
Gradually add the sugar to the egg whites and continue whipping until the egg whites begin to thicken.
Add the cream of tartar to the fluffy egg whites and continue whipping until soft peaks form.
Remove the ice cream filled ramekins from the freezer and liberally top each one with the meringue, making sure to not leave any holes between the ice cream and the meringue topping.
Use a kitchen culinary torch to lightly toast and brown the top of each baked Alaska OR place them under the broiler and broil them (closely watched) until lightly golden. Remove.
Garnish each Alaska with strawberries and cookies (optional), and serve immediately.
Tools and equipment:
broiler or culinary torch, spatula, medium bowl, 2 small bowls, 2 ramekins, hand mixer or stand mixer, measuring spoons
I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s romantic recipe of baked Alaska for two as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!
Speaking of love (and hearts), I’m coordinating the above recipe with my hand painted set of whimsically romantic, chocolate covered strawberry heart champagne flutes.
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!
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