Grilled Ice Cream

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In this instructable I am going to show you, how to grill ice cream. With its crisp crust and soft, ice cold inside, it will provide the perfect ending to your BBQ.

When I had the idea to grill ice cream I did a little bit of research and found this recipe, which uses an egg and coconut crust to prevent the ice cream from melting. While I like the idea it definitely requires a lot of practice and perfect timing, since solids aren't very good thermal insulators.
If you take a closer look at insulation materials, you will notice, that most of the time they are made out of a foamy material and consist of lot of air. That's because gases have a lower thermal conductivity and therefore a higher insulating capability.
So all I needed to do was to find a tasty, foamy material to apply around the ice cream to prevent it from melting. The decision was easy, because what could be better than meringue?

As some people pointed out in the comments, the idea to bake ice cream is not new and was invented back in 1876. It is commonly known as Baked Alaska.
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Step 1: Stuff you need

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  • Ice cream
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2/3 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 1/2 TSP salt
  • 6 egg whites
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar

  • Mixer
  • Grill with a lid
  • Muffin pan
  • Plastic wrap
  • Rolling pin

Optional: For the Snickers ice cream:
  • 5 Snickers
  • 1 cup of Mascarpone
  • 1/2 cup of cream
  • Ice cream maker
  • Pots to melt the Snickers

That looks so good!

patsheldon1 month ago

very summer friendly recipe and very creative!! Thanks for the share!

groovymama1 year ago
BrittLiv (author)  groovymama1 year ago
Thank you (I am still dancing ;-))
Yes congrats Britt!!! You're going to have some fun appliances and kitchen goods! :) Great job!
BrittLiv (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thank you! I might need a bigger kitchen... Congrats to you, too!
BrittLiv (author)  groovymama1 year ago
Congrats to you, too!
Dave A1 year ago
Congrats, Liv. I'll be trying your recipe for desert at my next bbq, my banana-marshmallow boats where a bit heavy on the stomach.
HollyMann1 year ago
Wow Britt this is so cool! :) I love the way you think. Looks delicious!!!
BrittLiv (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thank you Holly, it is really good, especially the ice cream.
shazni1 year ago
I like the snicker ice cream idea :-) .. I've had the ice cream minus the pie crust topped with meringue and then baked ... Its called Baked Alaska ... It was sinfully delicious !
BrittLiv (author)  shazni1 year ago
You are right, I have not heard of Baked Alaska before, but I am not surprised, that something so delicious has been done before.
One might even call it Grilled Alaska :)
BrittLiv (author)  DeusXMachina1 year ago
Damn, that would have been a great name, next time I will spend more time on research.
This looks cool (snicker snicker)
ClareBS1 year ago
Barbecued Alaska! It looks delicious and the instructions are very clear, I'll vote for you.
BrittLiv (author)  ClareBS1 year ago
Thank you!
ArticAkita1 year ago
sounds incredibly tasty! gonna have to try it out sometime!
xvicente1 year ago
I didn't try your recipe, but I am voting you up just because of the nerdy words about heat transmission and gases and such
BrittLiv (author)  xvicente1 year ago
Haha, thanks!
viggenboy1 year ago
Isn't this just Baked Alaska"?
Ooh, yum!
It sounds gross to grill ice cream maybe I should read this and follow you
makendo1 year ago
Brilliant, will definitely try this one out!
Another great ible! Keep it up! :)
lovekala1 year ago
I agree:)
Everything about this is awesome! Melting snickers to make snickers ice cream! Genius!