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
groovymama11 months ago
BrittLiv (author)  groovymama11 months ago
Thank you (I am still dancing ;-))
HollyMann BrittLiv11 months ago
Yes congrats Britt!!! You're going to have some fun appliances and kitchen goods! :) Great job!
BrittLiv (author)  HollyMann11 months ago
Thank you! I might need a bigger kitchen... Congrats to you, too!
BrittLiv (author)  groovymama11 months ago
Congrats to you, too!
Dave A11 months 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.
HollyMann11 months ago
Wow Britt this is so cool! :) I love the way you think. Looks delicious!!!
BrittLiv (author)  HollyMann11 months ago
Thank you Holly, it is really good, especially the ice cream.
shazni12 months 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)  shazni11 months 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)  DeusXMachina11 months ago
Damn, that would have been a great name, next time I will spend more time on research.
BABLOON142411 months ago
This looks cool (snicker snicker)
ClareBS11 months ago
Barbecued Alaska! It looks delicious and the instructions are very clear, I'll vote for you.
BrittLiv (author)  ClareBS11 months ago
Thank you!
ArticAkita11 months ago
sounds incredibly tasty! gonna have to try it out sometime!
xvicente11 months 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)  xvicente11 months ago
Haha, thanks!
viggenboy11 months ago
Isn't this just Baked Alaska"?
mikeasaurus12 months ago
Ooh, yum!
partypanda234512 months ago
It sounds gross to grill ice cream maybe I should read this and follow you
makendo12 months ago
Brilliant, will definitely try this one out!
nerfrocketeer12 months ago
Another great ible! Keep it up! :)
lovekala12 months ago
I agree:)
Everything about this is awesome! Melting snickers to make snickers ice cream! Genius!

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