Today is National Baked Alaska Day. I have never tasted this before, probably because it seems like a lot of work for cake and ice cream. It is layers of different flavors of ice cream in a round dish topped with pound or sponge cake. After being completely frozen, the dish is inverted onto a pan so the cake is on the bottom. It is then covered in meringue and placed in a hot oven to toast the meringue. So that's it - cake and ice cream!
I didn't want a whole Baked Alaska in my kitchen, so I decided to make minis for me and Thomas. I used frozen vanilla yogurt for one layer and frozen peach yogurt for the other layer. I used a ramekin dish with plastic wrap inside and then layered the yogurts and froze overnight until firm. Instead of cake, I baked up 2 oatmeal cookies from dough that I had in the freezer. I topped it off with a dollop of whipped cream - voila - mini Baked Alaskas! The calorie count was 300 each.