Friday, January 21, 2011

Swap a Recipe Saturday! Baked Snowballs

Since we are in the dead-center of winter, I thought it would be nice to post a recipe that falls under that category. I found this recipe at

Beyond fun, these meringue-topped ice-cream treats are pure magic - they stay frozen even while baking in a hot oven.


12 vanilla or chocolate wafer cookies or six 1/2-inch-thick slices of your favorite cake
6 scoops of your favorite ice cream
3 egg whites at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate syrup, sprinkles, and Maraschino cherries


Break each cookie or slice of cake into several small pieces and divide them evenly among six 3-inch ramekins, pressing them into the bottom of each. Fill each ramekin with ice cream, using the back of a spoon to smooth it level at the top. Place the ramekins on a cookie sheet in the freezer while you prepare the snow (meringue).

Heat the oven to 500ยบ. Place the egg whites in a medium-size bowl and whip them with an electric beater set at medium-high speed until they resemble soap bubbles. Add the cream of tartar and continue beating until soft peaks form (now it will look like shaving cream). While you continue beating, add the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time and then the vanilla extract. Continue beating until shiny, stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. Now you have your snow!

Remove the ramekins from the freezer and spread the snow meringue over the top of each with a spatula, taking care to completely cover the ice cream. This "blanket of snow" is what insulates the ice cream, keeping it cold in the hot oven. Bake the snowballs on the cookie sheet until the tops are golden brown, about 1 to 3 minutes. Watch them carefully; they brown quickly. Garnish the snowballs with chocolate syrup, sprinkles, and cherries, and serve. Makes 6.


  1. Another recipe, thanks for sharing.

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  2. That looks sooooo good!

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  3. That looks absolutely delicious! Newest follower. Have a terrific weekend.


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  7. These are cute and sounds out of this world delicious! Can't wait to give these a try!

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