After sampling my first pint of New Orleans Ice Cream Companies Ice Cream (Cafe Au Lait & Beignets), I was extremely impressed and was excited to try some more. I woke up this morning and Baked Alaska sounded like a winner. Baked Alaska is described as "Delight in a decadent dessert of vanilla bean ice cream with crunchy meringue pieces, fresh strawberries, moist cake pieces & soft meringue swirl".
I took the lid off the pint and noticed the fluffy white ice cream with a bunch of little yellow flecks on the top layer. I took a bite of the ice cream and enjoyed the creamy vanilla base. In my first bite, I encountered the crunchy meringue pieces. These were great! They were little crispy pieces of sugar and the texture reminded me of a recent pint (Ben & Jerry's Peanut Buttah Cookie Core) I had a few weeks back. The texture and mouth feel of these things were great and they were spread pretty evenly throughout the whole pint. I encountered a piece of cake in my next bite. These little bites were small pieces of yellow cake. They were semi hard at first but then became softer and crumbly as you chewed on them. They were nice and moist, too! Lastly, I came across some of the strawberries. They were little pieces of sweet heaven. This pint did not have a lot of them in there but the pieces I did encounter, were great.
Overall, this flavor was great! That's 2 for 2 with New Orleans Ice Cream! The vanilla base was smooth and creamy and those crispy meringue pieces were one of my favorite mix ins I have encountered! I would definitely buy this again.
Where Timothy Found It: The Ice Cream Source
Timothy's Grade: A