December 31, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Trader Joe's Peppermint Baked Alaska is a decidedly modern – and completely original – take on this retro dessert. It starts with a bottom crust that's really a chocolate chip cookie. The cookie is adorned with a layer of rich, dark, chocolate fudge. The fudge, in turn, is topped with a generous portion of pink peppermint ice cream, studded with pieces of real peppermint sticks. And then, capping this cold & creamy creation, sits a layer of light, frothy, baked meringue. Cookie-fudge-ice cream-meringue. Unlike restaurant versions of days gone by, our Peppermint Baked Alaska requires no baking. Simply remove from the freezer and enjoy. Are you there yet? We suggest you hurry, because we've brought in Baked Alaska just for the holiday season, and when it's gone, it won’t be back until next year. We’re selling each 10.2 ounce package of two for $3.99 – a decidedly retro price.