The joke was on me because I bet you know what came next, don’t you?“Mom, can you make me one of these for my birthday? ” [Note to self: Learn how to make Baked Alaska.] Fast-forward a couple months and boom, his birthday week was here and somehow I hadn’t gotten far on this beyond thinking, what did I get myself into?
Place this ice cream bowl in the freezer for 3 to 6 hours, or overnight, until fully firm again. Line a round baking pan slightly larger than the diameter of your ice cream bowl (i.e.Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out batter-free.Let cool in pan on a rack for 15 minutes then run a knife around the brownie to loosen it and flip out of pan onto the cooling rack.However, frozen brownies are definitely not the easiest thing to cut compared to a soft round of cake (this would be my pick if you want to go with cake). You can also fully finish the cake long before you’ll need it; the toasted meringue keeps really well in the freezer, even for several days (as long as ours lasted, but probably even longer).
Make/mold the ice cream center: Coat a 1.5-quart bowl (6 cup; rim should be about 9 inches in diameter) lightly with nonstick spray.8 to 9 inches) with parchment paper and butter the parchment and sides of the pan.