gelato al forno

/jeh-LAH-toh ahl FOHR-noh/
[Italian] plural gelati al forno

"Ice cream in the oven." Baked Alaska. A flan base covered with ice cream around which meringue is heaped. It is cooked very rapidly, to cook the meringue without melting the ice cream. Created at Delmonicos to commemorate the purchase of Alaska by the United States.