The Flaming Ice Cream Mountain of Chamechaude

Le Chamechaude Flambé

Preparation info

  • For a party of

    8 to 10

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      50 min

Appears in

The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth

By Roy Andries De Groot

Published 1973

  • About

This is a piece of dessert nonsense on a monumental scale–but fun! The Chamechaude is the mighty mountain, almost 8,000 feet high, which dominates the Valley of La Grande Chartreuse. If you sit near the main window of the dining room of the Auberge, Chamechaude seems to tower over you–its lower slopes green with meadows, speckled with mountain flowers; its middle slopes dark with pine forests; its heights brown and grey with outcroppings of granite; its peak glistening and white with ice an