Look out, Carvel! I’ve found an ice cream cake recipe and with my family’s approval, I’m deserting ( haha, what a pun) the expensive store bought cakes and making my own! I’ve made similar recipes before by simply placing layers of ice cream in an Oreo crust with whipped cream on top. This time is just a bit different because of the added toppings.
This time I chose my recipe from Dashingdish.com where the author provided a low fat version. I doctored it a bit to include regular cookie dough ice cream ( one of my husband’s favorites) and original Cool Whip. I figure if we are going to have dessert then it doesn’t need to be a low fat version. If I wanted that, I’d throw together a fruit salad. No, we’re going all the way with this one! I’m not generally a fan of whipped topping so instead I make real whipped cream. This time I tried it and it came out great!
I- premade Oreo pie crust
½ gallon ice cream of your choice, softened
1- 8 oz. Cool Whip topping, thawed
Fudge sundae sauce or topping
8-10 Oreo cookies crushed, with rolling pin
Chopped candy ( I used Reese’s Cups)
Set out ice cream and whipped topping at room temperature. It took about 15 minutes for the ice cream and 30 minutes or so for the Cool Whip. Then combine the two, stirring until mixed together.
Take Oreo crust from pie pan and crumble in a 10” springform pan tightly closed. Press down and flatten so it’s even. I know what you’re thinking…what a shortcut! If you wish, simply buy Oreo cookies and crush to flatten in pan.
Put 1\2 of soft ice cream in pan spreading around so it’s even.
Sprinkle crushed Oreos over the ice cream layer.
Top the cake with swirls of fudge topping, chopped up candy or chocolate chips and nuts if desired.
When I served this cake, I left it out on the counter for about 8 minutes just so that it was easy to cut through and it worked pretty well. This cake was for my husband Tom’s birthday, he turned 57 over a week ago. It was super easy and delicious for any occasion.
I hope you are all having a great start to your week! I’ll probably have another post or two this week so be on the look out!
All My Best,
Heart and Soul