Friday, June 22, 2007

Ice Cream Cake

We just celebrated our middle son's 19th birthday, and by request, I made him his all-time favorite birthday cake -- chip & mint ice cream. This is such an easy "cake" to make and it really is a nice summer treat. Here's how I do it........

Step 1: Grease a spring form pan and add crushed Oreo cookies to the bottom. Press to the edges.

Step 2: Run under warm water, a pail of ice cream, for about one minute or until the ice cream easily slips out of the container. Place ice cream on a piece of waxed paper.

Step 3: Tip ice cream on it's side and slice into chunks. Then put these chunks into the spring form pan, pressing ice cream in until it fills up the pan. You can do a thin layer of ice cream, add toppings like caramel, nuts, fudge, fruit, etc., and then add another layer of ice cream on top of that. There are no rules for this cake.

I filled this pan up with the ice cream only and then......

Step 4: Topped it with Hershey's Chocolate syrup and more crushed Oreos. You can add any topping or nuts or fruits you like at this stage. Now toss it into the freezer with a bit of waxed paper over the top. The final stage doesn't happen until you're ready to serve the cake.

Step 5: Lastly, just before serving, take the ice cream cake out of the freezer. Two of us put our warm hands on the spring form pan to thaw the edges. Release from the pan and put it on a cake plate. Now the fun part.......frosting it! Spray whipped cream all over the top and then add any colorful toppings you like. We added mini-M&M's to this cake. Isn't it pretty? To cut the cake, take a long, sharp knife to the table along with a glass of warm water to dip the knife in in-between slices.
Dig In!


  1. Oh yummy! I'm gong to try this with my fav--Pralines and Cream ice cream. I think I'll try a vanilla wafer crust and top it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pecans and a drizzle of caramel. Add a cuppa of coffee and I'll be smiling (and 5 lbs heavier!)
    Thanks Jody for the great idea!

  2. Sounds DELICIOUS! Now...I'm not sure, I see someone sneaking a finger (or two) of whipped cream in that last picture? tsk, tsk! ;)


  3. I've had ice cream cake with peanut butter cookie crusts, peanuts, and caramel! MMMmmmm! Praline would be yum-o! And yes, add hot coffee alongside (we did!).

    The finger in the picture is mine. Honest, I'm just sprinkling the M&M's on. Really!!


  4. We are allergic to milk but I could do this with rice dream or soy ice cream what a great idea!

  5. Oh does this bring back memories. We use to make ice-cream cakes all the time when I was a kid. I should make one for the girls. They would love it !!! Thank you xoxoxox Clarice

  6. Mmmmmm. I would love to try this one day.

  7. I am going to try this - it looks terrific and I know that it would taste delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Oh my gosh- what a great looking cake!


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