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Monday, July 9, 2018

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake

Cookies and cream ice cream cake is full of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, but the fudgy crunch center ribbon is the real star of the show. Kick up your feet and cool down with a slice!




    Cool off with a slice of perfectly cold and creamy ice cream cake. This perfect combination of cookies and cream features chocolate, vanilla and a plethora of cookie bits. Then there's the crunchy fudge ribbon center. Now that's the stuff dreams are made of!


      Ice cream cakes have always been a sign of a good time in our family. The layers of cold creamy ice cream sandwiching a crunchy fudge center..  you know the kind! 

     They can get a bit pricey to order, but you can make them easily at home. Plus that allows you to choose your favorite flavor combinations!




     With all of this hot weather, my friends and I thought it would be fun to host an ice cream social to help you cool down. Jolene from Jolene's Recipe Journal organized this fun event and I immediately knew I had to make an ice cream cake.

     With my sister moving to Wisconsin, we made sure to treat her extra well before she left. You know, so she would remember to visit!

     I made her the layered cookie "cake" for her official birthday/going away party. But knowing I had to make this ice cream cake soon, I figured it would be rude not to include her.
   
    So I served it up on her last day and had my parents and siblings over for one last hoorah for the baby of the family. Despite a big dinner, everyone had a slice and a few had two!

     The best part about the cake is of course how good it tastes, but the fact that it is so easy to make doesn't hurt.  You can make the ice cream part a few days ahead even.




     A springform pan makes getting the ice cream cake together really easy.  I like to line mine with parchment paper or wax paper to make getting it out super simple.  

    Then put the layer you want to be on the top of the finished cake in first.  You are going to flip it over when you demold, so you assemble it upside down. So in this case, I did the cookies and cream ice cream first.




      Then put down a healthy layer of crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and drizzle them with fudge.  You can buy a jar of fudge at the store, but I really like my simple homemade hot fudge recipe so I would highly recommend using that! 

     Finish it off with the next layer of ice cream and freeze it for a couple of hours to make sure it is firm.  Then just take the ring off the pan and invert your cake onto your serving dish.  The wax paper should peel right off and you are ready to go.




     Whip up a nice batch of whipped cream.  When you serve it frozen, the flavor is dulled a bit, so you want to use a bit more vanilla than normal.  Then decorate your ice cream cake however you'd like.




    I opted for a nice layer of whipped cream spread over the cake. Then using a large star tip I piped a border around the bottom and alternated little puffs of whipped cream and half cookies around the top of the cake.




    A nice pile of extra crushed cookies and a drizzle of fudge make for a really easy and delicious decoration in the middle of the cake.  If you are celebrating a birthday or something you could definitely write a message or something there instead!




     My husband was so disappointed when it was gone. Now every weekend he asks if an ice cream cake is on the menu. I guess it will have to be again soon!

     What flavors of ice cream would you use to make your ice cream cake?

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Cookies and cream ice cream cake
dessert, sweets, ice cream, family favorites
American
Yield: 20 servings

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake

Cookies and cream ice cream cake is full of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, but the fudgy crunch center ribbon is the real star of the show. Kick up your feet and cool down with a slice!
prep time: 4 hourcook time: total time: 4 hours

ingredients:


  • 1.5 quarts cookies and cream ice cream
  • 24 chocolate sandwich cookies (+ more for garnish)
  • 1 recipe hot fudge sauce (or a jar of your favorite)
  • 1.5 quarts chocolate ice cream (I used a chocolate truffle, but your favorite will be great!)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 Tablespoons sugar

instructions


  1. Line a 9 inch springform pan with parchment or wax paper. 
  2. Soften the cookies and cream ice cream a bit and then spread on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place in the refrigerator for at least a half hour to firm it back up a bit. 
  3. Soften the chocolate ice cream. Crunch 24 sandwich cookies into bits. Sprinkle over ice cream and drizzle with warm fudge (reserve a quarter cup of fudge for garnish if desired.) Spread chocolate ice cream over fudge and cookie layer. 
  4. Freeze at least an hour or two to firm up. 
  5. Remove the ring from the springform pan and invert cake onto serving plate. Remove all of the parchment or wax paper and place in freezer until ready to frost. 
  6. To decorate, whip the cream, sugar and vanilla until it forms stiff peaks. Spread over the outside of the cake and pipe on a border if desired.  Decorate with any remaining sandwich cookies and fudge. 
  7. Freeze until ready to serve.  Let sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes, then slice and serve. 
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34 comments:

  1. What a "cool" treat!! This looks like a professional created it and about 100 x's better than DQ!!! YUMMO!!

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    1. It really is sooooo good and easy to make too. The perfect treat for a summer party!

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  2. Loving this cake....I think it would be perfect for welcoming my brother and his family home this month.

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    1. I think so too! I hope you all love it!

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  3. Carleeeee now I need to come to your house and partake in a delicious slice of this incredible ice cream cake. Not only does it sound absolutely amazing but it is beautiful to boot!

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    1. Come on over any time! We are always looking for an excuse to make another ice cream cake!

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  4. WOW!!! Does that look amazing?! This is a gorgeous ice cream cake. I bet it TASTES just as amazing!

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    1. It really does! Thank you so much!

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  5. I think I'd make a chocolate and coffee ice cream combo, with some caramel in the middle!

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    1. That sounds absolutely amazing! Now I want to make that too!

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  6. Jake is going to flip for this, it will be perfect for his birthday!

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  7. Looks perfect for a birthday party, I definitely agree the fudge sauce would be the star for me too!

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  8. My son saw this and now wants this for his birthday cake later this month. He loves cookies and cream!

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  9. I may not be a cake fan...but I am certainly of fan of this cake! It's perfect!!!

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    1. It's the perfect cake for non cake lovers! <3

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  10. This cake was on my radar. Now I see it I know it's a keeper!

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    1. It really is! Put it on your must make list!

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  11. Yum yum yum!! This is on my list for next time I get to visit the grandbabies!!

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    1. Hooray! I am just sure they will love it!

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  12. OMG. I would love to dive into a huge slice of this beauty!

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    1. I would make another just to share a slice with you!

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  13. We do love ice cream cake and it is definitely the time of year to enjoy one! And it is definitely less expensive to make one than to buy one. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. Hi Carlee, I was thinking of creating a layered sponge and ice cream cake formy Mums birthday get together. I know she's not a fan of cookies, but I also know she is a fan of fudge, so now I'm thinking a layer of fudge would go down a treat!

    xx

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    1. Oh my goodness, I am sure she is going to be delighted. A layer of fudge would be so good in there. Please post whatever you decide to make. I would love to see it!

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  15. Your cake is so pretty... I only hope that when I make it, my cake looks as good as yours!

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    1. I am sure it will! Thank you so much!

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  16. Pinned this for later! What a gorgeous dessert!

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    1. Thank you so much, I hope you give it a try!

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  17. A perfect treat for a hot summer day! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  18. Carlee, thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous cake at the Whimsical Wednesdays Link Party!!!

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