Posted on June 21, 2012 - by Shari Barr
Though this Inksper with a sweet tooth is really trying to cut back on sweets, there are times when family members request a sinfully rich dessert, especially for their birthdays. I made this cake earlier in the week for my daughter and it is very similar to a Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake. Here is the recipe for my homemade version.
Ice Cream Cake
Half gallon cookies and cream ice cream
Half gallon vanilla ice cream
½ package of Oreo cookies (approximately)
½ jar hot fudge topping
Spring form cake pan
Crush cookies into small pieces and place in mixing bowl. Slowly stir in chocolate syrup until pieces are evenly coated, though not soaked. Set aside.
Let the ice cream sit out until it becomes soft and easily spreadable. Spread an inch of vanilla ice cream around the inside of the cake ring. Fill the middle half-way up with cookies and cream ice cream and top with cookie crumbs. Using a knife, cover the crumb layer with approximately ¼ inch layer of room temperature hot fudge sauce. Fill the remainder of the middle with vanilla ice cream almost to the top. Freeze for several hours. Take out of freezer about 10 minutes before serving.
Chocolate ice cream can be used instead of cookies and cream.
The picture shows the cake trimmed with whipped cream. I would not advise this as the whipped cream melts quickly when removed from freezer.
Ingredients mentioned do not have to be exact. Add more or less according to preference.
For a healthier dessert, or salad, try this refreshing and yummy recipe:
Frozen Fruit Salad
1 ½ cups water
1 cup sugar (or less)
1 12 ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
2 cups chopped apples
2 or 3 fresh chopped peaches
5 or 6 chopped bananas
1 pint chopped strawberries
1 can crushed pineapple
2 teaspoons lemon juice
In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in the water and stir in can of thawed orange juice concentrate. Add chopped fruit to this mixture and stir thoroughly. Freeze several hours.
If frozen in individual cups, remove from freezer about 20 minutes before serving. If freezing the entire bowl, remove from freezer 45 minutes to 1 hour before serving.