I’m back in the kitchen! Well… sort of. As you’re about to find out, this is almost the easiest “recipe” ever (after the frozen grapes and the ice cream balls). But this week was Jamie’s birthday, and I needed to do something special since he has been SO AMAZING taking care of the entire family while I healed up. But, um, as we’ve discussed before, I despise baking. So I opted for an ice cream cake instead, and holy moly was it FANTASTIC. I cannot suggest this recipe enough. So let’s get started.
First, here’s what you’ll need:
• A bread pan lined with plastic wrap
• Three pints of your favorite ice cream. I did 2 salty caramel and 1 maple nut (all from Izzy’s, my favorite local ice cream). I almost think you could do 3 of the same flavor and just break it up in the middle with cookies, but I wanted to mix flavors.
• Some Oreo cookies. I think this was about 2/3 of a “sleeve” of them
• Whipped cream. Yes, you can totally make your own (which I normally love), but I wanted to make fancy designs on the cake so I wanted a spray can.
So the first thing you do is figure out what “color” or flavor you want on the top of the cake, and you put that on the bottom of the pan. I ended up using 1.5 pints of Salted Caramel for this. 1 pint makes a super thin layer, so keep that in mind.
Then I smoothed out the ice cream…
Then I put the Oreos between to sheets of wax paper (I just folded the wax paper over it) and then I crushed them up. I used a shoe because as we’ve discussed before, it’s an ode to my grandmother. But use what you like.
Then you get so excited about the cake that you forget to take a few photos because you haven’t done this in a while! Ha!
But really, you next spread the crumbled Oreos over the salted caramel ice cream and then spread the maple nut ice cream on top of the Oreos (you can get the idea from the photo above).
I then hid the bread pan in the freezer for a day. When I pulled it out, I waited about 5 minutes and then pulled the ice cream out using the edges of the plastic wrap and flipped it over onto the cake stand.
Next, I made fancy schmancy whipped cream designs! And then I finally crumbled up more Oreos to sprinkle on top!
Voila! That’s it! I’m not giving you the calories because HELLO IT’S ICE CREAM CAKE. If you’re on a diet, you shouldn’t eat this. Actually, you should TOTALLY eat this. Just exercise 30 minutes longer that day :)