Sprinkle Bakes a great baking and dessert blog featured this ice cream cake - what a fun, easy and wonderful dessert for kids of any age. As soon as I saw this cake I knew that it was in my three grand-babies (who live near me) future!
No baking, no mixing, etc. all that is required is a trip to the grocery store.
You can use a cake pan or in my case I chose to use a 10" springform pan. Line the pan with plastic wrap making sure to come well over the sides of the pan.
Next take ice cream sandwiches and cut them in half. If you use an 8" pan you will only need 12 - my ten inch pan required 13 of the ice cream sandwiches.
Cut them in half and place them cut side down around your pan.
Let your choice of filling ice cream soften - the mixer step is optional but I found it very easy to put the softened ice cream into my mixer and give it a whirl to make the consistency smooth.
Pour the softened ice cream into the center of your pan and smooth it out - I used a 48oz carton of ice cream (the one that used to be a half gallon) and it did not come to the top of the sandwiches so....
I took some vanilla ice cream and added some strawberry Beanilla pure strawberry extract and some chopped fresh strawberries and then poured that on top of the chocolate and it was the perfect height for the sandwiches. Cover the ice cream with plastic wrap and put into the fridge overnight or at least six hours.
Working quickly add scoops of ice cream, I chose vanilla.
Then pour on chocolate shell, then quickly add sprinkles of your choice (I chose confetti sprinkles) and peanut butter M&M's.
Before serving let the cake sit out for about ten minutes in order for it to soften enough to cut.
Using a sharp knife make your cuts, giving each slice two of the ice cream sandwiches - each slice is very pretty on the plate. All the "kids" big and small loved the cake. I keep thinking of other ways to do this cake - hmmmm using Ben & Jerry's pistachio ice cream and making vanilla bean white chocolate shell, might have to make this for my youngest sons birthday.
If you cannot find the chocolate shell in your grocery store here is a very simple recipe:
Chocolate Shell Recipe
7 ozs of chocolate, chopped (your choice, bittersweet, semi-sweet)
2 Tablespoons virgin coconut oil
1. Melt the chocolate in a small metal bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir in the coconut oil and heat until dissolved, about 1 minute. Keep the liquid lukewarm until you are ready to pour over the ice cream. Chocolate will harden into a shell within a few seconds when spooned over the ice cream.
Recipe for cake, Sprinkle Bakes blog (link above)
Springform pan, grocery and kitchen stores
Confetti Sprinkles, grocery and specialty stores
All other ingredients, grocery store
Real Strawberry Extract (they have powder too), Link
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