Saturday, May 28, 2011

Weekend Cooking... Ice Cream Sandwich Ice Cream Cake

Every so often, someone will bring something to eat into work.
Not just donuts or bagels or Philly Soft Pretzels...not that they are not all wonderful things.
No, I mean something they baked, something they made.
Now, recently someone brought in what I will call an Ice Cream Sandwich Ice Cream Cake. Not sure if that is really it's name but we will call it that. And actually, because I was not there that day, I never tasted it or saw it. But everyone was raving about it, so I asked the woman who made it..HI ANGELA!!.. how she made it.
Let's say, there is a lot of room for flexibility, so just take the idea and run with it!
The central idea is a layer of ice cream sandwiches, a layer of ice cream, a layer or toppings, another layer of ice cream sandwiches, and all topped with a layer of Cool Whip. Freeze until very solid, at least overnight and slice and serve.
Here is the recipe for my personal creation!

Ice Cream Sandwich Ice Cream Cake
  • 12 ice cream sandwiches
  • 1-1 1/2 quarts Cookies and Cream Ripple ice cream
  • 8 oz. jar maraschino cherries, cut in half
  • 4 TBS. Praline ice cream topping
  • 1 cup hot fudge topping, warmed slightly until pourable
  • 4-8 ozs. Cool Whip

I made my 'cake' in a large disposable loaf pan. Just because I am a coward, I made a sling of foil to help get it out of the pan after it was frozen, but I am not sure it is necessary.
Line the bottom of the pan with ice cream sandwiches. I only had to cut off about 1/2 inch of 5 to fill the bottom. Add 1/2 the ice cream, a layer of cherries, the praline topping. Then add the rest of the ice cream and then the fudge. Top with the rest of the sandwiches..i think I had 1/2 a one left...then finished with a layer of Cool Whip. I decorated the top with a line of a few cherries and a sprinkle of the praline, folded the foil over the top and into the freeze it went for about 24 hours.

If you like ice cream, I think you will love this. And of course the variations are only limited by your imagination. Different flavors of sandwiches, different ice creams, different toppings, will all make a very different outcome.
But regardless, it is quick and easy to make, looks great and is delicious.

This is my contribution this to this week's Weekend Cooking.
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  1. Are you implying there may be people who DON'T like ice cream? Holy moly - they must be from another planet. Thanks for the pics as one of my friends sent me this recipe and I had kind of a hard time figuring out what she was doing with the sandwiches and foil. Now, light dawns on marblehead!

  2. I am not an ice cream lover, so this doesn't tempt me at all. I know, I'm strange.

  3. That picture is worth a thousand spoons :)

    I love the fact that you can customize it based on your particular tastes in topping/ice cream because my daughter does not eat chocolate (yes, I know, I can hardly believe it either).,

  4. I thought you were supposed to eat a sandwich out of your hand... not going to happen with this one! LOL Happy cooking!

  5. We used to make ice cream sandwich cakes with kids in a summer camp, it was a big hit! Yours looks so good. I love your creation :)

  6. Wow! That is about all the calories or weight watcher points for a couple days!! :<)

  7. This looks beyond yummy! This would be worth a stop in the teacher's lounge if someone brought this!

  8. My first thought was that was pure decadence. My second thought was that it was pretty darn clever. I'll bet some ice cream addict thought it up. I think I'm going to give it a try on some hot summer day. What dieter would be able to say no?

  9. I made something like this once. It was an easy cake to make. Imagine my horror as I was cutting it the icecream shot out from between the sandwiches. That's what I get for buying the cheaper no-name icecream sandwiches.


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