Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ice Cream Cake....Yes, you too can make your very own ice cream cake from the comfort of your own home.

One time I made up this easy ice cream cake.  People were impressed.  And by people, I mean my parents.  So I decided that this would be my contribution to the 4th of July cookout.  And I know you love my photo enhanced recipes, so here you go......

Ice Cream Cake Ingredients-
a pound cake
a bunch of ice cream
chocolate syrup
Cool Whip

Step 1-Line a bowl (of whatever size you want your cake to be) with foil or wax paper.  Something.  If not you will not be able to get your cake out of the bowl and it will be stuck in there forever and you won't be able to eat it.  Do you want to deal with that kind of sadness?

Step 2-Take a pre-made pound cake from the bakery or frozen section of the grocery store (you can make your own if you really want to) and cut it into thinnish slices. Layer this on the bottom and sides of your foil lined bowl. Mash it down.  (How much pound cake do you need?  Enough to cover the bottom of the bowl and then enough to layer it on the top after the ice cream is inside.)
Step 3-Swirl some chocolate syrup on your pound cake then scoop in your ice cream.  I like to use 3 different flavors but you can do whatever you like.  This time I used Strawberry Cheesecake, Carmel Praline, and Mint Chocolate Chip.  I added layers of chocolate syrup swirls between the different ice creams.
Step 4-Cover the Ice cream with the remaining pound cake slices.
Step 5-Freeze this.  I did mine overnight this time which is probably a good idea.  Then flip the bowl over and remove the cake.  You should have a dome like thing as pictured below.
Step 6-Add on the whip cream icing.  I usually just use some Cool Whip.  Then you can make a lovely pattern with chocolate syrup or candy or fruit or whatever you have for decor.
And there you have it, your very own homemade ice cream cake.  Looks good with the flag.

People enjoyed this.  They enjoyed it a lot.  They ate multiple pieces and then went jogging the next day to make up for it while the other people just ate more for breakfast and did not attempt to jog.   
****And for a lower calorie/fat version of this cake you can use Angel Food cake (which I have done before) and fro yo and fat free Cool Whip.  I still think it would be good.*****

Who doesn't love a nice ice cream cake?
What's your favorite Ice Cream flavor?


Unknown said...

omg that's so amazing! I am jealous of your awesomeness! I want to make an ice cream cake right this second.

Chicken said...

I had homemade ice cream cake a few weekends ago...not made by me. It was so good! A perfect summer treat!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

This is awesome! I would have never thought of this! I'm totally going to make this for my mom's Birthday!

Shana said...

That is pretty impressive. I've never tried an ice cream cake.

Jenni said...

I remember when you made one at your old place...maybe for Beezus5's birthday? So good! I didn't realize how easy it is.

MariahSmile said...

oh my! i would love a big piece of this right now! Mint Chocolate Chip is definately my fave!

Hutch said...

You know what would be easier? If you flew out to California and made this for ME. Yup, I like that much better :)

Bonnie said...

Yes, i love this cake. You made it for my birthday once and i loved it. I might try and make it for eric's bday. It is in august. He loves ice cream. Ill have to put some peanut butter stuff in it though.