Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Layered Ice Cream Cake

Just so you know, this dessert takes a couple days to put together so please plan accordingly.


Layered Ice Cream Cake

Recipe from some magazine that I don't remember now

15 chocolate and cream sandwich cookies (such as Oreo)
1 tablespoon milk
8 to 9 ice cream sandwiches, depending on size
3 pints of your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt flavors
1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

1.  Coat bottom and side of a 9 or 10-inch round springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line side with waxed paper, using spray to help adhere to pan. Trim paper to height of pan.  Finely crush 12 of the cookies in a food processor. Add milk; pulse just until mixture holds together. Set aside.  
Since they're crushed up, I just used generic sandwich cookies

2.  Unwrap 4 ice cream sandwiches. Working quickly, cut each in quarters. Stack strips of sandwiches on end, packing them snugly together, around waxed-paper-lined pan. Repeat with remaining sandwiches to form a stand-up edge. Spoon cookie crumbs into center of pan; press firmly over bottom. Freeze at least 1 hour.  

I think it's the ice cream sandwiches that make this look so cool!

3.  Remove all 3 flavors of ice cream or frozen yogurt from freezer and let soften for 15 minutes at room temperature. Transfer each to small bowls and stir until good but firm spreading consistency.  Remove pan from freezer. Spread each flavor out in an even layer in whichever order sounds tasty to you. Top with thawed whipped topping, swirling top decoratively. Crush remaining 3 sandwich cookies and sprinkle over cake. Return to freezer; freeze overnight.

4.  To serve, remove side of pan, then waxed paper. Cut into wedges. 
I want a spoon RIGHT NOW

When you cut into this, you can see all the pretty layers of the different ice creams and whipped cream.  It's a Frozen Dessert Lover's idea of heaven!
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