This past weekend was my step son’s birthday! In keeping with what has become tradition, he requested an ice cream cake. So I went to the grocery store and went to the ice cream cake freezer. When I got there and started to look over the selection, I have to say what came to my mind was “Boring”, “Overpriced”. These cakes were so generic. The only options were chocolate and vanilla ice cream with cookie crunch middle. I suddenly was anti ice cream cake, but there was no way I could NOT have one for my step son’s birthday. It simply would not do. So, I got the idea that maybe I would attempt to make my own ice cream cake. I figured it couldn’t be that hard and figured I could add my own little flair to it, as well as customize the flavors. So I took the chance and got 2 gallons of ice cream, hot fudge and some Oreos. I then headed home to bring my idea to life!
- 2 gallons of ice cream (Make sure to get 2 different flavors. Preferably 2 different flavors that taste well together)
- 2 Jars of Hot Fudge
- 1 Package of regular Oreos
- Glass Baking Dish 8×12
- Mixing Bowl
- Plastic 1 gallon Ziploc bag
- Mixing Spoon
- Take out your 2 gallons of ice cream and let them soften on the counter. (You do NOT want them to melt but you want them soft enough that you can easily work it into the shape you want).
- Take your package of Oreos, and empty them into the 1 gallon zip lock bag and seal the top shut. (Make sure to remove the air)
- Using the back of a spoon, (or a hammer if you really want) crush up the Oreo Cookies into crumbs.
- Set aside
- Next take your 2 jars of hot fudge and dump them out into your mixing bowl.
- Place the bowl inside of the microwave and heat up the hot fudge. (Everyone’s time setting will be different depending on their microwave settings and bowl that they are using).
- Once the hot fudge is warm, pour the Oreo cookie crumbs into the mixture and mix it thoroughly.
- Put it aside to cool slightly. Don’t let it fully cool though. You will need to be able to spread it later on.
- Next, take a gallon of ice cream and scoop it out on to the bottom of the glass backing dish.
- Using a spatula or the back of a spoon, spread the ice cream along the bottom of the dish. Make sure it is evenly spread and pushed into all the corners. This is layer #1.
- Next, take your Oreo cookie and fudge mixture and pour it out onto the first layer of ice cream.
- Using a spatula or the back of a spoon, spread it evenly into the dish. (Please note: It is okay if the bottom layer of ice cream melts a little).
- Next, take your remaining gallon of ice cream and evenly spread it out on top of the fudge & Oreo mixture.
- Cover the ice cream cake and put into the freeze so that it can harden up. (This may take a few hours).
- Once this cake has solidified decorate the top and serve!
Things to note:
- The fudge cookie crunch layer does NOT stay goopy. It will harden up a bit in the freezer. It won’t break your teeth don’t worry.
- The ice cream will be a little runny when you first introduce the warmed fudge mixture. This will harden up after being in the freezer a few hours.