I contemplated either buying a cake or making one for my son's kids party this past weekend.
I thought about all the different cakes I could make. I knew that it had to include chocolate because Mateo (and not to mention me) love chocolate. ♥
I had never made an ice cream cake before and thought that it would be a hit for the party. I mean, really, what kid does not like ice cream? :)
I came across this recipe for Oreo Ice Cream Cake and added it to my "Sweet Treats" pinterest board. It includes a how-to instructional video. Fabulous!
I watched the video and thought, "That looks really fun and easy to make. I'm going to give it a go". With the help of my trusty assistant, Mateo (who insisted on helping me make his cake), we went to work.
I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I just added the things that I thought would be a good combination.
This was the resulting cake. I wish I had taken step-by-step pictures, but I was pressed for time.
And this is how the inside looked. I love the Oreo lined bottom and side and the crushed oreos mixed in with the ice cream. This ice cream cake was seriously good! I will definitely be making it again! :)
Oreo Ice Cream Cake
Ingredients (only 3 ingredients!)
1.66L of cookies and cream ice cream
1/2 cup chocolate fudge sauce
1 large bag of Oreo Cookies
Let the cookies and cream ice cream thaw until it is soft and workable.
Line a 9" springform pan with plastic wrap (this will help with getting the cake out easy peasy). Line the sides of the springform pan with an upright Oreo until the sides are completely Oreo covered. Next separate some of the Oreos top from bottom and place them cookie side down (not cream filling side) until the bottom of the spring form pan is covered.
With the rest of the Oreos, place them in a bag and smash them up with a rolling pin or use the flat side of the meat tenderizer. (Mateo loved doing this part). :) Don't crush them too fine, as it is good to have larger chunks mixed in with the ice cream.
Put the soft ice cream into a large bowl. Add about 3/4 of the crushed Oreos and 1/2 cup of the chocolate fudge sauce. Mix until everything is well blended.
Next pour the ice cream mixture into the awaiting Oreo crust in the springform pan and then top with the remaining crushed Oreos. Cover the cake with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for a few hours or overnight (that's what I did).
Make sure that you take the cake out about 10 minutes before you are ready to serve it so that it will be easier to cut. When everyone has their piece, cover the remaining cake with plastic wrap and put in the freezer so it doesn't melt all over your counter top into a milkshake mess. :) And now you have yourself a midnight snack. :)