Have The Best Of Two World With Delicious Ice Cream Cake

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Ice cream cake is perfect for any birthday, young or old, but it can sometimes be hard to track one down. Instead of looking high and low, why not make a personalized one right at home? There are more ways to make ice cream cake than colors in the rainbow, but here is just a sample of what you can do to get started. Once you know what you are doing, you can start incorporating more elements (brownies, cookies, candies) and get fancy with the design of your finished cake (shape your cake or stack it ten layers high)!

Ingredients:

  • 15 Oreo cookies
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 8 -9 ice cream sandwiches, depending on size
  • 1 pint mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • 1 pint vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1 pint strawberry ice cream or 1 pint frozen yogurt
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

Method:

  • Coat bottom and side of a 9-inch round spring form 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 Oreos in a food processor. Add milk; pulse just until mixture holds together. Set aside.
  • Unwrap 4 ice cream sandwiches. Working quickly, cut each in quarters (cut once horizontally, once vertically). Stack strips of sandwiches on end, packing them snugly together, around wax-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 1 hour.
  • Remove all 3 flavors of ice cream or frozen yogurt from freezer and let soften for 15 minutes at room temperature. Transfer mint ice cream to a small bowl and stir until good but firm spreading consistency. Repeat with vanilla and strawberry. Remove pan from freezer.
  • Spread mint ice cream on bottom, then top with vanilla and strawberry, spreading all layers at level. Top with thawed whipped topping, swirling top decoratively. Crush remaining 3 Oreos and sprinkle over cake. Return to freezer; freeze overnight.
  • To serve, remove side of pan, then waxed paper. Cut into wedges.

 

Source: food.com

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