Never buy Ice Cream Cake again! Thank goodness for DIY recipes. My little guy was pretty specific in wanting an Ice Cream Cake for his birthday. I usually make the birthday cakes around here, so buying a birthday cake was a first for me. I knew that I could get one at the ice cream store, but I also knew how much money I would have to spend there.
I couldn’t find one ice cream cake in the two stores I looked in. So, I opened my phone up and looked to (where else?) Pinterest for help! I knew there had to be a recipe out there somewhere, and I checked a couple of them out.
I noticed that a lot of the cakes had an Oreo layer and a whipped topping layer like this one
Light bulb! I’ve been making Oreo truffles for years, so I knew I had this one covered!
And you guys, instead of $30+, I spent around $5. WooHoo!
Here’s the recipe for you:
DIY Caramel Ice Cream Cake
- 12 oz. of Oreo cookie, or similar cookie
- 8 oz. of cream cheese
- 1 quart of Caramel Sea Salt Truffle ice cream or your favorite flavor
- 8 oz. frozen whipped topping – softened
- Ice cream toppings such as, caramel and butterscotch
Extra Equipment Needed
- 9 in. spring foam pan
- wax paper
- Use a blender or food processor to chop the cookies
- Add the cream cheese and blend together until a thick paste is formed
- Spread half of the cookie mixture on the bottom of the pan
- Add a thick layer of ice cream to the cookie mixture
- Take out the rest of the cookie mixture and place it on wax paper
- Roll it out into a 9 in. circle
- Lift the wax paper up and invert it over the ice cream layer releasing the layer of cookie over the top
- Add the softened frozen whipped topping to the top and spread out
- Freeze for 4-6 hours or until frozen through
- Open the spring foam pan and remove it
- Slice and serve with ice cream sauce
- You can add another sheet of wax paper over the cookie mixture before rolling it out to avoid it sticking to your rolling pin. I do this for everything!
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~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com