Monday, May 21, 2007

Ice Cream Cake Essentials

Mike's Famous Ice Cream Cake (especially for Liz)

This is SOOOO easy that you will be shocked you've not been doing it for years! ::snort::

You can make it harder by using home made ice cream, making your own fudge sauce, cookie dough, cookies etc. I'm going to give you the EASY version.
2 1/2 gal of ice cream (your choice)
fillings (your choice)
Assemble. You're done.
OK - this is what the one above is....
Nearly 1 gal of Breyers Natural Vanilla (FG ok)
Newman O's
Hard shell (one label is FG approved - most aren't)
Take spring form pan (though you could use any pan), sprinkle bottom with crushed Newman O's (oreos). Put 1/2 gal of ice cream in pan. Layer lots of Newman O's (my favorite is actually Reece's bars), cover with hard shell (or hot fudge, butterscotch, strawberry - whatever). Cover with more ice cream (as much will fit in the pan), top with more Newman O's and hard shell.
Place in freezer overnight. Pull out about 5 minutes before you want to slice, remove the sides....there you go.
We've made this with tons of different flavors and's always good...this is the favorite with most the younger children, and is on Zander's diet, so this is one we use often. Liz, one of my favorites is chocolate ice cream, Recees and Butterfingers and hard shell in the middle....chocolate overload....but the rest of the family doesn't really like that one.


Michelle said...

Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Sounds yummy! My teens will especially love your version with the Reese's and Butterfingers. This is going on our menu for Memorial Day.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

The possibilities are simply endless. Let me know what your favorite ends up being. LOL

Jen said...

DeEtta, have you tried Newman's peanutbutter cups? Or Walmart's Great Value Pb cups? They would actually be better than Newmans because they ARE on the list and they are cheaper.They come in a purple bag hanging with the jelly beans and such. Of course that would mean actually entering Walmart! LOL. I know they are at other places under other names, but I can't remember.

Diann said...

Thanks for the recipe. I can't wait to have the time to try it!

JenBin said...

YUM! I think I'll not print this one. Guaranteed to sabotage my diet!!

Cynthia said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I was hoping you would!

Kristine said...

With many thanks to De'Etta, I made this for my dd's bday last year. I've posted this here before, but just in case you missed it (LOL)--Holly's made recent requests for this cake again for her birthday--which isn't until October. I can't remember what two flavors or fillings she chose.

It makes a TON of cake. If you are having a smaller group, you don't have to use the two half gallons. :)

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Hmmmm....Jen...I've not tried it. I've looked and looked for a "healthier" Butterfinger too and can't find them. LOL

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Kristine - LOL glad you all like it at your house.....yes...adjust the amounts for your family size. We make the 9 in springform....and we eat it all - but we eat ice cream once a week and it's a big treat to eat as much as they want.....there are 11 of us and we have no trouble finishing it off.....and on Mother's Day the 9 of us finished one just fine too. ::snort::

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Jen - I bet you could make it WW points.....somehow. LOL