How you doin’? Are you feeling lonely or depressed? Has your party pooped out? Do you find that you are talking to yourself? Be careful, people are stressing out from this pandemic and its effects on our “normal” way of life.
I was talking about this with the microwave and toaster while drinking iced tea this morning and we all agreed that things are pretty bad. I didn't mention anything to the washing machine as she puts a different spin on everything, and certainly not to the fridge as he is acting cold and distant. The vacuum was very unsympathetic... told me to just suck it up, but the fan was more optimistic and hoped it would all soon blow over soon. The toilet looked a bit flushed when I asked its opinion and the doorknob told me to get a grip. The front door said I was becoming unhinged and so the curtains told me to—yes, you guessed it--pull myself together. In the end the iron straightened me out telling me that everything will be fine, no situation is too de-pressing—just eat ice cream.
The only thing that could cure what ails me would be some ice cream. I can eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For “fancy” brunch last week I had my Chex with a scoop of vanilla ice cream—no milk. At lunch I had a scoop of chocolate ice cream over a grilled peach half and I finished off dinner it with a slice of Ice Cream Cake. Yes, I love ice cream that much—but it’s got to be the good stuff—rich and creamy with very little air (overrun) whipped into it. So, let’s discuss ice cream cakes. Do you have a few hours?
Here, you are only constrained by your own creativity—it’s very had to make a mistake. There are lots of different methods, sizes, layers and shapes of ice cream cakes. I tried to make this recipe as easy as pie. You’ll find while I listed some specific ingredients, you don’t need to follow my lead, just assemble according to the instructions.
I do promise you this Homemade Ice Cream Cake recipe is better than BR or Carvel or any other store-bought cakes. This is the ultimate dessert. I guarantee it or double your money back!
Prep time: 1-1/2 hours
Freezing time: 15-24 hours
Yield: 8 to 10 servings
1 boxed cake mix, fully baked and frozen (yes, store bought, unless you are feeling particularly ambitious)
1-1/2 quarts vanilla ice cream
1-1/2 quarts chocolate ice cream
3/4 cup hot fudge sauce
12 Oreo Thins, crumbled
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Decorative jimmies, sprinkles, sparkles or other decorations for topping
Chef Secret: It’s okay to assemble the cake first, freeze again as you go and then finish frosting and decorating before serving.
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