Recipe courtesy of Cold Stone Creamery

Ice Cream Cake

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 3 hr
  • Yield: 1 Ice Cream Cake
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Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment:
1 baking pan in any shape (a springform pan is okay.)
  1. Cold Stone Creamery Tastemaster(TM), Ray Karam's favorite ice cream mix-ins are brownie, nuts, and fudge!
  2. "These three mix-ins add so much in terms of texture and flavor. They are great additions alone or together. The combination of brownie, nuts, and fudge somehow makes already amazing ice cream even that much better." 
  3. Ice cream cakes are a fun family activity to make at home. All you need is softened ice cream, any baking pan in any shape, and your favorite treats as the cake bottom.
  4. Temper the ice cream by allowing it to soften for 15 to 20 minutes at room temperature. Scoop the ice cream into the baking pan and fill it to 1/4-inch from the top. 
  5. Fill the last 1/4-inch of the pan with the cake bottom of your choice. Press this layer of cake bottom firmly into the ice cream. 
  6. Freeze the filled pan for a minimum of 2 hours. Remove the pan from the freezer and de-pan the ice cream cake from the mold by inverting it onto a serving board or plate that can be frozen. 
  7. Freeze the ice cream cake again for another 1/2 hour. Remove from the freezer. 
  8. Frost with the prepared whipped topping or a soft buttercream and decorate as desired. Be creative and have fun with it! 
  9. Refreeze the cake until ready to serve. Allow the cake time to temper before cutting into cake slices.

Cook’s Note

Suggestions include: crushed cookies of any kind, chopped brownies, chopped chocolate, yellow cake, chopped rice krispies treats, chocolate chips or candy pieces (be creative).

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