Ice Cream Sandwich
Recipe for an Ice Cream Sandwich Cake!
I will tell you that the Ice Cream Sandwich cake itself is not a pretty sight. It isn’t a fancy looking elegant cake. It is more like… oh wow.. what a mess THAT is!
Carrie posted this on my link party a few weeks ago and I’ve been wanting to try it since then. Here is her post.
My best tips… Be prepared BEFORE you start the process. I was not. I decided to make this on a whim. My son ran to the store for me, and came back with 2 boxes of semi frozen ice cream sandwiches to start. The whipped cream was semi frozen also.
Ingredients for the Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
- 24 ice cream sandwiches (I wanted vanilla, but I know others like peanut butter or chocolate ice cream in them)
- Whipped Cream – a large tub
- 12 – 19 oz bag Candy – I used Reece Cups and crumbled them up. You could use Oreos, Butterfinger, Toffee… etc.
- Caramel syrup. – you could also use chocolate.
- Make sure your whipped cream is thawed (if it was frozen)
- Unwrap and break up your candy
- Make sure your ice cream sandwiches are unwrapped and well frozen before beginning.
- Trying to unwrap soft ice cream sandwiches, a bunch of Reece cups while you are trying to build this and things are melting…. isn’t a good recipe for success. Just sayin’.
- Layer 6 ice cream sandwiches across your cookie sheet. (You can also use a large flat platter. It gets kind of heavy, so make sure whatever you use can go in a freezer and is supportive.)
- Top it with a layer of whipped cream, sprinkle a layer of candy pieces on it and top it with some caramel. then repeat those layers. (I can’t give you exact amounts, just wing it – what looks right to you)
- I went up four layers. The top layer I did not include the caramel sauce, although I could have. I already had such a melting mess that I had to get into the freezer quick… lol
If my whipped cream had been completely thawed it would have been easier to spread.
See, I told you it isn’t pretty… Looks like a real mess! But I didn’t care, I was too excited to try it.
Now take this concoction and put it into a freezer for a couple hours.
Ours stayed in the freezer over night.
I took it out this morning, expecting it to look a little different I guess…. but it looked just the same… .but frozen solid.
Since we started it too late for the kids to have any last night … since it had to still freeze, I did what any step mother would do – I said they could have a little piece this morning! Yes, they ate their breakfast first.
I cut this piece into thirds for them.
It passed the kid test with flying colors! They loved it. What i think will be fun is that it was SO novel that I let them have a dessert in the morning (I won’t even let them have pop tarts for breakfast on a school morning) they will have really fun memories of this cake.
By the way I tried it also… and loved it. I’m not a huge fan of the DQ ice cream cakes, but I LOVED this! The sandwich part of the ice cream sandwich is such a perfect layer.
This one is going to be in our “keep” file … for sure!
I did see another version where they did it in a cake pan – lined with foil. It would have been just a double decker I’m thinking… rather than my 4 layers. I didn’t do it this way because I thought it would be hard to get out of the pan. It wasn’t until I went back (after I made mine) and looked at the recipe again to see that they had lined the pan with foil first. Duh! But the kids loved the tall 4 layer ice cream cake.