Does summer make you want to eat ice cream? Like all the time? I’ve been having a bowl of it every night after the kids are in bed. Shhh…don’t tell!
For my 8 year old’s birthday he wanted an ice cream cake. I used the same recipe that I did in this Peanut Butter ice cream cake, I just used different flavors of ice cream this time. Today I give you a wonderful, yummy, easy mint chocolate chip ice cream cake recipe:
But….even better than that I am going to show off a whole BUNCH of summer recipes that you can make to go WITH the ice cream cake to create a whole summer dinner. Each recipe is at a different blog-think of it as a progressive dinner if you will.
Enter the giveaway down below. Here’s my recipe for you.
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake Recipe:
- 2 1/2 gallon tubs of ice cream-I used chocolate for the bottom and mint chocolate chip for the top
- 1 package of Chocolate cookies-I used Grasshoppers to enhance the minty flavor of the cake
- 1 Jar of Hot Fudge-you can use store bought hot fudge or you can use this amazing recipe here. Just make sure to make it ahead of time.
You’ll also need foil and 2 round cake pans.
First thing, pull your ice cream out of the freezer and set it out to thaw a little while you make the rest of this cake.
Take your cookies and toss them in a bag and beat them with a rolling pin till they are crushed.
Line your 2 round cake pans with foil:
And poor the cookies into the bottom-half in each.
Then poor the warmed up hot fudge on top:
And gently spread it around:
Now scoop your ice cream on top. Use one tub per cake pan-use the whole thing and spread it around until it is smooth:
Stack one on top of the other and then top it with more hot fudge, mini chocolate chips, or cookie crumbs.
I was going to show you a lovely picture of a slice of this cake but when I went to get it I found large bites taken out of it and little finger prints on the freezer door….
I guess at least you know that it is taste tested and approved by my kiddos.
Now for the Giveaway!
First, KitchenAid is giving away a great product. It’s a 5 speed hand blender. Yes, I would love one of these. LOVE one of these. Would you? Learn more about it here. Also, did you know that KitchenAid has a new blog? Check it out! The Kitchenthusiast.
Next up, one of my all time favorite stores, World Market, is giving away a $200 gift card. Oh man-I could do some damage at that store with $200!
And next Woot Froot is excited to bring you the ease and convenience of fresh cut peaches and nectarines just in time for summer. Perfect for summer snacking, dishes and drinks – like peach margaritas. Be sure to register to win this Margaritaville Margarita Maker and get the party started. A $200 value. Now I don’t drink so let me just clarify that this machine can also make amazing fruit drinks for us non drinkers.
Sooo, that’s a prize pack valued at $550. And YOU could be the big winner. But only if you enter.