Back in high school I worked at Dairy Queen. During the summer when I got home from work I found myself craving even more ice cream even though I ate plenty at work. I still really love ice cream. Of course it’s great at all seasons but ice cream in the summer is essential.
So how about an nice ice cream cake? My mother in law is world famous (ok, ok, maybe just famous in our family) for these cakes. I made my first one for my son’s birthday this month.
Going back to my previously mentioned addiction to chocolate and peanut butter, (Reese’s cupcakes, Reese’s cookies…) now I give you Chocolate and Peanut Butter Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake:
It’s an easy summer treat that anyone can make. And, you can make it in ANY flavor you prefer.
What You Need:
2 tubs of ice cream-any flavor you want (mint would be really good too!)
1 package of cookies-again, any flavor you want
Hot Fudge (I used this homemade recipe but you can use store bought if you prefer)
Candy to top it (optional)
Make your hot fudge ahead of time if you are going to make the homemade kind. I recommend the homemade kind. It is REALLY good!
On a side note, can I just tell you that this is the world’s best ice cream. I was introduced to it about a year ago by my brother when I was in the hospital to have a baby. The baby had to stay in the NICU for 2 weeks, so to get my through those middle of the night drives to the hospital…I ate a lot of this:
OK, anyway, back to the cake. With your foil lined pans ready, smash your cookies into crumbs:
Pour them into the bottom of your pans and then drizzle hot fudge on top of that:
And spread it around:
Next, use an ice cream scoop to put ice cream on top of that. I used the whole tub.
Then spread it around until it is smooth.
Now you can easily pop the whole thing out of the pan and peel the foil off: Put it on a cake stand or something, but remember, you need to be able to get it back in your freezer.
Stack one layer of the cake on top of the other and top with something fun and fancy. In my case I used Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups chopped up and more hot fudge drizzled on.
And you’re done. Yummy and easy! I think I will try mint and chocolate next.
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