Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ice cream cake with a homemade touch

Since it is so unseasonably warm today, how about some ice cream cake? 

My version replaces store-bought hot fudge with decadent homemade. Yum.



30 Oreo-type cookies
1/4 cup butter
1/2 gallon ice cream, softened a bit
1 jar of hot fudge topping or homemade fudge sauce (see recipe below)
8 oz. tub of whipped cream

  1. Crush the cookies. They don't have to be a powder--just a rough crushing.
  2. Melt the 1/4 cup butter.
  3. Combine the crushed cookies with the melted butter.
  4. Press the cookie combination into a 9 x 13 freezer-safe pan.
    (reserve 1/2 cup)
  5. Spread the ice cream on top of the cookie crumb mixture.
  6. Put the fudge sauce on top of the ice cream as evenly as possible.
    (might be more like dollops)
  7. Spread the whipped cream on top of that layer.
  8. Sprinkle the reserved 1/2 cup of cookie mixture on top for decoration.
  9. Freeze a few hours until firm.
  10. Take out of the freezer about 15 minutes before serving.

Homemade fudge sauce:

4 Tablespoons cocoa
6 Tablespoons milk
1/2 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup of nuts, chopped (optional)

Bring cocoa, milk and butter to a boil.
Remove from heat and stir in the powdered sugar.

Have a bite!

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  1. Oh my goodness, this looks delicious!
    I would love to have you share this and/or any other recipe of yours at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party with a special something! There is also a pretty nice Giveaway going on this week :) Here is the link:

    Can't wait to see you there!

  2. I am wondering where you live since you said it was warm there! It doesn't really matter, I could eat icecream no matter what the weather is! This looks so good.

    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday. I look forward to seeing what you bring next week.

    By the way, I am now following your blog! Cynthia at

  3. Thanks guys!

    Cynthia: I'm in Missouri near St. Louis. It's in the 60's today yet it's the holidays. Crazy. Thanks for the follow!!

    I'm off to visit both your blogs!!

  4. This really looks terrific. It's really warm here today as well. My kind of winter:) I am hosting a giveaway on Dining With Debbie during the month of Merry, Marry Munchies. There are two giveaways, actually: (1) $50 gift certificate to my favorite jeweler, and (2) a signed copy of Kat Robinson's new book, Arkansas Pie: A Slice of the Natural State. I would love for you to enter and win one of these. Be sure to enter through rafflecopter.

  5. Your ice cream cake looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!