Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dad's Birthday + DIY Ice Cream Cake

This last weekend we celebrated my Dad's birthday - invited friends over, grilled burgers, enjoyed a lot of guy talk & girl talk, and had ice cream cake... it was a good day!


Appetizers
Christina's Pumpkin Dip - seriously amazing & a great hit!
Whole peanuts
Mini Cupcakes
Grilled sausage - not pictured


When planning my Dad's birthday and asking what type of cake he wanted, He requested an ice cream cake.  Instead of picking one up from the store, I decided to try my hand at making it myself.  I'm so glad I did because it was fun to make & such a hit with everyone!

DiY Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Cake


Chocolate Magic Shell // 1 boxed cake mix // Family Size Oreo's // 1 gal Ice Cream - not pictured // Cool Whip 16 oz - not pictured // Sprinkles

I found the original recipe on Pinterest and added the cake layer.


Layers 1 & 2 - Cake & Ice Cream!
I used a 9" spring form pan to bake my cake - following the boxed directions & used about half of the batter.  Be sure to spray your pan generously to ensure it doesn't stick.  Once the cake is cooled, transfer it to your desired platter, removing the bottom of the pan {& make sure it will fit in your freezer!}  Place the spring form back around the cake, on the platter - you'll use this as your mold for the ice cream.  Once you have the cake set, mix about 1/3 of the ice cream in a separate bowl to make it "stick" together then spread it over the cake as your 2nd layer.  Place platter in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Layer 3 - Oreo crunch!
I followed this tutorial for general directions.  I used my Ninja for the first time (wedding gift) & it is awesome!  The original directions suggest to use two whole rows of Oreos in the food chopper.  If you want more of a chunky/cookie texture in this layer, save 15 (yes I counted) cookies, place them in a baggie & break them up with your hands & mix in together with the Oreo crumbs.

Pour in & mix the magic shell in well.
Then add the Oreo mix to your cake & freeze for 30 minutes.


Layer 4 - Ice cream!
Add the remaining amount of ice cream as the top layer & freeze for at least 30 - 60 minutes.  Now, you'll need to remove the spring form.  Release the spring & run a butter knife under warm water.  Begin separating the cake from the form with the butter knife & it should begin to release more as you go.  Once you remove the spring form, your cake should look something like this...

Ice your cake - Cool Whip!
You'll want to start moving a little faster at this point as your ice cream may begin to melt soon.  Apply the Cool Whip as you would icing to a regular cake & add sprinkles to top it off!  Freeze for at least 1 more hour & it's ready to serve!  Enjoy!




This was such a fun and easy cake to make!  I hope you enjoy it just as much as we did!  My brother has already put in his request for one next year - I'll grant him his wish.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Have you ever made and ice cream cake?


2 comments:

  1. The ice cream cake looks amazing!!! Looks like your Dad had a great bday!

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  2. I've never made ice cream cake, but my MIL loves it, so I might just have to try this one out. Looks yummy!

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