Ice Cream Cake
Want to make a fun, easy dessert this weekend? Nothing says summer like a delicious ice cream cake! I love this cake because there are endless flavor combinations and it is so easy to make. It starts with a simple graham cracker crust that is then topped with layers of ice cream and your choice of filling, I used peanut butter and caramel sauce. The cake is topped off with a chocolate magic shell which is optional but highly recommended.
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 2 pints brownie ice cream, softened
- 2 pints French vanilla ice cream, softened
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
- 1 cup caramel sauce
- 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Line a 9×9 inch cake pan with parchment paper allowing it to come up the sides.
In a small bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and butter together until combined.
Press the mixture into the pan to create the crust.
Scoop the softened brownie ice cream onto the crust and gently spread evenly.
Microwave the peanut butter and caramel sauce together just until softened, about 30 seconds.
Drizzle the peanut butter and caramel sauce evenly over the ice cream.
Top with the vanilla ice cream and spread evenly, cover and freeze for 4 hours.
For the magic shell, microwave the chopped chocolate and coconut oil together until melted and smooth, about 1 minute. Let the chocolate cool for 5 minutes.
Remove cake from freezer, pull the cake out of the pan by pulling up on the parchment paper, remove paper and place cake on a platter.
Pour the melted chocolate over the cake and quickly spread evenly before it sets up.
Place cake back in the freezer until you’re ready to serve.
Remove the cake from the freezer about 10 minutes before you’re ready to slice and serve.
Use any flavor of ice cream you want and get creative with the filling. You can use fudge sauce, almond butter, crushed Oreos, chopped candy bars, nuts, fruit, marshmallow sauce…The options are endless. You can also use crushed chocolate wafers or Oreos for the crust instead of graham crackers. Have fun with it!