Sunday, January 18, 2009
Easy Ice Cream Cake
I got this recipe from an old coworker of mine named Teri. It is really easy and yummy--a great summer dessert--and much less expensive than buying an ice cream cake. I think it tastes just as good as a store-bought one (if not better!).
1 package Oreo cookies
1 stick butter
1 container of cookies n' cream ice cream, softened
1 container of Cool Whip
Break Oreos into small pieces (you could probably use a food processor but I just put the cookies in a large mixing bowl and used the bottom of a glass cup to break them. I think bigger chunks work better than a powder). Take out some (1/2 to 1 cup depending on how much you want on top) for sprinkling on the cake when finished. Melt butter and mix with remaining crushed Oreos. Press into a 9 x13 pan. Put in freezer for a few minutes to set. Remove from freezer and spread softened ice cream over crust. Spread Cool Whip over ice cream. Sprinkle the Oreos you set aside over top of cake. Store in freezer until ready to serve.
I have made half-and-half cakes before--put cookies n' cream on half and another type of ice cream on the other. You could also use another type of cookie (like a peanut butter cookie) with whatever ice cream you wanted.