Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Mom's Day, 2009. My mother decided that she wanted an ice cream cake. Sure, I could have run to the local Coldstone's or Baskin Robins. But no, I took it as a challenge to make my own.

Plus I figured it would have been less expense to make on then to buy one.

So I found a recipe via my iphone (gotta love it!). Kaitlin and I went to the store to get the goods. Then we went to work.

The Cast...
Pressing the crust...
Freezing the first layer...
Apparently I didn't get the "using a fork" memo. So the melted chocolate ended up a little globby. Still tasted good.
Who did that to poor Kaitlin?!?
Speaking of iphone. Chris and his pocket god app. Check out the upgrade, there's a dinosaur now!
Kaitlin like it so much that she licked her plate.
The rest of us just scraped it clean.
1 - 16 oz. package chocolate sandwich cookies
3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 quart mint chocolate chip ice cream
1 quart cookies and cream ice cream
1 - 10 oz. package mint chocolate chips

  1. Finely grind cookies in processor. Blend in melted butter. Press crumb mixture evenly onto bottom and 2 1/4" up sides of 9x2 3/4" spring-form pan. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, soften mint ice cream slightly, about 2 minutes in microwave set on medium-low or in refrigerator.
  3. Spread mint ice cream evenly in chilled crust. Freeze until set but not solid, about 1 hour.
  4. Soften cookies and cream ice cream. Spread evenly over mint ice cream in pan. Freeze at least 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Melt chocolate chips in top of double boiler over simmering water, stirring until smooth. Using fork, lightly drizzle some chocolate back and forth over cake, creating design.
  6. Release sides of pan. Cut cake into wedges. Serve, passing remaining melted chocolate chips separately as sauce.
Recipe from Bon Appetit, September 1992.
Chef's Notes:
  • We tried to cut back some. So we used reduced fat oreos, and half fat slow churned ice creams.
  • Since we couldn't find mint chocolate chips, we used regular chips and added mint extract to taste.
  • Also, some reviews said that they added a fudge layer between the ice cream. So we did too!

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