Thursday, October 27, 2011
ice cream birthday cake
I love the simplicity of this cake. Not a cake really, but delicious ice cream in a cookie crust. Super yum and so easy to make.
I got the original inspiration over at Momfilter (I am loving that site, by the way). I did mine just slightly differently than described. I took a package of "Joe-Joe's" (the Trader Joe's version of Oreos) and smashed two rows of them in the food processor. I combined the finely smashed crumbs with a stick of melted butter and pressed the mixture into a springform pan and baked for 10 mins (350F).
After the crust cooled, Rainer and I spread in softened chocolate ice cream (the really good super-premium stuff from Trader Joe's) and sprinkled over broken Joe-Joe's. I let that set in the freezer for awhile, then we spread over softened vanilla ice cream and put it back in the freezer. That's it! I let it soften a bit before I cut into it, but it was still super hard to cut through that crust, though. But worth it. I loved this cake.
Thanks so much to everyone for weighing in on my birthday post. It sounds like a lot of us are on the same page. I'll be answering your questions about Halloween soon, in a post this weekend. Happy almost-weekend to all!