November 20, 2009

Mint Ice Cream "Cake"

Don't be mad. I know I promised this a or two ago but as I was editing my pictures, my baby started throwing up and had me up all night. That's my excuse. Sorry, probably not the best started to a recipe...
Speaking of recipes, this isn't much of one, more a method. Super simple "cake" I say that because there is no cake in this, but my husband has had this every birthday since he was 10.

Mint Ice Cream "Cake"

About 25 Oreos
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1 container mint chip ice cream
Caramel topping
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Remove ice cream from freezer, set aside and let it thaw while you prepare the rest of your ingredients.


Place all but 2 or 3 of your oreos in your food processor. Pulse until small crumbs. Mix in melted butter and dump into springform pan. Press down with fingers or the bottom of a glass. Don't forget to press it into the sides of pan as well. (Note: if you use double-stuffed Oreos, you probably won't need the butter, there should be enough cream to hold the crust together).

Put about half of ice cream into spring form pan. Note: I put mine in little peices all around because if you try to spread one large ball, your crust will come with it. Smash it down and around until it is one even layer. Spread a thin layer of caramel on top of the ice cream, about 1/4 inch thick. Add remaining ice cream, the same way as you did the first layer. Cover with plastic wrap, pressing down so you don't get little ice crystals all over the top of your cake. Freeze overnight or until hardened.

Just before serving, remove cake from freezer, set aside. (This will thaw it just enough so you can cut through it.) Whip your whipping cream, sweeten if desired... and I always want more sugar, so I do. Crush remaining 2-3 cookies and place on top. Top with candels, sing, make a wish, and enjoy!


Hannah said...

i kind of want to make this tonight. it looks divine.

Miranda said...

Oh man, my husband is going to be so happy you posted this. It means I'll probably make it for him for his birthday.

Jill K said...

this looks so yummy!

Monica&Kevin said...

i need this NOW! yummm

Gourmified said...

oh good grief! This looks divine! Mint and oreos are the BEST combination for ice cream out there! YUMMM!