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Video:Ice Cream Cake Recipe

with Gretchen Siegchrist

Celebrate a birthday or anniversary with a homemade ice cream cake. Watch how to make this delectable dessert and buttery cookie crust from an easy recipe - you'll never need to run to the store for an ice cream cake again!See Transcript

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Transcript:Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Hi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food, and I am going to show you how to make a homemade ice cream cake. This is a delicious dessert, and it is really simple to make.

Ice Cream Cake Recipe Ingredients

For this recipe, you will need:
  • 1 package Oreo cookies
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 gallon of your favorite flavor of ice cream (I am using mint chocolate chip)
  • whipped cream
You will also need a springform pan, which can be purchased at any cooking store. These pans are great because you can remove the sides and get the cake out easily.

Prepare the Cookies and Ice Cream

Begin by putting the ice cream in the refrigerator to let it soften.

Set aside about 12 cookies for decorating the cake, and place the rest in a large Ziploc bag. Using a rolling pin, crush the cookies into fine crumbs.

Make the Cookie Crust

Pour the crumbs into a bowl and mix them with the melted butter. Now we will press this mixture into the bottom of the pan, and place it in the freezer for 10 minutes or so to let it harden.

Stir the Ice Cream

When the ice cream is soft, remove it from the refrigerator and scoop it into a large bowl. Give it a good stir so it is all a uniform consistency.

Combine the Ice Cream and Cookie Crust

Place the ice cream in the pan over the cookie crust. Then, cover it with aluminum foil and return it to the freezer. Leave it in the freezer for about four hours or so to let it harden.

Remove the Cake From the Pan

Take the cake out of the freezer, and remove the aluminum foil. Run a knife along the edge of the pan so that the ice cream does not stick when you take it out.

Release the latch on the springform pan and remove the sides. Place the cake on a cutting board or a large plate so that it will be easy to move after it is covered with whipped cream.

Top With Whipped Cream and Cookies

Coat the top and the sides of the cake with whipped cream, and then use the remaining cookies to decorate it.

I am going to split apart the Oreos and place these halves around the side of the cake. Then I will put one whole cookie in the center on the top of the cake, and crush the remaining cookies and sprinkle their crumbs on the top.

Freeze Then Serve the Ice Cream Cake

Return the cake to the freezer for another three or four hours until it hardens. You will want to soften the cake in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes before serving so that it will be easier to cut. Enjoy.

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