Friday, February 24, 2012

Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cake

I love dessert.  I especially love ice cream.  In found an amazing recipe on Pinterest for "Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cake" posted originally by Peppermint Plum.  It is basically the most delicious looking cake ever - It looks like it was originally made with mint chocolate chip ice cream - I decided on my first try to go with Vanilla since I'm not a huge mint fan.  I will walk you through the particulars and how I did it....

What you need

1 half gallon of ice cream (I think they're actually 1.5 quarts)
1 package Oreo cookies
1 family sized brownie mix
1 jar hot fudge (the think delicious kind, Smuckers is great)

The Method

In a spring-form pan, bake the brownies for about 20 minutes.  I used an 8" pan, and would recommend 25 minutes instead (NOTE:  I put a piece of foil over the base of the pan so that when I take the form off, I can pull the foil off of the base and not cut on the base).

Cool completely and once done, line the Oreos around the edge of the pan, pressing them into the brownie a bit.  This will help them stay vertical.

Spread half of the softened ice cream into the brownie, making sure that it keeps the brownies in place.

Crush up all of the remaining Oreos and put half of them over the ice cream.  Top that with the hot fudge sauce.  Spread out the fudge as best as you can.  I bought Smuckers fudge that comes in a squeeze bottle, but would recommend buying the kind that comes in the jar - it's much easier to scoop out rather than squeezing it out of the bottle.

Put the rest of the ice cream on top of the cookies and fudge, and add the rest of the crushed cookies onto the top.  Here's where using a spring-form pan bigger than 8" will come in handy - the 8" was almost just too small...It was practically overflowing.

Put back into the freezer and freeze for at least 4-6 hours, or overnight.  Be gentle removing the spring form!

Cut and ENJOY!!!

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