Thursday, September 3, 2009

I Scream For Cake

Summer, I hardly knew ye. It feels like the last three months passed in a rapid blur of rainy days, weddings, training runs and dog training, and now here we are and it's September, and tomorrow starts Labor Day weekend. It feels like this weekend is our last chance to get in a lot of those summer pleasures, like fresh lemonade and iced tea (spiked, if you please), burgers on the grill, and ice cream sandwiches. Why not have a party and serve up all of the above, with a twist?
You might not realize it, but this gorgeous ice cream cake (recipe is from Real Simple) is actually made from fresh whipped cream and stacks of delicious ice cream sandwiches. It only takes about ten minutes to prepare, so you'll have plenty of time left to cram in those other Summer pleasures before it's too late. Let me know how it goes, because this weekend we'll be - you guessed it - at another wedding.

What You'll Need:
About 2 cups fresh whipped cream
6 ice cream sandwiches
2 candy bars, or 1/2 cup chocolate chips, chopped

What You Do:

1. Line a loaf pan with a piece of wax paper or parchment, allowing the paper to hang over both long sides.
2. In the bottom of the pan, arrange 3 of the sandwiches in a single layer, cutting them to fit as necessary. Spread with half the whipped cream. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches and whipped cream.
3. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the chopped candy bar. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, at least 1 hour and up to 1 week.
4. Holding both sides of the paper overhang, lift the cake out of the pan and transfer to a platter. Discard the paper, slice the cake, and serve.

Photo Credit: Real Simple


Christine said...

I've always wanted to make one of these! I guess we'll have to wait for fall...because we too will be at another wedding this weekend!

mia said...

i want to eat this picture

Lily said...

I licked the screen.