Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: No-bake ice cream cake

Monday, June 25, 2007

Cooking with Kelly: No-bake ice cream cake

On Sunday, my boss was nice enough to invite me over to his family's weekly dinner. While I was assured there was nothing I needed to bring, I feel naked walking into a get together with nothing in hand. With the Irish, food is love, so we must distribute it at every turn.

Since the temperature was hovering somewhere between 107 degrees Fahrenheit and blazing, I decided first thing I would not be cooking. I get a couple of food-related magazines and one that I like is Food and Family. The free publication is put together by Kraft in order to show people how to use their products.

I usually go with the off brands of their products, but it's great for starting ideas at least. I found this beautiful-looking ice cream cake that simply required layering. They call it an Oreo Fudge Ice Cream Cake and the recipe is here.

Essentially, you need ice cream bars, whipped frozen topping, oreos, hot fudge Sunday topping and chocolate pudding. Mix a cup of the topping with a 1/2 cup of the hot fudge, warmed of course, then stir in the pudding packet. Add eight crushed oreos. Then, start with a bed of four ice cream sandwiches lined up together on a big sheet of foil. Top with half of the chocolate mixture, then repeat, using 12 ice cream sandwiches to make a little tower of yummyness. Finally, top the whole thing off with more whipped topping, wrap it loosely with the foil and stick it in the freezer for a few hours.

I didn't let mine set in the freezer long enough and the drive out to the party nearly turned it to mush. This cake couldn't win a beauty contest, but it was really quite tasty. The picture up top is the magazine's rendering of what the cake should look like. The one lower is mine.

I was nervous with my dessert standing up to such great food off the grill, but it appeared to be well received. I would definitely make it again -- super easy to make and simply clean up.

1 comment:

WokandSpoon said...

The ice-cream cake looks really tasty! I'd eat it melted or not!