July 10, 2024, 3:26 PM IST

Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Wanda D. Bell

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1. Prepare the Pan 

Line a springform pan with plastic wrap, leaving some overhang for easy removal later. 

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2. Create the Crust 

Crush chocolate cookies or graham crackers into fine crumbs. Mix with melted butter and press into the bottom of the pan to form an even layer. Freeze for about 15 minutes to set. 

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3. Layer the Ice Cream 

Allow the first flavor of ice cream to soften slightly at room temperature. Spread an even layer over the crust. Freeze for about 30 minutes until firm. 

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4. Add Toppings 

Sprinkle a layer of crushed cookies, candies, or nuts over the ice cream layer. Drizzle with caramel or chocolate sauce if desired. Freeze again for 15 minutes. 

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5. Repeat Layers 

Repeat the ice cream layer and topping process with a second flavor of ice cream. Spread evenly and freeze until firm, about 1-2 hours. 

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6. Final Layer and Freeze 

Add a final layer of softened ice cream, smoothing the top with a spatula. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze the entire cake for at least 4 hours or overnight. 

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7. Serve 

Remove the cake from the pan using the plastic wrap overhang. Transfer to a serving plate, let it sit for a few minutes to soften slightly, and then slice and serve. Decorate with whipped cream, sprinkles, or additional toppings if desired. 

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