Recipe of the Day

Ice cream and cake… What could be better?!? So today we chose a combination of the two- Homemade Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake– as the recipe of the day!

Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 quarts Chocolate Ice Cream, freshly churned or softened
  • 1 recipe Hot Fudge Sauce, prepared and cooled
  • 24 Oreo Cookies, finely chopped
  • 2 quarts Vanilla Ice Cream, freshly churned or softened

Whipped Cream Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 4 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Directions:

  1. Lightly butter a 9-inch springform pan.
  2. Spread the chocolate ice cream into an even layer in  the bottom of the springform pan. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes. Spread the hot fudge sauce over the chocolate ice cream (if it had been chilled, you’ll need to rewarm briefly), then sprinkle the chopped Oreo cookies, pressing lightly so that they adhere to the hot fudge. Return to the freezer for at least 3o minutes. Lastly, dollop the vanilla ice cream over the chopped Oreos and gently spread into an even layer. Freeze for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
  3. At least 1 hour ( and no more than 12 hours) before serving, unmold the cake. To release the cake from the pan, invert the cake onto a plate or cardboard round the same size and wrap a hot kitchen towel around the cake pan, keeping it there for 3o seconds, or until the cake loosens, and slide the pan off. Remove the bottom of pan. Top with a serving plate and turn the cake right side up. Return to the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
  4. While the cake is in the freezer, make the whipped cream. Combine the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the whisk attachment, whip on medium-high speed until the cream is light and fluffy and holds a medium to firm peak, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Spread the whipped cream on the cake, working quickly so the ice cream doesn’t melt. (If it gets soft, just pop if back into the freezer for 5 minutes.) Decorate how desired.
  6. Remove the cake from the freezer 5 minutes before serving to soften it slightly. A hot, dry knife will yield the cleanest cuts. Dip your knife in a glass of hot water, wipe it clean with a towel, and cut a slice. Repeat between every slice.
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