This is the tale of a cake that combines simplicity, affordability, and scrumptiousness. The Easiest, Best Ice Cream Cake Ever is a recipe that has become a family favorite. It originated from my oldest son’s aversion to traditional cake, but it has since won over the hearts and taste buds of our entire clan. If you’re a fan of cookies and cream desserts, get ready to be amazed.
A Unique Twist
My oldest son, despite being my own flesh and blood, doesn’t like cake. It’s a mystery to me how this is possible, but I’ve decided to overlook this peculiarity. However, when his birthday arrives, I always strive to create something special and out of the ordinary. In previous years, I would prepare his favorite dessert, Zebra Pie. But a few years ago, he surprised me by requesting an ice cream cake. I was thrilled to try something new for him.
A Recipe of Experimentation
Having never made a homemade ice cream cake before, I set out to create a masterpiece. I improvised, using a cookie crust, a layer of ice cream, whipped topping, and cookie crumbs. To my delight, it turned out to be a huge hit. As the whole family and the children at his party indulged in its deliciousness, the room echoed with sounds of approval.
Not only did everyone love it, but I also discovered that it is incredibly affordable to make. With a total cost of around $5, it’s a budget-friendly dessert that doesn’t compromise on taste. I purchased the ingredients at ALDI, where the ice cream, cookies, whipped topping, and butter came to a mere $4.75. Even if you opt for brand-name ingredients, you’ll still spend less than $10. Such a fantastic deal for a treat that takes minutes to assemble.
A Forever Favorite
One bite was all it took for me to realize that this cake was an absolute winner. Since that first attempt, my son has requested it every year for his birthday. Now, even my other children have joined in on the ice cream cake tradition. Its remarkable ease of preparation (less than 30 minutes!) has made it the go-to dessert for our family celebrations. Decorative extravagance has been set aside in favor of this delectable delight.
FAQs about the Easiest, Best Ice Cream Cake Ever
Does the choice of cookies and ice cream matter?
Not at all! For the crust, I used store-bought sandwich cookies—half vanilla and half chocolate. As for the ice cream, I went with cookies and cream, my son’s all-time favorite flavor. However, feel free to experiment with different cookie and ice cream combinations. Mint sandwich cookies with mint chocolate chip ice cream or vanilla sandwich cookies with cookie dough ice cream are just a couple of possibilities.
Can I make this dessert ahead of time?
Absolutely! That’s one of the many reasons why this cake is the easiest and best ice cream cake ever. I recommend using a glass 9×13 dish with a plastic lid. With the lid securely in place, you can prepare the cake up to five days in advance. Leftovers, if you’re lucky enough to have any, will last three to five days in the freezer. For added protection against freezer burn, cover the exposed edges with plastic wrap.
Do I need any special equipment?
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A food processor (I recommend the Ninja Food Processor) to crush the cookies.
- A 9×13 pan (glass is best) with a lid that can be placed in the freezer.
- An ice cream scoop (or you can slice the ice cream into one-inch sections) for easy handling.
So why wait? Treat yourself and your loved ones to the Easiest, Best Ice Cream Cake Ever. With its effortless preparation, affordability, and heavenly taste, it’s the perfect dessert for any occasion.