Sunday, August 26, 2012

Oreo Ice Cream Cake


Dear Girls -


oreo cake ingredientsIf you're looking for a super easy, quasi-impressive, really delicious dessert to make with your brood, check this out!  Ice cream cake is great always but it's especially great in the summer.  We decided to make an ice cream cake for Mrs. Gosling and her family to welcome munchkin number four! 

This dessert involves more assembly than baking.  Here is what you will need:
  • 1/2 cup  hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed
  • 1 large tub  Whipped Topping, thawed, divided (the original recipe says to get a small tub but I think it's better to go big and have some left over rather than be short).
  • 1 pkg.  (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  •  OREO Cookies, chopped (about 1 cup) * Ours were more ground than chopped.  Still good.
  • 12  vanilla ice cream sandwiches

In our house we divided the tasks into Cruncher (Blondie), Mixer (Professor) and Viewer (Baby).  

My daughter counted 8 Oreos (math!) and put them in a big Ziploc bag.  Then she crunched.
Cake cruncher

Meanwhile my son mixed the 1/2 cup of fudge (more math and fine motor!) with a cup of whipped topping and dry pudding mix.  *We added a little milk to the mixture so the consistency was smoother and not as frosting-y (coining new words).
mixer
That phantom hand to the left is my husband's!  Doesn't this look like fun?

After about two minutes we added the crumbled Oreos to the mixture.

Once your mixture is ready, it's time to prepare your surface.  We covered a piece of cardboard with foil and rolled out another large piece of foil (about 24 inches).
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We used a base but you don't really need one. You just need to assemble the cake on top of foil so you can wrap it up and ultimately put it in the freezer.

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This is much better than building with Legos.
Then we started assembling.  We lined up four ice cream sandwiches side by side on the 24" piece of tin foil.  The baby supervised the activity in his role as Viewer.

Next, we started our layers.  We put half of the Oreo mixture on the ice cream sandwich row.  Then used the other half for a second layer.


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Sandwiches with half of the Oreo mixture on top.
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Future master chefs?
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This takes great skill.


Almost done.  The last step is to take your remaining whipped topping and frost the cake.  I helped frost and was pretty generous with my frosting job.  It covers up any imperfections.  I don't know why I didn't snap a pic of us frosting the cake.  Maybe I was too busy eating Oreos.  D'oh!

Finally, wrap up your cake in foil.

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Place your cake in the freezer for at least four hours.

When you're ready to eat, carefully unwrap the foil to unveil your lovely ice cream cake.

Want a slice?

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We actually made two cakes...one for us, one for Mrs. G.  That's how we roll.  Here is ours.  Delicious.



Hope you and the fam enjoyed your cake Mrs. G.

Sweetly yours,


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