Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mom's Ice Cream Cake

Growing up, my mom made us this ice-cream cake for our birthday every year. I made it for Superman this weekend for his 4th birthday and all the kids loved it! I loved it too ... I might have had it for breakfast the next day :)
Layer One:
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
½ cup butter (melted)
1/4 cup sugar
(I actually just kind of eyeball these measurements)
  • Mix and put in bottom of 9x13 pan - press down
Layer Two:

½ gallon ice cream softened (just let it sit on the counter for a while)
  • Slice ice cream in ½ in slices and place on top of crumbs. Mash it together with your fingers so its completely covered. Put this in the freezer while you make the chocolate sauce.

Layer Three:

1-1/2 cup chocolate chips
½ cup butter
1-3/4 cups powdered sugar
1 12 oz can of evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla

  • Mix above ingredients except for vanilla and cook till thick and creamy. Stir constantly.
  • This will take about 20 minutes or so over low heat.
  • Remove fom heat, let thicken, add vanilla and cool... for a WHILE. Don't want to melt the ice cream!
  • Once cooled, pour on top of the ice cream and stick it back in the freezer. This is the point where I go to bed and let it harden over night :)

Layer Four:

1 9oz tub of cool whip, refrigerated

  • Spread cool whip over chocolate layer and sprinkle with (optional) nuts and cherries. Freeze. Enjoy!
The birthday boy with the finished product!

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