Thank Goodness For Ice Cream Cake

You know those Dairy Queen ice cream cakes with, like, rainbow clowns or whatever on them? I always wanted one when I was a kid, but Dairy Queens are in short supply in Manhattan, and my mother has an angel food birthday cake tradition, and so poor, poor young me never had ice cream cake.

I know; it’s tragic.

It has, however, been more than rectified, because I now have two children and oh god, so many birthday parties to go to, which means I also have oh god, so much access to ice cream cake. The latest iteration in the Get Ice Cream Cake For Jordan mission: Erin made the thing that you see pictured above, and yup yup yup, it is absolutely as good as it looks, to the point where I insisted she take the leftovers home lest I start thinking that ice cream cake for breakfast (and lunch, and dinner) might be a good idea.

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What You Need: 

  • 6-8 ice cream sandwiches
  • Cool Whip
  • Caramel ice cream topping
  • Hot Fudge ice cream topping
  • A few Heath Bars smashed up into little bits

Note: Obviously you *could* make all of the above ingredients from scratch, but I don’t know why you would put yourself through that hassle when the end goal is eating ice cream cake as soon as possible.

What You Do:

  1. Spray or lightly oil a small baking dish.
  2. Place ice cream sandwiches in the bottom to cover completely.
  3. Spread a generous amount of Cool Whip on top of the ice cream sandwiches.
  4. Drizzle caramel and hot fudge topping over the Cool Whip, then swirl lightly with a fork.
  5. Sprinkle over Heath Bar bits.
  6. Freeze at least six hours.

Enjoy that sugar bomb; you deserve it.

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