Sunday, April 8, 2012

Mint Cookie Ice Cream "Cake"

Mint cookie Ice Cream "Cake"

So, this recipe isn't the healthiest thing I've ever made....BUT...but when there's a birthday, you must have cake.  Also, I'm of the belief that when it's your birthday, calories don't count! I've made this cake as "healthy" as possible with small substitutions, and it sure is delicious!!!  This year, for my 26th, I decided to take on my favorite Girl Scout cookie--the thin mint--and create a tasty cake. 

This one takes a little preparation and patience, but oh boy is it worth the wait!

1 qt Mint Cookie Ice cream (I used Edy's low fat)
1 qt Vanilla Bean Ice cream (I used Edy's low fat)
1 1/2 jars hot fudge topping (I used Kroger)
1 package + 6 chocolate creme sandwhich cookies (I used Kroger...about 16oz total)
1/2 cup of low fat butter, melted

Crush 1 package of chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor.  Dump in a bowl.
Pour 1/2 cup of melted butter over crushed cookies, and mix. 

Press cookie mixture on bottom and up the sides (about 1 in) of a springform pan. Use the underside of a tablespoon or CLEAN hands. (hands work best).   Cover with wax paper. Place in freezer for 20-30 minutes.

Nuke 1 qt of mint cookie ice cream (20-30ish seconds) in microwave, until soft. Spread/smooth evenly over cookie crust. Cover with wax paper. Return to freezer for 45-60 minutes.

Nuke hot fudge (or other ice cream topping) in microwave for 15 seconds.  Pour/spread onto first layer of ice cream.  Cover with wax paper. Return to freezer for 45 minutes.

Nuke 1 qt of vanilla bean ice cream (20-30ish seconds) in microwave, until soft.  Spread over the layer of hot fudge, and return to freezer over night.

Remove from freezer 1-2 hours prior to serving.  Spread 1/2 jar of fudge over top layer of vanilla ice cream.  Top fudge with 6 crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.  Lightly cover with wax paper. Return to freezer.

Remove from springform pan.  Serve as is, or garnish with additional toppings (choc syrup, whipped cream, cherry, etc).


Serves 20

Other tasty creations:
chocolate/hot fudge/peanut butter
chocolate/hot fudge/coffee
cookies n' cream/hot fudge/vanilla bean
strawberry/ strawberry topping/vanilla bean
chocolate/hot fudge & caramel/ vanilla bean
peach ice cream/caramel & pecans/vanilla bean

Other information:
WW 9pt+

Recipe came from my Mom's friend! The combination came from my brain
Pictures are mine, so don't be a thief.

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