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Thursday, May 30, 2013

{Melt Proof} Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Make an "ice cream" cake out of sweet cream cheese, Cool Whip, chocolate, and Oreos - freeze and it tastes JUST LIKE ice cream, but won't melt!!



Ok I have two confessions to make while writing this recipe post. The first: I'm not the best wife in the world. I know, big shocker right?! Well, we all can't be perfect haha! No seriously, Paul has asked me pretty much every single year of our married life (2007, you do the math) to have ice cream cake for his birthday. 

And you know what, I get an A for effort. Each year I put it on the grocery list, usually clip a coupon from Carvel or Baskin Robbins, and head to the store only to just about DIE from sticker shock. Those jiggers are expensive!! Expensive and small. Please don't tell me you buy those things because I just might have to stop being your friend. Just kidding. Though I may invite you over for a piece of this cake. :)

I then proceed to shake my head and pass the ice cream cake case vowing to find some amazing peanut butter recipe to make for him (his other dessert obsession), this year it was Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake. Absolutely delicious, but you know what? It wasn't ice cream cake.

So after making this cake - I will never have that problem again!  Ready for the second confession? This technically isn't an ice cream cake. But I'm telling you, take one bite and you would never know - I swear. The best part of this cake is that because it technically has no ice cream, it absolutely WILL NOT melt in a puddle on the platter or plate. And I have pictures to prove it! :D


{Melt Proof} Oreo Ice Cream Cake
adapted from Kraft Food & Family magazine

16 Oreos, crushed
4 squares semi sweet chocolate
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 container (8 oz) Cool Whip, thawed

Line a loaf pan with foil. Sprinkle half of the crushed Oreos in the bottom of the loaf pan. In a medium bowl, microwave the squares of semi sweet chocolate for 1 minute, stir to melt chocolate completely, and set aside. In a second bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with a hand mixer until fluffy. Gently stir in Cool Whip. Remove 1 1/2 cups of Cool Whip mixture and place in bowl with melted chocolate. Gently stir to incorporate chocolate. Using the back of a wooden spoon, spread remaining Cool Whip mixture over Oreo crumbs in pan. Press the rest of the crushed Oreos into this layer. Finally, spread chocolate mixture over the crushed Oreos. Cover and freeze until firm, about 3 hours. When ready to serve, invert cake onto a platter and peel off foil. Allow cake to stand about 5 minutes, slice and serve. 



Alright, as promised - here is my picture of the original slice 20 minutes later... 



Can you believe that?? No melting, though I definitely prefer eating this as cold as possible. The perfect summer treat!


Some more fun summer treats from Mostly Homemade Mom:


Homemade Icees




Sweet Strawberry Cobbler




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13 comments:

  1. Thrifty Frugal MomMay 31, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Oh, this looks totally scrumptious! I love ice cream cakes, but like you, about die of sticker shock if I attempt to buy them. My parents on rare occasions bought the DQ ones for my birthday when I was younger. They were so, so good...and now I'm hungry for some!


    Do you think this recipe would work with real whipped cream instead of Cool Whip? I try to avoid Cool Whip but I've never tried freezing real whipped cream so I'm wondering if it would work. Maybe it just wouldn't hold up as good?

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  2. I think it would probably work pretty well! I would make sure the melted chocolate has cooled down considerably before adding that. I would be curious as to the non-melting aspect, if you try it let me know how that turned out!

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  3. Yummy! This is a perfect summer dessert!

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  4. I refuse to buy an ice cream cake for the same reason of the price tag. It crazy. This looks like a perfect summer treat! My Thoughts for Thought

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  5. julieseatsandtreatsMay 31, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    You are a genius! This looks amazing and my hubby also loves ice cream cake and I go to Dairy Queen and die of sticker shock. I haven't got him one yet!

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  6. Cathy TrochelmanMay 31, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Perfect! An ice cream cake without all the mess! Love it!

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  7. SUZANNE DESMARAISMay 31, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Love this!! There’s a new Linking Party going on over at One Sharendipty
    Place and we’d love if you’d come on over and join us!! Here’s the
    Link: http://thet2women.com/welcome-to-one-sharendipity-place-link-up-4/

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  8. I can't wait to try this!! Thanks for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place this weekend!

    Sue @thet2women.com

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  9. Kat @iwantcrazyblog.comJune 2, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Found you over at call me pmc link party and your post really suck out! This looks so good, I will find an excuse to eat oreos any time/any place! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. OMG!! I could just dive right in!! Was Hubby happy?! Andrea x

    http://couscousandcorkwedges.blogspot.com/

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  11. I think I made this once a loooong time ago. I loved Kraft Food & Family magazine, in fact I even have a pinterest board or the recipes! I can't remember for sure but I think this is the recipe I made once quite a while ago. It was really good and everyone loved it.

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  12. Justin - it could have been! I tore it out of an old issue, maybe 1998? I did make some minor changes though, more Oreos and a bit different layering. SO good!

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  13. Karyn - Pint Sized BakerJune 9, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Good Golly! I love this! if it doesn't melt, do you mind mailing me some? Love it! I've pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

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