“when life gives you birthdays, eat cake”
This is the ice cream cake that most everyone requests for birthdays or when I have a get together. I got this recipe from one of my customers about 10 years ago and I haven’t stopped making it; it’s easy and delicious. You can use any kind of ice cream or frozen yogurt. Also, the original recipe called for milk, and I use whipping cream.
- 15 ice cream sandwiches
- small container of whipped topping
- 15 oreo cookies
- 1 – 1.5 quart chocolate chip ice cream, or your favorite
- 2 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
- sprinkles (optional)
- wax paper
Spray bottom and sides of a 9 inch round springform pan. Line sides with wax paper. In a food processor finely crush oreo cookies and then add cream. Pulse until mixture holds together. Place on bottom of pan. Set aside. I take out a few ice cream sandwiches at a time so they don’t start melting. Cut the ice cream sandwiches in quarters and stack strips of sandwiches around edge on wax paper so they are standing snugly together. Try to work quickly. Put in freezer for 1 hour. While in freezer take out ice cream about 1/2 hour before you are ready to use it so it gets soft.
I make extra crumbs that I put on bottom so I can use in the middle of the ice cream. Transfer half of the ice cream into pan, then put the crumbs in the middle: repeat with the ice cream. Top with thawed whipped topping.
I also add the crumb mixture on top of the cake with a few oreo cookies.
Return to freezer, freeze overnight or if you make in morning it will be ready to eat in a few hours.