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Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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 This ice cream cake is a hit everywhere it goes and best of all it is super easy to make and does not need to sit long to be ready.  I love ice cream cakes and this one feels like I am cheating when I am making it, but it tastes just as good as store bought or any other homemade one from scratch I have made! It is great for those times when you need a cake ASAP or just a fun treat to share. And best of all, it is easy enough that  your children can help make it with little or no mess!



What You Need:
  • 2 boxes ice cream sandwiches
  • 1 large container whipped cream
  • 1 bottle Magic Shell
**See variations at the bottom of this post for alternatives

Directions:

Step 1: Set out a 9 x13 pan and unwrap your sandwiches. This part is definitely for the kids and it does not matter if they break the ice cream bars by accident!



Step 2: Lay 1 box of the sandwiches in the pan. All 12 do fit; you just have to squeeze them tight together in the pan. There is a brand of ice cream sandwiches called Sammies that are bigger and you only use 6 of those per layer.

If you look closely, you can see that we had to break a bar in half to make it all fit. (upper right corner)


Step 3: Cover first layer in whipped cream



Step 4: Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for the second layer. Usually there is a slight gap around the top edge because of the way the pan is made. That is okay! It makes it easier to take out of the pan.


Step 5: Cover the top with Magic Shell...as much or as little as you want. This picture below is almost a full bottle, but less looks good, too.



Step 6: Let it set in freezer until you are ready to eat. You do not have to set it long if you are in a rush, just a few minutes will do.



Step 7:  ENJOY!!! As you can see it was a big hit. Everyone loved it!

Yum!!


Variations:
  • Try a different flavor of ice cream bar. At my store there was vanilla, banana, Neapolitan and peanut butter. We made this one with one layer PB and one layer vanilla. 
  • Instead of making it in a pan, make it on a jelly roll or cookie sheet. Make sure you buy a little extra whipped cream so you can cover the sides completely.
  • There are a bunch of new flavors of Magic Shell. Give another a try...I was tempted to grab the cupcake flavored one. Yum!
  • You can always add food coloring to your whipped cream to give the cake some color.


Have Fun!!!

14 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite desserts in the summer. Instead of magic shell, I use hot fudge and peanuts.

    You are right about everyone loving it. I never have anything to take home!

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  2. What a simple and easy way to be a rock star with your kids! I am sooo gonna try this too!

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  3. That looks so easy! I can't wait to try that. Thanks for the recipe.

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  4. oh yummy!! I miss ice cream sandwhiches - I'm an American who moved to the UK. They don't have the same sort we did in the states! :( This looks perfect for today too - it's been so hot and sunny lately.

    Happy Saturday Sharefest! x

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  5. My kids would so love this! Thanks.

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  6. This looks sooo good, my kids would totally love this!!! visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  7. YUM! I think I will make this using hot fudge. Sounds soooo good thanks!
    I'm your newest follower :)

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  8. This looks right up my alley. I have seen those popsicle holders too. I just wanted something free.

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  9. I totally understand that! =) The only reason we got them is because the creator is my sister-in-law's sister-in-law. (confusing, I know!)

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  10. I have made this one before and you are right it is delish Ü

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  11. This looks so easy and yummy! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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