2014-THANKSgiving

Ice Cream Cone Cake, Exploded

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Have you ever purchased an ice cream cake before? Holy mother of Moses are they expensive. Recently, I paid $16 for a smallish cake that had a modest smattering of  Oreo cookies on top. I figured that it would taste very good for that kind of money, so into the cart it went. Big mistake. It was horrible. Made by a big name brand, I just assumed it would be delicious. It was the opposite of delicious. A tasteless slab of ice cream with no crust and whipped cream that tasted like it had been sitting on the cake for a year. Blech. So, I decided to try my hand at making my own ice cream cake. How hard could it be? Certainly I could whip up something much more lovely and something that actually tastes good with the same amount of money or less. So, here’s what I did…

Exploded Ice Cream Cone Cake

I started off with an Oreo cookie crust. I remember a time when Oreo sold cookie crumbs, but sadly I couldn’t find them. So I scraped the filling off of each Oreo by hand. Don’t do this while you are hungry because I ate a few more of them than I should’ve.

Exploded Ice Cream Cone Cake

After making my Oreo crust, I softened some ice cream. Vanilla and strawberry. Once they were spreadable, I smoothed them into the crust. So far, so good. Easy.

Exploded Ice Cream Cone Cake

In between the vanilla and strawberry ice cream layers, I tamped down a layer of Oreo cookie crumbs. I like a bit of texture in an ice cream cake. There’s something wonderful about a bit of crunch mixed in with the smooth ice cream. Yummy. Speaking of texture, forget whipped cream for a topping. We can do much better than that.

Exploded Ice Cream Cone Cake

How about crushed ice cream cone pieces splattered with ganache? Yup, that works for me. And since we are already going a bit over the top here, why not have some real no-kidding ice cream cones on top of the cake? That’s the fun thing about making your own cake. You can do whatever you want to do.

Exploded Ice Cream Cone Cake

In order to make the ice cream cones a bit more stable, I snapped off the bottom of the cones so that the ice cream would sort of anchor the cones into the cake.

Exploded Ice Cream Cone Cake

And then I piled the chocolate splattered cone pieces all around the positioned cones. Once I was happy with how it looked, I tossed it in the freezer to firm up overnight. Right before serving, I placed some scoops of ice cream into the cones topped with some whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry. So, how much did I spend in total? $14 and change. Not only did I spend less than the store bought cake, this looked and tasted a million times better too. And the ooh and ahh factor was even higher. As long as you don’t mind taking the time to put them together, ice cream cakes are a cinch to make. And fun too!

Exploded Ice Cream Cone Cake

Exploded Ice Cream Cone Cake

Ingredients:

2 packages of Oreo cookies (14.3oz each), filling removed
6 Tbsp butter, melted
2 cups crushed waffle cone pieces plus 2 whole waffle cones
6 oz semi­sweet chocolate morsels
5 Tbsp light cream
8 cups of your favorite ice cream, divided (4 cups per layer) and softened
whipped cream, sprinkles and cherries for garnish

Instructions:

Place cookies in a food processor and process until ground. (think breadcrumbs)

Scoop out three cups of the crumbs for your crust. Set the rest aside.

Mix the three cups of ground Oreos with the butter. Mix well. Press into the bottom and sides of a 9″ springform pan. Set aside.

Place waffle cone pieces on a cookie sheet.

Place chocolate and cream into a pan over medium­low heat. Stir until melted.

Splatter chocolate over crushed cone pieces. Place in freezer to chill.

Smooth four cups of ice cream into the bottom of the cookie crust lined pan. Spread evenly.

Sprinkle 2 cups of Oreo crumbs evenly over top. Press down with the bottom of a measuring cup or use the bottom of a glass.

Spread the next four cups of ice cream evenly over top the crumbs.

Snap the the bottoms off of two waffle cones. (about 1 “) Gently press cones into the cake.

Take crushed cone pieces out of the freezer and pile them around the cones that have been placed in the cake.

Place the the cake in the freezer to firm up. At least four hours.

Right before serving, scoop ice cream into cones and garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles and cherries.

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  1. 1

    Carrie says

    Oh, my Lord.

    Did I just read about heaven?? I’d have a really hard time getting past the breaking of the oreos. That filling. Whoa.

    What a fab job…it looks just perfect!!

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    Debbie says

    Looks great. when it comes to the Oreo cookies i do think you could have left the filling. i have a oreo desert i make and the bottom crust is Oreo cookie all smashed with the filling in them… It holds the filling together better. With ice cream cake it might make it a little richer. Thanks for sharing this looks wonderful.
    debbie

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  3. 10

    Amanda says

    Oh my! That looks fantastic! I would, of course, have to make the Oreo crust while my boys were away because there’s no way I would share all of that stuffing!

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  4. 17

    Melissa says

    Screw the calorie count and the diet. This looks and I bet tastes great! If I make if for my hubbies birthday its the perfect excuse too make it…after all its not everyday you would eat this. lol

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    Dana says

    You could probably leave the filling in the Oreos to make your crust if you wanted (or are just lazy and that sounds like a LOT of work [that's ME]). I make a chocolate cheesecake that has an Oreo crust, and I just crush up a package of Oreos, filling and all, mix with the melted butter, and smash it down.

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  6. 21

    Drea says

    this recipe look awesome, how do you get the cake out of the cake pan with out messing it all up?? I want to make this for my daughters birthday, and want it to look presentable…

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