|7 layers of heaven - and so easy! Shhh...no one has to know you didn't spend hours on this!|
It's time to put away that blasted Crock-Pot - shove the casserole pans to the back of the cupboard, uncover the grill and get back to tasty summer food. I don't know about you but this winter just about did me in. I hope I don't have to look at another indoor food for a very long time. I'm ready for burgers and hot dogs, potato salad, corn on the grill and most of all....ICE CREAM!
I love having people over in the warm weather and I've learned to get my prep work done the night before so I don't have to miss any time outside with my guests. The less I have to do as the hostess, the more fun I can have! That includes dessert which is why I am thrilled to share with you the most DELICIOUS, sinful, amazing, SUPER EASY ice cream cake that will ensure you are the hit of any summer party you host of or get invited to!
|"It'll be a piece of cake, Bren." ~16 Candles|
I was playing around with some ideas and came up with a simple 7 layer cake that is awesome because it has so many variations to suit your needs. You just need to decide what two complimentary ice creams you want to use and find a Quadratini cookie flavor for one of your layers and your final topping and Voila! Dessert for every summer outing! Here is what you'll need for my favorite variation which of course, involves Espresso Chip ice cream for a sultry, grown up taste with the giddiness of being a kid with an ice cream cone! Whatever way you choose to make it - make it your own - and relax and just E N J O Y! Now..on to the recipe!
7 Layers of Heaven Ice Cream Cake
|Perfectly imperfect, just like me!|
1 frozen pound cake slightly thawed
1 1/2 cups Edy's Espresso Chip Ice Cream, softened (not soupy!)
1 cup coarsely chopped Loacker Quadratini Chocolate Wafer Cookies (use about 3/4 for cookie layer, save remainder for topping when it's ready to serve!) Click here for a coupon for $1 off!
1 1/2 cups Haagen Dazs Dulce de Leche Caramel Ice Cream, softened
Whipped Cream in a bottle such as Reddi Wip
Remove pound cake from aluminum pan and cut horizontally into 3 slices. (Try to make these as even as you can!) Line a glass pyrex loaf pan (9" x 5") with plastic wrap, leaving about a 6-inch overhang on both sides so you can wrap the cake up before freezing.)
Build cake layers in pan in this order (remember, your first layer is going on the plastic wrap-lined Pyrex):
1. bottom cake slice
2. espresso ice cream
3. middle cake slice
4. dulce de leche ice cream
5. Quadratini crumbs
6. top cake slice
The hardest part is smoothing the ice cream layer as much as you can without it getting soupy. I used a small spatula to smooth the ice cream layers. It's totally okay if ice cream or cookie crumbs fall off to the side because once it is all frozen, you can clean up the sides with a knife if you want it to look pretty!
Wrap in plastic and freeze overnight until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, place cake on dessert platter and decorate top layer with whipped cream and then use the leftover Quadratini crumbs to garnish the top and the plate. Prepare to be the hit of the party!
|You can sprinkle the leftover crushed Quadratini cookies around your serving dish for a gorgeous finish!|
Here are some fun variations to this recipe!
Try lightening it up by replacing the espresso/caramel flavor with lemon/raspberry sherbet. For the cookie layer, try Quadratini Lemon Wafer Cookies.
Get the kids involved! Have them choose their two favorite flavors of ice cream such as Cookies and Cream for the bottom layer and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough for the top layer - try Vanilla Quadratini Wafer Cookies as the cookie layer!
There are so many possibilities! All of them heavenly! If you are loving how delicious and easy this recipe is, do me a huge favor and Share and Pin it! It is part of a recipe contest put on by Loacker, the maker of Quadratini cookies!
E N J O Y! And as always, be sure to eat them with someone you love!
Special Thank You to the very talented Brenna of Suburban Snapshots for beautifying my photos!
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