Easiest, Most Delicious-est Ice Cream Cake Ever!

If you haven't been reading the Amy's Notebook posts on Mom Advice, you've got to have a peek.  Last month she passed along a link to a recipe at 50s Housewife for a super-easy cake made from ice cream sandwiches.  After completely failing my previous attempt at an ice cream cake, this totally lit the little lightbulb that hangs over my head (not to mention my total 50's housewife-ness!)  How obvious is that?  You stack up a bunch of ice cream sandwiches, throw in some filling, and slather the whole thing with sweetened whipped cream before throwing it back in the freezer.  With that I present you with Jasper's third birthday cake!



Honestly, it was delicious. I varied the recipe a bit by using both vanilla and mint-chip ice cream sandwiches (a total of 20), plus filling it with oreo cookies and hot fudge sauce. Next time I'm thinking that I'll use butter pecan ice cream sandwiches and fill it with caramel and toasted pecans. Or maybe neapolitan with fresh strawberries? Yum.

(p.s. the spots are made from Starburst candies, softened in the microwave and formed into spots...I think that I saw this on Angry Chicken?...and the 'bow' is made from some "Yogos Rollers" brand fruit snacks. We all think it looked like bacon.)

The basic recipe is originally from Real Simple, though I switched it up a bit

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake:
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
20 ice cream sandwiches (3.5 ounces each)
1 1/2 cups chopped oreo cookies (about 10)
1/4 c hot fudge sauce

Whip the cream, vanilla and sugar until stiff peaks form.

Lay out half of the ice cream sandwiches in a rectangle on a foil-covered serving plate. 

Spread with half the whipped cream, then sprinkle with chopped cookies and drizzle with fudge sauce. 

Repeat with the remaining sandwiches and whipped cream.

Decorate as you like, then return to the freezer asap!
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