Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Ice Cream Crunch Cake
Total:
5 hr 50 min
Prep:
5 hr 50 min
Yield:
10-12 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
5 hr 50 min
Prep:
5 hr 50 min
Yield:
10-12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Put a 9-inch springform pan in the freezer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, let 1 container vanilla ice cream soften at room temperature.

Remove the pan from the freezer. Spread a 1/2-inch-thick layer of softened vanilla ice cream on the bottom and up the sides of the pan. (If the ice cream gets too soft, return to the freezer.) Freeze until firm, about 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, pulse the chocolate wafers in a food processor to break into large crumbs. Add the chocolate shell topping and pulse until the crumbs are moist, about 5 pulses; set aside.

Let the chocolate ice cream soften at room temperature, about 15 minutes. Spread over the vanilla layer, firmly packing the ice cream into the pan. Spread the chocolate crumb mixture over the chocolate ice cream. Freeze until set, about 1 hour.

Remove the remaining container vanilla ice cream from the freezer 15 minutes before assembling the final layer. Spread the ice cream over the crumb layer, packing it tightly, then smooth the top with an offset spatula. Freeze until firm, about 2 hours.

To unmold, wipe the outside of the pan with a hot cloth, then run a hot knife around the inside; unlatch and remove the side. If the ice cream cake is too soft, refreeze 20 minutes.

Spread 3 cups whipped cream over the top and sides of the cake. Freeze until set, about 20 minutes. Put the remaining 2 cups whipped cream in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip; pipe along the top and bottom edges of the cake and decorate with sprinkles. Return to the freezer; remove 15 minutes before serving and slice with a hot knife.

Photograph by Steve Giralt

Our Best Holiday Cookies 57 Videos

Get the Recipe

Holiday Swirled Sugar Cookies 00:30

Find out how to get a festive, swirling effect on iced cookies.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Meat Loaf

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Cream Cheese Icing

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Sour Cream Noodle Bake

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Simple Roasted Pork Shoulder

Recipe courtesy of Aaron McCargo Jr.

Perfect Pumpkin Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Christmas Cake Cookies

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Mrs. Duvall's Crab Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Robert Duvall

Dump Cakes

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword