Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake

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2008/10/01 09:19:52 (permalink)

Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake

I am just trying my hand at adding a photo on here. I finally did it!

I got tired of going down and paying $30 for ice cream cakes for family birthdays, so I decided to make my own. You can make two of these for about $8. They are not as pretty as the store bought versions, but they taste good.

If anybody else makes ice cream cakes, I would like to hear your tips/techniques.


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    fabulousoyster
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    RE: Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake 2008/10/01 09:30:57 (permalink)
    Very nice. I'm always at Carvel buying a "Little Love" ice cream cake.

    I have made Watermelon Rolls in the past, takes alot of "timing".

    Get a very large large plastic round bowl, freeze it for an hour.
    Shape Mint Chocolate Chip(green) ice cream or sherbert around the bowl.
    Freeze again for 30 minutes.
    Shape Lemon sherbert for the white section around bowl.
    Freeze again 30 minutes.
    While waiting, soften up Strawberry or Raspberry ice cream or sherbert, add chocolate chips. Fill remaining bowl with that.
    Freeze about 5 hours,
    Unmold on platter, cut into wedges.

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    RE: Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake 2008/10/01 09:45:52 (permalink)
    Pinky2, your cake looks very nice! Would you be willing to share your recipe?
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    RE: Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake 2008/10/01 09:58:51 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by fabulousoyster

    Very nice. I'm always at Carvel buying a "Little Love" ice cream cake.

    I have made Watermelon Rolls in the past, takes alot of "timing".

    Get a very large large plastic round bowl, freeze it for an hour.
    Shape Mint Chocolate Chip(green) ice cream or sherbert around the bowl.
    Freeze again for 30 minutes.
    Shape Lemon sherbert for the white section around bowl.
    Freeze again 30 minutes.
    While waiting, soften up Strawberry or Raspberry ice cream or sherbert, add chocolate chips. Fill remaining bowl with that.
    Freeze about 5 hours,
    Unmold on platter, cut into wedges.




    I have never heard of watermelon rolls, but it's a very creative idea. Sounds great, I'll have to try that.
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    RE: Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake 2008/10/01 10:11:14 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Ivyhouse

    Pinky2, your cake looks very nice! Would you be willing to share your recipe?


    I just use a super-moist, milk chocolate, boxed cake mix and mix according to directions. Then I divide the mixture in half and bake it in one of those Duncan Hines Tiara Dessert pans. You have to adjust the baking time because the pan is pretty thin.

    Soften a gallon of chocolate chip ice cream, press into two 8" cake pans that have been lined with cling wrap, and freeze until firm.

    When you flip the cake from the pan, it has a well in it that the ice cream fits into. Then I just melt a Hershey's candy bar and drizzle.

    One of these day I'm going to try making the cake mix from scratch, but it seems that I just never have time.
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    RE: Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake 2008/10/01 10:35:47 (permalink)
    Thanks very much, it looks great and the recipe sounds easy.
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    RE: Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake 2008/10/01 11:25:30 (permalink)
    I shall try it too. How many meals will it last if I eat one slice a night
    Divide that # into $8 and add it to the budget. Looking good there Pinky,
    and I bet it tastes great. Forget that "Tastes great, Less filling" stuff,
    dem dare days is gone forever.
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    RE: Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake 2008/10/02 07:46:54 (permalink)
    Pinky2..nice job..very creative...and looks very professional!!!
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    RE: Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake 2008/10/02 08:31:11 (permalink)



    That looks very good. I love the combination of cake and ice cream.
    Make a sheet cake that is thin and on parchment paper. Place upside down on some wax paper and slowly remove from pan. Pour a little simple syrup to keep it moist and from crumbling. Soften a container of ice cream. If you have a stand mixer, you can place it in there to soften and whip it up. Spread ice cream over the sheet cake and roll it like a Ding Dong.
    Using a melted chocolate bar would work as a outside shell.

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    RE: Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake 2008/10/03 19:17:58 (permalink)
    Thanks for the feedback. It is easy and cheap...maybe 50 cents a slice. Now where can you get a slice of ice cream cake for that?

    Doggydaddy, I'm going to have to try that too. I bet that looks great on a plate.
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    RE: Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake 2009/02/17 22:02:42 (permalink)
    I use the Culinique Pan, go to www.sugarcraft.com and search for Culinique pan. I made 2 of these for each of my foods classes and got 12 nice slices per cake. Follow the directions, but use a Duncan Hines Butter Recipe cake mix, but follow the pans directions for baking. Make sure you use Pam and grease all of the edges as directed. Cool and freeze the layers. Pack with ice cream, freeze then frost.  I used the yellow cake mix and canned frosting. I would make 6  Ice Cream cakes and get 72 slices. My kids loved this lab!!!!!  Just retired after 32 years!!!!!  :) :) :) :)
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    RE: Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake 2009/02/17 22:44:49 (permalink)
    My mom makes a jelly roll style ice cream cake. Basically, a sponge cake baked in jelly roll pan. Let cool, cover with a long dishtowel and roll tightly. Have icecream flavour of choice softening. Unroll cooled cake. Spread with ice cream, re-roll. Wrap in plastic wrap, then foil, and freeze till firm. As she was never one for overly sweet things, she did not frost it. It made for a very light dessert.

    Usually, the combination was a plain sponge with neopolitan or good vanilla ice cream.
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    Re:Inexpensive Ice Cream Cake 2009/02/18 20:11:01 (permalink)
     My 16 yo daughter made a sort of ice cream cake/pie for her grandmother for valentine's day. We bought a pre-made graham cracker crust, and a package of "vanilla chocolate chip" pudding mix. She made the pudding, added some grated coconut from another package, made a red heart outline on top in cake decorating icing, then froze it. MMmmmm
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