Triple-Layer Ice Cream Cake

This fun, layered ice cream cake is perfect for a bithday celebration or as a special after-dinner treat! 

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This fun, layered ice cream cake is perfect for a bithday celebration or as a special after-dinner treat! 

Ingredients

  • 4  Cups  crumbled chocolate shortbread cookies
  • 3  Cups  chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 3  Cups  pistachio ice cream, softened
  • 3  Cups  strawberry ice cream, softened
  • 2  Cups  whipping cream
  • 1  Tablespoon  gelatin, dissolved in warm water
  • 1/2  Cup  sprinkles
  • maraschino cherries

Directions

For this recipe, you will need a sheet of acetate, an 8-inch cake ring with 4-inch sides, and an 8-inch cardboard cake round. Cut the acetate to line the cake ring flush with the sides. Next, put the ring on top of the cake round on a baking sheet, and put a third of the crushed cookies in the bottom of the mold. Then, add the pistachio ice cream into a smooth, even layer. Freeze. Once the pistachio ice cream has set, add another layer of chocolate cookie. Then, add the chocolate ice cream. Freeze. Once the chocolate ice cream has frozen, add the last layer of chocolate cookie. Then, add the strawberry ice cream. Freeze again.

While the cake is in the freezer, dissolve the gelatin in a tablespoon of water. Next, whip the cream and the gelatin on high until the cream forms stiff, but smooth peaks. Remove the frozen cake from the freezer. Slide the ring off the cake, and remove the acetate. Work quickly so the cake does not melt. Next, frost the cake with the whipped cream. Decorate with the sprinkles and cherries. Keep the cake frozen until you are ready to serve.

Cake Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cake Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Cake Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cakes; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and fruit tarts or pies; sweet chenin blanc or muscat, Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, or sec or demi-sec vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with frosted white or yellow cakes; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines,