Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Klondike Ice Cream Cake


My husband’s 40th birthday was on June 29th.  That’s right!  The Big 4-0!  I thought that called for a little something extra, in the form of a Klondike Ice Cream Sandwich cake!  LC had been mentioning that he was craving Klondike Sandwiches, so what better way to fulfill his craving?  And what better kind of cake to have during the summer heat than an ice cream cake?
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Oh yes!  There are 18 Klondike ice cream sandwiches inside of that cake!  And he was quite happy with my little surprise!  Here he is with the finished product.

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I searched around for a good ice cream sandwich cake recipe and found this one.  Here is the recipe:
Ingredients:
  • 2L vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 tsp teaspoon mint essence
  • green food colouring
  • 18 chocolate and vanilla ice cream sandwiches
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, for sprinkling
Method:
Place the ice cream, mint essence and a few drops of food colouring in an electric mixer and beat for 1–2 minutes, or 
until softened. Place the ice cream in a metal container and freeze for 1 hour, or until firm but spreadable.
Working quickly, place 6 ice cream sandwiches together on a serving dish. 
This will make the base layer of the cake. Spread evenly with 
1 1/2 cups of the mint ice cream and repeat with remaining ice cream sandwiches and ice cream, finishing with a layer 
of ice cream.
Return to the freezer and freeze for 2–3 hours 
or until set. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips and serve immediately.
Serving size
8–10
Notes
  • 
Before softening the ice cream, place in a metal container 
in the freezer to prevent the ice cream from melting.
  • If it’s a hot day, place the cake in the freezer for 1 hour 
between assembling each layer.
  • 
Placing the serving dish in the freezer before assembling 
will help prevent the ice cream from melting.
  • The cake can be kept in the freezer for 2–3 days.
  • This recipe was supplied by donna hay kids' magazine.

And bonus, LC loves mint and chocolate together!  Here is the cake in progress.  Look at those Klondike sandwiches!  Yummo! 

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Have you ever made a dessert with ice cream?  You have to work fast!  So I employed Mr. 14 year old to help me get the sandwiches laid out and the mint ice cream spread in between the layers. 

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It turned out splendidly! 

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And LC loved it, he was so surprised! 

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Can you guess who else was drooling over this slice of Klondike goodness?  Anyone?

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This cake looks awesome when you cut into it, am I right?

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We had a 40th birthday party at a local restaurant for him, and then we went home, got comfortable, and enjoyed the surprise Klondike sandwich cake!  Here are a couple of pictures I took at the party. 

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Have you tried Klondike Kandy Bars yet?  They come in fudge krunch, caramel & peanuts and cookies & cream.  I want all of the Klondike Kandy Bars, all of them!  Klondike Kandy Bars are the perfect treat to enjoy with your loved ones while relaxing or sharing a day of fun. .