Summer cookouts may beg for blueberry pie, but summer birthdays scream for ice cream cake.
The standard ice cream shop variety usually consists of chocolate and vanilla ice cream sandwiching a layer of addictive fudge crunch, but if you make ice cream cake at home, the flavor possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Coffee cream, peanut butter chocolate, cherry almond, banana split — your favorite flavor combination can be achieved in ice cream cake form if you follow this simple formula:
Cake plus ice cream flavor A plus something spreadable (like fudge, marshmallow cream or peanut butter) plus something crunchy (like crushed cookies, graham crackers or nuts) plus ice cream flavor B plus stabilized whipped cream ice cream cake.
The process is, well, a process. Each layer needs time to freeze before adding the next, but if you follow these basic tips, in the end you'll have a decadent cake that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.