If you’re looking for something easy and fun to make to treat your family or friends with this summer, look no further. Ice cream is a well loved dessert. Every time we have a family gathering, the food is eaten with enthusiasm (it’s always that good) but you always see the brightest faces when dessert is served. Most especially when it’s ice cream. I remember even as a child, when ice cream was served for dessert we all rushed to make sure we didn’t miss any.
As the summer is kicking in and Christmas is just around the corner, this is a delightful treat. And the best part is it can be in any shape you want, any size you want (well, as big as you can make space for in your freezer), any number of flavours you want and it’s EASY!
The first thing you’ll need is the containers. Two, one for making the ice cream cake and one for serving. You want them to pair up nicely, have the same shape and size. The serving one should be slightly bigger for easier handing. Also, keep in mind that it needs to fit in your freezer, so before you start, make sure you have the room for it (preferably at the top so that nothing drips into it).
Next you need a bit of cling wrap to line the deep dish before you start making the ice cream cake.
Now the ingredients are up to you. Which is why this is such a versatile treat, it can be different every time. Pick three of you favourite ice cream flavours, and leave them out for about a half hour to thaw or until soft enough to scoop with a large spoon and spread.
My flavour layers were pralines & cream, then strawberry (I picked one with chunks in it) then topped off with vanilla. This is where you get to play. Go wild, make a rainbow if you’d like \(^_^)/
Once your dish is filled, fold in the cling wrap, starting with the short sides first.
Then the long sides…
And you’re done! Now just put it in the freezer so that the ice cream can harden again.
You could make this a couple of days ahead of time or on the morning of the day you want to serve it. Don’t wait too late though depending on the size of your dish, it may need longer to harden all the way.
And now for the fun part, serving it! First boil some water. Oh! forgot to mention, whatever dish you pick, make sure you have a long enough knife to cut all the way through if it’s deep.
Place the knife in the hot water and cut away! Now, not that it will be a problem, but you do have to finish it all. I’m pretty sure your family/friends will happily help you out on that! I mean look at it! No leftovers on this one, as you can imagine, re-freezing and keeping the shape will be a bit cumbersome.
I had some friends that came over for lunch last week, this was dessert (^_^) their average rating below