I’ll just start this post out by saying, doing anything productive that requires multiple steps, a little bit of patience, and resisting the urge to dip your finger in whipped cream every seven seconds may not be the past activity for a five-year-old to partake in. After we whipped up our “frosting” I had to peek over my shoulder every couple of seconds only to catch Alea in the act of dipping her already slobbered on finger into the whipped cream mixture.
That little stinker!
All joking aside, when whipping up sweet treats with my little sweetie there’s never a dull moment, but it’s always so sweet. The little grin she gets on her face when I catch her double dipping and the way she begs to lick the bowl after we’re through. It reminds me of those sweet little moments making sweet treats in the kitchen with my mom. I love those moments, and no matter how frustrating it can be at times, these memories are memories she’ll never forget!
Sorry for getting a little sappy there, let’s break it down and talk about this insanely easy ice cream cake!
1. 1 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
2. 1 tablespoon of confectioners sugar
3. 6 ice cream sandwiches
4. Sprinkles, chocolate chips, one of your favorite toppings
1. Combine heavy whipping cream and confectioners sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl.
2. With a mixer (handheld or otherwise) mix until peaks form.
3. Place 3 ice cream sandwiches in bottom of a loaf pan. You may have to cut them to fit the pan.
4. Add layer of whipped cream mixture to top of ice cream sandwiches.
5. Layer next 3 ice cream sandwiches and add top layer of whipped cream mixture.
6. Top with sprinkles or your favorite ice cream toppings.
7. Freeze for 2 hours and serve.
We usually keep Wet-Naps on hand for the messes that ensue after we eat messy delicious ice-creamy desserts such as this one, but I learned pretty quickly that having Alea help in the ice cream cake creating aspect led to even more of a mess than eating it! Good thing we just stocked up at Walmart! Phew!
She knew to reach for a Wet-Nap right away! Mama taught her well, what can I say?
All in all, our ice cream cake turned out great! We were a little antsy (yes, both of us) waiting for it to freeze all the way through in the freezer, so I highly recommend pre-planning an activity to occupy your time while you wait. I didn’t. So Alea and I were just a smidge impatient waiting to taste test our creation!
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What would you top your ice cream cake with?