The first time I remember having an ice cream cake was when I was in my twenties.
I had always wanted to try one.
They always looked so good, and when I finally tried one, I was terribly disappointed.
There is just way to much ice cream and not nearly enough hot fudge and crunchy things in the middle. Can I get an ‘amen’?
I would be totally happy with just the bottom half of the cake.
Today’s TWD that Amy from Food, Family, and Fun solves this problem for me.
Chocolate-banded Ice Cream Torte.
Thick layers of chocolate ganache with teeny-tiny layers of ice cream.
Ice cream of your choice.
I really wanted peanut butter or caramel, because nothing goes so well with chocolate as peanut butter or caramel.
I searched high and low for plain old peanut butter or caramel ice cream.
Plain old peanut butter or caramel ice cream doesn’t exist.
I stood in the ice cream isle for 20 minutes looking.
Many people came up and down the isle, getting ice cream. People that I knew.
They were staring at me, wondering why I was just standing there…eyes glued to the ice cream, muttering under my breath about peanut butter and ice cream moguls, and half a gallon isn’t 1.5 quarts, now is it?
I can’t say for sure, but I think security might have been alerted.
No peanut butter or caramel ice cream was to be had, so I had to go with my fourth choice.
You are to whiz your vanilla peanut butter caramel mocha coffee ice cream, fruit liqueur vanilla, and fruit toffee bits in your food processor.
Freeze 1/3 of your ganache in a spring form pan.
Add half the ice cream.
Add some more ganache.
Add the rest of the ice cream.
Add the last of the ganache. (if you haven’t already devoured it whilst waiting on all the freezing and waiting going on)
I was made aware of something really important while making this dessert.
My refrigerator isn’t level. An unlevel freezer makes for wonky, uneven layers.
I didn’t really care…much.
Do you see how thick that ganache is?
Oh…it is oh. so. wonderful.
You really can not go wrong with peanut butter, caramel, or coffee, toffee and chocolate.
If you would like to see the original recipe, check out Amy’s blog.
Thanks Amy for picking this recipe.
If you hadn’t, I would have never known my refrigerator is tilting toward the back.
Oooooooooh…Superman…it’s time to find your level……
I know you are here somewhere.