Homemade Ice Cream Cake with Crunchies
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Homemade Ice Cream Cake with Crunchies

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This Homemade Ice Cream Cake with Crunchies is super simple to make. I love easy desserts and this is one that you can adapt with your favorite flavors (both ice cream and mix-ins)!

This Homemade Ice Cream Cake with Crunchies is super simple to make. I love easy desserts and this is one that you can adapt with your favorite flavors (both ice cream and mix-ins)!

Trent’s favorite kind of birthday cake is an ice cream cake! For the past few years I’ve been shelling out around $30 to purchase his cake. Every year it’s the same, Nestle Crunch on one layer and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups on the other!

And before you say it, yes, Trent is worth every bit of $30. But it’s ice cream people, $30 of ice cream! I mean, how hard could it be to make an ice cream cake? Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s not hard at all. Just take a look!

This Homemade Ice Cream Cake with Crunchies is super simple to make. I love easy desserts and this is one that you can adapt with your favorite flavors (both ice cream and mix-ins)!

Making this bit of yummy goodness myself saved us about $20! And, if you found ice cream with your favorite mix-ins, you could save yourself a few dollars there!

Growing up, my mom used to make ice cream cakes! Her version had angel food cake instead of the crunchies! Either way you serve it, it’s going to be a hit for the ice cream lovers in your family!

This Homemade Ice Cream Cake with Crunchies is super simple to make. I love easy desserts and this is one that you can adapt with your favorite flavors (both ice cream and mix-ins)!

Before you start this task, you’ll want to make sure that your ice cream has thawed for a little bit. I made my cake right after I bought supplies at the store and still had to let the ice cream thaw for a bit longer! One thing that I didn’t do was put the cake in the freezer in between each layer. I highly recommend that you do this because the mix-ins from the top layer all ended up on the bottom of the pan. (One positive is that it looked nice when I took the cake out of the pan!)

This Homemade Ice Cream Cake with Crunchies is super simple to make. I love easy desserts and this is one that you can adapt with your favorite flavors (both ice cream and mix-ins)!

I wish I could take credit for this homemade crunchies recipe, but I can’t. All the credit goes to Our Best Bites!

And, I know you’ll be shocked when I say this, but I didn’t exactly follow her recipe and I should have! Her recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups of cookie crumbs. I used the entire bag, and it made for a rather thick layer of crunchies. It was yummy, mind you, but it was difficult to cut and eat because it was so thick. I mean, what was I thinking? I could have had cookies to eat later!

I also used Double Stuff Oreos (because they’re my favorite). Next time I make this recipe I’m going to make it with original Oreos. The extra cream is yummy but it would be more authentic of the crunchies flavor if I’d used the original flavored Oreos!

This Homemade Ice Cream Cake with Crunchies is super simple to make. I love easy desserts and this is one that you can adapt with your favorite flavors (both ice cream and mix-ins)!

This Homemade Ice Cream Cake with Crunchies is super simple to make. I love easy desserts and this is one that you can adapt with your favorite flavors (both ice cream and mix-ins)!

I can’t wait to make this again! Oh the flavor combinations!

Have you made ice cream cake before? What’s your favorite combination?

 

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9 Comments

  1. Lydia @ The Thrifty Frugal Mom
    Lydia @ The Thrifty Frugal Mom02-12-2014

    Oh yum! I love DQ’s ice cream cake but pretty much never buy them because they are so ridiculously expensive. I’m pinning this and can’t wait to try it. Sounds like the perfect summer birthday cake.

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson02-12-2014

      Yes, this will be perfect for summer (or whenever you’re hankering an ice cream cake)!

      Thanks stopping by and for pinning, Lydia!

  2. Kim
    Kim05-09-2014

    I’ve made a Tiramisu inspired ice cream cake that was delicious for not having that great crunch layer
    I’ve tried making home made magic shell, but never works as well as the store bought. Also, watch the processing of Oreos. If they’re too fine, it becomes a solid, unpenetrable layer. ;)

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson05-10-2014

      Kim, I bet your Tiramisu cake was fabulous! I’d love to try that recipe because my husband loves Tiramisu.

      I must admit that the crunchies are my favorite part of ice cream cakes. And that’s a great tip on crushing the Oreos too fine – thanks for sharing!

  3. Tonia
    Tonia06-18-2014

    I love ice cream cake – the best part is that crunchy cookie layer. Will have to try making this summer!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson06-18-2014

      I totally agree that it’s not the same without the cookie layer! Enjoy!

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  5. Alyssa
    Alyssa08-26-2015

    If you line the pan with either wax paper or foil you can lift it out easily – ish after its done. Of course then you don’t get the fluted pattern. I’ve also seen in done in a 13x9x2 pan and that’s an easier lift out as well. Just a thought! I LOVE the crunches recipe!

    • Tshanina Peterson
      Tshanina Peterson08-27-2015

      Thanks for the tip, Alyssa!

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