Ice cream cake
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This is a perfect recipe to do with the family.  You can change it to match what you have on hand or what you like the best.  My favorite discovery is the little toffee chips you can buy already cut up.  They are sold by the bags of chocolate chips.  But you can chop up any kind of candy you like. 


It is best to make the cake ahead of time and let it get good and cold in the freezer.  If you buy ice-cream and oreos when they are on sale, you can make a very big cake (or two smaller ones) for between $10.00 and $15.00 depending on what you make.  This is MUCH cheaper and MUCH better than the ones you buy already made.

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Ice Cream cake

Ingredients:

Two quarts ice cream

One package Oreos

Chopped candy bars

Caramel and chocolate topping

 

Crust:

Put about half a package of Oreos in a food processor and grind until fine texture.  If you want, you can add a bit of chocolate syrup and continue processing, but our latest opinion is that this makes it too hard to cut later on.)

 

Assembly:

Press ground cookies firmly in pan (we use a spring form pan because you can open it up, but any pan is fine).  Use a metal measuring cup to pack it down so your hands don’t freeze!

 

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Cut the carton off of the ice cream and slice it with a knife so you can lay them on the cookie layer.  Push slices together so it makes a solid layer. 

 

Grind more cookies and add another Oreo layer. 

 

Add another ice cream layer.  (I like coffee ice-cream.  The girls insist that all vanilla is classier!)

 

Top with caramel and chocolate topping.  Use a knife to swirl it around.  Then sprinkle chopped candy bars on top.  Snickers is voted most popular around here, but Heath Bar is good, too.

 

Let the cake get really cold before serving.