Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cake

This dessert is a celebration waiting to happen! Make it ahead, and you can have a secret in the freezer ready to surprise someone.

Yield

12 servings

Ingredients

16 creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 quart (4 cups) cherry or cherry vanilla ice cream, softened
8 creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped
1 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 quart (4 cups) vanilla ice cream, softened
1/2 cup fudge ice-cream sauce
sweetened whipped cream, if desired
12 fresh cherries with stems

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Place 16 cookies in food processor. Cover and process until finely ground. Add butter; cover and process until mixed. Press in a 9 x 3-inch springform pan.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until firm. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Wrap outside of springform pan with foil. Spread cherry ice cream over cooled crust. Freeze 30 minutes.

Sprinkle chopped cookies and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips over cherry ice cream; press slightly. Spread vanilla ice cream over top. Drop fudge sauce over ice cream in small spoonfuls; swirl slightly into ice cream. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips; press slightly. Freeze about 8 hours until firm.

To serve, let stand at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes. Carefully remove side of pan. Cut dessert into wedges. Top each wedge with whipped cream and cherry.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Bake Time: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Freeze Time: 8 hours 30 minutes
Stand Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 9 hours 25 minutes

Additional Information

Spray the back of a metal spoon with cooking spray, then use it to press the crumb mixture into the pan.

It's a snap to spread the fudge sauce over the ice cream. Just spoon the sauce into a resealable plastic food-storage bag, cut off a small tip from a corner and squeeze.

This special dessert keeps well in the freezer for up to two weeks. Make the dessert, freeze until firm, then cover with foil to store.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 410 (Calories from Fat 200), Total Fat 22 g (Saturated Fat 13 g, Trans Fat 1 g), Cholesterol 60 mg; Sodium 170 mg; Total Carbohydrate 48 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g, Sugars 36 g), Protein 5 g; Exchanges: 2 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 3

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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