Choc-mint ice cream sandwich cake by Donna Hay
The queen of beautiful food, Donna Hay, knows just what it takes to make a birthday party go with a swing - the cake! Here are some of her amazing cake creations for you to make.
Below is the easy recipe to make Donna's impressive Choc-mint ice cream sandwich cake (above). You can also get the step-by-step instructions to make her pretty Bombe Alaska cake too.
- 2L vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 tsp teaspoon mint essence
- green food colouring
- 18 chocolate and vanilla ice cream sandwiches
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips, for sprinkling
Place the ice cream, mint essence and a few drops of food colouring in an electric mixer and beat for 1–2 minutes, or until softened. Place the ice cream in a metal container and freeze for 1 hour, or until firm but spreadable.
Working quickly, place 6 ice cream sandwiches together on a serving dish. This will make the base layer of the cake. Spread evenly with 1 1/2 cups of the mint ice cream and repeat with remaining ice cream sandwiches and ice cream, finishing with a layer of ice cream.
Return to the freezer and freeze for 2–3 hours or until set. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips and serve immediately.
- Before softening the ice cream, place in a metal container in the freezer to prevent the ice cream from melting.
- If it’s a hot day, place the cake in the freezer for 1 hour between assembling each layer.
- Placing the serving dish in the freezer before assembling will help prevent the ice cream from melting.
- The cake can be kept in the freezer for 2–3 days.
- This recipe was supplied by donna hay kids' magazine.
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