Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Homemade Ice Cream Cake

Yesterday's Birthday Boy doesn't care for many cakes and sweets.  (Or even chocolate...but that's a whole different post.)  His mother made him his ultimate favorite, pumpkin pie, over the weekend so I thought we would try something different for his actual birthday.

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

8 graham crackers 
4 tablespoons of butter
1 1/2 gallon of ice cream (soften it by leaving out for 30 minutes) 
1 tub of cool whip

Place graham crackers in food processor and blend.  Melt butter and mix together with crushed graham crackers.  Pat into 9x13 pan.  (I used a 9x9 pan and did half of the recipe.)  Place softened ice cream on top of graham cracker crust.  Pour entire tub of cool whip on top.  Place in freezer for 4 - 6 hours (overnight is even better).

For Ryan's cake I used strawberry ice cream and added sliced strawberries on top before serving.  (Children wanted to add red sugar sprinkles on top, too.)  
I have also made this as a chocolate version using oreos for the crust and sprinkled on top with any complimentary ice cream flavor.   

Very easy and very yummy.     


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