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ice cream cake | easy recipe using pound cake and prepared ice cream, plus your choice of candy treats!
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Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe


  • 1 frozen pound cake
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1 cup chocolate ice cream
  • 1/4 cup chocolate candie
  • 1 cup vanilla or chocolate ice cream
  • Chocolate sauce Magic Shell or similar brand that hardens
  • Read more at: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/ice-cream-layer-cake.html?oc=linkback


  • Using large bread knife, slice the pound cake horizontally into 3 pieces.
  • Place the first slice in a bread loaf pan lined with plastic wrap.
  • Spread vanilla ice cream over pound cake slice
  • Put cookies in zip top bag and break up into small pieces (or use food processor)
  • Sprinkle chocolate cookie pieces over vanilla ice cream
  • Add middle layer of pound cake
  • Spread chocolate ice cream on top
  • Chop chocolate candie pieces and spread on top of chocolate ice cream
  • Top with last piece of pound cake, turning top upside down so it forms a flat surface
  • Place the last layer of cake on top, followed by the chocolate chip ice cream.
  • Spread last layer of ice cream on top and pour chocolate sauce on top
  • Cover with the sides of the plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hours
  • When ready to serve, pull back the plastic wrap and lift the cake out of the pan, peeling the plastic wrap off. (Note: if eating right from freezer, you may need to let it rest for several minutes to loosen the ice cream from pan before attempting to lift it from the pan.
  • Slice with large knife and serve.