Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins
This dessert is a celebration waiting to happen! Make it ahead, and you can have a secret in the freezer ready to surprise someone.
- 16 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1 quart cherry ice cream or 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
- 8 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
- 1⁄2 cup fudge sauce
- sweetened whipped cream, if desired
- 12 fresh cherries, with stems
- Heat oven to 350ºF. Place 16 cookies in food processor. Cover and process until finely ground. Add butter; cover and process until mixed. Press in springform pan, 9x3 inches. Bake 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.
We very much enjoyed this. But I would make some changes to it in the future...felt more like an ice-cream sundae than a cake. Next time I might try baking a cake instead of baking cookies before I put the ice-cream on. The rest I'd pretty much follow as is.