This is better than any Dairy Queen frozen cake! ---experiment using different flavors of ice cream and toppings, the possibilities are endless, small Oreo cookies and Oreo ice cream works well --- homemade soft cookies will not work for the crust, the cookies must be hard --- prep time includes 5 hour freezing time --- this is *SO* good!
- 1 (18 ounce) packagesmall chocolate chip cookies, divided (must be store-bought not soft cookies)
- 1⁄4 cup melted butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups hershey's hot fudge topping, divided (or use favorite brand)
- 2 quarts ice cream, divided (slightly softened but not melted, use any flavor desired)
- whipped cream (use any amount desired to garnish)
- maraschino cherry (use any amount to garnish)
- Prepare a 9-inch springform pan.
- Finely crush only HALF of the small cookies to make the crumbs.
- Place in a bowl with melted butter or margarine and 2 tablespoons sugar; mix to combine.
- Press into the bottom of the springform pan.
- Stand the remaining cookies around the edge of the pan.
- Spread 1 cup hot fudge sauce over the crust.
- Freeze for about 30-40 minutes.
- Spread 1-quart of the slightly softened ice cream over the chocolate sauce; freeze for about 20-30 minutes.
- Using an ice cream scooper scoop the remaining quart of ice cream into balls and arrange over the spreaded ice cream.
- Freeze for about 4 hours or until completely firm.
- To serve, garnish with remainder of fudge topping, whipped cream and cherries.
I made in a 9x13" pan. I used Pecan Sandies for the cookies and made with double the French Vanilla ice cream. I used Smucker's Hot Fudge instead of Hershey's, as I like it better. I doubled the sauce and put half on the bottom, heating in the microwave to spreadable consistency. I then put the other half on the top of the ice cream. I sprinkled crushed coarse chopped pecans over the top of that, then froze. At serving time I cut into squares and served with whipped cream, cherries and colored sprinkles for decoration. Everyone loved it!
I've made this twice..both times fabulous! First cake I used Oreos for the crust, hot fudge for the chocolate layer/garnish and store-bought Chocolate Mint ice cream. Second cake I used store-bought chocolate chip cookies for the crust, Hershey's syrup (3/4 c) for the chocolate layer/garnish and Cake Batter Ice Cream recipe By SStemp for the filling. Then crumbled more cookies and drizzled syrup on the top. Made for a great birthday cake that everyone loved!
i have made this twice and it is fantastic! both kids and adults love it. i use one package chips ahoy cookies, pick out enough to go around the outside, then use the rest for the crust. couldn't be easier. thank you kitten for posting!!