Even though I am eagerly awaiting the cool brisk days of fall, I am trying to soak up the last sunny summer days of the year. My little sister’s birthday falls on one of those last summer days and she requested her favorite cake for her birthday— a Dairy Queen cake, which is perfect for sunny days because it is an ice cream cake. Instead of running out to buy one, I thought I should make it instead. I started googling and putting together different recipes I found online to come up with what I thought was the exact recipe for those amazing DQ cakes. To my surprise it was. This cake was simple, had very few ingredients and pretty darn close to being the exact same as DQ.
My suggestion is to make this, this weekend for the family or friends and enjoy the last ice cream days.
Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake Recipe
2 cake pans (9 or 8 inch ones will work)
1 quart vanilla ice cream
1 quart chocolate ice cream
1 packaged oreos (16 oz)
1 jar fudge topping (11 3/4 ounces)
Chocolate sauce- enough for 1/4 cup
1 pint heavy whipping cream
2 tbs sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Allow the ice cream to melt enough so you can pour it into the two cake pans. Line the cake pans with plastic wrap before pouring ice cream into the pans so you can get the ice cream back out easily once frozen. Freeze the ice cream in the cake pans till they are once again frozen. Remove the filling from the oreo’s and discard it. Put all the oreo cookies in a bowl and smash till small bits. I used a potato smasher. Mix in chocolate sauce to the cookie crumbles till it forms a ball. Don’t put too much sauce in to the point where it is liquidy. You want it to be a dough like substance. Pull out the ice cream and on the vanilla side spread the cookie mix onto it, then on the chocolate side pour the fudge onto it. Refreeze for 1 hour, at least. Place your whipping bowl and mixer in the freezer for 30 minutes before whipping. Pour the pint of cream into the chilled bowl and add 2 tbs sugar and 2 tsp vanilla into the bowl and mix still stiff peaks. Pull out the two cakes and remove from pan by pulling on the plastic wrap. Place the chocolate cake on a plate fudge side up and then put the vanilla cake on top cookie side down, so the fudge and cookie mix are touching. Frost and refreeze for at least 30 mins. Now enjoy!
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