In my home town there is a very beautiful ice cream parlor called 'Arasan ice cream'. It is famous for its Ice cream , chocolate cakes, falooda, Ice-cream cakes and desserts. The interiors are so cool and creative. No need to say it is always crowded by youngsters and couples. It is my most favorite spot even now and we have tasted almost all the varieties there:)
Whenever I talk about those lovely days, hubby has always expressed his craving for this icecream cake. So I planned to do it for our Thanks giving party (2009).
I could not get a complete procedure through internet. I coined my own version and had some challenges like the melting ice cream and timing sense etc:) But I managed to get a perfect one and we finally got our native style ice cream cake.
Icecream cakes can be made in two ways. One by crushing the cookies and pressing them to form a cake and top it with ice cream . The next method is to bake a cake and freeze it with ice cream
Mine belongs to the second variety.
I always prefer to incorporate some store bought goodies to reduce my cooking time. So if you are looking for one from scratch , then you need to research more. But I am sure this recipe won't disappoint you . Here is the ice cream cake and get ready to surprise your guests with this delicious cake.
Ice cream cake:
Ice cream cake served:
(Pardon me for my unprofessional icing)
You may need:
Ice cream (French vanilla flavor) - 1 liter.
A cake mix (white cake mix) - 1 packet
(I used Betty crocker super moist white cake mix )
Cake frosting mix - 15 oz tin
(I used Pillsburry funfetti frosting mix)
A fruit jam - 1 cup
(I made my own strawberry preserve)
A flat plate
To prepare strawberry spread:
Strawberry - 10
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Chop the strawberry and cook it with 2 tbsp water and sugar till it gets a preserve like consistency.
Cool and store it in refrigerator.
(We can use a store bought preserve also).
Cake frosting Method:
Bake two square shape cakes from the above said cake mix, as per instructions in your box.
Cool them completely. Keep them in refrigerator overnight for better cooling effect.
Level the cake with a sharp knife by removing the dark surface.
Slice each cake into two , so that we can stack up the icecream, frosting and strawberry preserve as layers.
Now place one slice of the cake on a flat plate. Spread the cake frosting mix.
Take out the ice cream from freezer and spread 3 scoops over the frosting mix.
Immediately keep the ice cream inside freezer.
Place another slice of cake over it. Spread the Strawberry jam we made uniformly.
Place another slice of cake over the strawberry spread.
Now spread the frosting mix and ice cream above this slice.
Finish all the above procedure within three minutes. This is very very important.
Immediately place the next slice above it and keep in freezer for nearly an hour.
Then take it again do cover the top of the cake completely with cream frosting mixture.
Again let it cool for another 15 minutes inside the freezer.
Now take out the cake and icecream , carefully cover the whole cake with ice cream....starting from the bottom sides.
If you feel it is melting then cool it inside freezer for 10 minutes and finish it.
After 5 hours sprinke the sugar balls or decorate as per the need.
Ice cream cake is ready!
This procedure may seem very difficult. But if you imagine layering a sandwich then it will be an easy breeze.
Always keep the ice cream in side the fridge before we start decorating the cake.
During frosting process, for every 3 minutes outside keep the cake and icecream inside the freezer for 10 minutes and continue decoration. Otherwise everything will melt down and we may need to recreate.
Sending this Ice cream cake for Saraswathy Iyer's cakes n cookies event.
Saraswathy has completed 3 years in blogging and celebrating an anniversary through this beautiful event.
Congrats saraswathy!Your blog really rocks! You have so many unique recipes and I love them very much. Your delicious wheat dosa has helped me much in the diet plan.
Thanks and happy hosting dear!
My other entries are as follows:-
1. Butter biscuit
2.Christmas plum cake.
3.Easter bunny's carrot cake
4.Frosted sugar cookies.