I can’t claim any credit for this unbelievably easy ice cream “cake.” I stole it from my sister who stole it from her mother-in-law; and it was the big hit at Mia’s birthday gathering. My newly minted 5-year-old loved that she got to choose whatever ice cream went into it. And I loved that I didn’t have to turn on the oven or dirty a single bowl to make it.
Just follow Nabisco’s chocolate wafer crust recipe—crush 22 chocolate wafers in a bag, then mix them with sugar and butter. Pour that mixture straight into a spring form pan and press it into the bottom. I chose not to bake the crust so it would be more of a cookie crumble.
Next, press softened ice cream—whatever flavor(s) you like—into the pan (I used Haagen Dazs vanilla and chocolate) and smooth it down with a spatula. Sprinkle remaining chocolate wafer mixture on top.
Freeze your cake for several hours, and bring it out about 20 to 30 minutes before serving so it’s soft enough to cut. For extra pizazz, serve it with a side of hot fudge and whipped cream.
I was told by my brother, who likes to order a DQ cake on his own birthday, that he liked my dessert better. The ultimate compliment.