Summer's here and chances are you're going to be invited to a fair share of barbeques and potlucks. I always agonize over what to bring to these little get togethers. I want to bring something kid friendly, but a dish adults will enjoy as well. I want to bring something "out of the ordinary," but I don't want to spend hours in the kitchen.
Well, I have found the "Holy Grail" of pot luck recipes: The World's Easiest Ice Cream Cake.
It's not something you want to set out on a picnic table next to the potato salad, but once the dinner plates are cleared, take this one out of the freezer and watch everyone swoon. This recipe is insanely simple, but people will think you worked long and hard on it. Seriously. The toughest part is peeling off all the wrappers.
World's Easiest Ice Cream Cake
Serves 12 to 14
1 (24-count) package ice cream sandwiches
2 (8-ounce) containers frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
1 (8-ounce) package mini milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (2-ounce) package chopped walnuts
Caramel or chocolate syrup
Maraschino cherries, sliced (optional)
Cover the bottom of a 9"x13" glass baking dish with ice cream sandwiches. Spread with 8 ounces whipped topping. Add another layer of ice cream sandwiches, placing sandwiches in the opposite direction as the first layer. Srpead remaining 8 ounces whipped topping over sandwhiches. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and walnuts. Drizzle generously with caramel or chocolate syrup. Garnish with cherry slices. Cover with foil and freeze at least 2 hours before serving. Cut with a sharp knife while still frozen.
And then, be sure to get it out of the house. Because, if you're like me, you will not rest until every bite is gone.
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