Tuesday, September 2, 2014

chocolate pistachio ice cream cake

this is the easiest ice cream cake you will ever make! no ice cream maker required. all you have to do is smash things together...literally. do you have some pent up aggression? work been stressing you out? then, this is the cake for you! i actually made this cake for my friend janine's birthday. we drove up to virginia, and i threw this little baby together in about 5 minutes while she was fiddling around in the other room...see, i told you this was going to be easy!

here's what you'll need:
2 jars of talenti pistachio gelato
1 oreo pie crust
1 snack sleeve of oreos 
1 bottle of smuckers magic shell
a handful of pistachios

1. if you're making the cake right when you get back from the grocery store, don't even put the gelato in the freezer. you want it to be soft and spreadable when you assemble the cake. if you bought your gelato ahead of time, just set it out on the counter for like 20 minutes. it's still hot enough outside, that it doesn't take long to soften.

2. grab your pie crust and your softened gelato. spread the first jar of gelato evenly on the pie crust. if your oreo crust begins to break apart, don't worry! the gelato will glue it back together later.

3. here's where the smashing comes in. leave those oreos in the sleeve (i grabbed whatever size was by the checkout at the grocery store. i guesstimate 6 oreos would probably be enough if you are pulling from a pack), and go to town! mash em with a rolling pin or punch them with your fist to get a variety of crumble sizes, then sprinkle atop the gelato.

4. spread the second jar of gelato on top of the cookie layer.

5. top with magic shell. feel free to get a artsy as you want, or just cover the entire thing.

6. shell your pistachios and crush those little guys up, too. then sprinkle on top to garnish.

7. put the whole thing back in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour to let the cake firm up. after that, it's ready to serve! (the gelato will harden again and glue the layers together, which keeps the cake from breaking apart when you slice it.)

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1 comment:

  1. Oooo yummmm. I must make this for a birthday party!