I needed a post for Z and well, this idea just hit me in the grocery store, along with about 20 items that mysteriously ended up in the shopping cart courtesy of my kids who were on vacation last week and
What I'm trying here is an ice cream version of the traditional Icebox Cake (see the back of the Nabisco Chocolate Wafers box) Typically, you layer whipped cream between wafers creating a cake that when sliced diagonally is both pretty and delicious. I'm simplifying here but if you're familiar with an ice box cake there's no need to write more.
What I did for the Zebra Ice Cream Cake was to layer the wafers with vanilla ice cream inside a spring form pan. The process is a little different from the traditional Icebox Cake, but with layers of chocolate cookie (which will soften while freezing) and vanilla I'm thinking I can't go wrong here. The best part? I can use any flavor of ice cream in the layers which just makes for so much fun! My experiment worked and the photo above is the final version. My kids loved the cake and I think I've found my new summer dessert!!!!
Thanks to those of you who have joined me on my ice cream journey. I am not a food blogger, but I do love my ice cream! I'm looking forward to getting to the blogs I didn't have a chance to visit which is sadly, a lot. Happy April 30th and Z day!