|I made this for my dad's 70th birthday with his two favorite flavors: Chocolate and Black Raspberry|
I grew up on ice cream cake- it was one of my two most common birthday cake choices- the other was Angel Food cake. For my baby shower, my sister had a special ice cream cake made which included mint chocolate chip ice cream for one layer, and the other was, ummm, well it really doesn't matter because I don't think I ate that half.
One of the best things about having your own ice cream maker is that you can make whatever flavor of ice cream you want, grab some crunchies, a little cool whip and BOOM! ice cream cake.
Making the ice cream is one thing- fairly easy once you master the basics. Creating the cake takes a little planning, but that really only has to do with making sure you have the right tools. There are three things you need in addition to ice cream:
A spring form pan
Another thing you need is time. Unless you have two coolers, you need to make one flavor and create the first layer. Let it harden in the springform pan and freeze some more. Then add the crunchies. Then make and add the second layer. With 24 hours needed to fully freeze the bucket insert, planning ahead is very important.
So, have fun with flavors and free thyself from the doldrums of the vanilla and chocolate ice cream cakes.