The Best Ice Cream Cake...Ever.

Apr 24, 2015

That's it.  That beauty right there is MY birthday cake.  Every year my mom made this cake for my birthday. I had never actually made it before, but we have a very special visitor.  The Honeybadger has a fairy Godfather.   Doesn't everyone?   She also has a fairy Godmother and I will NEVER correct her. It makes me giggle.  

Anywhoo, her fairy Godfather was visiting and he is having his darn near forty birthday!  His lovely wife let us know that ice cream cake is his favorite and bam!  I made it happen.  In the interest of full disclosure, almost nothing about this recipe is organic.   Fake oreos just will not do.  I reached into the depths of my mother's 1970's recipe file for the golden ticket aka Peanut Buster Bars.

Anything that starts out like this:

Has to be amazing. 

You need to melt a half stick of butter.

Then use the million dollar blender (Vitamix) to crush one entire package of oreos. 

Put the oreos in a large rectangular pan. With a Cookie Monster spatula, because COOKIES!

Add the melted butter.

Here's the fun part.  Put another stick of butter, 2/3 cup of chocolate chips, and two cups of powdered sugar into a pot.

Then add 1 1/2 cups of evaporated milk to it.

Turn the heat onto medium and boil it down.

Keep going until it looks like this...

Set a timer for 8 minutes and keep stirring!  After the timer goes off, take it off of the fire and add one teaspoon of vanilla. 

It should look like this.  Oh! Yum!

Go ahead and take your ice cream out of the freezer.  It needs to soften in order to spread it in the pan.  Take your Spanish Peanuts, put em in a bag, and start whacking!

Now that the ice cream is soft, spread it in your pan.  Mine is 16x9.

Then, take that hot fudge and pour it on top. Don't worry, if the ice cream is a little too soft the fudge will peek through.

Clearly, I left my ice cream out too long but oh well!  Then pour your crushed peanuts on the top.

It sure isn't pretty (mostly because I left that ice cream out too long) but it is darn good.  I am only slightly embarrassed to tell you I ate A LOT!

Also...Super cute taste tester approved.


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