Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vanilla and Strawberry Ice-cream Cake

Summer is here! Lets cool down from inside out in a very nice and fancy way. An easy Ice-cream cake that will refresh you in no time.
Feel free to change ice-cream flavours. Here, I´m showing you one of my favorite ones.
Enjoy it!       Refresh yourself!       Have a good Summer!

Vanilla and Strawberry Ice-cream CakeS

2 cups              Vanilla wafers, crushed
1 ½  cup           Chocolate wafers, crushed
4 tbsp   (2 +2)    Butter, unsalted and melted
4 cups              Vanilla ice-cream, softened
4 cups              Strawberry ice-cream, softened
½ cup               Chocolate chips, dark
1 cup                heavy cream
3 tbsp               Sugar
1 tsp                 Vanilla extract
2 cups              Raspberries, fresh or frozen (if frozen let then defrost first and use with the juices)
2tbsp                Sugar
Juice of ½ lemon.
Strawberries for garnish (or any other fresh fruit of your choice)
1.       Combine vanilla wafers and butter (2tbsp). Press onto the bottom of a spring-form pan (24 cm). Freeze until firm.
2.       Spread vanilla ice cream onto frozen crust.
3.       Combine chocolate wafers with chocolate chips  and butter ( 2 tbsp) and press onto ice-cream. Freeze until firm.
4.       Spread strawberry ice-cream on top and freeze until firm.
5.       Beat cream, sugar and vanilla extract until soft firm peaks form.  Set aside on refrigerator until needed.
6.       With a knife loose the sides of the cake, release sides and transfer to a platter
7.       Before serving decorate the top of the cake with the cream, garnish with some fresh fruit and serve immediately with the sauce on the side.
8.       For the sauce:
9.       Purée the raspberries with the sugar and lemon juice. Strain with a  fine-mesh sieve.

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