Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
with Fresh Strawberries

Chocolate Desserts Anyone? Who doesn't love Ice Cream Cake... This Favorite in Decadent Chocolate Recipes would be great as a Birthday Cake. Turn your Birthday Party into an afternoon of FUN and get out the Barbeque Grill and cook up some Juicy Hamburgers. Fantastically Yummy!

Chocolate Ice Cream Cake, a decadent choice in Chocolate Desserts, with shaved Belgian Chocolate and Fresh Strawberries piled on top, a refreshing pick in Chocolate Recipes.

With Chocolate Cookie Wafers, Chocolate Ice Cream and decadent Belgian Chocolate are just a few great ingredients for this frozen delight in Chocolate Desserts. Celebrating a something special or having a kids birthday party? A great suggestion might be to make this fabulous winner for a great Birthday Cake. Who doesn't like a Frozen Chocolate Lovers Treat at anytime of the year.

This great Chocolate Ice Cream Cake is a great pick for any special occasion, I like to make this excellent choice in Chocolate Desserts with some great choices in Holiday Recipes. Actually anytime of the year I think would be a great time to enjoy this winning choice. For an extra special treat for any occasion, add one of the specialities from the Drink Recipes and turn smiles into giggles with a great duo of special good eats!

I think this Chocolate Ice Cream Cake is out of this world in a taste-bud-explosion in Chocolate Desserts and is really one easy Chocolate Ice Cream Treat to make. One of my little cooking hints, would be to try this excellent pick in Dessert Recipes out with the Vanilla Ice Cream or Strawberry Ice Cream instead, you still get the same excellent taste in a fabulous pick for a sweet lovers treat!

Sit back and relax and please enjoy this decadent pick in one great tasting Chocolate Lovers treats in Chocolate Recipes!

1 cup chocolate cookie wafers, finely ground

4 tablespoons butter, melted

2 quarts coffee ice cream, softened

2 teaspoons instant Italian Espresso, powdered

1 3/4 cups Belgian Chocolate, Milk, chopped

2 1/4 cups whipping cream, chilled

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar or icing sugar

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon baking cocoa powder

2 ounces Belgian Chocolate, Dark, shaved for garnish

In medium bowl, combine chocolate wafer cookie crumbs, add melted butter and mix together until crumbs are moistened.

Press crumb mixture onto bottom of 9-inch-diameter spring form pan with 2 3/4-inch-high sides. Freeze until firm, about 10 minutes.

To make the Cappuccino Ice Cream, in large bowl, combine softened ice cream, instant Italian espresso and chopped Belgian Chocolate chunks, stir until well blended.

Transfer ice cream mixture to cookie crust-lined pan. Smooth top. Cover with plastic wrap. Freeze overnight.

In large bowl, combine whipping cream and vanilla, over bowl, sift in confectioners sugar and cocoa, beat until soft peaks form.

Spread mixture over top of cookie ice cream cake.

Freeze until ice cream cake has set, at least 1 hour.

For garnish, sprinkle chocolate shavings over top of cake. Run knife between pan sides and cake to loosen. Remove pan sides and using a small metal spatula or knife, smooth cake sides. Let cake stand at cool room temperature 10 minutes before serving. Add fresh Fruit like Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries made into a great fruit salad and serve on the side.

Vanilla Ice Cream Cake
Follow directions above: Replace Chocolate Cookie Wafers for Vanilla Wafers and Chocolate Ice Cream with Vanilla Ice Cream. Omit using the instant italian espresso powder, and replace by using 1 whole vanilla bean instead Cut vanilla bean in half and remove seeds, add to vanilla ice cream and discard outer shell of vanilla bean. Add some walnuts or pecans or even one of your favorite types of cookies crumbled up to the vanilla ice cream. Your imagination can go on overdrive with this versatile Ice Cream Cake. Experiment, don't be afraid to try out new flavor explosions and sit back and Enjoy!

Cooking Tip:This Ice Cream Cake can be made 2 days ahead, just cover and keep frozen.

Enjoy this fantastic Ice Cream Cake Recipe!

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Chocolate Ice Cream Cake topped with Fresh Strawberries and sprinkles of shaved Belgian Chocolate, doesn't that sound absolutely scrumptious? Whether I make this recipe with either the chocolate ice cream or vanilla ice cream it's always a hit! Add on a couple of Drink Recipes for an afternoon of fun. For the adults and coffee lovers, choose one of the special Coffee Recipes to go along with this great choice in Chocolate Desserts.

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