This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake has been a long time coming. It’s been on my list of things to make for forever and now that I’ve made it, I’m wondering what the heck took me so long! It is amazing! I know I say this a lot, but seriously. I didn’t want to stop eating this and hoarded it all for myself and the hubs.
So I have got to tell you something.
Have you read or seen ‘Divergent’ yet? I am completely addicted!
I saw the movie the weekend it came out and again the following weekend. Then I decided to read the books.
Normally when I read books first, I’m disappointed with the movie. I’m kind of glad I saw the movie first because that disappointment wasn’t there. Plus, Theo James now is who I picture when I read about Four/Tobias and that ain’t so bad.
What has been bad is that I cannot. stop. reading. I have barely done any baking this week (or anything else for that matter) because all I want to do is come home and read. I’ve been dying to know how it ends so I keep going. I have so much I need to get done.
I finally peeked ahead to the end last night. I couldn’t take it anymore! Honestly, I didn’t want to. But if I didn’t I was going to get absolutely nothing done.
I haven’t read closely what happens, but I saw enough to make me stop reading. If what I think I read is correct, I am going to be quite sad and look totally crazy reading tonight.
Why crazy? Well, I read when I workout. I already probably look crazy enough when doing that.
I read on the elliptical. I read on weight machines. And with a book like these, I read while walking around and in the stretching area. Can’t. Put. It. Down.
And tonight, not only will I be reading and working out, but I have a feeling there will be tears. And lots of them. And I’m scared.
Part of me doesn’t want to keep going. Can’t I just stop reading right now, when they are still happy and kissing and laughing and seemingly carefree for this ONE TIME!? Why do I have to keep reading? Seriously, can’t they just be carefree and in love…poor kids.
So yea, I’m addicted, crazy and I will be crying tonight.
Good thing I have this ice cream cake. If there’s one thing that might console me, it’s this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake.
I considered making this cake for Cookie Dough Week. There were so many things I wanted to make, it could’ve been cookie dough month. I ended up choosing to go with the Cookie Dough Pizza and Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownie layer cake, but I’ve had this one on my mind ever since.
Now that it’s finally getting warm, I figured it was time.
I used my favorite, no-ice-cream-machine-needed ice cream recipe.
It’s the best kind of ice cream to use for layering into an ice cream cake. You just make it and then you are ready to layer with your cake. It’s thick enough before freezing to work with, which saves freezing time. Score!
I loaded the ice cream with brown sugar, which lends a nice cookie dough flavor to the ice cream itself. Then I piled it full of cookie dough.
The brown sugar is the best call ever! Don’t change it! The flavor is spot on. Between the ice cream flavor and the cookie dough bites in it, I want to sing a little song with every bite. SO good!
And so many of my ice cream cakes use brownie layers instead of cake because the brownies are so easy to work with and I love their denseness. But the hubs has been asking me to make an ice cream cake with cake layers. So this time I obliged.
Also a great call. I love the dense brownies, but I also love the softer cake. And certainly, it’s easier to slice.
This might be my new favorite cake. I’m sharing with the hubs, but have yet to give anymore away. I’d be willing to share a piece or two, but the rest is mine!
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Recipes from friends:
Espresso Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream from Beyond Frosting
Cookie Dough Stuffed Peanut Butter Fudge from Lemon Tree Dwelling
Reeses Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cups from Mom on Timeout
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