Dairy Queen Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

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Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream Cake (My Dairy Queen Cake)

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Next, pour a generous layer of the chocolate ganache over the chocolate ice cream layer. Smooth with an offset spatula before sprinkling the ganache with the chilled cookie crumbles. Gently smooth out the crumbles to form an even layer. Freeze the chocolate ice cream, fudge and cookie crumble layers for 20-30 minutes until firm.

Can This Be Made Gluten

Absolutely. To make this recipe gluten-free, swap all ingredients for gluten-free varieties. There are many gluten-free ice creams, chocolates and Oreo-like cookies on the market, so swapping for these can be done in a 1:1 ratio. One ingredient youll want to pay close attention to is the powdered sugar for the whipped cream icing. While most powdered sugars are gluten-free, some include a starch that may contain gluten.

For a vegan recipe, opt for dairy-free and vegan-friendly ingredient alternatives. Everything can be done in a 1:1 swap with great success. There are so many vegan ice cream brands to choose from that as a vegan its 100% possible to have your ice cream cake, and eat it too!

Create The Bottom Ice Cream Layer

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Remove the chocolate ice cream from the freezer and let soften for 15-20 minutes. Once the vanilla ice cream wall has firmed up in the pan, spoon the chocolate ice cream into the center of the cake pan lined with vanilla ice cream. Smooth and level the chocolate ice cream with an offset spatula.

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Make The Chocolate Cookie Crunch

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Preheat oven to 350°. While it heats, pulse the Oreo cookies several times in a food processor. Add the melted butter and then pulse for a few more seconds until rough cookie crumbs remain. Dump the cookie crumbs out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread out evenly into a single layer. Bake for about 10 minutes then remove and let cool completely.

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Once cool, in a medium mixing bowl, combine the cooled cookie crumbs with the chocolate Magic Shell. Stir to coat the crumbs evenly and then spread back onto the parchment-lined baking sheet in a thin layer. Freeze for 30 minutes and then crumble into small, coarse pieces. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Editors tip: Baking the Oreo crumbs helps make them extra dry and crisp so that they dont become soggy from the moisture of the ice cream. Its an extra step thats well worth the effort.

More Ideas For Homemade Ice Cream Cake:

Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake
  • Try different types of sprinkles for holidays or to match the birthday party theme.
  • Substitute other types of ice cream. Cookies and cream is amazing. It will be delicious with the layer of oreo cookies!
  • Add chocolate cake in between the cake layers.
  • Try different flavors oreo cookies. There are so many options these days- birthday cake, red velvet, peanut butter and more.
  • Use all chocolate ice cream for lots of chocolate flavor. This will be a hit with chocolate fans.

Use what you have on hand or what your family loves. This recipe is so easy!

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How To Store And Transport Ice Cream Cake

This should be considered an extreme sport! As noted above, investing in a simple cake carrier will be your secret to success. Prior to starting your ice cream cake, we recommend clearing an area of your freezer that is large enough to allow the cake carrier to fit and sit level inside. If you have a drawer freezer, make sure your freezer opens wide enough .

You can safely and successfully transport an ice cream cake using a large cooler or insulated food carrier. The trick is to make sure the vessel you are using is large enough to fit your cake carrier along with several ice packs or bags of ice. For best results, we recommend letting your ice cream cake freeze for 24 hours in the freezer before transporting it to make sure everything is as frozen as possible. We also suggest packing your cake at the very last minute before your departure.

Dont forget to make sure you have a place to store your cake when you arrive at your destination. Your best bet will be to have a freezer to transfer your ice cream cake to when you arrive to keep it frozen until youre ready to serve.

Still hungry? Learn more about sweet, cool treats in our ultimate ice cream guide.

Top It Off With More Ice Cream

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While the previous layers firm up in the freezer, remove the vanilla ice cream again and let it soften on the counter. Once the chocolate layers have firmed up, spoon the remaining softened vanilla ice cream over the other layers. Use the offset spatula to smooth the vanilla ice cream evenly over the other layers. The vanilla layer should come to the very top of the springform pan.

Once thats done, freeze the cake for at least four hourse, though overnight is best.

Editors tip: Reserve 1/4 cup of vanilla ice cream to use after freezing your cake. You can use the leftover vanilla to fill and smooth out any thin patches or spots that get damaged after removing the outside ring of your springform pan.

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An Employee Misheard An Order And Was Fired

As a Dairy Queen employee, when a customer asks to order a marijuana-themed cake for her daughter’s birthday , you might very well do as she wants and starts researching images to create perfection. You might then take the time to delicately bring your design to life, box it up, and wait for the customer to pick up the cake. But, when she does, you come to find out she actually wanted a Moana cake and offer to recreate it, but she reassures you it’s fine. Once she pays and leaves, you think your task is finished and move on. That is, until the cake goes viral.

A simple mistake led to one Georgia Dairy Queen employee, Cassandra Walker, getting fired, according to USA Today. The birthday girl found the situation to be hilarious and shared it to , her post quickly racked up thousands of likes and shares. Unfortunately, the fame she gained for her birthday led to Walker’s firing.

“It’s not funny to me,” Walker told USA Today. “I have two little girls here. I have a car that needs fixing. It’s not funny to me. The manager stood behind me while I pulled the images off the internet. She walked by as I decorated the cake. As I boxed the cake up, she was the one who walked it up to the front.” But when she was offered her job back, she nevertheless turned her former employer down.

A Teen Dq Decorator Is Tiktok Famous

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One teen’s Dairy Queen cake decorating skills have made her TikTok famous. Inspired by a TikToker who worked at a Cold Stone Creamery in Missouri, Morgann Book’s work at her family-owned Ancaster, Ontario franchise has garnered her millions of views, according to the CBC. The 17-year-old’s videos show her cake decorating processes as she shares stories, thoughts, and answers questions from fans. Now, the hard-working teen gets multiple requests from customers that their orders be shared on her TikTok. Book says she starts her day at 5:30 am, all so she can fulfill some of those orders before she heads to school.

But she doesn’t seem all that bothered by the early wake-up time and work involved. “It allows me to connect with the community,” Book told the CBC. “Especially during COVID right now, because it’s so hard to do that.” It seems as though all the hard work has been paying off for her family’s Dairy Queen too, as her father told the CBC that their store’s ice cream sales are up thanks to his daughter’s well-earned fame. He even admitted that it had actually been “overwhelming” with the number of customers coming in and asking for the work of the “TikTok girl.”

How To Cut An Ice Cream Cake

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The secret to cutting an ice cream cake easily and cleanly? Using a warm knife!

Begin by removing the ice cream cake from the freezer and letting it sit on the counter at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. While the cake softens, place a large, sharp knife in a glass of hot, steaming water. When the cake has softened, remove the knife from the water and wipe it dry on a clean cloth. Slice the cake, starting from the center and cutting in a smooth downward motion toward the outer edge. Use a cake server to lift the first slice from the cake. Continue cutting the cake, cleaning the knife with a cloth between each slice and warming the knife in the hot water bath as needed.

How Do I Store Ice Cream Cake

As long as the cake is covered, you can freeze the cake for up to 1 month in advance.

Once youve dug into the cake, you can store any leftovers in the freezer and continue to enjoy up to 4 weeks after youve cut that first slice.

Just look at those delicious layers! I wont lie my favorite parts are the cookie crumb and fudge layers. What do you like best?

This seriously tastes just like the real deal. Its going to blow your mind! Happy 4th of July, friends!

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Layers of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, fudge and Oreo cookie crunchies covered in whipped cream frosting. Tastes just like the DQ cakes we all have grown to love!

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  • 1 1/2 quarts chocolate ice cream

Cookie Crunch Layer:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted

Fudge Layer:

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 quarts vanilla ice cream

Whipped Cream Frosting:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

For the Cookie Crunch Layer:

  • Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  • Combine crushed Oreo cookies and melted butter in a bowl.
  • Spread the combination on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle Oreo crumbs over top of fudge.
  • Freeze for 2-3 hours or until firm.
  • Allow vanilla ice cream to thaw for 20 minutes.
  • Then spread in an even layer over top of Oreo crumbs.
  • Freeze for 2 hours.
  • Grabbing the ends of the plastic wrap, lift the cake out of the pan and place it on a serving plate.
  • For the Whipped Cream Frosting:

  • Put heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Beat on HIGH until it forms firm peaks.
  • Frost the cake entirely and decorate with sprinkles.
  • Freeze cake until ready to serve.
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    Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake


    • Cake Center: Bake a 9 inch round cake with your favorite cake mix. If you are making a traditional cake to go with your Ice Cream Cake, prepare extra batter and make a thin cake for the center.
    • Crumb Center: Instead of Oreo cookie crumbs try other hard or crispy cookies like Chocolate Chip Cookies, Shortbread Cookies, vanilla wafers, graham crackers or Thin Mint Cookies.
    • Ice Cream: Use any of your favorite ice cream flavors or you can add mix-ins to your ice cream like crushed Oreos, mini chocolate chips, candy pieces, fresh berries, or chopped nuts.
    • Fillings: Other fillings you can use instead of strawberry topping and the cookie crumbs are brownie pieces, chocolate pudding, soft cookies, fruit jam, Salted Caramel Sauce, or Lemon Curd.


    Easy Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

    As a kid, I rarely had the same birthday cake twice. I like all kinds of cake too much to stick with one. Regular cake, cheesecake, ice cream cakes you name it. The only one I didnt need to have for my birthday was a cookie cake, because I knew I could depend on my dad for that one at his birthday. So naturally, Ive tried quite a few cakes including ice cream cakes.

    So, these days I feel like Im a bit of an ice cream cake connoisseur. Theres definitely something to love about all the different kinds available, but when it comes to a Dairy Queen ice cream cake, that middle layer of chocolate fudge along with the chocolate crunchies is pure heaven. Often, Id just dig that right out from between the ice cream and eat it alone. So darn good!

    When I started playing around with ice cream cakes several years ago, I did a fair amount of experimenting with that middle fudge layer and finally perfected it. Ive shared it before, but never for this copycat cake so Im excited to share it with you today.

    Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake Sundaes Ingredients & Subs

    Oreo cookiesunsalted butterMagic Shell Buy it or make your own! If you have chocolate and coconut oil, you dont have to make a trip to the grocery store.semisweet chocolate chips chocolate chips, corn syrup, and vanilla make up the fudgy chocolate sauce. While it wont be exactly the same, youre welcome to use store-bought hot fudge instead!light corn syrupvanilla extractheavy whipping cream Instead of using heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla to make whipped cream, you could use a redi-whip or cool whip instead. Although, I highly recommend making your own! powdered sugarchocolate ice cream A traditional Dairy Queen cake uses both chocolate AND vanilla ice cream, but if your perfect cake includes only vanilla, only chocolate, or even another fun flavor, go for it! vanilla ice cream Ive tried this with vanilla bean ice cream which I normally love, but for this, I feel like you need the flavor of basic vanilla ice cream. Sprinkles, maraschino cherries, and Pirouette cookie to garnish

    How To Make Ice Cream Cake Without Cake:

    Crush the Oreos and set aside.

    Next, line an 8×3 inch cake pan with clear wrap that covers the bottom and goes above the sides of the cake pan. I used two pieces.

    About 20 minutes before you need it, set the chocolate ice cream out to soften. Add the softened chocolate ice cream to the prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Freeze for 30 minutes.

    To make the fudge layer, add the chocolate chips, corn syrup and vanilla extract to a medium sized bowl.

    Heat the heavy whipping cream just until it begins to boil, then pour it over the chocolate chips. Allow to sit for a few minutes and then whisk until smooth.

    Remove the pan with the chocolate ice cream from the freezer. Pour the chocolate fudge over the ice cream and spread into an even layer. Freeze for about 10 minutes.

    Add the cookie crumbles to the top of the fudge layer, then freeze for about 2 hours, until mostly firm.

    About 20 minutes before you need it, set the vanilla ice cream out to soften. Add the vanilla ice cream to the top of the cake, then freeze until firm.

    Use the clear wrap to lift the frozen cake out of the pan, then place it on a cardboard cake circle or a serving plate. Set it back in the freezer.

    To make the whipped cream, add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to a large mixer bowl. Whip on high speed until stiff peaks form. We love this this homemade whipped topping recipe.

    Frost the cake with the whipped cream and decorate as desired.


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