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Candy Shop Kit Kat Ice Cream Cake

Whether for a birthday or a summer party, everyone will gaga over this Candy Shop Kit Kat Ice Cream Cake. Customize it with your favorite ice cream flavors!

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As I add new recipes and content on my blog, I am also updating some oldies, but goodies. A few weeks ago I shared one of those updated posts, the fudgey brownie cookies. And this week, it’s all about my kit kat ice cream cake. As you can imagine, this is a VERY popular recipe on my blog. Seriously, what’s not to like?

The first time I made this kit kat ice cream cake was for Middle Child’s 8th birthday. Hard to believe but that was over 6 years ago! That little boy is now a freshman in high school. I’ll spare you my breaking-momma-bear-heart story. Needless to say, my boy never forgot about this fabulous birthday cake.Candy Shop Kit Kat Ice Cream Cake by FamilySpice.com

As I’ve shared with you before, I’m not a baking blog. I do not have the time, patience or stamina to decorate a cake like some of those great baking blogs do. If you want me to direct you to some mind-blowing dessert divas, let me know. Like most projects I start, I have the best intentions in the beginning, I think through all of my ingredients and steps, and I’m super pleased (and sometimes taken by surprise) by the fabulous outcome. But, I hate, I absolutely hate prepping the darn masterpiece up for it’s close-up, that final glamour shot for foodies.

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This particular cake is no-brainer. Warts and all, your guests will only see a heavenly dessert smothered in their favorite candies. No fancy-schmancy decorating skills are required for this cake! You can customize it with your favorite ice creams (we chose the classic vanilla and chocolate). You can forgo the whipped cream topping for a third ice cream (this would be my daughter’s preference as she declared she does not like whipped cream).

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The crust is made with milk and crushed chocolate oreos. Again, you can use vanilla or other flavored sandwich cookies, if you prefer. On top, I kept it all chocolate: M&Ms, mini M&Ms, chocolate covered crisps, rolos and kisses. You can also add whoppers, gummy bears and crushed nuts, if you like.

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Just have fun with it!

The beauty of this kit kat ice cream cake is that it appeals to kids of all ages. Even my father-in-law’s eyes widened with delight when I first brought out this cake. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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Last week, I decided to update the photographs and make a video for this kit kat ice cream cake. My daughter turned 12, and since it’s been in the mid 80’s all week here in San Diego, why not an ice cream cake? Middle Child happily bragged that she was getting his birthday cake for her birthday. Kids are funny.

But honestly, you don’t need a birthday as a reason to make it.

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Bon Appetit!

This kit kat ice cream cake is perfect for kids ages 5 to 81.

 

Candy Shop Kit Kat Ice Cream Cake

Author:

Laura Bashar

This Candy Shop Kit Kat Ice Cream Cake is the ultimate birthday cake to WOW the kids. It's even a terrific frozen treat to cool off from the heat. Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

  • 2 qt ice cream, any 2 flavors
  • 2 TBS milk
  • 39 kit-kat candy bars
  • 16 oz whipped topping, frozen (like cool whip)
  • 1 (14.3 oz) box of oreo cookies
  • 1 cup assorted chocolate candies
  • non-stick spray

Directions:

  1. Remove from the freezer and leave on the counter:
    • 2 qt ice cream , any 2 flavors
  2. In a food processor combine:
    • 2 TBS milk
    • 24 oreo cookies
  3. Coat a 9-inch spring form pan with nonstick spray and place upright all around the side of the pan:
    • 39 kit-kat candy bars
  4. Try to get the kit-kat bars as close to possible as you can, with the kit-kat name facing out, against the side of the spring form pan.
  5. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper and press the oreo mixture evenly over it.
  6. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  7. Stir the first flavor of softened ice cream in its container and press evenly over the oreo crust.
  8. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes
  9. Stir the second flavor of softened ice cream in its container and press evenly over the first ice cream layer.
  10. Place in the freezer.
  11. Remove from the freezer and allow to thaw for 30 minutes:
    • 16 oz whipped topping, frozen (like cool whip)
  12. Spread whipped topping over the top layer of ice cream and garnish with remaining cookies plus:
    • 1 cup assorted chocolate candies
  13. Return cake to the freezer and allow to set overnight.
  14. Remove cake from freezer 10 minutes prior to serving.
  15. Gently open the spring form pan and remove. Use a thin knife or spatula to slide cake onto serving platter.
  16. Slice & serve immediately!

Prep Time:

Yield: 1 9-inch ice cream cake for 10-12

Cook Time:

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