Monday, February 23, 2009

Cheery Cherry Goodness

Yesterday we had our Winter Tea Benefit for Heartbeat. The ladies all requested we share several of the recipes involved...this was on the top of the list. It is super easy and versatile - try it out today!

Cherry Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate Syrup
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons butter
6 ounces milk chocolate chips
6 ounces white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Ice Cream Cake
2 pinks cherry cordial ice cream, softened
3 cups crushed chocolate graham crackers
1 pink vanilla ice cream, softened

In a small saucepan, heat the cream and the butter over low heat until butter is melted; remove from the heat. Add the chocolate chips; let stand for 1 minute. Whisk until the sauce is smooth. Stir in vanilla. Cool for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, line the bottom and sides of a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan with plastic wrap. Spread 1 pint of the cherry ice cream into the prepared pan; sprinkle with 1 cup cookie crumbs. Top with the vanilla ice cream. Freeze for 20 minutes or until firm.

Spread with 3/4 cup chocolate sauce {or more!!} and freeze for 20 more minutes.
Top with the remaining cherry ice cream and sprinkle with 1 cup of cookie crumbs. cover and freeze for 4 hours.
Transfer remaining sauce to a microwave-safe dish; cover and refrigerate.

Remove the dessert from freezer ten minutes before serving. Using plastic wrap, remove dessert from the pan. Discard the plastic wrap.
Press remaining cookie crumbs into the sides. Using a serrated knife, cut into 12 slices.
Warm the reserved sauce in the microwave and serve with ice cream cake.

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Lisa B. said...

Doh! I haven't even had my dinner yet and now all I want is some cheery cherry goodness! Looks cheery cherry yummy!

M.Kate said...

Yummy! Thanks to you, there goes my diet for the next 2 hours :D

Trish said...

MMMM that looks good!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, that sounds so good - I love cherry & chocolate together!


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