For months Memorial Day has seemed so far away, but the unofficial start to summer is finally here! Celebrate the holiday with foolproof summer-y desserts. For the occasion we made a festive, insanely delicious ice cream cake featuring Fatty Sundays pretzels on top. Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or a potluck dinner by the fire pit, our ice cream cake recipe has you covered. It’s sure to impress your weekend guests this summer. Check out the recipe below!
Ice Cream Cake Recipe Ingredients:
Cocoa Brownie Base (adapted oh so slightly from Smitten Kitchen)
-5oz salted butter
-1/2 cup of all purpose flour
-3/4 cup of good quality cocoa
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-3/4 cup white sugar
-1 tsp of vanilla extract
Ice Cream Layers
-1 cup of fresh or frozen raspberries
-1/2 of peanut butter
-1/4 cup of honey
-1.75 quart tub of good vanilla ice cream
-1.75 quart tub of good chocolate ice cream
Ice Cream Cake Recipe Directions:
To make the brownie:
-Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. In a saucepan, melt the butter, sugar and cocoa together with a dash of salt. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Beat the eggs in with a wooden spoon, until the gritty mixture becomes smoother and more glossy. Stir in the vanilla, then fold in the flour. Bake in a springform pan for 25 minutes - you’re looking to slightly under-bake, rather than over-bake, in order to keep it fudge-y when frozen. Allow to cool completely. Remove from the pan and re-line with cling wrap. Place brownie back in the pan.
To make the remaining layers:
-Next, combine the peanut butter and honey together in a bowl. Fold the peanut butter mixture and the raspberries through the softened vanilla ice cream, so that ribbons of the peanut butter remain. Spread over the brownie base and freeze for an hour, until firm.
-Turn the chocolate ice cream out into a bowl and stir to soften. Spread over the firm vanilla layer and cover with cling wrap. Place back in the freezer until firm, then remove cling wrap.
-Garnish with whipped cream, sprinkles and crushed Fatty Sundays pretzels. We decorated the ice cream cake with festive, custom-colored red, white and blue sprinkle pretzels.
You can order custom pretzels, or we recommend crushing up our standard Toffee or Rainbow Sprinkles pretzels to top off your ice cream cake. We hope that over your long weekend, like us, you’ll be outside soaking up the sun. What better way than to cool off than with Fatty Sundays pretzel-adorned ice cream cake? If you’re looking for a gift idea for this holiday weekend (don’t forget the hosts!), check out our festive red and blue variety sets here. You are only a few days away from Memorial Day weekend, so don’t forget to order your pretzel treats in time!