Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

I know peppermint recipes are everywhere right now, but I had to share this easy peppermint ice cream cake. It’s perfect on a cold day with a cup of hot chocolate.

Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Of course I kept it simple by softening vanilla ice cream and folding in crushed Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses for the peppermint flavor. And to keep things balanced I layered the peppermint with some chocolate ice cream and a crushed Oreo crust.

 

Aside from the ease of making this, I needed some holiday cheer and peppermint does it to me every time. This year for reasons I won’t share, the holiday seems to be flying by while I thumb through my iPhone looking for Christmas music to help me get in the spirit. Since that hardly worked, I decided easy dessert making would move it along.

I know it’s awful. I’m awful, but it’s the truth. I’m so busy, I can’t seem to see pass my computer screen.

Thankfully ice cream cake and watching Elf with my little guy did it. Yay, to holiday cheer!

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Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Yield: one 8-inch cake or pie

Ingredients:

  • 24 Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 12 Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses, crushed (set as
  • 2 cups chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 11/2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened

Directions:

  1. Place Oreos in a food processor or blender and pulse until cookies are finely crumbed. Alternately, place Oreos in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Combine crushed Oreos with melted butter and then firmly press crumbs into place to create a crust. Bake crust at 350 degrees F for 7-10 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.
  2. Place Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses in a food processor and pulse until crushed. Portion out 1 tablespoon and set aside for garnishing. Fold remaining crushed candy cane Kisses into the vanilla ice cream; set aside.
  3. Spread softened chocolate ice cream on top of crust. Then layer and spread peppermint and vanilla ice cream mixture on top of chocolate layer.
  4. Optional: Garnish cake with remaining 1 tablespoon of crushed candy cane Kisses. Pipe whip cream around perimeter of cake.

A few notes:

  • I used a springform pan, but an 8 inch pie pan will work just as well.
  • The ice cream cake can be made 5 days in advance and kept covered in the freezer.
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26 Responses to “Peppermint Ice Cream Cake”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 17, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    Great looking cake and I love the silver bowls and props to go with it – and that cake stand…so pretty!

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    Diane — December 17, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    A dessert my family will love. I love using the Hershey peppermint kisses instead of candy canes. Much smoother taste.

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    DessertForTwo — December 17, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

    I adore a cold frozen dessert for Christmas! maybe it’s because in Texas, it never truly get *that* cold. Love this :)

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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — December 17, 2012 @ 1:53 pm

    I don’t mind eating ice cream when it’s cold out, but I don’t crave it as often. This looks spectacular!

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    Amanda @ The Dormestic Goddess — December 17, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    Yay! More peppermint! And Elf is a surefire way to offer some holiday cheer. Listening to Dave Barnes’s Christmas album helps too! Give it a try!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 17, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

    Elf is always a clear winner and some snuggle time surely helps too :) This is perfect.

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    Lola @dressupwithlola.com — December 17, 2012 @ 2:41 pm

    Mmmm looks tasty! I was left inspired to bake something equally christmassy so I baked peppermint brownies, tasted delish xx

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    Jackie@ Theseasidebaker — December 17, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

    This looks wonderful!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — December 17, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    Beautiful cake, I can’t decide what photo I like best – they’re all stunners!

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    sara — December 17, 2012 @ 7:09 pm

    So easy and looks SO pretty…LOVE it! :)

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    Sarah — December 17, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

    The layers of ice cream! The pewter plates! You’re killin me here.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 18, 2012 @ 1:32 am

    I’m down with peppermint everywhere! This looks awesome!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — December 18, 2012 @ 2:35 am

    I love the simplicity of this cake Naomi! And still so so so decadent and elegant looking. I envy all of your pretty silverware and silver bowls. :)

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    Patricia | The Answer Is Cake — December 18, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    Love the way you’ve styled these photos – the utter yumminess of the ice-cream cake helps too!

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    Shanna@ pineapple and coconut — December 18, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    This is a gorgeous cake! All my favorite flavors too. I love the last picture the “aftermath”. I think it’s great you have been adding those pics into your posts now!

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — December 19, 2012 @ 12:52 am

    That crust looks SO good :) I could just dive right in.

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    theurbanbaker — December 21, 2012 @ 1:54 am

    so loving the pink and grey combo with a touch of black. beautiful!

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    tijuana (po' man meals) — December 21, 2012 @ 2:07 am

    your colors, the props and my goodness the cake! gorgeous.

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    tijuana (po' man meals) — December 21, 2012 @ 2:11 am

    oh, and the aftermath pics are exactly how it would look in my house! this cake would be amazing on the table for christmas dessert. so stunning!

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    marla — December 21, 2012 @ 2:19 am

    Such a pretty ice cream cake!

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    Ashley — December 21, 2012 @ 3:08 am

    Perfection all the way around.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — December 21, 2012 @ 5:04 am

    Ice cream and some quality downtime sounds like just the thing. Here’s to a fresh new year.

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