Ice Cream Sandwich Cloud

ice cream sandwich cloud layer cake

Ice Cream Sandwich Cloud

Ice Cream Sandwich Cloud

this will be the easiest, tastiest, loveliest layer cake you’ll ever make!  so simple, that my kids did most of it!!!

 

As promised, I’m getting this recipe out for the upcoming Holiday weekend.  This simple showstopper will be a HIT at your 4th of July Cookout with both kids and adults.  You can also customize the cake in tons of ways!!!  Set up a cute little topping stations with:  Chopped Nuts, Caramel, Hot Fudge, Strawberries, Cherries…just set the toppings out and let the partiers go wild!!!  You can also make it smaller or larger by adding more Ice Cream Sandwiches…just be sure to buy a little more Cool Whip as well!  The hardest part of this cake is to make sure you have enough room in your freezer to store it.  I put mine on foil on a baking pan to make it and transfer it back and forth.  That worked perfectly.  Just make sure there is room in our freezer for it to sit straight!  I used our deep freezer.  Ok, so this is going to be a quick, basic recipe blog post because I don’t have time to edit and take quality photos.  The Cloud was demolished so quickly, I’m going to have to remake the cake to take better pics.  These are the ones I snapped along the way with my iPhone.  They will do for now, so my lovely readers can get ready for the weekend!

It cuts beautifully and is a fun presentation!

It cuts beautifully and is a fun presentation!

Layered Ice Cream Cloud Cake

INGREDIENTS:

1 box Ice Cream Sandwiches (12 Sandwiches)

1 Large Container Cool Whip (16 oz)

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Assorted Toppings

*Cover Baking Sheet with foil.  Lay another LONG sheet of foil on top with enough excess foil to lightly cover and protect your cake!  Unwrap 4 Ice Cream Sandwiches and lay them side by side, touching.  Open Cool Whip and add 1 tsp Vanilla.  Lightly fold in top half of Cool Whip with a spatula.  (TIP: This is what makes the flavor POP a bit more and makes the Cool Whip taste more homemade!!!)  Add a few dollops of Cool Whip on top of 4 Sandwiches.  Drizzle light layer of Hot Fudge on top.  Place in freezer for 10-15 minutes to let the first layer of Cool Whip and Hot Fudge harden on the Ice Cream Sandwiches.  Take out of freezer and add 4 More Ice Cream Sandwiches on top.  Repeat with Cool Whip and Hot Fudge.  Put back in freezer for 15 minutes.  Take out of freezer and add remaining 4 Ice Cream Sandwiches.  Now, drizzle a bit of Hot Fudge on the last layer of Ice Cream Sandwiches.  You should have about a 1/2 carton of the Cool Whip left.  Add your  other teaspoon of Vanilla to the Cool Whip and fold in with spatula.  Carefully Coat the ENTIRE CAKE with the remaining Cool Whip.  Its fun, its simple….just make it look like a fluffy cloud.  Pop back in the freezer until ready to serve!!!!  Enjoy!

 

let me break it down for you!

Lay out 4 Ice Cream Sandwiches

Lay out 4 Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

Add 1 tsp Vanilla to Cool Whip and gently fold in with a spatula

Add 1 tsp Vanilla to Cool Whip and gently fold in with a spatula

 

Add a layer of Cool Whip and drizzle of Hot Fudge

Add a layer of Cool Whip and drizzle of Hot Fudge, then pop in freezer for 10 minutes

Add 4 More Ice Cream Sandwiches on too (making sure you always layer them the same way!!!!)

Add 4 More Ice Cream Sandwiches on too (making sure you always layer them the same way!!!!)

 

Repeat: Cool Whip, Hot Fudge Drizzle, Freezer

Repeat: Cool Whip, Hot Fudge Drizzle, Freezer

 

Add last 4 Ice Cream Sandwiches for the last, top layer

Add last 4 Ice Cream Sandwiches for the last, top layer

 

I didn't get a pic of this step, so instead I'm showing y'all my lovely helpers!! But, here you add a drizzle of Hot Fudge directly ON the sandwiches BEFORE you do your final coat of Cool Whip and create the "Cloud" effect

I didn’t get a pic of this step, so instead I’m showing y’all my lovely helpers!! But, here is where you add a drizzle of Hot Fudge directly ON the sandwiches BEFORE you do your final coat of Cool Whip and create the “Cloud” effect

Flavor the last half of the Cool Whip with 1 tsp Vanilla

Flavor the last half of the Cool Whip with 1 tsp Vanilla

 

CAREFULLY coat the entire cake with the remaining Cool Whip then freeze for a few hours or until ready to serve!

CAREFULLY coat the entire cake with the remaining Cool Whip then freeze for a few hours or until ready to serve!

 

Ice Cream Sandwich Cloud

Ice Cream Sandwich Cloud

It cuts beautifully and is a fun presentation!

It cuts beautifully and is a fun presentation!

 

I cut the large pieces into half for the kids and let the go wild with their toppings of choice!

I cut the large pieces into half for the kids and let the go wild with their toppings of choice!

 

Happy 4th Of July to you and yours!!!  I hope y’all enjoy this as much as my kids and our friends did!  Get the kiddos in the kitchen for this one and let them help!!!

Dash just couldn't help himself!!!

Dash just couldn’t help himself!!!

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Organic Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Granola

Organic Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

O. M. G.

Crunchy & Chock FULL of Healthy Goodness

Crunchy & Chock FULL of Healthy Goodness

Are you ready for this!?!?! I’m not sure you are.
You are about to find the Holy Grail of all granola recipes. Every time I make granola….I’m never quite pleased with the results. (And usually end up having to throw the pan away!!!) Here is a simple, no fail, De-freakin-LICIOUS recipe that I promised will Wow! It made a little over 3 large mason jars full. Plenty to share!!!
I’ve got to give credit to David Lebovitz (www.davidlebovitz.com) for the basic Chocolate Peanut Butter recipe. It is fantabulous. Check out his blog!  Great writer….Paris…food….humor…love him!!!  Anyways, all I did was karify it up a little.  Get creative!!!  Use what you have hanging around in the pantry! I’m sure you can’t go wrong no matter what you add in to personalize this one!  I just added some seeds for a little health booster!

Slightly toasted to perfection

Slightly toasted to perfection

Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola

3 cups Organic Rolled Oats
1 cup Coarsely Chopped Local/Unsalted Peanuts
3/4 cup Organic/Good Quality Dark Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Organic Organic Sunflower Seeds, Unsalted
1/2 cup Organic White Sesame Seeds
1/3 cup Organic Black Chia Seeds
1/3 cupOrganic Flax Seedsor Ground Flaxseed
2 T Organic Ground Ceylon Cinnamon
Sea Salt

1/2 cup Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy & Unsalted
1/2 cup Organic Maple Syrup
1/4 cup Organic Coconut Sugar (or Organic Dark Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste (or Madagascar Vanilla Extract)
2 Tablespoons Water

Preheat oven to 325. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment. In large mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients. Lightly mix. Combine wet ingredients in small saucepan and warm over low until just smooth. Quickly pour over dry mixture and toss to coat. Spread evenly over 2 pans. Bake 25-40 min, Stirring a few times while baking. Let cool completely. Should last if stored tightly for a month or two!

Keep some and be sure to SHARE with a friend!

Gorgeous Healthy Homemade Granola

This made a bit more….I can’t lie.  The kids and I could barely keep away from this stuff when it came hot out of the oven.  The chocolate was ooey gooey deliciousness all rolled up in this nutty crispy crunchy bites.  Holy wow.  I don’t even know what to say.  And your house will smell absolutely delightfully divine!  I know this because my hubby didn’t get home until like midnight and scoured the kitchen looking for whatever I had been baking.  Unfortunately for him, it was bottled up in 3 mason jars and packaged away for his birthday surprise.  whoops!  Surprise!!!

Instant Granola Gratification!

Instant Granola Gratification!

Tips:

  • You can totally change this up with different nuts.
  • Be sure to use UNSALTED whenever possible, that way YOU can control the amount of salt!
  • You could use Almonds and Almond Butter for an awesome twist!
  • Add dried fruit, cherries, mango, golden raisins for a sweet addition.
  • Substitue seeds or use what you have!  If you leave something out or add another, it won’t matter!

I hope you enjoy this as much as we have!!!

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