Chocolate-Cherry Ice-Cream Cake



Ingredients:

16
creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
quart (4 cups) cherry or cherry vanilla ice cream, softened
8
creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped
1
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1
quart (4 cups) vanilla ice cream, softened
1/2
cup fudge ice-cream sauce
Sweetened whipped cream, if desired
12
fresh cherries with stems

Directions:

  • 1Heat oven to 350ºF. Place 16 cookies in food processor. Cover and process until finely ground. Add butter; cover and process until mixed. Press in springform pan, 9x3 inches. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until firm. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2Wrap outside of springform pan with foil. Spread cherry ice cream over cooled crust. Freeze 30 minutes.
  • 3Sprinkle chopped cookies and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips over cherry ice cream; press slightly. Spread vanilla ice cream over top. Drop fudge sauce over ice cream in small spoonfuls; swirl slightly into ice cream. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips; press slightly. Freeze about 8 hours until firm.
  • 4To serve, let stand at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes. Carefully remove side of pan. Cut dessert into wedges. Top each wedge with whipped cream and cherry.