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Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

Aug 9, 2017

It's the height of summer and something sweet and cold would be very satisfying.  In this recipe from onesweetness.com we find the perfect combination of the two in one dish.  Strawberries are definitely in season and readily available.  All the ingredients are store-bought and don't require firing up the stove or oven so you can keep your cool.  Make it tonight or for a special occasion, everyone will love it! 
A creamy layer of vanilla ice cream mixed with whipped topping, strawberries, and pound cake nestled atop a buttery graham cracker crust and topped with toasted almonds.
yield: 1 (9 - inch-round) springform pan

prep time: 5 hours     cook time: 0 minutes     total time: 5 hours
Ingredients:

Pie:

2 cups (approximately 15 crackers) graham cracker crumbs
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 (1.5 quart) container vanilla ice cream
1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping, thawed
1 recipe macerated strawberries (recipe below)
2 cups pound cake, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
Macerated Strawberries:
1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
Directions:

Pie:

In a bowl, stir together cracker crumbs and melted butter until evenly coated. You can do this right in the bowl of your food processor after you process the graham crackers. Add the graham crackers to the food processor and pulse until they resemble a fine crumb. Drizzle in the melted butter while you continue to pulse. The end product will look like wet sand.
Press the cracker mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
Add the softened ice cream and thawed whipped topping to a large bowl. Combine using a rubber spatula.

Fold in (gently) mashed strawberries and cubed pound cake. Spread the ice cream mixture evenly over crust. Top with the toasted almonds.

Cover and place in the freezer for at least 4 hours.

Macerated Strawberries:

Combine chopped strawberries, lemon juice, and sugar in a bowl. Stir to combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour. There will be more juice in the bowl when you remove the mixture from the fridge, which is exactly what we want. Using a pastry cutter, potato masher, or fork, mash the strawberries.

Image:  Strawberry - clipartpanda.com



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