Looks like I hadn't got enough of strawberry treats. Actually there weren't many (fruit) options at the supermarket for me either, but I love strawberries, so that's okay! Bringing its flavour into desserts is way easier than other lighter/mildy flavoured fruits :) Besides, I'm deeply in love with their bright, red colour!! It's extremely attractive and since they taste really sweet, it's a bonus :D
So.., did you guess what I made correctly? I'd call it Berries IceCream Cake. IceCream! That's right. I LOVE ICECREAMS. I wouldn't mind living on them for a week =P It consists of an oreo cookie base, strawberries, raspberry swirled icecream and a little blueberries for garnish. If you try it out once, I promise you'll do it again! It's incredibly easy, it can be done within 30minutes (plus a few hours for the freezing time) and quite importantly, it can be made ahead :D (this dessert is a keeper!)
These are for my grandfather and 10-year-old-cousin's birthday! :) Children are easy to please, whatsmore, its icecream!! (See the brown coloured character in the place? It is "le" which means happiness in chinese ^o^)
I would love to make my own icecream one day! 'd done that a few times without an icecream maker but never succeed in producing a creamy and soft one =\ But that can wait, I think getting a food processor is more practical for now! :) :) So you know I've always been crushing cookies for cheesecake base as well as this icecream cake cookie base manually. Lol!
Frozen oreo cookie base. If you use my recipe (shown below) please note that the yield of the cookie base will produce just a little more than what you need. I only managed to make 7 individual icecream cakes of this little size with that 1 box of icecreams. Don't worry about the leftover oreos though, I didn't have any problem finishing them. You won't, too!
Berries IceCream Cake (Serves 7)
140g oreo cookies, processed
27g butter, melted
1 pint raspberry swirl icecream (you can change to other flavours!)
2boxes Strawberries, halved
1. Combine the cookies and melted butter and press them firmly into your cake ring (any shape you prefer). Freeze for 20minutes.
2. Place strawberries such that the side that has been sliced is facing the cake ring. Spoon slightly softened icecreams into the cake ring.
3. Level the icecream and freeze for 2hours.
4. Using a sharp knife dipped into hot water, slide it around the cake ring so that it loosens from the icecream cake.
5. Remove the cake ring. Icecream may melt alittle, so dont take too long :)
6. Freeze again and take them out 5minutes before serving.
I KNOW. You just said I'm a cheater. Right?! You can't believe it is SOOOO easy!! Remember to try it out =D My mum and I had 2 of these for dinner. Omg haha. By the way, the oreo cookie base are superb. I just realised that crushing them without removing the cream is even better! Yum yum.
Happy baking! I'll be going Malaysia for a week, will find time to update the blog if possible :D Take care.