Layers of ice cream, cookies, and fudge make this Vanilla Mint Chip Ice Cream Cake a fun treat to share on a hot summer day.
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This weekend summer finally found us. We went from 60 degrees and wearing pants to 80 degrees and wearing shorts.
A friend invited us over to do some swimming and chatting, and we got a little sun burn from just a few hours in sun and clouds. Woo hoo! It finally feels like summer! We even had some humidity on Sunday. That I can do without. Curly hair and humidity are not friends.
One thing that we go through a lot of in hot weather is ice cream. I try to keep a few different flavors hidden in our freezer for those hot days…0r for when I want to create a fun frozen treat or milkshake for dessert.
Yesterday at church I was talking with a few friends about how we all have to hide different snacks and treats from our kids, so they don’t devour everything in sight. All of us agreed that we had some hiding spots that the kids have figured out. Finding some new hiding spots is definitely needed.
My friend Jeanna suggested that we should try hiding the treats inside other containers. Just think about it! You know those big bag of green beans at Sam’s Club? Save that giant plastic bag for those ice cream containers that you want to stay hidden a little bit longer. The kids will just think you bought more green beans and won’t touch it. Haha! Sneaky, sneaky!
Or save the boxes that garbage bags come in for those cookies and candies in the cupboards! This is going to be a whole new game changer for my baking cupboard! Mwhahahaha! I can’t wait to hide all the sweets! Except that I will probably forget where I hid everything and end up buying more…or blaming someone for eating them.
Luckily our kids are really good about not taking food without asking for it first. They know that their mom is a psycho baker who likes to sugar coat sugar.
When I bought the ice cream for this cake, I made sure all three of them knew it had other plans. But I knew that wouldn’t stop them from asking when I was done with it, so I put together this fun cake the next day.
Our daughter actually came up with the idea for this cake. She always asks for mint treats on her birthday, and this year was no exception. She wanted mint chip ice cream and mint cookies layered into an ice cream cake. She and I talked it through and came up with 2 layers of ice cream and a fudge cookie center with more cookies on top.
This girl and her fun treat ideas make me so proud! She is following in my footsteps…now if only she would follow me into the kitchen and actually help bake some of her creations. Baby steps, right?
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