This weekend is the unofficial end of Summer and it's not a time to spend hours creating an elaborate dessert that will only be consumed by your friends in a matter of minutes. Instead, take some help from the store and put together an ice cream cake that looks like it took you all day, but was actually really easy to make. This recipe combines purchased marble pound cake with wafer cookies and vanilla and chocolate ice cream. There is a homemade component, a ganache, and keep in mind that as with all ice cream cakes, it needs a couple of hours to set.
Still, the prep and cook time is minimal and the resulting dessert is a show-stopper. Interested in learning how it's made? Read more.
1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy cream Serves 8.
12 ounces (1 package) semisweet chocolate chips
1 12-ounce marble pound cake, such as Entenmann's brand, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
20 chocolate wafers, such as Nabisco brand, plus 4 crushed wafers
1 pint chocolate ice cream, softened
1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy cream