When I saw Ree Drummond's recipe for ice cream layer cake, I did what any sane person would do. I ran to the store and grabbed all of the ingredients so I could try it immediately. I'd never made an ice cream cake before, but I figured if I were going to start now, I'd better use my favorite things, so I opted for chocolate cake (found in the freezer section), Ben & Jerry's chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, peanut butter M&M's, Reese's, and sea salted caramel.
As Ree instructs in her video, I lined a loaf pan with plastic wrap before layering in the cake, ice cream, and candies. I was a little worried my layers would end up looking really sloppy, but this method is really forgiving. After a trip in the freezer for four hours, it was set and ready to be sliced. Sure, it looks a little wonky, but sliced up, it looks just as good as Ree's. I opted to save the sea salt caramel for serving. I heated it up in the microwave and drizzled it on each slice. It turns out all my favorite things in one ice cream cake was a really great idea. I can't wait to try this with other candies and cakes — something Funfetti-themed is definitely in the works.