Let me start out by saying that I don’t actually know what Pinterest is. I mean, I went to the site once to see what it was all about, and I just didn’t get it. It seemed confusing and unnecessary to me. However, my wife found this recipe there, so it can’t be all bad. I don’t know what kind of flavor geniuses they have working over at Pinterest, but they are full of win.
My wife made the first Ice Cream Sandwich Cake for a dinner we were having at a friend’s house. I was not happy about this, because I wanted to eat the entire dessert myself, so the idea of bringing it to someone else’s house and letting them share it did not appeal to me. I mean, a layer of ice cream sandwiches, cool whip, caramel, candy, more ice cream sandwiches, more cool whip, and more candy? How is that not the best idea ever?
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were my wife’s candy of choice for her version, but the great thing about this recipe is that it is so versatile! You can put whatever you want into it and it will always be great! We ate that peanut butter cup version on Sunday, and by Monday I was jonesing for some more, but I had already eaten it all up! So on Tuesday I made my own version.
The first variation on the theme is that I used Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream sandwiches. That meant that maybe I didn’t want to use the caramel, since I wasn’t sure how well caramel and mint go together. Although knowing my kids, they would love it. But no, I used Hershey’s syrup instead. The cool whip stayed the same, but for candy’s I crumbled up York peppermint patties. Then more sandwiches, more cool whip, and more candy. A few hours in the freezer and suddenly I had something fit for a king, or a housewife in the fifties, I’m not entirely sure which. Luckily I am fifty percent king and fifty percent fifties housewife, so it didn’t matter.
Holy Chocamoly, that thing was delicious! I am telling you right now, to go make one. Use chocolate ice cream sandwiches, throw Skittles in there, top it with bacon, I don’t care! Just make one! It takes like ten minutes to make and it is seriously worth it. It is definitely my new go-to summer dessert. And if you don’t like it? Well, that’s fine. I’ll eat your piece.