I wasn’t able to sleep very well last night or this morning so I decided that I may as well get up and get crackin’ so that I could wish you all a happy day, and share a nummy dessert with you.
I have plans to go to church this morning, then head over to my mom and dad’s for an Easter celebration. We have planned a menu of course, and on it is:
- Parmesan Potatoes
- Roasted Broccoli
- Deviled Eggs
- Fruit Salad
- Dinner Rolls
- And dessert (which I’ll get to hopefully tomorrow)
Let’s back track for a bit shall we to last night, because we had a wonderful time celebrating Easter with Dana’s parents. Dana’s mom made us a wonderful ham that wasn’t overly salty and had the perfect amount of sweet glaze. On the side, she made her famous cheesy vegetables (need to get that recipe), diced fresh fruit, and dinner rolls.
For dessert, Sue put me in charge. Yesterday afternoon, I ran to the store and bought three ingredients:
1. Cookies n’ Cream Ice Cream
2.Reduced Fat Oreos
3. Chocolate Syrup
When I got home I left the ice cream out on the counter to defrost as I began food processing about two rows of Oreos. I placed about 2/3 of the processed Oreos into a bowl and added a few squirts of spray butter.
I then pressed the crushed oreos into the bottom of a cake pan, lined with saran wrap. I spread one layer of chocolate syrup on top of the crushed Oreos, and spread it into a layer.
Next, I scooped the defrosted ice cream on top of the Oreos and spread into an even layer. I then sprinkled more crushed oreos, this time in bigger pieces onto the top of the ice cream. I finished it with one more swirl of chocolate syrup.
I wrapped it up in the saran wrap, and placed into the freezer to mold into it’s new shape.
Once it was dessert time, I removed it from the freezer, unwrapped it from the saran wrap, and sliced into cake-like pieces. I neglected to take a photo of my piece of ice cream cake because I was extremely excited about eating ice cream and completely forgot. After I demolished my piece, I then remembered I wanted to take a photo.
This dessert was on point. I don’t know if it was because I hadn’t eaten a dessert in a month and a half, or if it was just truly that good, or maybe a combo of the two, but this tasted so incredible to me. It brought me back to elementary school days and dirt cups at lunch. Remember the dirt cups with chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos, and gummy worms?
If you are even in a time crunch (or not), I would highly recommend making this cool dessert. I spent around $9.00 on the whole pan, and I was able to buy reduced fat ingredients to help curve the fat content slightly. I like being in control. Num.
Alright, off to cut coupons, shower, and get ready for Easter Mass. Have a beautiful day.