One of my family’s favorite things to do was to go to the ice cream shop and pick up a Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake for birthday parties, it was one of our favorites. We always looked forward to these cakes, especially the crunchy chocolate layer in the middle.
When we became gluten free, we discovered that our favorite ice cream cakes were not safe.
That was a very sad day in our home.
Now, because we make our own at home, we don’t even miss those cakes. This peanut butter cup ice cream cake is so easy to make, the kids can put it together all by themselves. Ice cream, mini peanut butter cup candies, gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies and Magic Shell© make for a wonderful combination. And chocolate Magic Shell© is gluten free! Always make sure that the brand you are buying is gluten free.
This Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake is our hands down favorite, but you can use your favorite ice cream and candy combinations to create your own masterpiece for your celebration.
Have all your ingredients on hand before you begin so that the ice cream does not get too soft while assembling your cake. If the ice cream gets too soft it may form ice crystals when it is refrozen.
Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake
Layers of chocolate sandwich cookies, peanut butter cups and ice cream make an absolutely amazing ice cream cake.
2 hours to overnight
Place gluten free sandwich cookies into a food processor and pulse until finely crumbed.
Press half of the processed cookies firmly onto the bottom of a 9" springform pan that is plastic wrap lined. Refrigerate until chilled.
In a bowl, mix the second half of the processed cookies with the Magic Shell©. Set aside.
Allow ice cream to soften for a few minutes so it is just soft enough to press into springform pan. Gently and press one container of ice cream on top of the cookie sandwich crust to form an even layer.
Spread an even layer of the cookie/Magic Shell© mix on top of the ice cream layer. Allow one minute to harden.
Press second container of ice cream on top of cookie/Magic Shell© mix. into an even layer. Wrap top well with plastic wrap and freeze until firm or when needed for serving.
To serve, remove springform pan from freezer, unwrap and remove sides. Place a spoonful of whipped topping on serving plate and then place the bottom of springform pan on top of it.
Frost your ice cream cake with whipped topping and decorate with mini peanut butter candies.
If not serving immediately, place Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake in freezer until needed.
This Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake recipe is: Gluten Free, Vegetarian