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For my son’s birthday last year he really wanted an ice cream cake. Keep reading to find out how to make it and to learn how I was able to make it through all of the stressful events of the day!
When I first found out that I was pregnant with my first son back in 2010, I was nervous and excited at the same time! I was nervous because I wasn’t sure if I would be a good mom or know how to raise a boy. I was excited because I knew that it would be a new adventure and I had always dreamed of being a mom.
The first few years were difficult, but fun. The years that have followed have been even better as I have watched my two sons grow and become more excited for their different milestones.
One thing my boys are always excited for is when their birthday rolls around. For the first few years of their lives, it wasn’t really very exciting for them, because they didn’t understand what all the fuss was about. Now that they are a little bit older, it is very exciting for them and they start asking about it months in advance.
Last year was no exception as my oldest son was getting ready to turn 6. He was so excited to have family and friends come over and to see what he was going to get. I was excited for him, but I have to admit that I was stressed out! I was rushing around trying to get everything ready – from the decorations, to the presents, to the delicious homemade chocolate ice cream cake that I had promised him (see the recipe below).
There was too much to do and not enough time it seemed! As I was rushing through all of the things I had to get ready, I began to feel a distinct pain in my upper back and lower neck, and it eventually extended to my head.
Needless to say, that was the last thing that I needed on that day. Fortunately for me, I had a life saver on hand – Excedrin® Tension Headache.
I have always trusted Excedrin® for my headaches because I know that it will provide fast relief. In this case it really helped me to be able to continue on with the preparations so that my son could have a special day. I’m always sure to pick up Excedrin® Tension Headache*, and Excedrin® Extra Strength* at Walmart so that I am prepared for these moments.
In the end, all of the hard work was worth it to see my little guy smiling and happy with everything that we did for his birthday.
For months before his birthday he had been asking for an ice cream cake. Since I don’t like baking very much, I thought that this would be a good idea. Let me tell you – this ice cream cake is so easy to make, but all of your guests will be so impressed!
All you need is 1 or 2 boxes of ice cream sandwiches, whipped cream, and chocolate sandwich cookies. I prefer using homemade whipped cream, but you can use store bought if you want.
To make a quick, homemade whipped cream you just need 1 cup of heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, and 1-2 drops of vanilla extract. Add it to a bowl and use a mixer to beat it until it reaches your desired consistency.
The first step is to add a thin layer of the whipped cream to the bottom of the plate and then start with a layer of ice cream sandwiches.
Next, spread whipped cream over that layer and add another.
Continue until you have added 2-3 layers of ice cream sandwiches and then cover the top and sides with the remaining whipped cream. Then cover with crushed up chocolate sandwich cookies!
As you can see, this is very easy to make and everyone will love it! I am so glad that my son was able to have such a great day!
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Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
- 1-2 boxes of ice cream sandwiches any flavor.
- 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
- 1-2 drops of vanilla extract
- 1 box of chocolate sandwich cookies
- Chocolate syrup if desired
- Begin by making whipped cream. Add the cup of heavy whipping cream to a bowl or a stand mixer, add the powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Put a layer of whipped cream on a large plate or platter.
- Add a layer of ice cream sandwiches, and top with a layer of whipped cream.
- Repeat for two more layers and then cover the entire cake with the remaining whipped cream.
- Crush up the chocolate sandwich cookies and cover the outside of the cake.
- Decorate with chocolate syrup if desired and freeze for at least 1-2 hours.
- Remove 15 minutes prior to serving.