Ice cream is always in season and today I’m teaming up with Hudsonville Ice Cream to help make the holidays a little sweeter with a super delicious and easy recipe for melted ice cream cake. Hudsonville is about more than just ice cream. They are about creating special memories that last a lifetime, with every single scoop you share.
The holidays are always a special time for my family. Things might look a little different this year, but it doesn’t mean you can’t still make memories and new traditions. My daughter and I love to bake so this is the perfect recipe we can make together. She loves anything with sprinkles and ice cream so this is the perfect combo.
Let’s be honest… sometimes the sweetest packages aren’t under the tree, but in the freezer instead. Ice cream can make the most wonderful time of the year sweeter and more special when you’re sharing a scoop with someone you love. So make sure to grab your shopping list, check it twice, and head to your local grocery store to pick up this delicious Midwest-made ice cream.
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Now onto the recipe! Did you know that you can use ice cream as an ingredient? Well you CAN and today I’m going to show you how. I’m honestly not sure why I don’t do this more often because this recipe turned out delicious and is going to be the perfect addition to our Christmas celebration at home.
For this recipe I went with Hudsonville’s Creamery Blend Vanilla for a classic and more traditional vibe, but you can honestly put your own spin on it and choose whatever flavor you are in the mood for. Hudsonville has a variety of tasty flavors to choose from including Dairy Free, Extra Indulgent pints, and Limited Edition flavors like Peppermint Stick. Make sure to use their Scoop Locator so you can find a store near you.
HOW TO MELT THE ICE CREAM
This will probably be your first time using melted ice cream in a recipe so here are some tips:
- Let your ice cream sit out and defrost for at least a half hour before scooping.
- To get your ice cream to the liquid consistency you want, microwave it on 20 second increments and stir in-between until it is smooth and similar to a thick milk consistency.
- Make sure to measure out the 2 cups you need for the recipe after it has melted and not while it is frozen.
- 3/4 cup of unsalted butter
- 2 cups of melted Hudsonville Creamery Blend Vanilla Ice Cream
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups of granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 2 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray your bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. I also like to use some butter to get into all the little nooks so that nothing sticks.
- Mix together the butter and sugar in a large bowl until smooth.
- Next add the flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract. Then mix well.
- Then add 3 eggs as well as the 2 cups of melted ice cream. Stir until combined well.
- Pour batter into your greased bundt pan.
- Bake for about 35 minutes. You can test if it is done by inserting a toothpick and seeing if it comes out clean.
- Allow cake to cool completely then turn cake upside down out into a serving plate or cake stand.
FOR THE ICING
- Whisk together confectioner’s sugar with the milk.
- Make sure to add enough milk until it has reached the desired thickness and consistency.
- Drizzle the icing all over the cake and top with sprinkles.
- Slice and serve!
*Find the printable version of the recipe below.
So, as you can see, this recipe is super easy and fun! You can mix and match by choosing different flavors of ice cream as well as a variety of toppings including colorful sprinkles (like above), chocolate chips, fruit, crushed peppermints or another kind of candy you like. The possibilities are endless and it makes the perfect holiday sweet treat!
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*A huge thank you to Hudsonville Ice Cream for partnering on this post. As always, all opinions are my own.