Looking for an easy chocolate dessert recipe? This Mint Wafer Ice Cream Cake is the perfect quick desert recipe for those of us who love to make a spectacular dessert in under 10 minutes. Honestly. the secret is using cookies that transform overnight to taste like yummy thin layers of delicious chocolate cake.
I ordered a dozen boxes of tNabisco’s Famous Chocolate Wafer cookies and keep them in my pantry. In the blink of an eye, I can make the flavored whipped cream and throw into the freezer the night before serving. Who can resist this as a romantic dinner recipe or an easy dinner idea for company?
This recipe was inspired by my favorite Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Mint Frosting recipe on this blog, but not nearly as much work.
2 cups cold heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint flavoring (add more to taste)
1/2 teaspoon green food coloring
1 (9-ounce) package Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers (order from Amazon if not in your grocery store)
In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine the heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, peppermint flavoring, and green food coloring.
Mix on low speed to combine and then slowly raise the speed, until it forms firm peaks.
Cover plate or platter with two pieces of wax paper, each laid half way across the plate, so they can easily be removed before serving.
To assemble, cover a chocolate wafer with whipped cream mixture, and repeat with another covered wafer. Lay sideways on a plate to assemble a long and skinny “log” of alternating wafers and whipped cream until you have 1o covered wafers in a row. The number of wafers can be adjusted depending on the length of your serving plate/platter.
Now, assemble second row of covered cookies and line up so you have is two side by side rows.
Cover three sides with remaining whipped cream. Smooth the top, cover with plastic wrap, and place in freezer overnight.
Remove from freezer and take away wax paper for presentation.
Cut in slices and serve. I like to add a sprig of fresh mint on each plate for garnish. You can also garnish with chocolate shavings.
Don’t you just love easy chocolate dessert recipes? Chocolate seems to be everyone’s favorite desert.
This easy recipe is my variation of the traditional ice box cake. You can also prepare in a springform pan in layers alternating chocolate wafers and whipped cream mixture. Freeze and release spring form pan and serve in wedges.
– The Gourmet Review