Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

A chocolate chip cookie ice cream cake is an easy, quick way to serve a crowd something special – without killing yourself in the kitchen!  I like this recipe that J&J put together years ago. It’s simple and straightforward.  You can substitute a butter cream icing or my favorite – sprinkle it with chocolate peanut butter hard shell topping to add an extra crunch!

Ingredients

1 ½ (18 ounce) packages chocolate chip cookies
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 ½ cup hot fudge topping + some for drizzling on top
2 quarts vanilla ice cream
Cherries, for garnish

Directions

  1. Crush half
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Well, it’s Cinco de Mayo time again in California. And that means time for ‘ritas.

Margaritas are great for parties, but they can get boring after a while. What we need is an infusion of fresh tropical fruit to get the party started again!

My sis and I went for Passion Fruit and Kiwi this year. Our Kiwi-ritas were the hit of the party, and the relatively low alcohol content means we didn’t have to suffer the next day (too much!).

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Hi-freakin-larious.

It’s one of my all-time favorites. If I’m having a down day, or if it’s raining outside, then I’ll close the garage door over our enclosed patio, turn on the television and spend the next 90 minutes with Lebowski. It’s a slam dunk that I will feel warm and content by the end, because let’s be honest: it’s impossible to feel cheated by the world when you see how happy The Dude is just being himself.

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Cooking has always been a favorite past time of mine, since early childhood.

There’s something special about making your own treats, giving friends and neighbors a plate of homemade cookies, and providing for your family.

As a Californian mom, I love baking with my daughter and teaching her all the cooking skills I can. On a good day, we have a great time and have success with our recipes. And, on a bad day, we usually still have fun – or at least eat something nice!

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