Fast & Easy Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake
Tiramisu means "pick me up" in Italian. As the story goes, the dish supposedly got its name when a diner trying it for the first time said, "That really picked me up!" In the following recipe, we're transforming this famous dessert into a frozen treat that should have the same reinvigorating effects. Take a look!
- 3½ fl oz espresso
- 4¼ oz vanilla ice cream
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1¾ oz walnuts
- 3½ oz chocolate, melted
- 4¼ oz whipped cream
- cocoa powder
For the cake mix:
- 2 eggs
- 1½ oz sugar
- 1½ oz flour
- 2 tsp corn starch
- 1 pinch baking powder
You'll also need:
- one empty milk carton (1 quart)
- First, prepare the cake mix by whisking the eggs with the sugar until they're foamy and white. Next, add the flour, cornstarch and baking powder, carefully folding everything into the egg and sugar mix.
- Spread out the cake mix on a baking tray and bake it at 360°F in a convection oven for 10 minutes. Once cooled, cut the cake into four equally-sized pieces that will form the base of the ice cream cake. These pieces of cake should be placed inside the milk carton that has been prepared as seen in the video.
- Brush some espresso onto the first layer of cake in the carton. Next, mix together the vanilla ice cream and cream cheese before spreading it on top of the cake layer.
- Sprinkle half of the walnuts on top of the ice cream. Next, add some melted chocolate and whipped cream.
- Now it's time to add another layer on top of the cream. Just as before, you start with a layer of cake before adding the espresso, ice cream, walnuts, melted chocolate, and cream.
- Freeze the ice cream cake for for three hours and sprinkle cocoa powder on top before serving.
If you can't wait to get your tiramisu out of the cardboard, you can of course eat it straight from the carton. However, such a mood-lifting dessert should also be served in the proper way from time to time.