When we think of left overs, we do not think of cake. After all, if we bring them to a party, almost everyone eats some and finishes it off. But that’s not always the case.
A few months back I made one of my famous white chocolate raspberry cheesecakes for my husband’s office holiday pot luck. He brought back half of it because there was SO much food at the party that no one could eat any more.
What the hell were the two of us going to do with half of a cheesecake? Sure, I could have a couple of slices. So could the husband. But that’s still a lot of cheesecake.
So I had a brilliant idea: cut up the cheesecake into chunks and mix it up with some softened, store bought ice cream, “coldstone creamery” style.
For a half of a cake, you’ll need one gallon of ice cream. And you don’t have to just use cheesecake. You can use left over brownies, cookies, other types of cake. Even left over chopped up candy bars! Get creative!
Leftover Treats Ice Cream
Prep time: 20 minutes active; appx 6 hours inactive.
- 1 gallon of store bought ice cream
- 1/2 of a left over cake, chopped into bite sized chunks (or approximately 3-4 cups of left over treats)
Leave a gallon of your ice cream flavor of choice on the counter to soften up a bit. It still needs to be very cold, but workable to stir your left over cake into the ice cream. Approximately 30 minutes.
Once it’t softened, spoon it into a bowl large enough to mix the ice cream and the left over cake. Spoon all of the ice cream into the bowl, setting the now empty ice cream container aside (do not throw it out). Then put in your left over treats and mix together with a spatula or wooden spoon. When the cake looks evenly distributed throughout the ice cream, spoon it all back into the original ice cream container. Cover and freeze for 4-6 hours. If you have any mixed ice cream that won’t fit into the original container, just eat it. Or….I guess you could put it into another freezer safe container and freeze it for 4-6 hours as well. But hey, it takes all kinds.
Once the ice cream is frozen again, scoop it up like regular ice cream and enjoy!