Recipe Box, Ice Cream Cake Parfait

Our Valentine indulgence was Ice Cream Cake Parfait to celebrate HHjrs Valentine birthday. He loves ice cream cake and I thought a parfait version would be an easy way to serve it.  We put his parfait on a plate surrounded by votive candles instead of the traditional candles on the cake. This is an EASY, NO COOK, dessert  that would be a winner any time of year.  Best of all you can make it in advance and stash it away in the freezer until you need it! 1, 2, 3 ingredients!

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Start with a pound cake.  You can make your own of course, but to keep it really simple, pick one up from the grocery store.

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Choose a flavor of ice cream, I thought this White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle would be a nice choice for Valentine’s Day.

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and the third ingredient is  Chocolate Sauce!

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Let the ice cream sit out for 15-20 minutes or so to soften. Try not to eat any.  Okay, try not to eat too much.  Okay, try not to eat it all!

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and melt some chocolate sauce.  Again try not to eat any.  My best advice is to make this early in the morning with a big cup of coffee to keep yourself distracted from tasting!

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I used some double old fashioned {short fat} glasses.  Start building the parfaits by laying one slice of cake in the bottom of the glass.

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Add a layer of ice cream

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Drizzle with some sauce

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and repeat! I know what you’re thinking, “Dessert for Dummies!”   Maybe, but your guests won’t care, they will be too busy lapping it up!

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When you are finished assembling the parfaits cover them tightly with foil and tuck them away in the freezer.

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Let the parfaits sit out for about 30 minutes to soften before serving

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Sit back and enjoy the compliments!

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You can top it with some whipped cream and a fresh berry or chocolate, but I felt it was decadent enough!

This was on the February Paint Bucket as VALENTINE DESSERT PARFAITS

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Here’s the recipe:

ICE CREAM CAKE PARFAITS    for a printable version click here

1/2 of a 8″x5″ pound cake, cut into 1″ slices

1 1/2 pints ice cream, softened

5 oz chocolate sauce {about 1/2 a small jar}, melted

Cut cake slices to fit glasses.  Begin with a cake slice in the bottom of the glass, top with ice cream and smooth out. Drizzle with chocolate sauce. Repeat layers. Cover parfaits and freeze until serving time.  Let parfaits sit out 30 minutes to soften before serving.

Makes 6 parfaits

You can see there are possibilities for endless creations , you could tailor this type parfait to perfectly suit any occasion!

Here are some other combination ideas to think about:

Vanilla pound cake, Butter Pecan Ice Cream, Butterscotch Sauce

Chocolate cake,  Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Chocolate Sauce

Apple pie, Vanilla ice cream, Caramel Sauce

Angel food cake, Strawberry Ice Cream, Strawberry Sauce

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Comments
6 Responses to “Recipe Box, Ice Cream Cake Parfait”
  1. OH MY! This sounds so yummy!!!
    Kenley

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  2. Mary says:

    My kind of dessert~ no bake, easy to assemble, and made in advance!

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  3. Carole says:

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to posts about ice cream and sorbets – or anything similar like gelato. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

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  4. Carole says:

    Jenna , thanks for joining the link up for Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter. I hope you enjoyed looking at some of the other links. I have been reading them all and must say my ice cream cravings are now almost out of control! Cheers

    Ps I am signing up to follow your blog. A follow back would be great – or maybe you have already?

    Pps If you would like email reminders of future Food on Fridays, just let me know your email address. It will be kept private.

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