Samoa Ice Cream Cake

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A sweet samoa ice cream cake that tastes just like the real thing. Chocolate ganache, toasted coconut, and vanilla ice cream make up this easy no bake treat.

A sweet samoa ice cream cake that tastes just like the real thing. Chocolate ganache, toasted coconut, and vanilla ice cream make up this easy no bake treat.

Girl Scout cookies are kinda a big deal at our house….and by big I mean my pant size grows every time cookie season comes around. I stock up on samoa cookies because I literally eat them by the box. I kid you not. I refuse to look at the calorie count because that would just cause my heart too much devastation….after the arrival of the Victoria’s Secret swimsuit magazine I don’t need anymore devastation in my life (I mean seriously, have those girls even tried a cookie?!).

A sweet samoa ice cream cake that tastes just like the real thing. Chocolate ganache, toasted coconut, and vanilla ice cream make up this easy no bake treat.

I’ve know it has been super cold in several parts of the United States but here in Southern California it has been 90 degrees and sunny. Around here we have been blaring the AC and taking trips to the beach. So naturally ice cream has been on my brain. You’d think plain ol’ ice cream would be good enough but no. I went and whipped up a little slice of heaven…okay maybe they were kinda big slices.

GUYS! This ice cream cake is sooo good! It tastes just like the real thing. It is basically a giant samoa cookie with the added bonus of ice cream and a graham cracker crust…..what could be better than that?!

Oh and its no bake. Say hello to year round cookie season!

A sweet samoa ice cream cake that tastes just like the real thing. Chocolate ganache, toasted coconut, and vanilla ice cream make up this easy no bake treat.

Okay I’ll stop gushing. On to the cake. First up is graham cracker. Cinnamon graham crackers…which are mixed with a whole lotta butter. Everyone needs butter in their life because butter makes all things good. Next, is the ice cream. I’ve made this cake with vanilla ice cream, cookie dough ice cream, and my personal favorite; SAMOA ICE CREAM. I stumbled across that little gem a couple weeks ago and am still trying to convince myself to put down the spoon. Today is not that day my friends. It doesn’t matter which kind of ice cream you use because they all are amazing. You could even use chocolate….my hubby can’t stand the thought of chocolate ice cream so it has been banished from my freezer. But if you do give it a try, let me know how it goes.

A sweet samoa ice cream cake that tastes just like the real thing. Chocolate ganache, toasted coconut, and vanilla ice cream make up this easy no bake treat.

After you spread ice cream all over the graham cracker crust, top with a little toasted coconut. Next just melt the caramel cubes with some condensed milk. Drizzle melted caramel mixture over the ice cream and a little chocolate ganache. Freeze for a couple hours and indulge. This is what makes this samoa ice cream cake to die for! It is so chewy and sticks in your teeth in such a great way. It is so good, my husband loves this cake and eagerly ate more than half. (He gets WAY into his food…especially sweets)

One tip for this cake is to use a spring form pan. It makes everything easier. The whole part about stopping after one slice of this cake…not so easy.


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Samoa Ice Cream Cake
 
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A sweet samoa ice cream cake that tastes just like the real thing. Chocolate ganache, toasted coconut, and vanilla ice cream make up this easy no bake treat.
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Serves: 16 Slices
Ingredients
  • 1½ Cups Cinnamon Graham Cracker Crumbs (I used 12 full graham crackers)
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 8 Tablespoons Butter, melted
  • ½ Gallon Vanilla Ice Cream, slightly softened.
  • 2 Cups Sweetened Coconut, toasted
  • 10-12 Carmel Cubes (I used Kraft)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Heavy Cream
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9 inch springform pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, salt, and brown sugar. Mix well. Pour in melted butter and mix with a wooden spoon or a fork. The mixture will be crumbly. Press the graham cracker mixture into the prepared springform pan. Make sure to press the graham crackers down so that the crust is as compact as possible. I used the bottom of a glass to press mine down. Freeze for an hour or until set.
  2. Spread the softened ice cream over the prepared crust. Top with toasted coconut. Place the pan back in the freezer while you prepare the toppings.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl melt the caramel cubes with the sweetened condensed milk on medium power in 30 second intervals, stirring frequently until the carmel is fully melted. Drizzle over the ice cream cake.
  4. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips with the heavy cream, stirring occasionally until the chocolate is melted and warm. Drizzle over the ice cream cake. Return the cake to the freezer for 4-6 hours or until firm.
Notes
If you prefer, samoa cookie flavored ice cream can be substituted for vanilla ice cream. You can also bake the crust on 325° for 10 minutes if you'd like. Just be sure to cool completely before filling with ice cream.

 

 

 

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  1. says

    LOL!!! My husband bought 20 boxes this year so I’ll definitely be growing! 😉 And I literally just ordered a new suit from VS last night…. thankfully it’s backordered til May so I’ve got some time to work off the cookies… in the meantime… this cake. Holy smokes!! It looks so good! And it’s soooo gorgeous!! I love it.

  2. says

    I’ve never tried a samoa cookie before as we don’t have girl scouts here in Australia.. so I can’t imagine what the really thing tastes like. I sure do love chocolate, coconut & vanilla ice cream so I know this would taste really good!

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      Ohhh man, Thalia I have got to send you a box of Samoa cookies. I swear they are basically the best thing ever!

  3. says

    I was watching the news and couldn’t believe how hot it was in California! In New England, we’re happy with 50 degrees and many of us wear shorts and t-shirts when the sun is out. Haha. I need this cake in my life. 🙂

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      Oh my goodness, I don’t think I would even know what to do with cold weather, its like we don’t even have winter here lol. My husband and I were just looking at the New England area though as a possible place to relocate….it is so beautiful! Have a great week Erin!

    • Mariah Mercurio says

      You don’t need somoas for this recipe =) It just tastes a lot like them. I wish that they sold them in the UK though.

  4. says

    oh wow, this looks absolutely amazing Mariah! Gorgeous pictures, pinned!

    PS: I just read your “about me” page and have to say that you aren’t biased, your daughter is one of the cutest kid I have never seen! She is so so adorable! God bless you guys! 🙂

  5. says

    Mariah! These is TOO good! I love samoa cookies. They’re my second favorite girl scout cookie (after tagalongs of course). I am loving this ice cream cake! It really does look like a big, delicious samoa cookie!

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