Crunchy Carmel Popcorn Ice Cream Cake

I am NOT a dessert person. Not that I cant make desserts. I can kick butt making them. I just don’t like them. Not ice cream, cakes, anything sweet. I know I know….there is something wrong with that. Well I saw a version of this on a cooking channel one day and decided I would put my own “twist” on it and make it for my Memorial Day get together. I thought to myself, “hmmm – I put some work into this little sweet dish – might as well give it a try”. TWO slices later….I had to stop and get a grip!  My guest begged for me to make it at every get together so I figured I had a winner! You can probably change this with many variations but I’m just sayin…..:)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Gal of your favorite ice cream (I used vanilla but even something like Moose Tracks would be awesome!)
  • 2 Boxes of Cramel Corn Crunch and Munch
  • 1 squeeze bottle of Smuckers Carmel Ice Cream Topping
  • 1 Jar of Smuckers Fruit & Honey Tropical Spread (or any preserve spread) This tropical spread was just amazing and worked well with the bananas.

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  • 2 large bananas
  • 9″ springfoam pan and a 9″ round cut out of parchment paper to go in the bottom of the pan. This makes it so much easier to get the cake out after it is frozen.

Instructions:

  • Cut out your parchment round to fit inside of your pan. I actually sprayed mine with a little Pam for easy removal.
  • Take your ice cream out and let it soften. If you need to you can even put the container in the microwave for about 15 seconds a few times to soften.
  • Dump your two boxes of Carmel Crunch and Munch into a large gallon size baggie, seal and pound the heck out of it. You want it to have visible pieces of popcorn so dont pound it into a powder form. You want the CRUNCH!
  • Cut your 2 banana into about 1/2″ slices.
  • Now you start assembly
  • First layer in the bottom of the pan is a solid layer of the popcorn
  • Second spread about a 2-3″ layer of your ice cream
  • Drizzle a good amount of the Honey & Fruit Tropical spread over the ice cream
  • A layer of bananas and a good drizzle of carmel syrup.
  • Start your 2nd layer in the exact order starting with the popcorn base endidng with the carmel drizzle  and a final dusting of the carmel popcorn
  • Freeze your cake for several hours.
  • When you are ready to serve, just place it on a pretty cake stand, pop open the springfoam pan (take a picture – its too pretty not to get one before you dig in!)
  • ENJOY!

 

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