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It may be cold and snowy outside, at least where we live but it is a perfect time of year to enjoy this Christmas Ice Cream Cake. I was hoping to use Peppermint Stick Ice Cream but it seems to be getting harder and harder to find so instead I used Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and I have to say it was very good! This Christmas Ice Cream Cake is good enough for company and simple enough to make for a weekend treat. You can use any type of ice cream you want so the recipe is very versatile. The cake is made ahead of time and put in your freezer. Before serving unmold onto a plate, cover with your whipped topping and it’s ready to serve! It’s quick to put together taking only about 15 minutes or so!ice cream cake

 

Christmas Ice Cream Cake

 

Ingredients:

 

2 packages (10 oz. each) of individual cream filled chocolate cakes (Devil Dogs, Little Debbie Devil Cremes)

3 cups of ice cream, softened, I used mint chocolate chip

12 Oreo cookies, crushed and divided

2 cups of whipped topping, I used Cool Whip

 

Directions:

 

Line a 9×5 loaf pan with plastic wrap. Place six chocolate cakes in the pan, completely covering the bottom.ice cream cake Spread ice cream over the cakes and sprinkles with half of the crushed Oreo crumbs. Press the remaining chocolate cakes on top. Cover and freeze for at least three hours.ice cream cake

 

Just before serving, remove from the freezer and invert onto a serving plate. Remove the pan and plastic wrap. Frost the top and sides of the cake with the whipped topping.ice cream cake Sprinkle with the remaining cookie crumbs and serve. ice cream cakeServes 8-10 people depending on the size of the servings.ice cream cake

 

This Christmas Ice Cream Cake was the perfect dessert to serve our company. I was able to make it ahead of time and frost just before serving. It was a big hit.

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This week the giveaway is a brand new WonderMill Grain Mill! I am currently taking part in the Grain Mill Challenge and WonderMill was kind enough to send me a grain mill. Since I already own one I decided to give it away to one of my readers. Click here to enter!

The hardest part of the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge has been deciding which recipes I will share. Since we’ve been using our own milled grains for quite some time I have an abundance of recipes using whole wheat.

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WonderMill Grain Mill

This is a delicious brownie recipe that is even better if allowed to sit overnight. This gives the bran a chance to soften, giving them a more pleasing texture. You can almost convince yourself that they are good for you!

Double Decadent Brownies

1 cup butter, unsalted
2 cups brown sugar
¾ cup Dutch-process cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp espresso powder (Optional)
1 Tbsp vanilla
4 large eggs
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a saucepan over low heat, melt your butter.

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First step, melt your butter.

Then add the sugar and stir to combine. Continue to heat until the mixture is hot and just starting to bubble.

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Add sugar to butter.

Stir in the cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla. Cool the mixture until you can actually stick your finger in the batter and it just feels warm. Whisk in the eggs, stirring until smooth and then add your flour and chocolate chips, stirring until smooth.

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Add chocolate chips to batter.

Spoon the batter into a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan or two 8 x 8 pans.

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Ready for the oven.

Bake the brownies for 3o minutes until a sharp knife poked into the center reveals wet crumbs but not raw batter. The brownies should feel set on the edges and in the center. Remove from the oven and let cool before cutting and serving.

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Let cool on wire rack.

As I mentioned they are even better if allowed to sit overnight, if you can wait that long!

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Double Decadent Brownies

Next week I will be giving away  a WonderMill Grain Mill, be sure to check my blog Monday to enter! If you don’t win one we will be selling these fantastic grain mills in the Prudent Living Market when it opens soon!

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