Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake with Vanilla Whip and Chocolate Cream Filling
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Note that this fun cake is actually quite easy to make, but requires some patience. The prep time doesn't include chilling times. It's a good one for making ahead or on a leisurely day around the house.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6-8
  1. Open and pour the 2 packages of coconut milk (makes 2 ΒΌ cups coconut cream) into a mixing bowl. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  2. Blend in the powdered sugar and vanilla, whipping with a hand mixer for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Remove ½ cup of the whipped topping to a separate bowl, and let warm to close to room temperature for about 15 minutes. Return the remaining coconut cream to the refrigerator.
  4. In a small bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute on HIGH. Whisk until smooth. If not yet smooth, heat for 15 to 20 seconds more, and whisk.
  5. Add the ½ cup whipped topping to the melted chocolate chips, whisking until smooth. It should still be a little thick, and hopefully too many little shards of chocolate didn't solidify! Cover and place in the refrigerator to set up for 1 hour or longer.
  6. One by one, remove and unwrap 4 of the ice cream sandwiches and align, touching, in a square (as your first cake layer) on a flat mat, plate, or cutting board that will fit in your freezer.
  7. Top the sandwiches with half of the chocolate mixture, spreading it out to at least cover the sandwiches (you can fill holes with it or the coconut whip, if desired). Place another 4 unwrapped ice cream sandwiches on top of the first 4, with the chocolate cream acting as the filling and "glue". Repeat with the remaining chocolate cream and 4 ice cream sandwiches. Lightly cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours to firm up.
  8. Frost cake with the coconut whip awaiting in your refrigerator. Garnish as desired and return to freezer to firm up. Once set, either serve or cover lightly with plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve. Slice while firm.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-ice-cream-sandwich-cake