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Australia Day Ice Cream Cake

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Australia Day Ice Cream Cake

Holy good stuff guys, I am so excited about this Australia Day Ice Cream Cake. Less excited that I can’t eat it, because gallstones… but OMG… isn’t she pretty?

I wanted to make an Australian-type recipe for Australia Day and I couldn’t quite figure out what to do; a lamington something, a slice of some sort, and then it hit me… and ice cream cake with all things Australian on top. And inside.

I went to my friends and asked, “What on earth is Australian and what isn’t?”

They told me that this list was pretty good {click Australia at the top}, so I picked my favourites of all the Australian chocolates and went from there. Sadly I bought Caramello Koalas but left them in the fridge. So I would absolutely add those next time. THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME.

Australia Day Ice Cream Cake

AUSTRALIA DAY ICE CREAM CAKE

To make the ice cream cake, I used the following ingredients:

1 2L tub of vanilla ice cream
1 packet of Tim Tams
9 Golden Gaytimes {don’t buy the tub, because you want all the biscuity bits! You do!}

I lined the base of a springform cake tin with baking paper. I then placed the vanilla ice cream in a bowl and let it soften {which didn’t take long in this summer heat!}. I then roughly chopped the Tim Tams and threw them in the bowl, folding them through the ice cream. I then filled the cake tin with the vanilla ice cream/Tim Tam mix, and place it back into the freezer.

While it was chilling, I chopped up the Gaytimes and placed them in a bowl and mixed them up. I then grabbed the tin out of the freezer and put the Gaytimes in which filled it to the top. I smoothed it out with the back of a spoon.

The Gaytimes form the base of the cake, because when you go to serve you’ll invert it upside down, so the Gaytimes go onto the platter first.

Let it freeze overnight.

Australia Day Ice Cream Cake

After placing onto a platter {to get it out of the tin you might like to run a hot knife around the edges}, I then melted a mega block {350g} of Cadbury Milk chocolate in the microwave for a minute, and let it sit for 3 minutes. Then I poured it over the set ice cream cake. Moving it around so that it dribbled down the sides. You’ll then want to quickly place your chocolate decorations on top before the chocolate sets. I cut the Cherry Ripes and Aero Bars on an angle so they would look prettier. Do as you please with yours.

And that’s it. Australia Day Ice Cream Cake. Get on it!

What’s your Favourite Australian chocolate or lolly?

@Fatmumslim