Ice Cream Cake for the Dog Days of Summer

What better way to celebrate summer than to marry your dog to its best dog boyfriend?

Anyway, that's the plan my kids came up with. So tomorrow at four o'clock, our terrier-mix Scout (looks just like a German Shepherd puppy) will be marrying Mackie, a rust-colored German Shepherd/Golden Retriever. The service will be performed by our ten-year-old neighbor Kevin, who is also the ring bearer. My two daughters (ages ten and twelve) will give away the bride. To celebrate we will have a cake from The Barkery for the dogs and an ice cream cake for the humans. Mary (my ten year old) is making the human cake from scratch. Here's her recipe:


1 Cup crushed Oreos
1/4 Cup melted butter

1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream
1/2 gallon chocolate chip ice cream
Fudge sauce
Whipped cream.

Combine the Oreos and butter and smush them into the bottom of a springform pan.

On top of the crust put the chocolate ice cream (let it soften to smooth it) then add the chocolate chip ice cream (let it soften to smooth it). Harden in freezer for about an hour.

Add the fudge sauce. Mary's making homemade, but you can use store bought. Harden in freezer ten to twelve hours.

When ready to serve, remove from freezer and remove outer part of springform pan. Top with whipped cream. Enjoy.

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