Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

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This Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream Cake recipe is everything the name suggests. Its pure comfort because it’s homemade, smothered with a decadent amount of chocolate ganache, has a layer of strawberry ice cream and then embellished with fresh strawberries. This ice cream cake recipe is like one of those lick-the-plate kind of desserts! No matter what the weather is, this ice cream cake recipe is about to become your favourite go-to-dessert for all seasons and all occasions. Make your own ice cream cake for a family get together or any type of occasion. Ice cream cake for birthdays is also a wonderful idea. The strawberry ice cream in this recipe is slightly tangy, luscious and creamy, which pairs beautifully with the richness of the cake. This ice cream cake recipe is a pure genius and an all-in-one dessert recipe.

Ice-cream cake recipes are a creative way of serving desserts to guests as opposed to a regular cake dessert. For this recipe, you can either make your own ice cream as per the recipe instructions, or you could use a store-bought sugar-free ice cream for a healthier option. From nutrition point of view, when you’re buying chocolate to prepare this recipe, make sure to buy the fair trade organic chocolate with at least 70 percent or more cacao in it. This ensures less sugar and processing in the chocolate and yields maximum health benefits from chocolate. To make it healthier, choose dark chocolate instead of regular chocolate. Dark chocolate, apart from its decadent taste, has many proven health benefits such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular problems, lowering cholesterol levels, etc.

An important tip on how to cut the ice cream cakes into slices is to dip a knife in hot water, quickly dry it off and then slice the cake, and then reheating the knife as needed. If you wish to store this ice cream cake dessert recipe in the freezer make sure it doesn’t get the freezer burn. Usually, ice cream lasts well for a week in a freezer.Sour cream contains bacteria cultures that tenderize the gluten in the cake batter resulting in a more dense and moist texture. You can substitute sour cream with Greek Yogurt or full fat thick plain yogurt or just use the fat-free sour cream to cut down the calories. Usually, cakes with full-fat sour cream tend to be denser and moist compared to other substitutes. Regarding calories, two tablespoons of sour cream contain 60 calories, while the fat-free sour cream has only 25 calories. You may choose the variety that is right for you without compromising on the taste or calories. The texture, however, may vary based on the type of sour cream you choose.Thank you to Tessa at the ‘Handle the Heat’ food blog for sharing this decadent Homemade Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Cream Cake recipe with us. This recipe is a drippy glory of chocolate and makes an excellent frosty treat. Make your own ice cream cake today!**

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