Basic ice cream cake

This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in July 2018 shows a basic ice cream cake in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook “The Perfect Cake.” (Daniel J. van Ackere/America's Test Kitchen via AP)

Servings: 8-10

Start to finish: 10 hours

25 Oreo cookies, broken into rough pieces

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 pint strawberry ice cream

1 pint vanilla ice cream

1 pint chocolate ice cream

1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325 F. Process Oreos in food processor until finely ground, about 30 seconds. Add melted butter and process until mixture resembles wet sand, about 10 seconds.

Using your hands, press 2/3 cup crumb mixture evenly into bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Using bottom of measuring cup, firmly pack crust into pan. Bake until the crust is fragrant and set, 5 to 10 minutes. Let crust cool completely on wire rack, about 30 minutes.

Scoop strawberry ice cream into large bowl and, using large rubber spatula or wooden spoon, break up scoops of ice cream. Stir and fold ice cream to achieve smooth consistency. Spread softened ice cream evenly over crust. Sprinkle 2/3 cup Oreo crumbs over ice cream and pack down lightly. Wrap pan tightly with plastic wrap and freeze until ice cream is just firm, about 30 minutes. Repeat with vanilla ice cream and remaining 2/3 cup Oreo crumbs; wrap tightly and freeze for another 30 minutes. Soften chocolate ice cream, spread evenly in pan, and smooth top. Wrap cake tightly in plastic and freeze until firm, at least 8 hours or up to 1 week.

To unmold cake, run hot thin knife around edge of pan. Remove sides of pan and slide thin metal spatula between crust and pan bottom to loosen, then slide cake onto platter. Press sprinkles onto sides of cake. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information per serving: 469 calories; 228 calories from fat; 25 g fat (11 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 47 mg cholesterol; 252 mg sodium; 59 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 42 g sugar; 4 g protein.

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