This will be my second month of joining the Chocolate Party… it almost sounds like I joined a political party when I say it like that! Never fear, the chocolate party is a group of chocolate loving bloggers and cooks who make delicious dishes using chocolate and the monthly mystery ingredient.

Cookies and Cream Ice-cream Tart

Cookies and Cream Ice-cream Tart

This month the secret ingredient is ice-cream. The challenge is to use ice-cream in a dish with chocolate.  We have been forbidden by our host to make chocolate ice-cream.

Cookies and Cream Ice-cream Tart

Cookies and Cream Ice-cream Tart

I struggled with this challenge a little for a while because I loathe photographing ice-cream. It is impossible! Just when you get the lighting right and the styling ok, you find you have a bowl of liquid where there once were reasonably perfect scoops of the frozen treat.

Cookie and Cream Tart

Cookie and Cream Tart

So in my mind I started to formulate a recipe. For ease of serving I wanted an ice-cream tart.

Cookies & Cream Ice-cream Tart
Recipe Type: Dessert, Chocolate, Ice-cream
Cuisine: American
Author: Julie
Serves: 12
This is a simple dish that a child could make, but it serves up beautifully.
Ingredients
  • Base
  • 300gm Oreo Cookies
  • 100gm melted butter
  • Filling
  • 1 litre Cookies & Cream Ice-cream
  • Topping
  • 150gm chocolate
  • 3/4 cup pouring cream
  • Decoration
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 t/s vanilla paste
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • mini oreos
Instructions
Base
  1. Combine Oreos and butter in a food processor and pulse until they resemble fine bread crumbs.
  2. Press the crumb into flexible silicone cupcake moulds and then refrigerate.
Filling
  1. Process the ice-cream until just smooth.
  2. Spoon into moulds leaving 3mm from the top for the ganache.
  3. Place dessert in the freezer to set.
Topping
  1. Heat the cream in a saucepan and remove from the heat.
  2. Stir through the chocolate until melted and the ganache is smooth.
  3. Allow to cool completely at room temperature.
  4. Pour ganache over the ice-cream tart and refrigerate.
Decorate
  1. Whip the cream with icing sugar and vanilla.
  2. When serving pipe cream on the tart and add oreos, sprinkle with chocolate if desired.
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This is a link up so please take a look below at all the other delicious Chocolate and Ice-cream desserts below posted by my fellow participants.

Chocolate Party Logo

Chocolate Party Logo

This months Chocolate Party was hosted by Roxana’s Home Baking and myself.