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Maraschino Ice Cream Cake

Maraschino Ice Cream CakeA spectacular no-bake ice cream cake that looks and tastes as good as it is easy to make. A great dessert for any occasion, your family and friends will love it.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 prepared angel food cake (about 13-ounces)
1 pint chocolate ice cream, softened
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
1 pint strawberry ice cream, softened
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries without stems, well drained
3 cups frozen whipped topping*, thawed
10 maraschino cherries with stems for garnish, if desired

Cooking Directions:

  1. Carefully cut angel food cake into 4 horizontal layers. Place bottom layer, cut side up, on cookie sheet or piece of card board covered with aluminum foil. Spread with chocolate ice cream; press 10 maraschino cherries into ice cream. Repeat with two layers of cake and vanilla and strawberry ice cream, ending with strawberry ice cream. Place last cake layer over strawberry ice cream, cut side facing ice cream.
  2. Freeze several hours or overnight.
  3. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and frost with whipped topping. Place 10 maraschino cherries with stems on top of cake. Serve immediately.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

*Or, if your prefer, use real sweetened whipped cream.

Note: Dessert may be prepared up to 1 week in advance. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Frost just before serving as directed above.

Recipe and photograph are provided courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.