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Mocha Ombré Ice Cream Layer Cake

Finish any meal in style with our mocha ice cream ombré cake, made with three layers of indulgent Carte D’Or ice cream.
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  • Serves

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  • PREP TIME

    mins
  • Difficulty

INGREDIENTS

For the base

  • 100 g unsalted butter melted plus extra for greasing
  • 200 g cream-filled chocolate sandwich biscuits

For the layers

  • 1 litre Carte D'Or chocolate ice cream slightly softened
  • 1 litre Carte D'Or coffee ice cream slightly softened
  • 1 litre Carte D'Or vanilla ice cream slightly softened

For the topping

  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • chocolate shards optional
  • chocolate truffles optional
  • 1 Lightly grease a 15cm deep cake ring and line with baking parchment. Put onto a baking tray also lined with baking parchment. In a food processor, pulse the biscuits until finely crushed. Alternatively, put the biscuits in a bowl and break up by bashing with a rolling pin. Add butter and pulse/mix to combine. Press into the base of a prepared tin and smooth with the back of a spoon.
  • 2 Spoon the softened chocolate ice cream over the biscuit base, and level with a spatula. Freeze for 2hr, or until firm. When firm, spoon over the softened coffee ice cream. Level with a spatula and freeze for 2hr, or until firm. When firm, spoon over the final layer of softened vanilla ice cream and level with a spatula. Cover the cake ring/tin with clingfilm and freeze for at least 4hr or, ideally, overnight, until frozen solid.
  • 3 When ready to serve, make the chocolate topping. Melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Remove the cake from the freezer. Leaving the ring on to give a neat finish, pour the melted chocolate on top of the cake and quickly spread with a palette knife into a smooth layer. Once the chocolate has started to harden, carefully remove the cake ring and peel off the greaseproof paper. Transfer to a serving plate or cake stand. Top the ice cream cake with a selection of chocolate shards, and white and milk chocolate truffles to serve, if you like.