This Pretzel Bar Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is a delicious summer treat. Ice cream is layered between two mounds of pretzels, giving you that satisfying salty-sweet, crunchy-creamy combo.
It is turning out to be the hottest summer of all time here in my neck of the woods. It's just so darn hot every single day. And no rain. We're shriveling up here.
Okay, I may be a little dramatic. But it does feel like the sun is really taking over this summer. The only reasonable solution? Ice Cream of course! And when it's this hot, an ordinary scoop of ice cream just isn't going to to cut it. No, mercury melting weather like this can only be survived with the best of the best ice cream treats.
I'm starting with this Pretzel Bar Ice Cream Sandwich Cake, which is everything I want my ice cream to be - cold, sweet, creamy, crunchy, salty, fudgy, and as delicious to look at as it is to taste.
It's like a great big ice cream sandwich, but you slice it and eat it cake style, thus the name "Ice Cream Sandwich Cake." Instead of using cake, however, I opted to skip anything that requires the oven (because we're already burning up here) and went with a no bake pretzel bar instead. The result is one I'm awfully proud of and one that I find makes a 102 degree day a little easier to endure, if not enjoy.
Really, a cold, sweet treat goes a long way on a hot day.
My favorite part of this recipe, and maybe all recipes that make it into my repertoire, is that it looks like something you'd pick up at an Ice Cream Shoppe. It really will make everyone ooh and ahh when you present it, but it's really no big deal to make. You have to set aside some time for it to freeze, but it's hands off time and the rest of it's a cinch.
The last thing you want to do when it's hot, is spend hours in the kitchen. This easy Pretzel Bar Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is a no fuss summer treat that doesn't even require a special occasion to indulge.
I have a few slices of this left in my freezer, but I just checked the weather forecast and I saw way too many triple digit numbers coming up. When I've licked up the last of this ice cream cake, I'm going to work my way through this list of perfect Ice Cream Treats. It may be hot with no end in sight yet, but this summer is already looking up! I adapted the pretzel bar layers from the absolutely wonderful book Bakeless Sweets by Faith Durand
For the Fudge Sauce
I adapted the pretzel bar layers from the absolutely wonderful book Bakeless Sweets by Faith Durand