If at first you don't succeed, try try again. That's what "they" say. It's true though. Dreyer's sent me their Slow Churned ice cream and I got really excited to try making something super special with it. I'd made homemade drumsticks last year, so I wanted to make something else and decided on making an ice cream torte. The first time I tried making this ice cream torte it was a total fail. It was just a mess of melted ice cream in a pile once I took the spring pan ring off. Whoops. I was ready to just give up, and I threw the whole thing back in the ice cream container, toppings, crust and all, and planned on trying something else. I gave it a few days and did a bit more research on how to make an ice cream torte and decided to give it a go again. I'm so glad I did because the second time it turned out perfectly! I was nervous pulling it out of the pan, but as soon as I took it out I knew I'd done it right. Huzzah! I've found that once I fail at something I can give it another go, I just need a few days to regroup and get my mindset back into a positive place. Such a great feeling to have a success after a failure. And the best part about this success is... I got to eat ice cream at the end of it! The best successes end in ice cream, right? My favorite thing about desserts is that they are best shared, and usually for a celebratory event. It's so great to come together and enjoy a treat with friends or family. My mom is going to be in town next weekend for a mini visit, so I'm planning on saving this torte to share with her!
The first time I made this, I mixed chocolate and caramel with the ice cream and I'm pretty sure that caused it to not be able to totally solidify when I tried freezing it, so I'd advise against doing that.
For the crust: