Valentine’s Day Mini Ice Cream Cake Recipe

We are excited to partner with Hudsonville Ice Cream who has sponsored today’s post.  Although we were compensated for this post, all thoughts and opinions are genuine and my own.  
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Does this mini heart ice cream cake recipe not look so delicious?  And, perfect for Valentine’s Day?
Today, Shawn and I are teaming up in the kitchen to share how we made this yummy ice cream cake recipe!  It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day treat!
This year, more than any others in the past, Shawn and I have been spending more time together in the kitchen.  We both love to cook.  And, we have been connecting more, researching, shopping and cooking up our favorite recipes. Cooking together has given us a great opportunity to connect after a long day of work and chat about the happening in our day.
Lately, we have even been honoring our strong family traditions and whipping up some age old recipes from both sides of our family. We are both Irish, so we’ve been thinking about other festive desserts we can making using Hudsonville Ice Cream. I am thinking an extra special treat for St. Patrick’s Day!
Shawn and Shawn both love ice cream, so when it came time to choosing a Valentine’s Day treat we would both love, these mini cakes were a no brainer!
Making these mini ice cream cakes is both easy and fun for everyone in your family.  They make for the perfect sweet treat for birthday’s, anniversaries and, of course, Valentine’s Day!  And, even better, they are completely customizable with any flavor of ice cream you like.
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For this ice cream cake recipe, I chose Hudsonville Ice Cream’s Limited Edition Chocolate Raspberry Indulgence.  Y’all, it’s so smooth and delicious.  It’s the perfect marriage of rich chocolate and fresh fruit flavors.  If you’re shopping for Hundsonville Ice Cream in your area, use their Scoop Locator to locate a retailer near you!  I was able to grab mine, and other flavors, at my local Meijer store.
You can now snag a coupon for $3 off two cartons of Hudsonville Ice Cream’s current Limited Edition flavors (Chocolate Raspberry Indulgence and Hazelnut Cinnamon Bun) by following the LINK HERE.
If you had the opportunity to catch our No Fuss Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe, you know how much we love Hudsonville Ice Cream.  Not only do we love them for their high quality products, we also love them for their passion for creating the best ice cream around.
Hudsonville has been perfecting the art of ice cream in the Midwest since 1926.  A strong work ethic and a humble family-centered are at the heart of their creamery.  Can you believe their tried and true recipes have been around for more than 90 years? They offer more than 50 creamy and delicious flavors, from the world’s best French Vanilla and other beloved all season favorites to seasonal Limited Edition flavors, like Chocolate Raspberry Indulgence.
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HOW TO MAKE THESE MINI ICE CREAM CAKES

To make this mini ice cream cake recipe for yourself, first grab your favorite ice cream flavor and a heart shaped silicone baking pan.  If you are celebrating any other holiday, feel free to use a mold of your choice.  If you cannot locate a silicone baking pan, you can also use a cookie cutter and baking pan.
Spread a one or two inch thick layer of ice cream on your baking plan and cut the shapes with your cookie cutter.  You will also need a mallet to break through the frozen ice cream.
If you are using your silicone baking pan, fill the shape 3/4 of the way full with ice cream.  You will want to make sure you are smoothing and pushing the ice cream into all edges of the shape to ensure you fill it entirely.  I personally filled a little at a time, pushed down on each ice cream layer to ensure proper coverage in the heart.
Once you have all shapes filled, fill the last 1/4 of the shape with your oreo crust.  You can also use gram cracker crust.  If you want a ‘healthier’ option, use fruit as the bottom layer of your cake.  It’s delicious!  See below for the oreo crust recipe.
Once you have filled all the shapes with ice cream of your choice, and your crust, place the silicone baking pan back into the freezer.  To ensure the mold is frozen entirely, I recommend keeping in the freezer for 2 hours or more.
When you have confirmed the mold is frozen completely, remove from the freezer.  To remove the ice cream cakes from the mold, loosen the edges with a skinny spatula.  You can also use a knife paying close attention not to puncture the silicone mold itself.
After loosening the edges, push the entire mold out of the silicone pan by pushing the bottom of the mold upwards.
Once they are removed, serve right away or place them into the freezer until you are ready to serve.
These delicious ice cream cakes are so much fun to decorate, too!  Don’t forget your sprinkles and toppings!  I highly recommend chocolate syrup or seasonal M&M’s!

Grab your favorite flavor of Hudsonville ice cream and make this mini ice cream recipe for your family today!

I hope you all have a great Valentine’s Day!  XO
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Valentine's Day ice cream recipe, Hudsonville ice cream, Hudsonville Chocolate Raspberry Indulgence, mini ice cream cake recipe
Valentine's Day ice cream recipe, Hudsonville ice cream, Hudsonville Chocolate Raspberry Indulgence, mini ice cream cake recipe

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