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Monday, June 9, 2014

Pure Michigan: Hudsonville Double Berry Pie Ice Cream Cake

Hudsonville Double Berry Pie Ice Cream
Summer time. Warm weather, ice cream, dreamy desserts and Mackinac Island. Hudsonville Ice Cream, Michigan’s largest manufacturers of branded ice cream offers a full line of ice cream flavors. From their rich and creamy Vanilla and Chocolate Cravings flavors to their specialty and Limited Time only line.


They even have a specialty flavor for the sports fan - filled will chocolate covered baseball pretzels and smooth gooey fudge - Tiger Traxx made me a fan! Or how about taking a vacation without leaving the house with Grand Traverse Bay Cherry Fudge. A creamy amaretto ice cream, loaded with chunks of cherries and fudge.
A new addition to their specialty line this summer is Grand Hotel Pecan Ball.
Partnering with the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island for the Grand Opening of Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor, Hudsonville has replicated the deliciousness of the hotel’s famous pecan ball dessert. Starting with their very own rich Vanilla ice cream and adding genuine Grand Hotel fudge and pecan pieces - this specialty ice cream is served in the Grand Hotel’s dining room and five restaurants located on Mackinac Island - and of course – Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor.
My favorite has to be the Pure Michigan Double Berry Pie. Hudsonville's original creamy Vanilla loaded with swirls of blueberries and strawberries and filled with real pieces of pie crust.
And because it is my favorite, I turned it into a dessert that's perfect for a summer treat or that special birthday celebration.
Double Berry Pie Ice Cream Cake

Pure Michigan Double Berry Pie Ice Cream Cake
Ingredients
1 carton Hudsonville Double Berry Pie ice cream
1 box strawberry flavored cake mix
1 container Cool Whip frosting
1 pint fresh Driscoll's raspberries
2 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup oil

Directions
Prepare two or three 9 inch round cake pans by spraying bottom and sides with cooking spray.
In medium size bowl, prepare cake mix according to directions on box. Bake and completely cool cake layers.
While cake layers are cooling, empty carton of Double Berry Pie Ice Cream into large bowl and set aside to soften (do not let the ice cream melt).
Wrap cake layers individually in plastic wrap and place in freezer until frozen (about an hour). Once frozen, remove one cake layer from freezer and place on a cake plate. Ice cream should be soft but not melted. Gently stir and mix ice cream and spread onto first cake layer.
(Work fast, ice cream will start melting) Form, fill and smooth until you have a large layer of ice cream. Remove second cake layer from freezer and place on layer of ice cream. (If using three layers, divide ice cream between layers). Immediately put back in freezer and allow to refreeze. Once refrozen, remove from freezer along with the Cool whip frosting and completely frost top and sides using entire carton. Decorate with Driscoll's raspberries and return to freezer.



To serve
Cut desired number of slices and place on serving plates,  returning unused cake to freezer. Allow slices to thaw about 5 to 7 minutes before serving.

Note: Your freezer should be set very cold so that the ice cream begins refreezing immediately.
Enjoy!






1 comment:

  1. OH! Great post..I was so impressed I've found this kind of blog..Thanks.

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