Salted Caramel Ice Cream Torte

by Alli

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Shh!  My youngest daughter has a birthday coming up and I’ve decided to surprise her with a Salted Caramel Ice Cream Torte.  

Blue Bunny Ice Cream

Birthday Cake Time

By the time a child hits his or her mid 20’s, they’ve had every birthday cake imaginable.  And since my daughter’s favorite two things in the world are Blue Bunny Ice Cream and caramel, I decided to forgo a traditional birthday cake and make a frozen birthday torte.

It’s a good thing I had decided on caramel before I wandered down the ice cream aisle at Walmart and opened that freezer door.  My eyes instantly landed on Blue Bunny Red Velvet – my favorite flavor.  I had to remind myself that I was skipping right over my birthday this year (it always falls a few days after my daughter’s), so I grabbed the Caramel Fudge Brownie.  It’s the perfect flavor for Caitlin’s birthday torte.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Torte

An ice cream torte sounds fancy, but it’s not that hard to make.  Actually, it’s much easier than baking a birthday cake.  It’s also the ultimate looks-like-I-fussed-but-I-didn’t dessert.  All the hard work has been done by Blue Bunny.  All I have to do is make a shortbread cookie crust and start the layering process.

Ice Cream Torte

For this dessert, I searched high and low for my tart pan with a removable bottom.  I finally found it way up in the cabinet over the refrigerator.  If you don’t have a tart pan, you can use a pie pan OR a deep dish pre-made cookie crust. Or, you can buy the one below by using my affiliate link at no extra cost to you.


How to Make an Ice Cream Torte

Use a food processor to crush the shortbread cookies into fine crumbs.  Add 1/4 cup of melted butter and pulsed a few times.

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Torte

Press the cookie crumbs into the tart pan. Add the softened Blue Bunny ice cream, cover it and place in the freezer overnight.  Before serving, drizzle with caramel. Lightly sprinkled a dash of sea salt over the caramel.  Ta-da!  It’s so easy, but oh, so good!

Caramel Ice Cream Torte

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Torte

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Torte

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Gallon Blue Bunny Caramel Fudge Brownie Ice Cream
  • 1 package shortbread cookies (11.2 oz)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Caramel Ice Cream Topping
  • Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Remove Blue Bunny Ice Cream from the freezer for about 10 minutes to soften.
  2. Place shortbread cookies in a food processor and pulse until you have fine crumbs.
  3. Add melted butter and pulse a few times to combine.
  4. Press cookie crumbs into a tart pan with removable bottom (or use a pie plate).
  5. Spread ice cream over cookie crust. You probably won't need the entire carton.
  6. Press down, cover and place in freezer overnight.
  7. A few minutes before serving, remove torte from the freezer, drizzle with caramel topping and sprinkle with a dash of sea salt.

Notes

If you're using a tart pan with a removable bottom, hold the bottom of the pan with one hand and gently push up. The sides should slide right off.


Ice Cream Torte

It’s a good thing I didn’t need the entire carton of Blue Bunny Caramel Fudge Brownie Ice Cream for my torte.  I could have sworn that I had hidden it behind the chicken nuggets AND the frozen ground beef. But someone found it.

This Torte is so Good and so Easy!

I do believe this is one of the best recipes I’ve ever created. When you bite into the torte, you immediately taste the lightly salted caramel, followed by a burst of caramel fudge brownie ice cream and the crisp, not-too-sweet shortbread crust.  Y’all, this is some seriously good stuff. The flavors compliment each other beautifully.

Ice Cream Torte

Blue Bunny is definitely my family’s favorite ice cream and Red Velvet is my #1 choice.  To keep up with the latest, join me in following Blue Bunny on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram.

Have you tried Blue Bunny?  What’s your favorite flavor?

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19 comments

Carolyn West July 29, 2015 - 1:08 am

This looks ah-mazing! I love caramel on ice cream. I’m like you, I think I need to go dig out my tart pan. Can’t remember the last time I used it. #client

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Shirley Wood July 29, 2015 - 6:37 am

Shame on you! That looks fabulous to say the least! Happy Birthday to Caitlin!! You are so right about all those birthday cakes of so many kinds through the years!
I know where my tart pan is but have no idea the last time it was used! Maybe it will be used again soon to make this recipe!

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Chubskulit Rose July 29, 2015 - 12:22 pm

This looks absolutely delicious, you’re so good in making all these tasty treats! We love Blue Bunny ice cream too!

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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle July 29, 2015 - 12:30 pm

That looks absolutely mouthwatering. I love frozen desserts like this, so it’s definitely going on my to make list!

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Erlene July 29, 2015 - 4:55 pm

I love this. My kids eat ice cream all the time during the summer and they would love eating this. So easy to make too! A plus for me 🙂

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) July 29, 2015 - 7:38 pm

I really enjoy the flavor of salted caramel. This sounds like a recipe that I might have to make really soon.

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JENN July 29, 2015 - 9:13 pm

There is something about the combination of salt and sweet that makes a delicious dessert! This one looks great! I can’t wait to make it!

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marilu d. July 29, 2015 - 9:38 pm

I love this recipe! Will def. try at home when I get a sweet tooth 😀

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Jeannette July 29, 2015 - 10:02 pm

Oh my goodness! This just looks too delicious! I would have never thought of making an ice cream torte in a million years but I totally have to try it now!

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Liz Mays July 29, 2015 - 10:07 pm

Wow that looks so good! I’m loving how you used the shortbread cookies. This is an awesome dessert.

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Ann Bacciaglia July 29, 2015 - 10:49 pm

This is a great dessert idea. I will have to try making one. I am sure my family will love it.

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Jaime Nicole July 29, 2015 - 11:55 pm

This looks delicious! She is going to love this for her birthday – what a wonderful flavor! Happy Birthday to her!

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Nikki July 30, 2015 - 12:52 am

wow my kids would surely love this . a great dessert idea perfect for family bonding i want to try these! look so delicious thank you for sharing the idea it will really help

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Marts July 30, 2015 - 1:18 am

I’d love to have this on my birthday too! Haha! Looks very delicious 🙂 She is a very lucky girl! Happy birthday!

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Lynndee July 30, 2015 - 10:47 am

ice cream is the most favorite dessert around here and yes, we’ve tried Blue Bunny many a times. Now I’m craving for some.

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Rosey July 30, 2015 - 12:17 pm

This is unique. I’d love to give it a try, it sounds amazing to me.

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Ashleigh Walls July 30, 2015 - 2:03 pm

As it is lunch time right now I’m drooling. I really don’t want to eat a reheated slice of pizza I would much rather a slice of this!

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lisa July 30, 2015 - 2:44 pm

This torte looks so delicious! It’s perfect for summer. I love the Blue Bunny brand ice cream and ice cream treats.

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Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies July 31, 2015 - 2:23 pm

This looks like an amazing recipe and I’d love to try it out! I’m a sucker for anything dessert related so this would be perfect!

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