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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hedy's Mars Bar Ice Cream Cake

For my dad's birthday last week, I made my friend Hedy's famous, "Mars Bar Ice Cream Cake!"  She has made it many times before, but this was my first attempt to make it as well as she does. 
To make this cake, here is what you will need:

For the crust:
-1 1/4 cups of graham cracker crumbs
-1/4 cup sugar
-1/3 cup butter melted

For the cake:
-2 x 1.55L tubs of your favourite vanilla ice cream softened
-8 Mars bars
-1 jar or squeeze bottle of chocolate fudge sauce

First, make the crust in the bottom of a spring form pan as though you were making a pie crust, using graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar. Let cool completely. Hedy likes to use Oreo cookie crumbs, but I used my favourite, graham cracker crumbs. Click here for more details on how to make the crust.

Next, freeze Mars bars for at least a half hour.  Break in half and crumble in food processor using the steel blade. Set aside in a bowl.

Let ice cream soften in tubs. Use half of one tub of ice cream.  Place in food processor and blend. Add half a cup of crushed mars and fold in by hand. Pour into a large bowl. Repeat for next three portions of ice cream. Pour half of the ice cream mixture onto the crust. Use a spatula to even out the softened ice cream mixture. Next, add a layer of chocolate fudge sauce.  Then, add the remaining ice cream mixture and top with remaining crumbled Mars bars. Finally, fill a piping bag with the rest of the chocolate fudge.  Drizzle over crumbled Mars bars.
Let set in the freezer for at least 24 hours.
If this is not delicious...
I don't know what is?
Happy Birthday Daddy. 
Enjoy everyone!
A perfect summer treat.


  1. Oh my!
    That looks really delicious and simple too

  2. nice!! Very interesting way of making this :3
    Happy belated birthday to your dad! <3

  3. What are Mars bars? I've never seen them here in the states... maybe because I don't look around at the grocery checkout line :D... are they similar to snickers? But it looks good though!

  4. Also, how do you get the cake out of the pan? Go around it with a knife, or dip the whole pan in hot water, and then loosen the pan?

  5. My daughter love ice cream and chocolate. This is a perfect birthday cake for her! Great job. Best wishes to your Dad!

  6. Mars bars are the equivalent of a Milky way in the U.S!

  7. Lee-Anne and Graham - thanks!

  8. Hi Amanda,

    I've done a little bit of research and have learned that the American version of the Mars bar is called Milky Way. I love Mars since it is nut free and is filled with caramel!

    To remove the cake from the spring form pan I first cut around the edges of the cake with a knife. Alternatively, you could wrap a warm towel around the sides of the pan for about 30 seconds to slightly soften the ice cream. Remove side of pan and place on a plate or cake plate.

    Hope this helps,
    Melissa ;)

  9. Thanks Melissa! That helps a lot!