So when my ice cream loving wife went to cold stone creamery last weekend, she actually brought home two treats. The first you saw on Monday, but I really need to share what else she brought home.
This my friends is a cookie dough ice cream pie!!
It has been pure torture not jumping into this thing all week long. Heck, in the old days I probably would have thrown a slab (CRRRRAAACCCKKKKK) of the heart cake on top of the cookie dough pie and called it a night. But I'm not 18 anymore, so I have to maintain a little discipline (RUMMMMMBLLLEEE). Ok, honestly, I was seriously tempted to have this bad boy for breakfast a few times too. I finally gave in last (gruummmbbbllee) night and had a small slice and I'm about to have another slice as soon as this silly storm passes. Let's take a look at my slice.
Now doesn't that look simply fantastic? (RUMBLE) Ok, ok, the picture didn't come out perfect since I managed to slice right down into a big ball of cookie dough. With that said, don't be afraid because it tastes as awesome as it looks. It's cake batter ice cream with cookie dough, caramel & fudge in a graham cracker pie crust covered in a creamy white frosting.
Let me first point out the most excellent and thick graham cracker crust. No little wafey thing here, these graham crackers gets noticed! It's a fairly dry crust and that's fine with me. Ofcourse, you could put a nice graham cracker crust on anything and I'd eat it. I bet you could technically make the crust a little bit thicker, but it's real close to the perfect ratio as it is.
Next notice the wonderful blended ice cream. It's probably a little harder to notice, but it looks like (off-white) cake batter and (light brown) cookie dough flavor. Plus it's got cookie dough balls scattered throughout. (I've only seen the caramel randomly and haven't quite noticed a pattern yet)
Last we have a very thick whip cream frosting. If I wanted to be really picky, I'd say the frosting cream is just a smidge too heavy. It's excellent, but rather than a heavy frosting I think it could be a little lighter and a little smoother like regular whip cream. (CRRRRAAAACCCCCKKK) I should clarify that it's really rich too. Again, it's right on the border or almost too rich.
When these 3 come together, well, it's magic really and I could easily attempt to eat at least half the pie in one sitting.... must resists urge to try. You know, I wonder how the cookie dough delirium cake holds up against the pie with the big difference being the inclusion of vanilla cake. All I know is that we all agree that this stuff is really good. (hey the storm is gone). Oh I cant forget to mention the pieces of cookie in the center of the cake for good measure. Well, it looks like a cookie, but it tastes like cookie dough.
MMMMMMMM, excuse me while i scoop the graham from the bottom of the pie plate. Ahhhh.
On Second Scoop: Oh my, I just ate the largest chunk of cookie dough in a cake ever and it was fantastic. I have to admit that this really is a wonderful treat. My best advice here is that you should take it nice and slow. It's a heavy, rich treat and you just won't appreciate it if you wolf it down (which I have done on one of the three slices I've eaten). My only insignificant compliant here is that I still think the frosting is just a little too rich, so much so that it becomes a lingering aftertaste. That said, you're still going to love this one.