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Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Snack Ice Cream Cake

Jimmy Fallon's signature potato chip-flecked ice cream, Ben & Jerry's Late Night Snack, plays a starring role in this frozen treat, which includes more crunchy chips and luscious fudge and caramel sauces.

  • Yield: Makes one 9-inch round cake
Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Snack Ice Cream Cake

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, March 2011

Ingredients

  • 18 butter wafer cookies (from one 6.1-ounce package)
  • 4 (14-ounce) containers Ben & Jerry's Late Night Snack ice cream, slightly softened
  • 1/2 cup Caramel Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Hot Fudge Sauce
  • 15 to 20 thin salted potato chips

Directions

  1. Wrap the bottom of a 9-inch round springform pan with two layers of plastic wrap.

  2. Place 6 wafer cookies in an even layer in bottom of prepared pan. Using a serrated knife, cut two of the containers of ice cream crosswise, each into 4 equal pieces. Remove ice cream pieces from container; discard container. Place ice cream pieces on top of cookies in pan. Place a large piece of plastic wrap over ice cream and gently press to fit into pan; remove plastic and spread with an offset spatula to make even. Drizzle with caramel sauce and top with 6 more wafer cookies; transfer to freezer and freeze until firm, about 2 hours.

  3. Remove springform pan from freezer. Using a serrated knife, cut remaining two of the containers of ice cream crosswise, each into 4 equal pieces. Remove ice cream pieces from container; discard container. Place ice cream pieces on top of cookies in pan. Place a large piece of plastic wrap over ice cream and gently press to fit into pan; remove plastic and spread with an offset spatula to make even. Drizzle with fudge sauce, spreading gently to make even.

  4. Top cake with potato chips; cover with plastic wrap and transfer to freezer until firm, at least 4 hours and up to overnight. To serve, unmold cake, using a kitchen torch if necessary to release sides. To slice, use a serrated knife that has been dipped in hot water and wiped dry with a clean kitchen towel.

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