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Print This Delicious and Healthy Cranberry Pistachio Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Cranberry Pistachio Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Red cranberries and green pistachios in this cranberry ice cream cake delightfully show the colors of the season.

1 1/2 cups Chocolate cream-filled cookies
1/4 cup Butter or margarine, melted
1 1/2 cups Fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
1/2 cup Light corn syrup
1/3 cup Sugar
1/3 cup Water
6 cups Vanilla ice cream, softened, divided
1/2 cup Chopped pistachios, divided

Oven Temp ~
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9-inch springform pan
Grease your pan.

Combine crushed cookies and butter, press onto the bottom of prepared pan. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour.

Combine cranberries, corn syrup, sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, cook over medium heat until cranberries pop, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender, cover and process until smooth. Pour into a bowl. Refrigerate 30 minutes until cooled, stirring occasionally.

Remove crust from freezer. Spread with half of the ice cream. Set aside 1/4 cup cranberry puree. Pour remaining puree over ice cream. Set aside 1 tablespoon nuts, sprinkle remaining nuts over puree. Freeze 30 minutes, until firm.

Layer with remaining 3 cups ice cream, 1/4 cup cranberry puree and 1 tablespoon nuts. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 6 hours, until Cranberry Ice Cream Cake is firm. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving.

12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 147 g
Calories 404
Calories from Fat 176
Total Fat 19.6g 30%
Saturated Fat 8.6g 43%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 223mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 55.6g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 36.6g
Protein 5.2g
Vitamin A 9% • Vitamin C 4% • Calcium 11% • Iron 8%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!