Mandarin Orange Ice Cream Cake

 The king of cold desserts cream has been around from the early 1700's and has been a treat ever since.

The Quakers are believed to have first served it in America and we just can't get enough, especially when our temperatures are hovering upwards of 100 degrees in many parts of the US.

This recipe is not that complicated but the taste is something that's fit for a king (or queen). Enjoy.

Mandarin Orange Ice Cream Cake
makes 9 servings

1/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups crushed purchased spiced biscotti (about 6 oz.)
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 -8 ounce carton mascarpone cheese
1 pint orange sorbet, softened
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1 -11 ounce can mandarin orange sections, drained
    Line a 2-quart square baking dish with foil, extending foil over edges of dish.
    In a medium bowl stir together the butter and biscotti crumbs. Spread evenly in the prepared baking dish. Press firmly to form an even crust. Place in the freezer.
    In a chilled bowl stir vanilla ice cream to soften.
    In another bowl stir mascarpone cheese to soften. Slowly add the softened vanilla ice cream to the mascarpone, stirring well after each addition (mixture may look slightly lumpy). Spoon into crust-lined dish and spread evenly with the back of a large spoon. Freeze about 1 hour or until firm.
    Spoon sorbet on top of the vanilla ice cream and spread evenly with the back of a large spoon. Cover and freeze 4 hours or until firm.
    Let frozen mixture stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Lift from pan using foil.
    In a small saucepan cook and stir marmalade just until heated through. Stir in citrus sections.
    To serve, cut ice cream mixture into 9 squares. Top each square with some of the citrus mixture.


    1. Please keep the frozen desserts and yummy cold things coming! One of my window ac's just went on the fritz and I need every cooling image I can get!

    2. That is so pretty! What a great picnic cake. You always post such lovely food Drick!

    3. Ice cream cake is one of my favorites, this looks good with the mandarin orange, stay cool!

    4. Ice cream cake is the bomb. Wonderful combination of flavors you created here. Makes me want to have some now.

    5. now that sounds like such a wonderful treat, especially in this heat! The marscapone in the ice cream is a very nice touch, changing up the texture a bit and adding that little extra flavor! the crust and the orange just seal the deal!!what a flavorful and beautiful combination!

    6. That cake looks great. I love mandarin orange. Thanks for sharing and for checking out my blog. You rock.

    7. Creamsicles in a pan! YUM! It sounds like a fabulous end to a summer meal - for grown ups as well as kids.

    8. Ooooh...I got to make myself a queen by making this ice cream cake...LOL. Looks very very tempting. I'm seeing my waistline expanding looking at all your wonderful desserts!

    9. Mmm - kinda sounds like a creamsicle/Orange Julius type flavor (which I so enjoy). Sounds delicious and like the use of mascarpone.

    10. It's 90 in Seattle. I'm dreaming about this dessert for the perfect Friday night treat!

    11. Beautiful treat! I love the layering of the cake.

    12. Congrats on the top 9 my friend!!
      what a beautiful dessert!

    13. great summer treat, how cool the crust if made with biscotti, what a nice 9!!



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