Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Trix Ice Cream Cake

Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 cake
Author: Kim Beaulieu of Cravings of a Lunatic

Ingredients

For the base:

  • 2 cups Trix cereal
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted

For the ice cream layer:

For the topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 heaping tablespoon granulated sugar

For the garnish:

  • 1/2 to 1 cup of Trix cereal

Instructions

For the base:

  • Pour the Trix into a food processor, pulse until it resembles fine crumbs. Pour in the melted butter, pulse again until combined.
  • Spray a 9 or 10 inch springform pan with non-stick spray. Then press the Trix crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Press down. Set aside.

For the ice cream layer:

  • In a stand mixer combine the whole milk, granulated sugar, and salt. Whisk until sugar dissolves, about 3 to 5 minutes at most.
  • Add the heavy cream and vanilla extract to the bowl. Mix until it thickens and becomes fluffy.
  • Transfer to an ice cream machine and churn until it begins to thicken considerably and starts to harden a bit. Wait as long as possible to add the Trix so it does not become soggy while this sets up. Once the ice cream is almost set add the Trix and mix just enough to incorporate. Pour into pan over top of the Trix base. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and place in freezer for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

For the topping:

  • In a stand mixer combine the heavy cream and sugar. Mix on low for the first couple of minutes, then increase speed to high, mix until it forms peaks. Remove ice cream from freezer and pour this whipped cream over top of it. Smooth out.

For the garnish:

  • Place Trix cereal on top of whipped cream portion. You can make any kind of pattern you like.
  • You can cover with plastic wrap and place the cake back in the freezer, or serve immediately.
  • When serving always remove from the freezer about 10 minutes prior so it's easy to cut.
  • Serve with a big old Trix loving smile!

Notes

Recipe created by Cravings of a Lunatic
Please note that prep time does not include freezing time. This is something I typically make at least a day ahead so it has time to freeze properly.
For this particular cake I would suggest doing the final layers right before serving so the cereal does not have time to get soggy.
You can leave the cereal out of the ice cream portion if you like. We really liked it inside the cake. It's a personal choice kind of thing.
You can cheat for this and just mix store-bought ice cream for the ice cream filling portion. No judgement here.