Creating "Inspired Cakes" has become one of my favorite aspects of running Sprinkles for Breakfast. I absolutely love taking inspiration from an outside source and making it come to life in the form of my favorite food...cake. And as much as I love the Taylor Swift Inspired Cakes, this Gray Malin Inspired Triple Chocolate Dirt Cake is by far my new favorite.
It could be due to the fact that I have a slight obsession with Gray Malin's work, or that Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite places on earth - or it could just be the fact that I am really into this dirt cake. But more likely, it is a combination of all three.
First, let's talk about Gray Malin. If you don't know him by name, you probably know his work. He does these amazing, brilliantly colorful, ariel shots around the world - and they are stunning.
My grandfather is an Ice Cream Connoisseur. And by connoisseur I mean that he eats ice cream almost every single day. His title may not be recognized on a professional level, but believe me when I say, the man knows his ice cream. So last week, when he told me an ice cream joke, it got me thinking.
The joke went like this...
"What's hot and cold at the same time?"
Answer - A Hot Fudge Sundae.
I don't know about you, but I look at this as SOLID evidence to prove that there is no such thing as "Ice Cream Weather". It doesn't matter if it's 10 degrees or 100 degrees outside - it's always appropriate to eat ice cream.
So, that's why I am posting an ice cream recipe in December. My grandfather never let a little cold weather stand in the way of his ice cream consumption - and neither should you. Especially when you can add things like hot fudge to the mix.
There are two great things about this Salted Caramel Nilla Wafer recipe. First, it is a no-churn ice cream recipe - so no fancy ice cream maker necessary. Second, is the Caramel Sauce - you can double the recipe and use the other half to make Hot Caramel Nilla Wafer Sundaes. How good does that sound? And, now you have the perfect recipe for all your winter ice cream consumption.
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*Makes about 10 servings
Oh delicious yum yum yum!!!!
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