Amy of Food, Family, and Fun picked this week's TWD recipe: Chocolate banded ice cream torte. The no-bake aspect of this recipe really excited me considering I've been doing nothing but baking;, non-stop! This week I decided to stay true to the recipe, with only one exception; the addition of crushed Oreo's. In my opinion, it is essential to add a crunch factor to any ice cream related dessert, such as chocolate chips, peanuts, sprinkles, etc. So, I did just that by layering Oreo crumbs atop each ganache layer.
The torte consisted of raspberry ice cream, chocolate ganache, and crushed Oreo's resulting in a summery, chocolaty, berry-filled treat! The lack of oven/baking time in this recipe was surely made up with waiting time. Even though the recipe said to allow the ganache layer to set for 30 mins, I bumped it up to 45 mins and allocated 25 mins per ice cream layer. Next time I make this I will most definitely use a chocolate-based ice cream flavor without berries...think: chocolate cookie dough ice cream banded torte!