Brazo galletas helado
Chocolate icebox cake

Tarta de galletas, nata y chocolate
Dip cookies in milk…
Tarta de galletas, nata y chocolate
… spread whipped cream

Tarta de galletas, nata y chocolate
Stack the cookies vertically
Tarta de galletas, nata y chocolate
Lay it accross and spread more whipped cream to cover the log.

Bañamos con la ganaché de chocolate
Pour chocolate frosting on the log
Tarta de galletas, nata y chocolate
Slice on diagonal to serve

{Chocolate icebox cake}

Prep time: 45 min (plus freezing/chilling time)

Cooking time: 15 min

Serves: 6


    Icebox cake:

  • 12 chocolate wafer cookies, homemade or storebought
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 250 ml whipping cream (1 cup), very cold
  • 2 heaped tbs sugar
  • Chocolate frosting:

  • 125 ml whipping cream (1/2 cup)
  • 125 g dark chocolate (4,5 oz), chopped
  • chopped almonds or flaked coconut to decorate (optional)
  • Directions

    1. Beat together whipping cream and sugar until stiff.
    2. Dip each cookie into some milk (not a full soak, just a nice dip). Spread about 1 tablespoon of whipped cream on one side of each cookie and stack them vertically in a long log shape. When finished, lay it across a long paper parchment. Cover the entire log with more whipped cream. Place in the freezer until frozen, after 2 hours it is ready
    3. Then prepare the chocolate frosting. Pour cream on a medium saucepan, and when hot, remove from heat, and add chopped chocolate. Allow to rest for a few minutes, and then stir until dissolved. Place icebox cake on a wire rack, and pour frosting over it, being careful to cover the cake completely. Drop some chopped almonds or flaked coconut over it, and chill until you are going to serve it.
    4. Slice on a diagonal to serve

  • This cake is usually prepared with Nabisco famous chocolate wafers, or oreo cookies. You can make your own chocolate cookies with this recipe, by substituting 50 g flour for 50 g cocoa powder
  • If the chocolate frosting is too hot, let it cool a bit before pouring it over the cake, otherwhise the chocolate frosting would not adhere to the icebox cake
  • To dip your cookies you might use coffee instead of milk, or add some of your favourite liqueur
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