Who wants a fall dessert with a fun twist? This pumpkin pie ice cream roll would be just what you are looking for. Delicious pumpkin flavor will satisfy any pumpkin craving.
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I hadn’t actually made any desserts in a while over in the Strawn Homestead. Let me tell you, that has the potential of causing a riot. When your mom/wife is a food blogger, there are certain expectations that the family has of me. One would be desserts. So on a beautiful Saturday, I put together this Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Roll before the town wide garage sales.
Then I hit the garage sales and found a queen air mattress for $4, Coleman and almost brand new! But back to the pumpkin pie ice cream roll. I just had to figure out a way to tell you about my deal. ;-)
This dessert has it all. It is a pumpkin cake, with vanilla ice cream spread on top, chocolate chips sprinkled throughout, drizzled with chocolate and caramel topping.
It was declared a hit by all. From hubby to five year old. I can’t have dairy due to asthma reasons, but I MAY have had a bite or two. Or three. I couldn’t help it. The caramel, cinnamon, chocolate and pumpkin flavors called to me. The blending of the fall flavors is my favorite.
All I needed was some hot cocoa, a crackling fire in the fireplace and my comfy sweats and it would have been complete. Of course, it was 75* outside so I may need to wait for a few of those things. ;-)
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Roll
Don’t let the multi-step process worry you. This blog is all about simple recipes to feed that family of yours and I promise, this recipe is easy.
Make sure you have a jelly roll pan (Rachael Ray cookware is a favorite of mine!) and it does help to have parchment paper on hand. I didn’t use any for this pumpkin pie ice cream cake and it was okay, but I prefer to use it because why not? If it takes away the chance of the cake sticking when turned out, go for it!
The toppings are optional and you can certainly add nuts to the top of the roll. Why? Well some like nuts on baked goods. I do not. But you can read more about that here. :-)
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Roll
- 3 eggs yolks and whites divided
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1-2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup unbleached flour (or bleached)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- caramel and chocolate ice cream topping
- Mix the eggs yolks and vanilla with a Kitchen Aid mixer or hand mixer on high speed until yolks are thick (about 5 minutes). Add in the 1/3 cup of sugar, on high until sugar is thoroughly mixed. Stir in the pumpkin
- In another bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add 1/2 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold the yolk mixture into the whites mixture
- In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder and cinnamon, cloves and ginger. Add to the egg mixture, stirring until just combined
- Spread into a greased (and use parchment paper if desired) jelly roll pan. Bake at 375*. Bake until top springs back when touched about 12 minutes
- Turn out onto a towel with powder sugar sprinkled on it. (Loosen sides of cake first)
- Roll up starting with the short end, towel included. Set on a cooling rack
- When completely cooled, unroll cake and spread slightly softened ice cream on top of cake
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips
- Roll the cake back up, set on plate. Drizzle with chocolate and caramel if desired
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