Tuesdays with Dorie…Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is a Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte. The recipe was chosen by Amy of Food Family & Fun. Since it is basically ice cream and ganache, it involves quite a few steps and needs to be frozen in between layers. Therefore, make sure you have a bit of time on your hands before you tackle this one. I cut the recipe in 1/3 and used a 4 inch springform, which worked perfectly! The original recipe calls for raspberry ice cream; however, my bag of frozen raspberries disappeared on me, so I decided to simply do a vanilla chocolate chip torte. Note– I found the stupid raspberries two hours after my torte entered it’s final freeze…how annoying is that? Overall, the layering process was super easy, but as you can see from the above picture…layering things in a straight and even manner is not my forte. Here is the verdict…Did I love this recipe? Not really. Would I make it again? I doubt it. Don’t get me wrong, the taste was good, but this is just not a stand out in my opinion. If this post has ya wanting more, check out the TWD site; hell you may actually see some straight layers! This pic is just to give you a visual of the torte in it’s whole state…ignore the ice crystals!

11 Responses to “Tuesdays with Dorie…Chocolate-Banded Ice Cream Torte”

  1. The Food Librarian — August 25, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Looks great! Love the chocolate sauce. Yeah, I’m probably not going to make it again, but isn’t it great that we are making everything in the book so we can know what to try again! :) Great job!

  2. James — August 26, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Yours looks really good. I haven’t made mine yet (running late). But, will soon. I, too, am going to go with the chocolate-and-vanilla option. Want something simpler than what’s in the book.

  3. Em — August 26, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Your photographs are beautiful. I’m in the same came with not planning to make it again. It wasn’t terribly *difficult* but there must be some secret trick not written in the recipes because getting straight layers was next to impossible for me.

    Have a delicious day :)

  4. chocolatechic — August 26, 2008 at 9:00 am

    It is beautiful.

  5. Tammie — August 26, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    That looks so cute as a little 4 incher. That’s it… off to buy a mini springform pan!

  6. Shari — August 26, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    I love the chocolate drizzle! I think your torte in its whole form looks perfect!

  7. Teanna — August 27, 2008 at 9:21 am

    I actually think the crystals look great! I love the chocolate/vanilla option more than the raspberry, but it’s a shame that you found them after it was all set up!

  8. The DeL Sisters — August 27, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Your layers look great! we did vanilla ice cream…

  9. Tarah — August 28, 2008 at 5:40 am

    Looks amazing! The layer was spot on. Great job!

  10. Jules Someone — August 30, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    That looks really good. Can I have some?

  11. Jaime — September 5, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    wow you did a great job w/this challenge; too bad you won’t be making it again!

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