ice cream jelly roll and a FRIENDS moment

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I should just have my mom come on here and blog her food, because most of what I post on here are her recipes. Yesterday afternoon I knew exactly what I wanted that night for a dessert. My mom's ice cream jelly roll. With such basic ingredients, I had everything already except for the ice cream! So Ev and I ventured to the grocery store and within an hour I had this thing whipped up! It's such a light summer time treat.
  • 1 cup sifted cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting
  • 1.5 qts ice cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and milk. Stir in the dry ingredients gradually. The batter will be thin. Pour into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Don't over bake, or it may crack.
  4. Generously dust a clean dish towel with confectioners' sugar. Turn the cake out onto the towel, and peel off the parchment paper. Gently roll up the cake using the towel, and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  5. Unroll the cake, and spread an even coating of ice cream on the top. Roll the cake back up into a tight spiral, and remove the towel.Wrap in waxed paper and let it re-freeze for 2-3 hours or for best results overnight. {I let ours freeze for 2 hours, but as you can tell from the photos, it's still not set. But we enjoyed it anyway!}
  6. Remove waxed paper and cut into slices. Drizzle with homemade fudge sauce.

This is kinda a funny story. My mom has this fudge sauce that it AMAZING! We use it on everything and I have never had a fudge sauce like it. The other day I was asking her where she got it and she said it's the standard one on the back of the condensed milk can! Haha, I had to laugh because it totally reminded me of this FRIENDS episode when Monica and Phoebe are trying to re-create Phoebe's dead grandma's chocolate chip cookie recipe and in the end Phoebe remembers it came from a french woman, "Nesley Toulouse" aka Nestle Tollhouse - it could be found right on the back of the bag :)


  1. That dessert looks amazing! Messy, but amazing! I also love a good Friends reference :)

  2. Ha ha. I am glad your FRIENDS reference wasn't Rachel and Chandler eating cheesecake off the hallway floor, because I envisioned you doing that with those delicious ice cream jelly rolls... dropping them and saying I DON'T CARE NOM NOM NOM NOM. Hehe. :)

  3. Woah! looks amazing!! Now I just need a jelly roll pan!!

  4. This looks great. I am going to make it for my family. It is perfect for summer time. Hope you're feeling well. I love the feel of your pictures too, so vintage looking, it's calming.

    Take care,

  5. Looks delicious! Totally pinned this. :)

  6. you gotta love a good friends moment. it makes me happy when i have one : ). this dessert looks amazing!

  7. so, a few things: one, those look delicious, though maybe that goes without saying. two, i'm loving your blog! i just found it via living with fletch and i'm obsessed! three, i was leafing through your archives & about us page and it looks like you live in virginia?! what part? i grew up in mclean/arlington & miss it EVERY day! excited to follow along with your beautiful family. xo.

  8. that looks so good!!! and I love any reference to friends! : )

  9. it was so delicious! thanks so much for sharing.

  10. ooooh omg! food porn! That ice cream jelly roll looks sooooooooooooo good!

  11. Yummy! I will def have to try this!

    xo Jessica