Recipe Review

This Deliciously Simple Recipe for Fluffernutter Ice Cream Cake Is the Stuff of Childhood Dreams

published Jul 6, 2022
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Credit: Photo: Chris Simpson; Food Styling: Greg Lofts; Prop Styling: Carla Gonzalez Hart
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Get ready to drool. Dan Pelosi, aka @grossypelosi, shared the most joyful video showing how to make Fluffernutter ice cream cake and it’s impossible to watch it without grinning and trying to stick a fork into your screen to taste it.

“I have a fetish for turning my favorite childhood snacks into desserts for my inner child to eat!” he writes in the caption. “This one is definitely my kinkiest so far!!!!!”

To start, he exuberantly tosses a jar of marshmallow creme and a jar of peanut butter into the air, knocking them together and saying, “Usually it’s a sandwich but not today.” He proceeds to take a sleeve of Saltines and crush it into small pieces before mixing it with peanut butter and spreading the mixture into a loaf pan.

For layer number two, he first kisses a quart of vanilla ice cream and a can of peanuts, then layers the ice cream into the loaf pan, topping it with peanuts.

He announces layer number three while holding a bag of mini-marshmallows between his teeth and a container of cool whip in one hand and marshmallow crème in the other. He mixes the three together and spreads it on top of his cake. As he puts the pan into the freezer, he tells it, “I love you so much.”

When he removes it, he exclaims, “Look at this! It’s gorgeous!” Pelosi then takes a forkful and waxes poetic about his creation. “Salty, sweet, creamy ice cream, chunky nuts, fluffy, sticky, marshmallow fluff,” he says between moans. “This is my swan song. I’m done.” He dances around, laughing, and lets his equally excited fans take it from there.

“I’ll trade you a couple of my kids for a couple of slices of that,” comments one. “What a magnificent beast of a dessert,” adds another. 

As for me, I’m heading out to Ralph’s now to pick up ingredients. And, when I’m done, here’s what I’ll be doing with my empty peanut butter jars.