Must-Make Ice Cream Cake Recipes
Chocolate Ice Cream Cake with Hazelnuts and Marshmallow Swirl
The definition of decadence! Team up chocolate cake with marshmallow swirl, chocolate ice cream, and toasted hazelnuts for this over-the-top dessert.
Brownie Sundae Ice Cream Cake
We’ve taken everything we love about the classic sundae and turned it into one extravagant ice cream cake. We’re talking layers of brownies, vanilla and strawberry ice cream, crunchy peanut butter, and crushed raspberries topped with whipped cream, sugared peanuts, and cherries.
Coffee Meringue-Ice Cream Cake
Surprise and delight the coffee lovers in your life with this stunning dessert. Elevate store-bought coffee ice cream with flaky sea salt and ground coffee beans and sandwich the whole shebang between coffee-swirled meringues.
Chocolate-Berry Ice Cream Cake
A triple-threat dessert, thanks to the layers of raspberry sorbet, blackberry-studded vanilla ice cream, and moist chocolate cake.
Baked Alaska Bombe
This was served at Martha’s birthday party, so you know we had to pull out all the stops. Stripes of raspberry, blueberry, and vanilla ice cream are encased in meringue frosting and served with fresh blueberries, almond dacquoise cookies, and raspberry and blueberry coulis.
Raspberry Ice Cream Cake
Transform storebought or homemade pound cake into a dessert that’s fancy enough for company by layering it with vanilla ice cream and fresh raspberries and finishing it with a snowy dusting of powdered sugar.
Striped Ice Cream Cake
A simple angel-food sheet cake serves as the base for this five-stripe wonder. Colors and flavors provided by blueberry jam, vanilla ice cream, raspberry sorbet, and peach sorbet.
Fudgy Ice Cream Cake
Alternate graham crackers with vanilla ice cream and homemade fudge sauce to make this impressive cake. Whipped cream and a sprinkling of cocoa are the perfect final flourish.
7-Layer Ice Cream Cake
Want to elicit oohs and aahs from your guests? Serve this show-stopping 7-layer number. It’s easier to make than you might think, especially if you use store-bought frozen pound cake.
Baked Alaska with Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Ice Cream
Not for the faint of heart! Chocolate cake and ice cream are enrobed in a thick blanket of meringue and baked until beautifully caramelized.
Striped Frozen-Yogurt Terrine
Substituting froyo is a healthy, delicious way to enjoy ice cream cake. Whip up colorful purees with summer fruits and Greek yogurt, layer them with your favorite whole-wheat biscuit crackers, and freeze.
Matzo Chocolate-Mint Ice Cream Cake
Ice cream cake is the perfect dessert for any special occasion, including Passover. Spread matzo crackers with rich chocolate ganache and crown them with chocolate and mint chip ice cream.
Banana Split Bombe
What does a banana split want to be when it grows up? This sensational bombe! Banana cake, three kinds of ice cream, and a topping of chocolate and pistachios create flavor fireworks.
Peaches-and-Cream Ice Cream Cake
Make the most of peach season with this luscious dessert. It includes a layer of vanilla ice cream mixed with fresh peaches, two layers of peach sorbet, and a base of buttermilk cake.
Tropical Sorbet Terrine
Cool down with this four-ingredient terrine. All you need is three kinds of sorbet (coconut, raspberrey, and mango) for the layers and shredded coconut for the topping.
Genoise Roll with Lemon Blackberry Semifreddo
Yes, rolled cakes can be frosty, too! In this recipe, genoise is filled with lemon-blackberry semifreddo and finished with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.
Definitely a weekend project, but look how adorable it is! The igloo has a chocolate-vanilla ice cream cake interior and a buttercream frosting exterior. Marzipan penguins up the cuteness factor.
Black-and-White Ice Cream Tart
Super versatile and only calls for three ingredients? That's our kind of dessert. Chocolate sandwich cookies and butter form the simple crust, and vanilla ice cream serves as the chilly filling.
Sea Turtle Ice Cream Cake
Kids will go gaga for this clever turtle cake. The whole thing is edible, from its mint-chocolate-chip ice cream shell and black licorice mouth to its white candy eyes and chocolate-mint wafer feet.
Neapolitan Baked Alaskas
The only way to make Neapolitan ice cream more of a crowd-pleaser is to cover it with fluffy meringue.
Inside-Out Strawberry Ice Cream Cake
Whoa, ice cream on the outside? Yes, this topsy-turvy dessert smothers buttermilk-and-strawberry cake in vanilla ice-cream frosting.