The 50 Most Delicious, Spectacular Ice-Cream Cake Recipes

Myth: Ice cream cakes are reserved for your toddler’s birthday. Here, 50 chic and scrumptious stunners that totally kick Carvel to the curb. Party at your place?

A Pretty Genius Trick for Slicing an Ice-Cream Cake

ice cream sandwich cake recipe
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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

No mixing, measuring or baking—just layer and stick it in the freezer.

ombre ice cream cake recipe
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Ombre Ice Cream Cake

It’s surprisingly easy to assemble.

Halloween Snacks and Drinks: Kit Kat Bar Ice Cream Cake
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Kit Kat Bar Ice-cream Cake

Our favorite candy bar just got better.

ice cream cake recipe
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Ice Cream Cake

Psst: you don’t have to turn on the oven.

triple layer chocolate fudge ice cream cake recipe
Half Baked Harvest

Triple Layer Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Cake

Go big or go home.

peanut butter s mores ice cream cake recipe
Also the Crumbs Please

Peanut Butter S’mores Ice Cream Cake

Cut a slice, and gooey marshmallow will ooze out.

five ingredient ice cream sandwich cake recipe
The Seasoned Mom

Five-ingredient Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

It’s ready with just 10 minutes of prep.

raspberry ice cream delight recipe
Amanda's Cookin'

Raspberry Ice Cream Delight

It’s a cold slice of heaven.

pint sized funfetti ice cream cake recipe
Broma Bakery

Pint-sized (literally ) Funfetti Ice Cream Cake

Dare we call it personal-size?

brownie baked alaska recipe
Sally's Baking Addiction

Brownie Baked Alaska

mint chocolate chip ice cream cake recipe
Completely Delicious

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

Yeah, we’re having seconds.

chocolate root beer float cake recipe
The Cake Chica

Chocolate Root Beer Float Cake

The frosting is made with vanilla ice cream. Yum.

30 minute triple decker chocolate waffle pie recipe
Chelsea's Messy Apron

30-minute Triple Decker Chocolate Waffle Pie

Putting chocolate cake mix in your waffle maker = brilliant.

carob banana ice cream cake recipe
Food Porn Vegan Style

Carob-banana Ice Cream Cake

Vegan, gluten-free and glorious.

cake batter fudge brownie ice cream cake recipe
Life Love and Sugar

Cake Batter Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cake

No one will ever know you used brownie mix.

birthday party ice cream cake recipe

Birthday Party Ice Cream Cake

Cotton candy and bubble gum ice cream galore.

oreo ice cream cake recipe
Just So Tasty

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

You only need four ingredients.

chocolate banana nice cream cake recipe
Nourish Everyday

Chocolate Banana ‘nice’ Cream Cake

It’s classy to the core. (And vegan.)

grain and dairy free neapolitan ice cream cake recipe 921
The Urban Poser

Grain And Dairy Free Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake

A naked version? Don’t mind if we do.

meringue topped layered ice cream birthday cake recipe
Simple Bites

Meringue-topped, Layered Ice Cream Birthday Cake

Don’t be afraid to really pile it high.

10 Spectacular Cakes That Couldn’t Be Easier To Make

giant dropped ice cream cake recipe
Icing In Sight

Giant Dropped Ice Cream Cake

This is the cutest.

raspberry chocolate ice cream cake recipe
Serving Dumplings

Raspberry Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Hot tip: Use Magnum ice cream for extra silky results.

easy ice cream sandwiches cake
Sprinkle Babes

Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches Cake

Close your eyes and you’re five again.

easy no churn lemon ice cream cake recipe
Drizzle and Drip

Easy No-churn Lemon Ice Cream Cake

Think of this like a palate cleanser.

fruity pebble ice cream cake recipe
Beyond Frosting

Fruity Pebble Ice Cream Cake

blackberry blackout ice cream cake recipe
Sprinkles for Breakfast

Blackberry Blackout Ice Cream Cake

This is basically a fruit salad, right?

unicorn ice cream cake recipe
The Girl Who Ate Everything

Unicorn Ice Cream Cake

We had to.

swiss rolls ice cream cake recipe
A Pumpkin and a Princess

Swiss Rolls Ice Cream Cake

Yule logs, meet summer.

ice cream cheesecake mixed berry and thyme recipe
Sugar Et Al

Ice Cream Cheesecake With Mixed Berry And Thyme

Frozen fruit dyes this masterpiece a pretty pink.

cookie dough ice cream cake recipe
Goodie Godmother
neopolitan ice cream cake with raspberries recipe
The Kate Tin

Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake With Raspberries

They say you can’t buy happiness…but you can buy ice cream.

biscoff crunch ice cream cake recipe
A Family Feast

Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake

Give the people what they want.

strawberry shortcake ice cream cake recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake

It’s one of those recipes that you’ll add to the family cookbook.

mini ice cream cakes recipe
The Fitchen

Mini Ice Cream Cakes

Half the size, double the fun.

drumstick cake recipe
Confessions Of A Cookbook Queen

Drumstick Cake

You’ll love the magic shell topping.

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homemade five layer ice cream cake recipe
Jamie Kamber

Homemade Five-layer Ice Cream Cake

Customize the brownie base with your favorite flavors.

red velvet ice cream cake recipe
Taste and Tell

Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake

With cheesecake ice cream layers. Now that’s what we’re talking about.

chocolate speculoos ice cream cake recipe
Bourbon and Brown Sugar

Chocolate Speculoos Ice Cream Cake

Are you drooling?

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honey thyme goat milk ice cream cake recipe
Zestful Kitchen

Honey And Thyme Goat Milk Ice Cream Cake

The homemade ice cream is totally worth it.

salted caramel brownie ice cream cake recipe
Prevention RD

Salted Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Cake

hot fudge sundae cake recipe
Wood and Spoon

Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

*Sighs and takes another slice.*

chocolate affogato ice cream cake recipe
Displaced Housewife

Chocolate Affogato Ice Cream Cake

Pairs well with bubbles.

neapolitan ice cream sandwich cake recipe
Cooking for Keeps

Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

It’s deceptively easy.

chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream cake recipe
Pip and Ebby

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake

Why yes, the crust is a giant cookie.

tiramisu ice cream cake recipe
Baking Sense

Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake

Take a good look at those fluffy layers.

black forrest ice cream cake recipe
Also the Crumbs Please

Black Forrest Ice Cream Cake

Brandied cherries take everything over the top.

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tropical sherbet cake recipe
Sprinkle Bakes

Tropical Sherbet Cake

As easy as lying on a Caribbean beach.

baked alaska recipe
The Missing Lokness

Baked Alaska

Hey gorgeous. Come here often?

chocolate peanut butter ice cream slice cake recipe
Lovely Little Kitchen

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Slice Cake

Practically a work of art.

salted caramel chocolate ice cream bombe recipe
Simply Delicious Food

Salted Caramel And Chocolate Ice Cream Bombe

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?