10 Cool Ice Cream Cakes for Your Next Celebration

By Ashley Marcin on 7 July 2015 0 comments

Stuck on what dessert to serve at your next backyard cookout? I've got you covered. There's an ice cream cake that's perfect for all your summer celebrations. The best part: No baking is involved! Give your guests something to rave about with one of these quick, easy, and inexpensive ice cream creations.

1. Reese's Cake

This Reese's ice cream cake is the best way to enjoy chocolate and peanut butter in the heat. The "cake" is made up of classic ice cream sandwiches topped with peanut butter and candy. After you layer a few stacks, you'll cover everything with whipped topping and sprinkle more peanut butter cups on top.

2. Cookies and Cream Cake

Ice cream sandwiches are also the base of this three-ingredient cookies and cream ice cream cake. To assemble, simply chop up Oreo cookies in a food processor and mix them with Cool Whip for the frosting. You will spread this mix between the layers before topping everything off with whole cookies.

3. Brownie Cake

Bake up a batch of brownies as the feature of this brownie bottom ice cream cake. Don't forget to frost before covering with your favorite ice cream, whipped topping, and sprinkles. To make this cake super easy, use boxed brownie mix and canned frosting.

4. Pecan Pie

Turn your autumn favorite into a summer sensation with this pecan ice cream pie recipe. You'll make a crust of pecans, flour, sugar, butter, egg yolk, and some cold water. After you press that into a pie plate and bake, let cool. Then churn candied pecans into vanilla ice cream, spread it into the crust and top with remaining pecans.

5. Rainbow Cake

This rainbow ice cream cake would be perfect for a child's birthday party. The color comes from Kool-Aid mixed with vanilla ice cream. Choose whatever shades your heart desires. Line several cake pans with aluminum foil, spread layers of colored ice cream in each, and chill. Then stack the frozen slabs between layers of sweet ganache.

6. Pink Cupcakes

Don't want to make a huge cake? Check out these pink ice cream cupcakes. After you've mixed your batter, scoop out tablespoonfuls into your cupcake papers, bake for 15 minutes, and cool. Then fill each with your favorite softened ice cream and freeze. Top with whipped cream before serving.

7. Cookie Cake

Chocolate chip fans will love this giant cookie ice cream cake. Spread layers of cookie dough into cake pans, bake, and cool. Then make a huge sandwich by spreading one cookie with ice cream and topping it with the other cookie. Slice to serve.

8. Nutella Crunch Cake

The crunch in this Nutella crunch ice cream cake comes from a hefty helping of Rice Krispies cereal. You'll heat together six cups of the cereal with two cups of Nutella before freezing and cutting into chunks. Fold these chunks into softened ice cream and spread into chilled springform pans.

9. Red Velvet Cake

This patriotic red velvet ice cream cake will please any crowd at your summer BBQ. Pour cake batter into two pans and bake. Then slice off the top of each cake to make it flat (reserve the crumbs). Use the first cake as your base, then layer on some ice cream mixed with cake crumbs and cream cheese. Top with the other cake and then with blueberries. This recipe is from scratch, but feel free to use box mix and store bought ice cream.

10. Neapolitan Cake Roll

Here's a dessert that will earn you points for style: Neapolitan ice cream cake roll. You'll need bake a cake on a jelly roll pan. Then roll it up on a towel covered in powdered sugar. Once it has cooled, unroll and spread with softened strawberry ice cream. Freeze. Then frost the whole thing with Cool Whip or whipped cream before serving.

What's your favorite sweet and decadent summer time treat?

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