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Ice Cream Cakes – Totally Cool Ice Cream Cake Recipes

Ice cream cakes are quite simply the most wonderful dessert to serve in the middle of a hot summer.

What’s an Ice Cream Cake?

An ice cream cake is a cake filled with ice cream with layers of sponge cake or cookie crumble in between. They’re delicious make-ahead desserts and can be as simple or as fancy as you like. Whatever you choose, they’ll appeal to kids and adults alike.

Totally Cool Ice Cream Cakes

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From gluten-free ice cream cakes to ice cream cakes with Oreos, or mint, or fudge, or…!! You can be sure to find a cool ice cream cake that your family will love from this list.

14. S’mores Ice Cream Cake

Full recipe on Pink Fortitude

Roasting marshmallows and making S’mores is the quintessential summer evening pastime. But sometimes you need to mix things up a little bit. This S’mores ice cream cake is gluten-free and vegan and is sure to please even the most traditional S’mores lovers around your campfire

13. Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Cake

Full recipe on Veggie Inspired

This Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Cake is a dairy-free dream come true! You will fall in love with the cool, creamy, sweet, and tart refreshing flavors. The perfect summer treat!

12. Easy Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Full recipe on Mom On Timeout

This easy Ice Cream Cake is the perfect summer dessert! Loads of ice cream sits atop a fudgy brownie bottom and is piled high with hot fudge, salted caramel, and whipping cream.

11. Vegan Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Full recipe on Any Reason Vegans

This Vegan Oreo Ice Cream Cake Recipe is fun, delicious, and great for birthday parties, events, or just a special after-dinner treat for the family.

10. Coffee Crunch Ice Cream Cake

Full recipe on Barth Bakery

With an Oreo cookie crust and a hot fudge Oreo cookie center sandwiched between layers of coffee and vanilla ice cream and topped with whipped cream, this dreamy frozen dessert is perfect for hot summer days. This cake is sweet, creamy, gooey, and crunchy all in one and can be customized with your favorite ice cream flavors.

9. Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

Full recipe on Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

With minimal hands-on time, this frozen dessert is the perfect make-ahead dessert for spring and summer get-togethers.

8. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

Full recipe on Joy Filled Eats

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake. With a layer of brownies, and then a layer of mint chocolate chip ice cream, and then a layer of chocolate ganache this beats Carvel any day of the week.

7. Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Full recipe on Dancing Through The Rain

This Oreo Ice Cream Cake is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion! With delicious cake and ice cream, you get everything in one bite!

6. Easy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

Full recipe on Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

This mint ice cream cake is made with just a few ingredients and is over the top delicious!

5. Vegan Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

Full recipe on Vegan Dollhouse

This 8-layer vegan banana split ice cream cake features 3 flavors of homemade ice cream, 2 kinds of cookies, bananas, cherries, chocolate sauce, and a whipped cream frosting.

4. Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cake

Full recipe on Everyday Maven

Easy step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make a Gluten-Free Ice Cream Cake! Based on old-school carvel ice cream cake with cookie crumble! Personalize with YOUR favorite ice cream flavors.

3. Surprisingly Easy Gluten Free Ice Cream Cake

Full recipe on Simply Full of Delight

This gluten-free ice cream cake is perfect for birthday celebrations! It comes together easily and everyone in the family will enjoy the delicious layers of ice cream, cookie, and hot fudge sauce!

2. Keto Ice Cream Cake

Find the recipe at Fit to Serve

If you’ve been missing Carvel ice cream cake, this yummy low carb ice cream cake is going to bring a classic dessert back into your life safely. Imagine enjoying a keto-friendly ice cream cake that is not only delicious but low enough in carbs to be keto.

1. Ultimate Ice Cream Sundae Pie

Full recipe on Bitz & Giggles

Fudge and caramel topping-filled ice cream pie with a fluffy whipped topping covered in sprinkles!

How about more delicious summer recipes?

  • No-Bake S’mores | Whether you’re looking for an easy snack for your kids to enjoy on a summer afternoon or you want a quick dessert to bring to your next BBQ, these no-bake s’mores are a great choice!
  • Fresh Blackberry Strudel | Make this when fresh blackberries are in season.

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Tuesday 14th of July 2020

Hi Vickie - There is nothing better than an ice cream cake... loving all of these recipes. PINNED! Thank you for including my S'Mores Cake. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly

Vickie Louise

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

Especially on a hot day!! It's a pity the weather's taken a turn for the worst here. You're very welcome, I love s'mores and so does my boy.