I started making my own ice cream cake seven years ago when my oldest daughter requested I buy one for her birthday. Being the frugal mom I am, I thought there must be a way to make those expensive ice cream cakes on my own. I had no idea what I was doing, but I came home from the grocery store with bags of cookies, whipped cream, sprinkles, and ice cream, and plopped them all on top of the counter. I stared at them in disbelief that this hodgepodge of ingredients and melting ice cream was going to resemble a cake in anyway — Let me tell you, “skeptical” doesn’t begin to describe what I was feeling. I didn’t think it was possible for me to pull it off.
After layering crushed cookies and (almost) melted ice cream in a cake pan for five minutes, I started to feel hopeful about her little ice cream cake turning out okay. I wrapped it up with plastic wrap and hoped for the best. Meaning, I wrapped it up, said a little prayer, and then made cupcakes as a backup!
The next day when it was time to prepare her birthday cake for her friends, I unwrapped the ice cream cake, flipped it upside down and praised God that I did it! The cake turned out so good it is now a family tradition!
17 Easy Ice Cream Cakes Anyone Can Make!
All of that anxiety over “if I can” and “will this work” seems so silly today. I’m here to tell you, Ice Cream cakes are the easiest cake recipe you will ever make! They make you look like a culinary genius without actually being one! Don’t believe me? Click on the links below to learn how to make these amazing ice cream cakes! Don’t forget to let my friends know you found them at Mommy’s Playbook!
- Naked Ice Cream Cake by Spaceships and Laser Beams
- Quick & Easy Ice Cream Cake by Mom vs the Boys
- Chocolate Milkshake Ice Cream Cake by Mom vs the Boys
- Oreo Ice Cream Cake by Coffee with us 3
- Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake with Brownie Crust by As For Me And My Homestead
- Patriotic Ice Cream Cake by Baking Beauty
- Star Wars Themed Cinnamon Ice Cream Pie by Upstate Rambling
- Coca-Cola Ice Cream Cake by Sugar Spice and Family Life
- Easy Ice Cream Cake by Balancing Motherhood
- Ice Cream Sandwich Cake by Mama to 6 Blessings
- Strawberry Icebox Pie Recipe with Pretzel Pie Crust by Suburbia Unwrapped
- Tropical Icebox Cake by Sheri Silver
- Better Than Carvel Ice Cream Cake by Strength and Sunshine
- Mint Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Cake by Mom Does Reviews
- S’mores Ice Cream Cake by Pink Fortitude
- OREO® Chocolate Ice Cream Cake by Spaceships and Laser Beams
- Copycat Asphalt Pie by Coffee with us 3
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