Are you looking for an easy summer dessert? Our Easy Homemade Ice Cream Cake Recipe is so good everyone will be begging you for the recipe. Bring this dessert to your next summer barbecue and everyone will be your new BFF. It’s that good…trust us!
Summer has finally arrived after a very long dreary spring. On several chilly June days, my kids actually asked me if we could light a fire. But it’s almost summer I protested. And they quickly pointed out that is was cold and raining, and they needed a fire to warm up. I couldn’t argue with them, it was all true. After many, many “rain, rain go away” chants, the rain has finally respected our wishes. And we couldn’t be happier to feel the sun on our faces!
Our calendar is quickly filling up with events for the 4th of July, summer birthday parties and beach gatherings. During the summer, I like to bring along a cooler full of assorted ice cream for both the kids and the adults. Nothing says summer, like parents and kids enjoying their favorite ice cream in the hot summer sun.
When I’m not lugging ice cream treats around, I like to whip up ice cream desserts. Ice box cake and home-made ice cream sandwiches are family favorites. Recently, my sister and I had an end of school celebration at our mom’s house. We surprised the kids with a pool party and some simple homemade ice cream cake.
If you have ever wondered how to make an ice cream cake at home, this one is easy and fun to make. You can have the kids pitch in on the assembly. Everyone loves making this cake. I’m going to take a wild guess that it is from all of the swiped spoonfuls of ice cream they get to enjoy during assembly. Our kids think that this is the best ice cream cake ever! For me, the best part of summer is having my kids come home sun-kissed, waterlogged, and with ice cream on their faces. It’s the perfect recipe for a fully enjoyable summer’s day.
EASY HOMEMADE ICE CREAM CAKE RECIPE
- 1, 9-ounce package of chocolate wafers
- 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 6 tablespoon hot fudge sauce, heated
- 4 tablespoons caramel sauce
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla chip ice cream, softened
- 1 1/2 cup chocolate ice cream, softened
Step 1: Take ice cream out of the freezer and set on the counter to thaw. Ice cream should be very soft, but not liquefied.
Step 3: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Add turbinado sugar to the butter and stir until all of the sugar has dissolved. Add butter to chocolate crumb mixture. Toss to coat.
Step 4: Press chocolate crumb mixture on top of the plastic bag and press firmly into place. This is your base layer.
Step 5: Pour warmed fudge sauce over crumb mixture and spread evenly with a spatula. Add the caramel sauce next. After the caramel sauce is spread evenly over the fudge sauce, add a chocolate ice cream layer followed by a vanilla chip ice cream layer. Lastly, cover the vanilla chip ice cream with a decorative layer of whipped cream.
Step 6: Place into the freezer to set for at least 1 hour, but 3 hours if preferable. Scoop onto plates and enjoy!
We hope you enjoy our layered ice cream cake recipe! So what’s your favorite homemade ice cream treat? Can it be prepared super fast? Share it with us in the comments below!
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