Ice Cream Cakes and Ice Cream Sandwiches for the Hottest Summer Treats.

Yummy, Ice Cream Cakes! When the weather starts to heat up…there is not quite like cooling down with some delicious ice cream.  Gone are the days of being limited to the regular old standards when it comes to ice cream. Not when there are so many amazing ice cream cakes and ice cream sandwiches you can whip up at home in your own kitchen.

homemade ice cream sandwiches

Fear not, they are not all difficult recipes that you have to be an expert baker to pull off.  These are some delicious, recreate-able ice cream cake ideas that are sure to have you chillin’ in your backyard pool in no time enjoying that amazing homemade dessert in no time!

How to Celebrate Summer with Ice Cream Desserts

First things first, since we at Mimi’s Dollhouse are ALL about throwing a good party… While you can bake/make these fantastic desserts just to enjoy yourself, we wouldn’t be doing our “every day’s a day to celebrate” job if we didn’t let you know how easy ice cream can take center stage for a party or get together.  

There are countless ways to celebrate summer with ice cream…but my favorites are an ice cream themed party (or adding ice cream into your amazing summer themed birthday) and playdates with ice cream.

These ideas are similar, just on different scales.


Throw an Ice Cream Party

The biggest and most elaborate summer ice cream idea is throwing an ice cream party.  Did you know that ice cream doesn’t just have to be a food you serve. You can also theme an entire party around ice cream.

Did you know we sell Ice Cream Party Printables?  The link to purchase these is located at the bottom of this post.

There are also adorable ice cream themed party tableware options available…

My favorite is this Ice Cream Party Set from Meri Meri.  It’s adorable and unique and works perfectly with ice cream! Also check out this adorable and affordable honeycomb ice cream cone garland!


Have an Ice Cream Playdate

If the idea of throwing a full ice cream party has you in a panic or you just don’t have a valid reason to throw a summer party…consider an ice cream playdate.

A playdate can really be like a little party, much less pressure, but still an excuse for a little fun (and some adorable photos)!!

Activities can include making your own ice cream sandwiches or topping the delicious ice cream cakes with your own sprinkles.  

Then they can have fun, and you can chow down on the ice cream sandwiches you made!!!

But now to get to the good part…the Recipes!!!

Ice Cream Cakes

Ah…the Ice Cream cake…it’s a blend of two pieces of party perfection…namely cake and ice cream.  Forget Baskin Robbins and enjoy a homemade masterpiece:


Ice Cream Cake Recipes

Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cream Cake from Veggie Inspired *dairy free vegan


Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream Brownie Cake from Jonesin’ for Taste

Chocolate + Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake from The Purple Pumpkin

Death by Chocolate Ice Cream Cake from An Italian in My Kitchen

Easy Ice Cream Brownie Cake Recipe from Hearth and Vine

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake from My Kitchen Love


Easy Fried Ice Cream Cake from A Gouda Life

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich Cake from Kitchen Gidget

Coconut Lime Ice Cream Loaf from Flavor the Moment


Oreo Ice Cream Cake from Dancing Through the Rain

Copycat Dairy Queen Reese’s Treatzza Pizza from Down Redbud Drive

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake from Cooking with Carlee


Frozen Inspired Ice Cream Cake from From Play Dates to Parties

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake from Kitchen Mason

Easiest Ever No Bake Ice Cream Cake from Unsophisticook

Inside Out Cherry Ice Cream Cake from Mama Latina Tips

Ice Cream Cake from An Italian in My Kitchen


Strawberry Ice Cream Cake from Soulfully Made

Maple Bacon Waffle Ice Cream Cake from Dizzy, Busy and Hungry


Ice Cream Sandwiches

My personal favorite ice cream treat has always been the sandwich.  The crisp cookie outside and the cold ice cream center. Perfection!

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes


Chocolate Butterscotch Ice Cream Sandwiches from Of Batter and Dough

Salted Caramel Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich from Veggie Inspired


Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Food Hussy

Tropical Ice Cream Sandwich from This Mama Cooks


Chocolate Chip Popcorn Ice Cream Sandwiches from We’re Parents

Hot Cross Buns Ice Cream Sandwiches from Veggie Desserts


Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Sandra Easy Cooking

Lemon Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Coffee with Us

Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches from Family, Food and Travel


Caramel Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich from The Fit Cookie

Hobbit’s Door Ice Cream Sandwiches from Tikkido


Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Joy Food Sunshine

Grain-free Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Roasted Root

Key-Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Good Life Eats


Ice Cream Bars and Sundaes

Not to be outshined by the sandwich or the cake..we also have ice cream bars, desserts and general scrumptiousness.

Ice Cream Bars Recipes

Fried Ice Cream Bars from Cooking with Carlee

Slow Cooker Baked Apples with Cinnamon Ice Cream from Jonesin’ for Taste

Mocha Caramel Ice Cream Dessert from Blessed Beyond Crazy *gluten free

Mexican Fried Ice Cream from A Fork’s Tale

Strawberry Ice Cream Cupcakes from Flavor the Moments


Homemade Brownie Sundae from Plating Pixels

Triple Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream Bars from Cupcake Project


Candy Ice Cream Dessert from Plowing Through Life

Mint Chocolate Chip Dessert from Blessed Beyond Crazy

Ice Cream Bread from Snack Rules

Browned Butter Banana Dessert from Coupon Clipping Cook

No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream Bars from Consumer Queen


S’mores Ice Cream Sundaes from Cook Eat Go

Waffle Banana Split Tacos from We Are Not Martha


Waffle Sundaes from Delicious Every Day


Ice Cream Pies

Why have a regular pie, when you can enjoy an ice cream pie?  I don’t think you are ready for this…but I’ve giving it to you anyway!

Ice Cream Pie Recipes

Lemonade Ice Cream Pie from Persnickety Plates

Candy Cane Mud Pies from Diana Rambles

Key Lime Ice Cream Pie from Cupcake Project


Pink Lemonade Pie from The Quiet Grove

Peanut Butter Fudge Ice Cream Pie from Celebrating Sweets

Easy No-Bake Mud Pie from Ann’s Entitled Life

Peaches and Cream Ice Cream Pie from Persnickety Plates


Thin Mints Moose Tracks Ice Cream Pie from Diana Rambles

Coffee Vanilla Ice Cream Pies from Moore or Less Cooking

Berry Ice Cream Pie from Celebrating Sweets


Best Tips and Tools for Making Ice Cream Cakes and Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you are going to make ice cream homemade using an ice cream maker, there are lots of different kinds on the market.  

This ice cream maker is my favorite because it makes 2 quarts and the paddle feature works quickly so you aren’t waiting FOR-EV-ER for your ice cream.  

You also need a good ice cream serving spoon.  I prefer an ice cream spatula for dishing up ice cream as it’s shape makes it easy to spoon out.  

However, if you want the perfect scoop shape, you should use a scoop with the release trigger to help the ice cream fall quickly and neatly from the scoop.

Conclusion for Ice Cream Pies, Cakes and Sandwiches:

There is always a good excuse to make some yummy ice cream and enjoy the hot summer days while eating a cool dessert!  These ice cream options are perfect for parties, snacking and overall just enjoying some amazing treats.

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