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.
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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I like the idea of an ice cream party – that’s definitely my kind of party lol! And all those ice cream cakes look totally delicious!
Ice cream cake is my favorite! I want to try so many of these. Especially the ones with strawberry in them.
So many ways to enjoy ice cream with these cake recipes! Perfect for summer holidays or birthdays.
Omg so much yumminess!!!!!! Ice cream cakes are so awesome during the summer. It’s not summer without digging into one
Who can say no to ice cream cake and ice cream sandwiches certainly no me. They are my everyday dessert treats and yours look so delicious.
Love ice cream in general! My daughter for whatever reason can’t do cakes or cupcakes so it is Ice Cream cakes for her. These are so yummy!
Oh my goodness, now I’m hungry! These all look so yummy and so pretty!
These are making me drool! Ice-cream cake is my favorite and you have given me so many ideas!
I love ice cream cakes! Such a great idea to make them at home as they can get expensive!
Ice cream cake is my absolute favorite dessert! They are so good and the best combo!
That cookies and creme ice cream cake looks divine!
I’d like one of each please! Ice cream cake is soooooo much more superior to regular cake!
Ice cream cakes were one of my favorite cakes for my birthday. They were so unique and a blend of two of my favorite things. I wish my daughter loved cake more because I would love to try out making one of these for her.
I really like ice cream cake and this is perfect! This is soooo yummy and I bet my niece and nephew would love it too!
This is the ultimate recipe collection!! Can’t wait to make a few of these this summer. Super happy there’s some vegan options thrown in there. Thanks for sharing!
Ice cream cakes are my favorite! I love this roundup! I’m so saving this post!
My goodness these look absolutely AMAZING. Pinning for this summer!
Looks so good, especially all of those ice cream cakes! We need to have another ice cream party, it’s been awhile.