June 24, 2021

Let them eat cake! But make it ice cream cake.

We’re all about combining two delicious desserts into one. There’s even a holiday for this classic dessert duo! (Mark your calendars: National Ice Cream Cake Day is June 27.) Think of all the possibilities an ice cream cake would bring to your next birthday, graduation or any celebration requiring dessert (PS, it’s all of them). Even an ordinary day can be made more special with an ice cream cake. Dial up the creativity with these homemade ice cream cake recipes that prove you can have your cake and eat it too!

A Cake That Will Make You Feel Berry Good

Featuring one of this year’s summer Limited Edition flavors, Blueberry Graham Delight, this ice cream cake is exactly what the name implies—delightful. Samantha at Gold Coast Girl pulled out all the stops with her Blueberry Graham Icebox Cake, including whipped cream, fresh blueberries and fresh raspberries, ensuring this dessert is as refreshing as it is beautiful and patriotic.

A Cake with an Explosion of Flavor

What better way to celebrate summer than with this Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Cake from Lori at Foxes Love Lemons? Made with Limited Edition American Fireworks ice cream, berries, whipped cream and red velvet cake, this ice cream cake checks all the boxes. Good luck having leftovers if you make this show-stopping dessert. As Lori puts it, “…it will be the star of your Fourth of July celebration!” And by the looks of those star-shaped sprinkles, we would have to agree.

A Cake You Don’t Have to Share

There’s nothing quite like your own personal portion of perfection! Beth at The First Year proves that great things really do come in small packages with these Ice Cream Cupcakes. These even have a little chocolatey surprise inside: our Classic Chocolate ice cream. Make these for your next backyard barbeque and your guests will be running to the dessert table. Our most important tip? Make sure there’s enough for everyone to have at least one!

A Cake You Won’t Believe is Vegan-Friendly

Don’t love dairy? Don’t worry. This Dairy Free Ice Cream Cake from Anna at A Lily Love Affair is sure to make all your fudgy, creamy, non-dairy dreams come true. Featuring Dairy Free Caramel Cookie Dough and Dairy Free Cherry Fudge, this one offers an alternative to classic ice cream while maintaining that delicious aesthetic—look at those berries and leaves! (Don’t forget to snap a pic for the ‘gram!)

A Cake So Easy, You’ll Make It Again and Again

The secret to the best ice cream cake you’ll ever make? Make it your own. Shaheen at Lows to Luxe shares her family’s favorite easy ice cream cake recipe, made extra chocolatey with a brownie base, fudge, and a combination of our Classic Chocolate and Mackinac Island Fudge flavors. Make it ahead of any occasion (we promise, a random Tuesday counts as an occasion) for a dessert your whole family will love.

Like we always say, there’s absolutely no wrong way to make any day a little sweeter, as long as ice cream is involved. No matter which recipe you choose to tackle, don’t be afraid to think outside the bowl and make it your own!

Show us all your summer ice cream cakes by tagging your social posts with #HudsonvilleIceCream and @hudsonville_ic.

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