12 Rapturous Ways to Treat Yo’Self with Ice Cream Cake

Important public service announcement: You never need an excuse to eat ice cream cake. Sure, summer seems like the natural season, but your freezer won’t tell a soul if you keep one of these life-giving confections stashed behind a wall of frozen peas for emergency situations. Now go live your best ice cream- and cookie-layered life—no regrets.

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Dark Chocolate Crunch Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Step one: Stack ice cream sandos. Step two: Make it rain whipped cream, chocolate sauce and cookie shards. Step three: Stuff into mouth hole. Step four: Feel easy, breezy, beautiful. Get the Recipe >>>


Chocolate Amaretto Ice Cream Cake

Glug, glug, glug: Your angel food cake might be ever-so-slightly less angelic once you douse it in amaretto liqueur, but it had to grow up eventually. Eat responsibly, with a cocoa powder sprinkle. Get the Recipe >>>

Deep Dish Watermelon Ice Cream Cake

Guilty of eating all the cream out of that package of chocolate sandwich cookies? This no-bake cookie crust will never snitch. Don’t dig watermelon ice cream? That’s deeply upsetting and we probably can’t be friends—but by all means, you do you. Pick your flavor of choice. Get the Recipe >>>

Frozen Adobe Pie

Caffeinated double-decker fudge and cookie crunch that boasts flowing chocolate tendrils. That about sums this up, right? Make room in your icebox, stat. Get the Recipe >>>


Peanut Butter Semifreddo

Semi-fraid of new things? Don’t fear this loaf of Italian luxury. Part-ice cream and part-frozen mousse, semifreddo is a bonafide summer game changer. This royally rich peanut butter version takes kindly to tropical sidekicks like mango and pineapple. Get the Recipe >>>

Giant Ice Cream Sandwich

Proof that the dreams we dare to dream really do come true. Behold, a supersized brownie sandwich cradling a tub’s worth of ice cream, chocolate morsels and toffee bits. We salute you. Get the Recipe >>>

Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie

You’re lookin’ at lemon meringue, post-Powerball lottery win. The pecan crust and glitzy golden lemon curd would be riches enough, but thick layers of vanilla ice cream and sky-high meringue tip it right into millionaire status. Get the Recipe >>>


Ice Cream Sandwich Birthday Cake

Non-bakers rejoice: You don’t even need boxed cake mix to turn out this towering triumph. Meet your fast friends: ice cream sandwiches, chocolate pudding mix, whipped cream and chocolate cookies. Stack, slather, freeze and breathe easy. Get the Recipe >>>

Cookies N Cream Ice Cream Pie

Romeo and Juliet. Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. Bey and Jay Z. They’ve got nothin’ on the legendary coupling of cookies ‘n cream. Need more proof? Might we suggest sticking your face directly into this dreamy frozen wedge? Case closed. Get the Recipe >>>

Coffee Ice Cream Pie

This one goes out to all the java jivers currently on their fifth cup of the day. Come dessert time, you know you can find your next fix in the form of this coffee-centric slice draped in buttery chocolate sauce and dolloped with cream. Get the Recipe >>>


Pick-Your-Flavor Ice Cream Cake

It’s a flavor free-for-all! Dairy Queen better watch its back, because you’re hot on its tail with an endless braintrust of cookie and ice cream combinations that might just kick the Queen out of business. You go, Glen Coco. Get the Recipe >>>

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie

Peanut butter 4 president! A vote for frozen peanut butter and chocolate is a vote for progress, and no doubt you’ll be very enticed by this candidate’s positive stance on second and third helpings. Embrace the brain freeze. Get the Recipe >>>

Looking for more ways to keep your cool this summer? Don’t miss:
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About Amanda Marsteller at Food.com

My motto is "eat it to believe it." If I'm not faceplanting into a food or beverage, I'm writing about said food or beverage for various digital publications. Need to find me? Try the nearest old-timey soda fountain.