Left to Right: Fourth of July Ice Cream 🍨 Cake 🍰, Ice Cream 🍨 Cake 🍰  That’s Better Than Dairy Queen, Ladyfinger Ice Cream 🍨 Cake 🍰, Strawberry Shortcake Cream 🍨 Cake 🍰

June 27th is National Ice Cream 🍨 Cake 🍰 Day

An ice cream cake is a cake made with ice cream. These can be no-bake cakes, or may be more elaborate layer cakes with ice cream between layers of sponge cake. A popular form is a three-layer cake, with a layer of ice cream between two layers of cake.

In a typical assembly, the cake component is baked in the normal way, cut to shape if necessary, and then frozen. Ice cream is shaped in a mold as appropriate, and these components are then assembled while frozen. Whipped cream is often used for frosting, as a complement to the two other textures, and because many typical frostings will not adhere successfully to frozen cake. The whole cake is then kept frozen until serving, when it is allowed to thaw until it can be easily sliced but not so much as to melt the ice cream.

It is related to Baked Alaska in that it incorporates ice cream. Unlike Baked Alaska, however, the ice cream never goes into the oven.

Ice cream cake is a popular party food, often eaten at birthdays and weddings, particularly in North America and Australia. It is not as well known in Europe.

What will you be celebrating? How will you do it?