Parlor-Perfect Ice-Cream Cakes and Pies

Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream Cake

Cake and ice cream go together like peas and carrots. Combine them together into one dessert–ice cream cake–and you may have a nominee for king of sweets. Introduce an ice cream cake, and suddenly any gathering (or simple weeknight) seems next-level. But don't buy a sad, grocery store ice cream cake, and don't shell out the big bucks for a fancy parlor-crafted ice cream cake when you can make one yourself! Don't think you know how to make an ice cream cake? Never fear: these easy ice cream cake recipes make frozen desserts well, easy as pie. (Oh, and if you want an ice cream pie, we have several of those as well!) Put your best parlor-perfect foot forward and make the tastiest darn ice cream cake you've ever had. Chilling out is simple with these easy ice cream cake recipes.

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Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream Cake

Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream Cake

Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream Cake

Our patriotic spin on ice-cream cake is the coolest dessert of summer.

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Lemon Meringue Ice-Cream Pie

Lemon Meringue Ice-Cream Pie
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Lemon Meringue Ice-Cream Pie

Homemade lemon curd delivers a burst of bright citrus flavor to this simple-to-fix pie, and it can be made up to 2 weeks ahead. You'll have about ½ cup lemon curd left after making the pie. Serve it alongside the pie, drizzle over fresh fruit, or try it as a spread on hot biscuits.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Cake

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Cake
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Mint Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream Cake

This decadent ice-cream cake is truly a mint chocolate lover's dream! Top layers of mint chocolate chip ice cream and Devil's Food Cake Batter with a rich Chocolate Ganache and chopped crème de menthe chocolate mints. Make the whole cake ahead and freeze until ready to serve.

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Strawberry Semifreddo Shortcake

Strawberry Semifreddo Shortcake
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Strawberry Semifreddo Shortcake

Stirring in marshmallow creme eliminates the traditional use of raw eggs in this light and luscious treat. Look for soft ladyfingers in the bakery section of the grocery store.

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Easy Mocha Chip Ice-Cream Cake

Easy Mocha Chip Ice-Cream Cake
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Easy Mocha Chip Ice-Cream Cake

This frozen dessert comes together quickly then just needs a little time to set in the freezer. Use premium-quality ice cream for rich, luscious results.

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Strawberry Smoothie Ice-Cream Pie

Strawberry Smoothie Ice-Cream Pie Recipes
Southern Living

Recipe: Strawberry Smoothie Ice-Cream Pie

This kid-friendly dessert uses fresh strawberries, blueberries, bananas and a waffle-cone crust, which make it taste exactly like a strawberry smoothie.

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Mocha-Pecan Mud Pie

Mocha-Pecan Mud Pie

Recipe: Mocha-Pecan Mud Pie

Coffee and chocolate ice cream come together in this decadent, and surprisingly light dessert. Top it off with rich chocolate syrup for the perfect garnish.

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Spiked Strawberry-Lime Ice-Cream Pie

Spiked Strawberry-Lime Ice-Cream Pie

Recipe: Spiked Strawberry-Lime Ice-Cream Pie

A salty pretzel crust and sweet strawberry ice cream combine for a unique taste in this frozen treat. Add ½ cup of tequila to give it an adult-only kick.

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Piña Colada Icebox Pie

Piña Colada Icebox Pie
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Piña Colada Icebox Pie

Forget the rolling pin and tricked-out lattice topping—just pat the crust in the pan, add a little tropical flair (we're talking a delicious pineapple-coconut filling here), then bake and chill.

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Mexican Chocolate Ice-Cream Pie

Mexican Chocolate Ice-Cream Pie
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Mexican Chocolate Ice-Cream Pie

A crisp, over-the-rim graham cracker crust spiked with ground cinnamon and red pepper adds a spicy cowboy kick to this showstopping pie. Make and freeze it up to one month ahead.

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Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie

Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie

When the mercury begins to rise, this company-worthy blueberry ice-cream pie will soon become your favorite sweet treat.

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Strawberry-Pretzel Ice-Cream Pie

Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice-Cream Pie
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Strawberry-Pretzel Ice-Cream Pie

A little sweet, a little salty, and a little chocolate—all of our favorites come together in this summertime treat.

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Key Lime Ice-Cream Pie

Key Lime Ice-Cream Pie
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Key Lime Ice-Cream Pie

Start with our base recipe of Avocado-Key Lime Pie Ice Cream and layer on the flavor to create this dreamy frozen pie.

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Creamy Strawberry-Mint Pie

Creamy Strawberry-Mint Pie
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Creamy Strawberry-Mint Pie

A crisp chocolate cookie-crumb crust teams up with fresh strawberries and frozen yogurt for the ultimate make-ahead dessert.

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