Parlor-Perfect Ice-Cream Cakes and Pies
Cake and ice cream go together like peas and carrots, Scarlett and Rhett, and pearls and cotillion. 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.
Red, White, and Blue Ice-Cream Cake
Our patriotic spin on ice-cream cake is the coolest dessert of summer.
Lemon Meringue Ice-Cream Pie
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.
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.
Strawberry Semifreddo Shortcake
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.
Easy Mocha Chip Ice-Cream Cake
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.
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.
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.
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.
Piña Colada Icebox Pie
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.
Mexican Chocolate Ice-Cream Pie
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.
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.
Strawberry-Pretzel Ice-Cream Pie
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.
Key Lime Ice-Cream Pie
Creamy Strawberry-Mint Pie
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.