I wanted to make my youngest son an ice cream cake one year for his summer birthday, as he prefers ice cream to the traditional cake. He picked the flavors and I decided to try my favorite brownie recipe as a crust. It worked! —Krista Frank, Rhododendron, Oregon
Tuck this dessert in the freezer for one of those anytime celebrations. This caramel, butter pecan and almond version is our favorite, but try it with other ice cream flavors.Tina Stelzl, Waxhaw, North Carolina
Give this festive ice cream cake from our Test Kitchen a try. Layers of lovely ice cream and cranberries will delight your guests, and they won't believe that the melt-in-your-mouth crust is light, but it is!
Frosty and impressive, this versatile ice cream cake is pretty enough for company, simple enough for a weeknight treat. Kathy Morrow in Hubbard, Ohio suggests you try food coloring to tint the whipped topping or use different flavors of ice cream, extracts and cookie or candy crumbs to suit different holidays or occasions!
Not only does this make-ahead dessert go over big with company, but it calls for only four ingredients. If you can't find coffee-flavored ice cream, dissolve instant coffee granules in warm water and stir into vanilla ice cream.
“I found a recipe similar to this in a cookbook and make up my own variation,” notes Karen Grant of Tulare, California. She adds, “My husband always chuckles at me, because I seldom make a recipe as it is called for-I always think I have a better tasting way!”