Summer Celebration Ice Cream Cake Recipe
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Summer Celebration Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons orange yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-3/4 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 4 to 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • Mixed fresh berries

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 505 calories, 24g fat (14g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (53g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. Line an 8-in. square baking dish with foil and grease the foil; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, yogurt, egg, orange peel and vanilla until blended. Combine flour and cocoa; stir into sugar mixture. Add chocolate chips.
  2. Spread into prepared dish. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Spread ice cream over cake. Cover and freeze for 3 hours or until firm.
  4. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Using foil, lift dessert out of dish; gently peel off foil. Cut into squares. Garnish with berries and drizzle with chocolate. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Summer Celebration Ice Cream Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p33

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Carolyn User ID: 8464477 254945
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2016

"This recipe was horrible! The crust was hard and bitter and the topping was bitter also. I am thankful I tried this before making it for guests. I would have been very embarrassed to serve this to company!"

randcbruns User ID: 828588 236881
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"This is a simple, classic ice cream cake. Everyone enjoyed it. I"

MakaylaMHughes User ID: 8525869 232868
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"This so delicious!"

sue14625 User ID: 623846 98973
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2009


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