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Summer Celebration Ice Cream Cake

 Summer Celebration Ice Cream Cake
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
9 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + freezing


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons orange yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure 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


  • 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.
  • 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.

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Summer Celebration Ice Cream Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Spread ice cream over cake. Cover and freeze for 3 hours or until
  • firm.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 505 calories, 24 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.