"I first tried this recipe to serve at my grandparents' 50th anniversary celebration—it was a wonderful way to top off an already delicious event," recalls Jenni Anderson of Bullhead City, Arizona. "Everyone really appreciated the homemade treat."
This wonderfully light dessert is our standby at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The hint of pumpkin and the refreshing ice cream make a most delicious after-dinner treat. —Gayle Lewis, Yucaipa, California
For a show-stopping spring or summer dessert, serve this colorful, refreshing "cake." This recipe takes a little time to prepare, but it's a beautiful and delicious creation. Family members often request it for their birthdays. —Paula Wipf, Arlington, Virginia
When Crafting Traditions staffers saw the enticing cake recipe Gloria shared recently, they excitedly added it to our sweet gathering of birthday treats. And for good reason—to make it, Gloria uses candy-flavored ice cream! "This is the kind of dessert that's perfect for any special occasion," Gloria comments. "Traditionally, I fix it for our December 24 celebration." What's also nice is the fact that the cake can be made a few days ahead and stored in the freezer until the c
Melted ice cream is a key ingredient in this delectable golden cake. It's been a family favorite for years and we love the pecan praline flavor. It's also a joy to serve to company since it's not tricky to fix but always wins raves! —Joan Hallford North Richland Hills, Texas
An active mother of four young sons, Elane Hefner of Elida, Ohio, relies on recipes that deep entertaining simple. "This cake roll can be chilling in the freezer long before guests arrive," she says. "Try varying the flavor of the ice cream to suit different tastes."
“This is a very festive dessert for Christmas,” assures Holly Dicke of Plain City, Ohio. “The angel food cake makes it less heavy than many traditional holiday recipes. My husband loves it, and I love it because it’s so simple and convenient during a hectic season!”
Frosty and impressive, this versatile ice cream cake is pretty enough for company, simple enough for a weeknight treat. Tint the whipped topping with food coloring or use different flavors of ice cream, extracts and cookie crumbs to suit different holidays or occasions. —Kathy Morrow, Hubbard, Ohio
This dessert is so convenient to make ahead of time and keep in the freezer for company. Cake and ice cream make it the best of two worlds! The original recipe's caramel sauce was high in fat and calories. The makeover version tastes just as great—and makes a nice topping for ice cream, too. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen