The Ultimate Guide to Making Homemade Ice Cream Cake

Select your favorite ice cream flavors and complementary cake layers to create a delicious combination.

Choose Your Flavors

You'll need ice cream, cake layers, toppings, and any additional ingredients like frosting or sauces.

Gather Ingredients

Bake or purchase cake layers in flavors that complement your chosen ice cream flavors.

Prepare Cake Layers

Alternate layers of cake and ice cream in a springform pan or cake mold, starting and ending with cake.

Layer Cake

Add layers of toppings between the ice cream and cake layers for added texture and flavor.

Add Toppings

Place the assembled cake in the freezer to firm up for several hours or overnight.


Once frozen, remove the cake from the mold and decorate with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, or other toppings.


Store any leftover ice cream cake in the freezer, tightly wrapped to prevent freezer burn, for future indulgence.

Store Properly

Slice the ice cream cake and serve immediately for a delicious homemade treat.

Serve and Enjoy