Make Your Own: Ice Cream Cake! (dairy free)

by Nicole on September 26, 2011

Hello bloggies! Hope your weekend was wonderful! So much went down over here over the weekend…you saw some of it through my Instagram pic’s, but even more went on.

I was able to get in a nice yoga stretch session (a vinyasa class) at Breathe N Flow Yoga. That’s the best part about bringing Pure Bliss there, I can also get in a class while selling yummy baked goods. I also rolled out my nature valley bars and pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and they were a big hit. *yay*

I wanted to go for a run yesterday, but I really need to be realistic and leave a rest day for the weekend. With having a house, there is so much to do and I need to just realize 2 days of working out on the weekend isn’t going to happen. I didn’t have any “not exercising” guilt because I semi-thought it was going to happen. Ya live, ya learn right?

What else did I do this weekend? Made an ice cream cake….yep it’s true.

It was SO easy. I really wanted to have my own ice cream maker by now and make my own coconut milk ice cream, but I’m over it. After we re-do the kitchen I’ll get one. Right now there isn’t even space for the things I have in my apartment kitchen.

So what did I do? Went to Wild By Nature (basically, a closer to me Whole Foods) and bought 4 pints of So Delicious Coconut Milk ice cream AND Newman’s Own Organics Alphabet cookies. I basically looked at every single chocolate wafer cookie and found one with minimal ingredients that I could read. (These cookies won because they only had 3-4 ingredients. Winner!)

Ingredients: 2 pints chocolate, 2 pints vanilla

2 pints chocolate scooped out

spread out

lined with crunchies

2 pints vanilla scooped out

Vanilla spread out

lined with crunchies & message written

cake cut

Happy Birthday to you!

*Notes: I did not remember to use wax paper, so I served my cake right out of the pan. Not as pretty, but still as delicious. I would absolutely make this again, it was so easy. The directions are long, but don’t let that scare you.

This also costs less than a carvel cake. Total price was about $18-20 bucks. Carvel ice cream cakes of that size are generally $30. For people with dairy allergies, cost = priceless.

Serving Size Note: This served 12 people for us – I wrote 14 because we had pretty big pieces. If you <3 ice cream like we do, I’d go more for 12 per cake.

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Jill Hanner September 26, 2011 at 7:55 am

Looks amazing! Will def have to try to remember this for my own birthday! lol


Matt @ The Athlete's Plate September 26, 2011 at 8:20 am

I NEED this.


janetha September 26, 2011 at 10:23 am

I love that you made your own ice cream cake. I have been wanting to do this for years and am just too lazy. maybe for Marshall’s upcoming bday, though :)


Evan Thomas September 26, 2011 at 1:26 pm

This is such a smart thing to make yourself. My family has a tradition of having a Carvel ice cream cake at ever holiday. Kind of annoying since I’m allergic to it and always end up making a second dessert I can eat. Maybe one time I can convince them to swap out a gluten-free, dairy-free version instead.


Gail for So Delicious Dairy Freeq September 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Thank you for sharing the recipe, Nicole! The cake looks absolutely delicious! Happy birthday Chris!!!


Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect September 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Great idea! My boyfriend’s favorite cake is ice cream. I’d rather make it myself than buy it. Now I know for next July. Thanks for sharing!


Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I wanted to make an ice cream cake for my last birthday but was worried it’d be too hard. Bookmarking this!


Pure2raw twins September 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm

best ice cream cake ever!! love ice cream cakes, better than ice cream plain :) I know I am weird haha just something about having a slice of cake


Tasha @ Dine & Dash January 1, 2012 at 9:05 am

I’m addicted to So Delicious. Yum!!


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