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Make Your Next Party A Hit With DIY Ice Cream Cakes

Ice cream cakes are the perfect summer dessert for birthday parties, family reunions, block parties, and casual backyard picnics with friends. Let this roundup of recipes inspire you to create something special for your next event.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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For those of you who hate spending any more time in the kitchen than what’s absolutely necessary, this ice cream cake recipe is sure to be a hit. The base is made by simply layering ice cream sandwiches in a large loaf pan.  Hip 2 Save explains.

Reese’s Ice Cream Cake

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Lemons for Lulu has a mouth watering recipe for a DIY ice cream cake with Reese’s peanut butter cups. Her recipe also uses ice cream sandwiches as a base layer.

Brownie Bottom Ice Cream Cake

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Another quick and easy dessert idea, this DIY ice cream cake uses brownie mix to create the bottom layer and whipped cream with sprinkles for the top. Head over to Cookies and Cups for the full recipe.

Homemade Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

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If Dairy Queen ice cream cakes are your favorite, you’ll love this DIY copycat recipe from Brown Eyed Baker. Customize to your preferences by adjusting the amount of fudge filling and/or chocolate crunch bits.

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Cake

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Traditionalists often claim ice cream cakes aren’t really cake, but this recipe is a blissful hybrid dessert that pairs funfetti cake mix with rainbow chip icing and a yummy inner layer of cake flavored ice cream.  Life, Love and Sugar has the details.

Summer Berry Ice Cream Cake

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Make use of fresh summer berries by using them to decorate a delicious ice cream cake. This recipe from Camille Styles is sure to impress your guests, as long as you use the highest quality ice cream you can get your hands on.

Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

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Strawberries and chocolate are a winning combination for any occasion. This DIY ice cream cake has a from scratch chocolate cake layer, a layer of homemade strawberry ice cream, chocolate ganache, and fresh strawberries for garnish.  Handle the Heat has the recipe.

Caramel Pecan Toffee Ice Cream Cake

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Carlsbad Cravings has a recipe for a layered caramel pecan toffee ice cream crumble cake that’s rich yet refreshing. The author suggests trying different ice cream flavors for the middle layer to customize the cake to fit your personal tastes.

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

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This artfully decorated Oreo ice cream cake pairs a cookie crust with alternating layers of chocolate and vanilla ice cream.  Life Made Sweeter has the recipe.

Coffee Ice Cream Cake

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If your morning isn’t complete without a fresh cup of coffee, this ice cream cake is sure to please. The Little Epicurean explains how to fit the coffee flavors you love into a show stopping dessert.