Find out how to make ice cream cake with only four ingredients! This Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake can be for girls’ birthday parties or holidays.
My family loves ice cream, no matter the time of the year or the temperatures outside. When it comes to birthday parties or holidays, they will eat cake, but they prefer ice cream or ice cream cake. So, when requesting a birthday dessert, they almost always request ice cream.
Today I want to show you how to make an ice cream cake with only four ingredients! This Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, Easter or for a girl’s birthday party.
To make this pink and purple ice cream cake, start by softening a half gallon of strawberry ice cream. You can set it in the fridge or place it on the counter. Then, put the crispy rice cereal in a large bowl. I used Poppin’ Pebbles (pink and purple Fruity Pebbles) and removed the green balls that are in the cereal. Next, melt white chocolate chips and vegetable shortening in the microwave and stir until smooth. Pour the melted chocolate over the cereal and stir to coat. Spread the coated cereal out on a piece of parchment paper to set and harden.
Break the coated cereal into bite sized pieces. Working quickly, mix together the strawberry ice cream and two cups of the coated cereal.
Spread the ice cream mixture into a 9 inch springform pan.
Top with the remaining coated cereal pieces and press them into the ice cream. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 4-6 hours or overnight (depending on your freezer) until hardened.
Remove the plastic wrap, slide a knife around the edges of the springform pan and then remove the sides. Place the strawberry crunch ice cream cake on a plate or platter. Add additional cereal around the edge of the platter, if desired.
At this point, you want to quickly serve the ice cream cake because it will start melting…FAST! Especially if your freezer keeps the ice cream fairly soft, like mine does.
Don’t stop to take tons of photos of the cake, switching the platters and backdrops because you might end up with a bit of a mess…yes, unfortunately, I know this from experience. The good new is that we now have a large, strawberry crunch milkshake in our freezer!
To cut the cake into slices, dip a knife in hot water, quickly dry it off and then slice the cake, reheating the knife, as needed.
We love the mixture of creamy and crunchy in this strawberry crunch ice cream cake! Plus, the bright colors are so much fun. With the combination of pink and purple, this ice cream cake could be a Valentine’s Day dessert, an Easter dessert or be an adorable, girl’s birthday party cake!
Recipe adapted from Biscoff Crunch Ice Cream Cake
Here’s a few more easy ice cream cake recipes:
Peanut Butter Crunch Ice Cream Cake
Wowza Tonia, this one has my stomach growling!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
My mouth is watering! I can never turn down ice cream and this is no exception! Pinned!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I just bought a pink glitter makeup case to proudly show off in our bathroom today, so you could say I like pink. Needless to say, I LOVE this cake, Tonia! So, so cute!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
This is such a fun cake!!! Love the pink and purple! And genius to coat the cereal in chocolate to keep it from getting soggy!!! Thank you so much for the link love too 🙂
Lauren | From Everyday To Gourmet says
Ohmigosh, what a perfect Birthday Cake for a little girl! Or, an It’s Tuesday Cake for a big girl like me. 😉
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
My kids would just go crazy over this!
Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says
This is beautiful! Love it!
heather @french press says
my kids would go crazy for this cake, and I LOVE how easy it is!!
Melanie | Melanie Makes says
I have no doubt my girls would absolutely love this as a birthday cake option – so fun!
Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T says
How fun is this?! My girls would love this colorful dessert. 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and texture! Yumm!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says
This is such a fun dessert! 🙂 And you have some patience to remove all the green pieces. 😉 I think I would have put my 3 year old to work doing that for me, lol.
Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me says
OH MY I love this! I use to eat pebbles cereal as a kid so this brings back memories. You made with ice cream, OH-MY! Sharing now.
Lucy @ Bake Play Smile says
Oh wow! This would be absolutely perfect for me right now as it’s summer here and it’s so hot!! Thanks 🙂
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
This cake is SO fun! Also thanks for the link back!
Brandi St. Clair says
Oh man, I see a perfect summer treat!!!!
Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker says
This ice cream cake is so cute and pink. Perfect for Valentines day
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
So darling eeeekkk!!! Pinned!
Matt Robinson says
Are you kidding me? My kids would go nuts for this!
Perfect!! Thanks my kids will be pumped.