When you are craving for some Carvel ice cream cake, you can now make it on your own. Well, ice cream cake is not technically cake that you have to bake. It is just ice cream with the appearance of a whole cake. Everyone can make it now, even the one that looks exactly like Carvel’s. This is the recipe that you can follow.


  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extracts
  • 1 jar (a quart) chocolate ice cream, thawed and softened
  • 1 pack of chocolate wafers
  • 1 jar (a quart) vanilla ice cream, thawed and softened
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 9 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 3 teaspoons gelatin powder
  • 1 pack of magic shell chocolate


Cooking Instructions:

  1. After preparing all Carvel ice cream cake ingredients, start preparing a cake pan (9 inch), and line it up with plastic wrap. Put the pan in the freezer until needed.
  2. Make the filling by mixing together wafers and magic shells into food processor. Mix them until well-combined and becomes crumbly. Transfer them into the fridge.
  3. Take out the cake pan and start filling half of the pan with softened ice cream with chocolate flavor. Then, sprinkle the wafer filling on top of chocolate ice cream. Put it back on the freezer for at least an hour.
  4. After an hour, take it out and then layer the vanilla ice cream until the pan is full. Spread it evenly, and then put it back in the freezer again for 24 hours, or until it is completely solid.
  5. Meanwhile, make the whipped cream or the icing. First, mix gelatin powder with three spoons of water. Put it into microwave until completely melted.
  6. Mix the whipping cream, icing sugar and melted gelatin. Use mixer in high speed to turn the whipping cream into hard-peaked whipped cream. Set it aside.
  7. When the cake is completely frozen, take it out of fridge and remove the ice cream cake from the pan. Then, decorate the cake with whipped cream and sprinkles.
  8. You are done now, and your Carvel ice cream cake is ready to serve.

That’s all you need to know about the recipe. It is indeed easy and very convenient to make. You just have to be creative in decorating the cake, and it will be a great treat for everyone in your house, especially when you have small kids celebrating birthday at home. This recipe really gives you the best Carvel ice cream cake copycat version.



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