Looking for the perfect summer-time cake? Ice cream cakes are a great way to enjoy ice cream and get your cake, too! Try my pistachio and raspberry ice cream cake made with fresh raspberries and a graham cracker crust. It has the perfect balance of sweetness and fruity flavor. Garnish the top with whipped cream and you’re all set to enjoy this frosty ice cream cake! Plus, this no-bake cake means you don’t even have to turn your oven on!
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Graham Cracker Crust
I start this delicious summer cake with a simple graham cracker crust, just like the one I use for my cheesecakes. It’s no-bake method that works so well for this no-bake cake. Just press the graham cracker crumb mixture into the bottom of a springform pan. I like to use a potato masher to ensure the crust is firm and even!
Making Ice Cream
Once you have the crust ready, it’s time to make your own homemade ice cream! Making homemade ice cream is actually super easy and it’s a great way to make custom flavors. Plus, you know exactly what’s going in there! The pistachio layer is made with loads of real pistachios so you’ll get a little bit of crunch and real pistachio flavor in every bite. And I love the raspberry ice cream. I use fresh raspberries for this video recipe but frozen berries will also work well. This ice cream cake can be made with other flavors, too. Just swap out the nuts and/or fruit for other flavors such as strawberry, peach, Oreo cookie or even chocolate!
I use a no-churn method for my ice cream so it’s less work! First, I prepare a batch of whipped cream, which is what keeps the ice cream fluffy and creamy! Next, I prepare the flavors. For the pistachio layer, I pulse together sweetened condensed milk with pistachio nuts until it forms a smooth paste, then fold it together with the whipped cream. I do the same for the raspberry ice cream except with fresh or frozen berries. Layer the ice cream over the prepared crust and place into the freezer! You can also garnish the top with more whipped cream, berries and pistachios!
Enjoyed this fruity cake ice cream cake recipe? Check out some of my other recipes you’re sure to enjoy!
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- Affogato – the most delicious ice cream and coffee dessert recipe!
- Salted Caramel Ice Cream – the best homemade ice cream with chocolate chunks!
- Try my triple-layered berry ‘Red Velvet Strawberry Cheesecake’ next!
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