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Keeping Ice Cream Cake Frozen

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I'm making an ice cream cake for my sister's birthday. The party's an hour away, so I need to find a way to transport it.

On ice in a cooler? On dry ice in a cooler? Give up and buy ice cream on the way?

Thanks for any ideas.

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  1. I don't know where you are from, but here in Texas, I could just walk outside and it would start melting. :) I would really advise against transporting it for that long. I made an ice cream cake for my boyfriend at my house, and the party was at my house, with the a/c on, and I still could hardly work fast enough to get it back into the freezer.
    I think the ice in the cooler would definetly keep it cool, but frozen? I wouldn't count on it.
    Have fun at the party. :)

    1. If you had a big enough cooler and lots of dry ice, you might have a chance. But I don't know that I'd try and transport a pint of ice cream one hour, let alone an ice cream cake.

      Is there any way you can make the cake, slice it, freeze it, and transport it in a cooler? Then you could buy ice cream on your way up, assemble and "frost" it there, and stick it back in the freezer until serving time.

      1. I don't really think it would stay frozen that long. off topic...but I baby-sat for this family and they'd had a birthday party with a B&J ice cream cake and the mother had stored it in the fridge. That's one sure way NOT to store an ice cream cake!

        1. Howdy, I made two ice cream cakes and needed to bring the to a party. They ended up being in the cooler for 2 hours and they were fine when I got there. I turned up my freezer to the highest setting the night before. Then I placed them in a cooler with a bunch of ice on the bottom. I placed two bags of frozen peas on top. I was getting nervous because we were in the car longer due to traffic. I had made the cakes the day before so they were pretty solid. We drove with the air conidtioner on because it was pretty hot. They were great. I almost got dry ice but decided to wing it and it worked great.

          1. Hey all, thanks for the recs. I think it'll depend on how hot it is tomorrow. If it's as hot as it's supposed to be, I might just buy the ice cream and assemble there.