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Frosting for Ice Cream Cake

danagrace Jun 17, 2010 04:27 AM

I want to make my husband an ice cream cake for Father's Day. I am not sure what type of frosting usually goes on an ice cream cake. I would love your suggestions and advice.

By the way, this is my first ice cream cake. I was thinking about layering white cake, red velvet, and strawberry ice cream.


  1. operagirl Jun 17, 2010 06:32 PM

    This combo sounds like a knock-out -- you've got one lucky dad!

    I found a frosting recipe recently that I used on a regular cake, but I just know it would be awesome on a frozen cake, too. See if you can manage to frost your cake without inhaling this stuff first!


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    1. re: operagirl
      shaogo Jun 17, 2010 07:10 PM

      That recipe's amazing! It's kinda like a hybrid between "Boiled Icing" (I use the recipe from Joy of Cooking) and a buttercream. Very light.

      Problem with boiled icing is if you let it cool too much it'll lose it's sheen. I would, however, use plain old boiled icing on this ice cream cake, and pop it right back into the freezer for a moment.

      1. re: operagirl
        mvbobs Oct 16, 2011 08:35 PM

        THANK YOU!! Made this to top my son's rainbow sherbet ice cream birthday cake, and...YUM!!

        1. re: mvbobs
          operagirl Oct 20, 2011 10:44 AM

          Glad you enjoyed it! That recipe is a real winner.

      2. Cherylptw Jun 17, 2010 09:44 AM

        I second the whipped cream frosting; it's perfect for an ice cream cake. I frost mine after I allow my ice cream to freeze; spread it on then freeze until ready to cut. That way it will be frozen like the cake

        1. Aravisea Jun 17, 2010 05:10 AM

          This thread on ice cream cakes has a lot of good suggestions:

          I used plain sweetened whipped cream spread on right before serving and it turned out great - tasted good after being frozen too.

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