Celebrating With Ice Cream Cake

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Ice cream cake offers the best of two popular desserts. Creamy, cold ice cream combined with moist, fluffy cake makes a great dessert for special occasions. When you can’t decide which dessert to purchase, an ice cream cake is a surefire crowd-pleaser. This dessert has paved the way for today’s dessert creations and continues to be one of the most popular treats in the United States. Since the origin of ice cream cake, it has undergone many changes and now comes in a variety of flavor and shape combinations.

The origin of ice cream cake

The origin of this frozen treat began during the Renaissance period with a dessert called a trifle. A trifle was a layered dessert created with fluffy biscuits and homemade cream and was an indulgent and delicious way to end a meal. The trifle is said to be the initial inspiration for ice cream cake. During the Victorian era, trifles were molded into various shapes. To keep the ice cream in place, the molds would be lined with a sponge biscuit, which which resulted in the first ice cream cake.

Over time, the dessert transformed into the creation we enjoy now. This frozen treat typically includes a layer or two of cake, with ice cream in the center, and frosting. The entire dessert is not baked. Instead, the cake is created first, and after it has cooled, is assembled with the ice cream to create the finished dessert. This treat is then decorated and embellished, and frozen until it is consumed.

Ice cream cake flavor and shape combinations

Common flavors used for this dessert include cookies and cream with crushed cookies and sweet icing with chocolate cake. Other popular flavor combinations are strawberry with fruit flavored icing, and deep chocolate icing with candy or ganache embellishments. These desserts come in round and square designs, in a variety of sizes that can feed up to 25 people. Roll cakes make pretty holiday desserts and they can be decorated any way you like.

The popularity of these desserts has made them fairly easy to find. You can visit a grocery store or ice cream shop to order a custom made frozen dessert. Premium shops, such as KaleidoScoops, make these creations daily. If you would like more information about KaleidoScoops premium ice cream products, call us today at (877) 426-8488. Get The Scoop on becoming part of the KaleidoScoops cooperative. You can also connect with us via email by clicking on Contact Us.