Paleo Ice Cream Cake

Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Minimal Ingredients, Easy

Grab your favorite pint of ice cream, crumble up some cookies, and make a homemade chocolate fudge and scope into this delicious Paleo ice cream cake! P.S It can be assembled and ready to eat in less than 15-minutes.

My husband loves ice cream cakes; it’s always his top request (next to cheesecake) for his special birthday treat. So, this year I wanted to make him a healthier homemade version of his favorite birthday cake.

I wanted to keep the recipe super simple, so most of the ingredients are store-bought, but if you prefer to make homemade alternatives to save money and time isn’t an issue, please make your favorite Paleo ice cream and cookie recipes!

This is one recipe your whole family will love and will be asked for even when there is no celebration to be had! Ditch the store-bought ice cream cakes filled with dairy and refined sugars and opt to make this delicious Paleo dessert.

You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety for more helpful tips and tricks you’d typically by-pass. Or, if you are feeling lucky, jump to the recipe below and get started!

Either way, I’d love to hear how your ice cream cake turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.

How to Make Paleo Ice Cream Cake

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make your ice cream cake…

For the Hot Fudge

coconut cream

cacao powder

maple syrup

coconut oil

For the Ice Cream Cake

dairy-free ice cream, any flavor

paleo cookies, crumbled

homemade hot fudge

To Make the Hot Fudge

1. In a small saucepan, combine coconut cream, cacao powder, maple syrup, and coconut oil and melt over low heat until smooth and shiny. Remove from the heat, set aside.

To Make the Ice Cream Cake

1. Remove the ice cream from the packaging and place it on its side, then cut into 3 to 4 even layers.

Tip: Leave ice cream out 5 to 8 minutes beforehand to help ease the ice cream out of the pint package.

2. Place one ice cream layer onto a freezer-safe plate and top with 1 tablespoon of crumbled cookies and 1 tablespoon hot fudge. Place another ice cream layer on top of the cookies and hot fudge and repeat this step until all layers are placed.

3. Place the remaining cookie crumbles and hot fudge over the top of the cake.

Tip: Personalize your ice cream cake by choosing your favorite ice cream flavor and cookie recipe or add additional fillings like nuts or a homemade caramel.

How to Make Paleo Ice Cream Cake

How to Store Paleo Ice Cream Cake

Ice cream cake can be store in the freezer right on the freezer-safe plate until ready to eat! I suggest allowing the ice cream cake to sit out for 5 to 8 minutes after removing from the freezer before cutting. To avoid frost burn and loss of flavor, your ice cream cake should be eaten within a week’s time.

Essential Equipment for Making Paleo Ice Cream Cake

Saucepan – A saucepan is needed to make the homemade hot fudge. If you are short on time, you can always warm up the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments until melted. Stir until evenly combined.

Knife – A long kitchen knife will work well for cutting threw the ice cream – it does not need to be sharp! If the kids are helping, try my favorite kid-safe nylon knives.

How to Make Paleo Ice Cream Cake

More Must-Try Paleo Desserts

Chocolate Paleo Brownies – So moist, so delicious, so Paleo!

Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Bars – Chocolate + Sea Salt + Almonds = LOVE.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies – Looking for a homemade cookie to use for this recipe?! This is one to try!

Basic Staples for Making Paleo Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream – Pick your favorite dairy-free ice cream flavor for this recipe! My go-to brands, when it comes to Paleo compliant brands, are either So Delicious or Rebel. You can find both in the ice cream aisle in most health food stores. Feel free to make your favorite Paleo-approved ice cream recipe!

Cookies – When time is short, I love using Simple Mills cookies for this recipe. Otherwise, I highly suggest making a homemade cookie recipe, like my favorite Paleo chocolate chip cookies!

Hot Fudge – You won’t find any Paleo hot fudge lining the supermarket shelves, so the next best thing – make a homemade version. You can double the recipe below and store extra in a glass mason jar in the refrigerator for later. Heat the hot fudge in 5-second increments until hot – stir occasionally. Hot fudge is a perfect addition to any dessert or top over the morning’s pancakes!

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Paleo Ice Cream Cake

Grab your favorite pint of ice cream, crumble up some cookies, and make a homemade chocolate fudge and scope into this delicious Paleo ice cream cake!
Course Dessert
Keyword dairy free, ice cream cake, paleo
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 77kcal
Author Angela Blanchard

Ingredients

For the Hot Fudge

For the Ice Cream Cake

Instructions

To Make the Hot Fudge

  • In a small saucepan, combine coconut cream, cacao powder, maple syrup, and coconut oil and melt over low heat until smooth and shiny. Remove from the heat, set aside.

To Make the Ice Cream Cake

  • Remove the ice cream from the packaging and place it on its side, then cut into 3 to 4 even layers.
  • Place one ice cream layer onto a freezer-safe plate and top with 1 tablespoon of crumbled cookies and 1 tablespoon hot fudge. Place another ice cream layer on top of the cookies and hot fudge and repeat this step until all layers are placed.
  • Place the remaining cookie crumbles and hot fudge over the top of the cake.

Notes

 
Personalize your ice cream cake by choosing your favorite ice cream flavor and cookie recipe or add additional fillings like nuts or a homemade caramel.

Nutrition

Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional facts aren’t always factual – please use these as a reference only. Speak to a nutritionist about your recommended daily values and for more accurate information.