Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake + VIDEO

I can't think of a better party dessert! This Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake is a cinch to put together and don't even get me started on the delicious factor. I can't think of a better cake to celebrate a special birthday. See this recipe MADE ON VIDEO HERE.

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake
My family is kind of obsessed with ice cream cakes. I don't blame them, nor do I mind. They are so easy to make and since I'm the "maker", how can I complain? This strawberry version is just as loved as my Whoppers-Malted Milk Ice Cream Cake. No one can ever decide which one they want me to make because they love them equally.

And because this cake is made in a springform pan, it comes out beautifully every, single time. It unmolds perfectly after sitting on the counter for five minutes. And slices without issue.

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake
I like to toss a few strawberries on the serving plate but there are no fresh strawberries in this cake. The ice cream I use does have its own bits of strawberry in it. 

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake
I think whipped cream might be in order?

Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake
Right there...there are the bits of strawberry. I used chocolate wafers for the crust, they taste so much better than chocolate graham crackers. Either one will do the job, the wafers just have a deeper chocolate taste.

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake
This can be kept in the freezer for several weeks, just keep it tightly wrapped. Slice off a piece at your leisure, which will surely be every, single day until it's gone.

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

There are so many fabulous ice cream cake recipes to make and enjoy. I love the sound of this Nutella Crunch Ice Cream Cake. And who wouldn't love this Reese's Ice Cream Cake? But then this Homemade No-Churn Funfetti Ice Cream Cake gives all the memories of high school and funfetti everything. And then bam...I see this Root Beer Float Ice Cream Cake and I'm mesmerized. I think I'll have to make them all.

Four years ago I showed you how we decorated my Thirteen Year Old Boy's Bedroom (he's seventeen now ~and looking at colleges...time flies). And six years ago I made this delicious Apple Matzo try it for Passover.

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Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 12-15



  • 1-2/3 cups crushed chocolate wafers or graham crackers (wafers are better)
  • 1/ 4 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled


  • 2 quarts best quality strawberry ice cream, melted
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup strawberry milk powder (such as Nesquick)


  • 7 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • mini chococlate chips for sprinkling


  • For crust, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Crush wafers in a food processor until finely ground. Add sugar and butter and pulse until fully combined. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 10” springform pan. The crumb mixture will be very dry. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until firm and set. Let cool completely.
  • In a large bowl, stir ice cream, mini chocolate chips and strawberry milk powder (if you don't have a REALLY large bowl, you might want to do this in two separate bowls, splitting the ingredients). Spread the ice cream mixture evenly over the cooled crust, making the top smooth. Freeze for one hour.
  • To make the topping, place heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Pour over chocolate chips and let sit for 1 minute. Whisk chocolate until very smooth and pour over the partially frozen ice cream cake. Sprinkle with extra mini chocolate chips. Freeze until firm, another 6 hours or overnight.
  • Remove cake from freezer and let sit for 5 minutes. Loosen pan sides and run a knife around the inside of pan. Remove cake pan, sides and bottom and place on a serving plate. Use a sharp knife

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12 Comments and 8 Replies

  1. Jenn peas and crayons 1

    Saving this bad boy for later – WOW! I’d absolutely love a slice and have to try this ice cream cake!

  2. That cake looks absolutely wonderful! We love ice cream cakes here too! I’ve never made one before but I’m going to soon — and I’m using a springform pan…I love that idea!

  3. Such a pretty cake! Nothing better than a pretty ice cream cake!

  4. First of all, I was going to make this anyway — but my kids walked by and saw it and are completely freaking out and begging for it! I think they will be kitchen helpers this weekend!

  5. What an amazing ice cream cake. I only wish I could have this for dessert today!

  6. OMG this looks sensational!

  7. It’s always a good day for strawberry ice cream!! YUM!

  8. Marcy 14

    This looks so good! Melting and refreezing ice cream doesn’t make it crystalize and gross? Like what happens when I try to save half my sundae?

  9. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Sara 17

    Do you have tips or tricks for melting the ice cream?

  11. Jane 19

    OMG!! It looks very yummy. I want to try it.

  12. Gorgeous photos and amazing looking strawberry chocolate chip ice cream cake! I am obsessed with yummy desserts! I’ll definitely try it! Thanks a lot for sharing!


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