I need ideas for an ice cream cake for a 9-year-old.

Hi All, My son is about to turn 9 and doesn't like traditional cake (wha??) but adores ice cream. sdebrango's Brooklyn Blackout Cake is spectacular but he may want to go the non-chocolate route. Other faves? Thank you!!

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Molly F. June 25, 2015
Baskin Robbins?
 
em-i-lis June 25, 2015
Thank you all so much!!!!!
 
Nancy June 25, 2015
as POLC says, you may have your answer in the chocolate mint. but/and more ideas:
for birthdays shaped baking tin - cars, trucks, cartoon characters, whatever he likes are fun and a way to make the day special. see Wilton or other suppliers
black forest cake (without the kirsch) freeze beautifully and makes an ice-cream like cake, as do most chocolate mousse cakes.

 
Nancy June 26, 2015
PS on schwarzwalder kirschtorte I meant leave out the kirsch when serving to 9 yr olds. When serving to adults, keep it in, both for taste & smooth texture when freezing.
 
PieceOfLayerCake June 25, 2015
Looks like the situation has been rectified, but I take a "how to make an ice cream cake without a recipe" approach. Simply take any cake recipe (I like oil based cakes since it will be served cold) and layer it, inside a lined cake ring or the collar to a springform, with any flavor of ice cream (freshly spun works the best, but beating cold ice cream in a mixer for a second does too), nuts, candies (Malt Balls!), fruit, crushed cookies, buttercream, meringue, etc. I like to use the Momofuku Milk Bar method of layering a cake, and then leave it naked, or cover it in ganache, whipped cream, meringue or buttercream.

I've done many a "build your own ice cream cake" for friends and family before.
 
PieceOfLayerCake June 25, 2015
Oh, and I like a combination of chocolate cake, caramel sauce, malt balls, coffee ice cream and blackberries. Cover that in a layer of ganache and line with malt balls. You're in business.

Or...maybe carrot cake, cheesecake ice cream, walnut praline, meringue and toasted coconut.
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx June 25, 2015
I don't blame him. Make me one!
 
sexyLAMBCHOPx June 25, 2015
Last year I made a chocolate chip mint semi homemade ice cream cake that was very good. Here's a cool link to give you inspiration. I love the Sprinkles Cake! http://www.brit.co/ice-cream-cakes/
 
em-i-lis June 25, 2015
Thank you so much, sexyLAMBCHOPx! This is perfect!!! My son immediately chose the mint chocolate classic cake. FAB! :)
 
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