This Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Cake is just what you need to satisfy that sweet tooth! Try our all three of these mini ice cream cakes for your next party!
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If you asked me in college that I would be making ice cream cakes, I would not have believed you. Mostly because my kitchen gear consisted of a ramen pot. It’s a for real thing and yes, I ate mostly ramen my freshman year. Also, I’m still not the greatest baker, but this Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Ice Cream Cake and the other two mini ice cream cakes are SO easy to make with The Curious Creamery ice cream cake mixes!
I created three different flavors for this I love the mix because when you get it out of the mixer, it’s like whipped cream. I just put the leftover ice cream in a piping bag with a star tip and decorated the top of the cake with a border. I LOVE this, and I’m pretty sure I will be creating ice cream cakes for all my indoor parties!
Before you get started, here are a couple of tips to create the perfect ice cream cake:
- Use a springform pan so it’s easy to cut and get out of the pan. I purchased these mini springform pans at my local craft store.
- Freeze for 4-6 hours on the lowest setting on your freezer for the best results.
- Maks sure all your toppings and mix-ins are VERY cold.
- Freeze the cake for at least 1 hour before you add any mixings on top of the cake.
Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Ice Cream Cake
- 1 9 X9" Chocolate Cake no icing
- 1 Package Curious Creamery German Chocolate Ice Cream Cake Mix
- 1 1/8 c COLD Milk
- 2 1/4 c. COLD Heavy Whipping Cream
- Pretzels chopped up
- Caramel Syrup
- Chocolate Candy Coated Candies
- Take the cake out of the pan and crumble it with your hands until it is firm.
- Press the cake in the bottom of a spring form pan until it's about 1/2" thick.
- Add Caramel and Pretzels to the pan.
- In a mixer with a whisk attachment, add milk and heavy cream, then add Curious Creamery mix.
- Whisk on high for 4-5 minutes (until mixture is thick and creamy).
- Pour into the spring form pan and freeze for 4 to 6 hours, add additional pretzels, caramel and candies to the top of the cake, then serve.
You can find Curious Creamery Ice Cream Cake Mixes in the celebration aisle at Walmart. It makes sense to be there because ice cream cake is always a reason to celebrate, right? Another reason to celebrate? This mix has 70% fewer calories and sugar than it’s competitors! If you don’t see the cake mix in your store, contact the manager and ask that it be put on your shelves…trust me, you NEED this super easy mix in your life! With no preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or gluten, you can feel good about it, too. Another reason to feel good about your dessert choice is that Curious Creamery reduces it’s carbon footprint by making eco-friendly choices!
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Now, for the other two flavors, I topped one with strawberries and bananas, which go amazingly well with chocolate. The other is an almond chocolate ice cream cake. I put a layer of almond butter on top of the cake mix before I added the ice cream, then I topped it with almond slivers and chocolate syrup. They’re all so good; I can’t choose a favorite!
What mix-ins would you put on your ice cream cake?
Also, feel free to download the printables below to make your cakes extra fun. They would look cute if you decorated them like these feather cupcake toppers!
These look amazing–all of them!
Erin, you are so talented! The piping is amazing and they look almost too perfect to eat!
JoAnn Keville says
If you are serving this to someone who is gluten intolerant then you need to be very careful what kind of cake you use for the bottom. The ice cream mix might be gluten free, but that chocolate cake is not unless it is made gluten free flour or a mix that says gluten free..
That is a very good point JoAnn! Thank you!