5 Recipes with Ice Cream: The Best Choice for Summer

Enjoy these delicious recipes with ice cream during the hot days of summer, or any time of year. They're always a great option! 
5 Recipes with Ice Cream: The Best Choice for Summer

Last update: 11 March, 2019

Do you have trouble choosing what dessert to make? You have an infinite variety of ingredients at your disposal to combine and make delicious recipes with ice cream. Below you’ll find a few simple and tasty options.

For these recipes, you can use fresh-cut fruit in syrup, puree, or jams. They also include cookies, different-flavored cakes, tarts, meringues, and wafers, among others. All these ingredients are combined with ice cream, whether as a side or a filling.

5 easy recipes with ice cream

The following recipes with ice cream are tasty and nutritious, requiring only simple ingredients. The whole family will love them.

1. Special cake: chocolate and ice cream

This is a very easy, delicious and refreshing recipe.


  • Mix to make 1 medium-sized chocolate cake
  • 1/2 cup chocolate ice cream
  • 7 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


First, follow the instructions for the chocolate cake on the package. Cook the mixture in a medium rectangular cake pan, remove it from the pan, and let cool.  Next, cut it into two layers.

Take the ice cream out of the freezer and let it come to room temperature. Cover the used cake pan with cling film. Start the first layer with vanilla ice cream, then add a layer of cake. Next, add chocolate ice cream, another layer of cake, and finally a layer of vanilla ice cream.

Put it in the freezer for 3 hours. Remove it from the pan and take off the cling film. Finally, decorate it with chocolate chips. This recipe makes 18 servings.

5 Recipes with Ice Cream: The Best Choice for Summer

2. Bananas foster with ice cream

This is a very simple ice cream recipe to prepare, and requires very few ingredients. However, its flavor, texture, and presentation reach gourmet levels.


  • 4 peeled bananas
  • 1/2 cup Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 cup raw brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter


Over medium heat, melt the butter in a pan, then add the sugar and whiskey. Allow it to boil and stir constantly until the sugar dissolves.

Next, immediately lower the heat to the minimum and add the bananas until they caramelize. Serve immediately with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Serves 4.

3. Ice cream parfait with caramel

This recipe is always original because the number of ingredients you add depends on how many servings you want to make and on your taste. You can also substitute the meringues with cereal, fruit, or sprinkles.


  • Caramel, as much as needed
  • Whipping cream
  • Grated chocolate
  • Peaches or bananas in syrup and meringues.


To start, whip the cream with the caramel until it’s firm. Be careful not to curdle it. If you want an extra sweet taste, add more caramel. If you like less, add more cream. 

To serve, alternate layers of the mixture, the meringues, and the peaches in syrup in whatever order you like. Finally, put it in the freezer for a few hours.

“I don’t think the world has a better surprise for anyone than the first adventure with ice cream.”

—Heywood Broun—

4. Cheese ice cream

A delicious cheese ice cream is an ideal choice if you’re looking for an exquisite, elegant, and refreshing dessert.


  • 1 cup soft ricotta cheese
  • 2 natural yogurts
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Cones or wafers
  • 1 tablespoon raspberry jam


First, beat the yogurts with a hand mixer, add the sugar and mix well.  Add the cheese. Continue mixing until you have a homogeneous cream.

Next, put the cream into another container and add the jam. Stir with a fork. Cover with cling film so that it touches the top of the mixture. Freeze for about 2 hours.

Serve this ice cream with wafers or cones. You can add fresh fruit or chocolate chips as well.

5 Recipes with Ice Cream: The Best Choice for Summer

5. Frozen raspberry tart

Recipes with ice cream made of fruit are very nutritious and tasty. Try making this at home and you’ll see how easy it is.

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 6.5 cups of strawberries
  • 7 natural sugar-free yogurts (4.5 ounces each)
  • 1.5 pounds of cookies, preferably rectangular
  • 1.5 cups of mascarpone cheese
  • The juice of one orange
  • Sugar and vanilla extract to taste


Marinate the strawberries for 20 minutes with the orange juice and 4 tablespoons of sugar, mixed together well. In a different container, mix the mascarpone cheese and the yogurt with vanilla and sugar to taste. Beat until thick and then refrigerate for 10 minutes.

At the same time, prepare a 12-inch rectangular pan. Line it with cling wrap so that it hangs over the ends so it’s easier to get the tart out. 

The next step is to remove the marinated strawberries. Set aside one half and mix the rest in a mixer, just with the liquid it naturally has. You can add more sugar if desired.

Next, put the ingredients in the pan in layers. Start with the mascarpone and yogurt cream, then a layer of strawberries. Cut up the marinated ones on top.

Add a layer of cookies. Repeat this process and finish with a layer of cookies. Arrange them carefully to cover everything. Finally, refrigerate for 10 minutes and decorate the cake with the leftover yogurt and mascarpone cream.

Thanks to these delicious recipes with ice cream, you won’t have to fear the high temperatures of summer. At least when it comes to enjoying delicious desserts, you now have all the solutions you need ready at hand.



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