I just couldn’t let the Fourth of July pass by without making a patriotic dessert for you. I just felt the need to make a red, white and blue ice cream cake to commemorate our great nation! But, I was a little worried about where to find blue ice cream but, I got it figured out. That’s what blue food coloring is for. This Red White and Blue Ice Cream Cake with Lemon Cookie Crust has the flavors of vanilla, raspberry and lemon! Delicious!
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It’s so easy-to-make too. You only need vanilla ice cream, raspberry sorbet, lemon cookies, butter, blue food coloring and sprinkles! Use your favorite ice cream brands. I suggest a good quality creamy vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet. This cake does need some time to set in between layers.
Summer is my favorite season! I just love the longer days, warmer weather, outdoor fun, BBQs, flip-flops and of course the beach. I only wish my husband loved the beach as much as me but, our boys love it so he’s outnumbered. It was so fun growing up playing with sparklers on the Fourth of July night. Oh the nostalgia of summers past.
We have a fun-filled summer and a long bucket list of free and fun things to so this summer with kids. We love going to theme parks but, they’re so expensive for a family of four. Plus, I like to cap their screen time especially, in the summer when they can play outside! Make summer memories with your kids and don’t outspend your summer budget.
Red White and Blue Ice Cream Cake with Lemon Cookie Crust
Making this Red White and Blue Ice Cream Cake with Lemon Cookie Crust is easy!
First, put two sheets of wax paper inside and up the sides of a metal loaf pan. Then, make the cookie crust by smashing the Oreo Lemon Thins cookies in a plastic bag and then mixing the crumbles with melted butter. I should have crumbled mine more but, you make them as small as you’d like. Put them at the bottom of a metal loaf pan.
Next, in a medium bowl add blue food coloring to softened vanilla ice cream in a mixing bowl and mix until it’s the color blue you’d like. I used 30 drops of blue to get the blue color pictured. Spread the blue ice cream on top of the cookie crust and put in the freezer for one hour.
Next, spread a layer of softened vanilla ice cream. Put in the freezer for one hour.
Then, spread a layer of softened raspberry sorbet, top with red, white and blue sprinkles and put in freezer for at least two hours to harden.
That’s it! Easy!
Red, White and Blue Mini Berry Trifles are perfect for July 4th and Memorial Day parties!
- 6 cups vanilla ice cream
- 1 cup raspberry sorbet
- 30 drops blue food coloring
- 5 oz Oreo Lemon Thins cookies
- 2 tbsp red white and blue sprinkles
- 3 tbsp melted butter
First, in a one quart plastic zipper bag, add lemon cookies. Mash with a rolling pin or flat side of mallet to crumble cookies.
Then, line a metal loaf pan with two 1 ft square sheets (on top of each other) of wax paper. Mix cookie crumbles with butter and put cookies crumbles on the wax paper to form the crust.
Next, soften vanilla ice cream on counter for 10 min. Add 3 cups to a mixing bowl with 30 drops of blue food coloring. Mix until well blended. Put over top of cookies for bottom layer of ice cream cake. Put in freezer for at least one hour. Put away vanilla ice cream in freezer until later.
Next, soften vanilla ice cream on counter for 10 min. again. Spoon out 3 cups of vanilla ice cream on top of the blue ice cream as evenly as possible. Put loaf pan in freezer for at least one more hour. Don't forget to put vanilla ice cream back in freezer as you're done with it.
Then, soften raspberry sorbet for 10 min on counter. Spoon 1 cup or so on top of vanilla ice cream. Spread evenly. Last, sprinkle red, white and blue sprinkles on top and put back in the freezer for about 2 hours to harden.