Tips for Properly Cutting and Serving an Ice Cream Cake
Ice cream cakes are the result of clever design and the delightful combination of two classic desserts. If you’ve never had the joy of digging into an ice cream cake, let us clue you in on what you’ve been missing and break down some tips on how to enjoy our favorite frozen treat.
Here are some smart techniques for cutting, serving, and storing ice cream cake like a pro.
Thawing Ice Cream Cake
Ice cream cake are frozen confections, so they must be stored in the freezer. However, they can be quite hard when they first come out, so we recommend removing them from the freezer and allowing them to thaw for ten to twenty minutes. This allows the cake to soften and ensures no knives or egos are damaged in the process.
Cutting Ice Cream Cake
Once the ice cream cake has thawed, it’s slicing time. Knife choice is important. We recommend a long, serrated knife with a pointed tip. For the smoothest cut, it also helps to place your knife in warm water for a few moments before you begin. You may even want to rewarm your knife every few slices. Round cakes can be cut into triangle-shaped wedges, while square or rectangular cakes are best cut into squares.
Serving Ice Cream Cake
In case you need to be reminded, don’t forget the ice cream cake will melt! So, it’s important to serve promptly after cutting unless your guests are craving soup. On that note, avoid leaving your ice cream cake near sources of heat like windows, stoves, or energetic kids. Whether you choose to serve on plates or bowls is up to you, but you might consider using bowls for those who are more likely to make a mess (children and wine enthusiasts).
Storing Ice Cream Cake
If you don’t finish the cake in one sitting, wrap it up and place it back in the freezer. Seal your cake in an airtight container to prevent it from getting frost bitten. If your ice cream cake is frozen and sealed tight, it will keep for several months as long as it’s well hidden.
Now that you are learned in the great art of ice cream cake, go forth and spread the love. If you need help finding an ice cream cake, our product locator makes it easy to track them down to a grocery store near you.