An Easy Flag Themed Ice Cream Cake is a fun and festive treat for any summer celebration. You could literally make this cake all summer!
Whenever there’s a summer celebration, this cake makes the day! It’s perfect to serve for Memorial Day in May, Flag Day in June, or Independence Day in July.
If you love ice cream like I love ice cream, this ice cream cake is ideal for any warm-weather occasion — just randomly toss the berries over the top instead of using them to form a flag!
Are you an ice cream lover? Try my No Churn Lemon Pie Ice Cream for a fun twist on dessert. It’s like having pie and ice cream together!
If frozen yogurt is more your thing, you’ll love my Vanilla, Chocolate & Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Cups. They’re really easy to make and good from breakfast to after dinner.
I know it might be hard to imagine, but if you forgot about dessert for your get together, whip together my Grilled Angel Food Cake with Roasted Blueberries. It couldn’t be easier to make, and it’s so tasty!
I made a similar cake years ago, and wanted to recreate it here. I love it because it’s easy to make, and…ice cream. I could eat ice cream every day!
I made this the night before a Memorial Day get together and knew it would be a hit. The almonds and graham crackers form the base, a fruity jam and crackers, and the ice cream make up the layers. Add some whipped topping and berries as the final touch, and you’ve got yourself a fabulous dessert.
Tips to Make Easy Flag Themed Ice Cream Cake:
- Make sure the crust is completely cool before assembling the cake.
- The ice cream needs to be soft and melty — almost soupy — so you can easily spread it.
- Consider adding the jam to a bowl and stir it up a little so it breaks down a bit.
- Use frozen yogurt instead of ice cream if you prefer. You could even use raspberry or strawberry ice cream or frozen yogurt instead of vanilla.
- Swap out strawberries for raspberries, or blueberries for blackberries if you prefer. Use raspberry or strawberry jam instead of blackberry jam.
- If you’re using frozen whipped topping, make sure it’s thawed so you can easily spread it.
Enjoy the summer season and try this easy flag themed ice cream cake for your next celebration.
Patricia Conte/Grab a Plate
Serves Serves 10-12
5 based on 4 review(s)
- 3 pints vanilla ice cream, thawed so you can spread it
- 9 whole graham crackers, divided
- 3 tablespoons toasted almonds
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/3 cup blackberry jam
- 3 cups whipped topping
- 9 fresh blackberries, plus extra for garnish
- 1 pint fresh raspberries, plus extra for garnish
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add 6 whole graham crackers, the almonds, and brown sugar to a food processor. As it runs, add in the melted butter. Mix until combined.
- Press the graham cracker mixture, firmly and evenly, into the bottom of an 11x8-inch baking dish.
- Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool completely.
- Spread 1-1/2 pints of ice cream evenly over the crust.
- Spoon the blackberry jam evenly over the first layer of ice cream.
- Coarsely crumble the remaining graham crackers over the jam to cover it.
- Add the remaining ice cream over the crumb layer. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and freeze for at least 2 hours.
- Just before serving, spread the whipped topping evenly over the top ice cream layer.
- Arrange the blackberries and raspberries on the cake to resemble the flag. Place the blackberries where the stars would be, in the left corner, and use the raspberries to form the stripes.
- Serve immediately.