30 great ice cream desserts

Forget baked chocolate puddings and hot apple pies, the best desserts of all come out of the freezer, not the oven – am I right? Ice cream is the way to every kid’s heart and, I think you’ll find, to every grown-up’s heart too.

Here are 40 wow-ish ways to serve up mountains of the frozen stuff!

Ice cream cakes

1. Cookies and cream ice cream cake

Requiring just four ingredients, you will be impressed with how easy this frozen dessert is to make – but what’s more impressive is the OMG taste.

2. Coconut and raspberry ice cream cake

This special occasion cake is guaranteed to evoke plenty of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from your guests. It looks amazing and the flavour is pretty out-of-this-world too.

3. Snickers ice cream cake

Looking for a cake that requires minimum effort, for maximum impact? Look no further than this! All of your dessert dreams will be answered right here.

4. Popsicle birthday cake

If ever there was a prize for the cleverest ice cream a mum could make, then this little number definitely takes the cake (excuse the pun!).

5. Chewy meringue and mango sorbet cake

Gather around, mums and dads. This is one little secret you will want to keep hidden from the kids, because it’s time for the grown-ups to have some fun too!

6. Chocolate bar ice cream cake

This is a very simple ice cream dessert cake which everyone will be wowed by it tastes delicious and decadent.

Classic ice cream desserts

7.  Chocolate banana ice cream

It’s like a marriage made in heaven – these two classic flavours combine to make an icy offering that will set your whole family’s hearts aflutter. Just watch.

8. Rocky road ice cream sundae

For a splendid end to a special weekend dinner, this easy ice cream dessert can be assembled in just a few minutes. There’ll be happy faces all round, guaranteed.

9. Chocolate mint ice cream balls

Looking for a low-fat dessert that still packs plenty of punch in the flavour department? This nifty recipe will definitely do the trick.

10. Strawberry ice cream

Whip up this fluffy pink ice cream as a weekend treat for everyone. Nothing beats the taste of ice cream made with real berries. So yum!

11. Banana splits

A bad day will instantly fade away when you pop this colourful banana split down on the table. Just the look of it will turn that frown upside down.

Quick ice cream desserts

12. 2 ingredient lemon sorbet

Mighty refreshing on a hot day, or after a heavy meal, this twist on a traditional sorbet will leave your tastebuds dancing.

13. 2 ingredient creamy ice cream

Add a teaspoon of vanilla to this velvety dessert to turn it into the creamiest vanilla ice cream you’ve ever tasted.

14. 3 ingredient mango ice cream

Get set to be utterly and pleasantly surprised. This gem of a recipe will be one you come back to time and time again – at the kids’ insistence of course!

Gourmet ice cream desserts

15. Apricot and honey frozen yoghurt

Mix it up a bit with a frozen yoghurt dessert, instead of traditional ice cream. Made with fresh apricots, this recipe is ripe for the summer months.

16. Cherry and vanilla choc tops

Homemade choc-tops are always a hit especially when made with this yummy cherry ice cream. The simple things in life are always the best.

17. Honeydew sorbet

This diet-friendly dessert with hints of lime and basil will end your meal with a stylish and sophisticated bang! It’s right at the top of the ‘wow’ scale.

18. Ginger ice cream

It may not sound that appealing, but trust us, once you’ve had your first spoon you’ll never look back. The lesson here is: NEVER judge an ice cream by its name.

19. Easy mango granita

This easy frozen treat could fast become a family favourite. Dairy-free and sugar-free, what’s not to love about this fruity delight?

20. Honey and tea ice cream

If you consider yourself a bit of an ice cream connoisseur, then this little number will be right up your alley.

FUN ice cream desserts

21. Frozen honeycomb slice

Need dessert for a crowd? This is the ultimate solution. With heaps of crunch and oodles of taste, you best make enough for seconds!

22. Ice cream in a can

This is both an uber-cool science experiment and a tasty dessert in one! The kids will think Christmas has come early this year.

23. Ice cream tacos

Little ones will have an absolute ball decorating these desserts in whatever way they wish. It’s time to let their imaginations run wild.

24. Edible ice cream baskets

Forget about serving ice cream in a tasteless wafer cone, these crunchy baskets are much more fun and a whole lot more satisfying too.

Ice blocks and popsicles

25. Baby yoghurt ice blocks

This is the perfect ice cream dessert for tots just starting out on their food journey – and the big kids won’t knock them back either!

See here for the Baby yoghurt ice blocks recipe.

26. Angel ice creams

Christmas, birthday, whatever the occasion, these colourful dipped ice creams will add a touch of something special to the day.

27. School day frozen smoothies

Your kids will be the envy of the playground when you add one of these slurpy snacks to the lunch box. And you’ll be the coolest mum that ever walked the earth. Promise!

28. Frozen yoghurt pops

This is how you cheat your way into the kids’ good books. You barely have to lift a finger to make these icy-good sweets.

29. Nutella popsicles

Here’s an entirely new way to indulge in Australia’s fave chocolate spread. Be prepared to fall in love all over again.

30. Mango and apple treats

Try this fabulously fruity way to let the littlest members of your family in on the ice cream fun – this is particularly good for those that are teething.

BONUS RECIPE: The simple and delicious treat in the main image above is ice cream cookie crunch – grab the recipe here.

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