Pink lemonade ice cream cake recipe (1968)

Pink lemonade ice cream cake recipe

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This pink lemonade ice cream cake starts with easy yellow cake mix. You give it that “party pretty” look with frozen pink lemonade concentrate, plus red food coloring in both the ice cream filling and the frosting.

For an easy trim, choose pale pink cream mints topped with icing posies.

Pink lemonade ice cream cake recipe

Pink lemonade ice cream cake

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 2-layer-size yellow cake mix
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 6 drops red food coloring
  • 12 ounces canned frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; bake in 2 9-inch inch round cake pans. Cool.
  2. Stir ice cream to soften; quickly stir in the red food coloring and 1 cup (8 ounces) of the lemonade concentrate.
  3. Spread evenly in foil-lined 9- by 1-1/2-inch round cake pan.
  4. Freeze 2 to 3 hours, till firm.
  5. Place one cake layer on serving plate; add ice cream layer and top with second cake layer.
  6. Whip cream with the remaining lemonade concentrate (1/2 cup, 4 ounces) and the sugar till stiff.
  7. Frost sides and top of cake; trim with rosebud (decorative) candy mints.
  8. Return to freezer for at least 1 hour or till served.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 413Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 508mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 1gSugar: 45gProtein: 4g

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Pink lemonade ice cream cake

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  1. My childhood friend’s mom always made this for her birthday Boeing up in the 1980s. It has been so hard to find this recipe and this is the closest thing! The only difference is that her frosting was cream-cheese based. This is the most divine cake that exists. Thank you!!

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