Indulge in a Homemade Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Welcome, coffee and dessert lovers! I’m thrilled to share with you my latest concoction: S’Mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake Recipe. Trust me when I say it’s a game-changer. This cake is made up of layers of the most delicious ingredients that I could get my hands on: graham crackers, coffee ice cream, fudge sauce, toasted marshmallow, and miniature marshmallows.

Imagine the irresistible aroma of freshly brewed coffee and warm s’mores roasting over an open fire. Now combine those flavors into a creamy, frozen masterpiece – that’s exactly what this cake delivers. The soft and chewy graham cracker crust blends perfectly with the rich and chocolatey fudge ice cream while the coffee infusion gives it just enough kick to keep your taste buds coming back for more.

Whether you’re throwing a birthday party or simply looking for something sweet to indulge in after dinner, this Smores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake Recipe will have all your guests lining up for a slice. So without further ado, let’s get started on this magical culinary journey!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

S'Mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake
S’Mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake

Are you ready to indulge in a treat that’s like no other? Look no further, because this S’mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake is something you won’t want to miss out on. Here are a few reasons why you’ll love this recipe:

Firstly, the combination of coffee fudge and ice cream mixed with crunchy graham cracker crust is simply irresistible. It’s a unique flavor profile that tastes like heaven in every bite. The creamy texture of the ice cream, coupled with the crunchy crust and sweet filling will leave your taste buds dancing.

Secondly, this S’mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake recipe is extremely easy to follow. Even if you’re not an experienced baker, with the clear instructions provided, you’ll have a perfect dessert in no time. Plus, the ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store.

Thirdly, this dessert has enough servings for everyone to enjoy. Whether serving at a party or having it all to yourself, this recipe is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Don’t be surprised when everyone at the party is asking for seconds.

Last but not least, this impressive looking dessert can be prepared ahead of time and stored for later use. It’s undoubtedly another reason why this cake is perfect for parties; simply prepare it in advance, so you can focus on other aspects of your event.

So what are you waiting for? With its unique flavor profile and straightforward preparation method, there’s no doubt that the S’mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake recipe will become a household favorite in no time.

Ingredient List

 Calling all coffee and dessert lovers!
Calling all coffee and dessert lovers!

Here’s what you’ll need to make this S’Mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake:

For the Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 2 cups of whole graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar

For the Coffee Fudge Ice Cream:

  • 1 quart coffee ice cream
  • 1/2 cup fudge sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt

For the Mores Ice Cream Layers:

  • Half Baked pint by Ben & Jerry’s frozen hot chocolate fudge core {or} chocolate ice cream with chocolate fudge chunks and mini chocolate chips
  • 1 quart Vanilla ice cream churned with:
    • 2/3 cup miniature marshmallows
    • 1/4 cup marshmallow creme
    • 4 whole graham crackers (broken into chunks)

To Finish:

  • Toasted Marshmallow Whipped Cream (recipe follows)
  • Chocolate-covered almonds, toasted, chopped (optional) for garnish

With these ingredients gathered, you’re ready to move on to the next step.

The Recipe How-To

 Can't decide between smores coffee and fudge ice cream cake? We've got you covered!
Can’t decide between smores coffee and fudge ice cream cake? We’ve got you covered!

It’s time to get your apron on and start making this delectable S’Mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake. Follow these steps, and I assure you, this dessert will be a crowd-pleaser.


  • 2 cups (10 ounces) graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 pint coffee ice cream
  • 1 pint chocolate fudge ice cream
  • 1 recipe coffee fudge sauce (see below)
  • Half of 1 recipe of best graham cracker ice cream cake (see below)
  • Sprinkle of miniature marshmallows and toasted almonds

Step 1: Make the Graham Cracker Crust

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and 2 tablespoons sugar. Press the mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let it cool completely.

Step 2: Prepare Ice Cream Layers

Let the mint ice cream soften at room temperature for about 10 minutes. While that is softening, spread chocolate fudge ice cream over the cooled graham cracker crust in an even layer. Freeze it until firm for about 30 minutes.

Spread mint ice cream over the chocolate fudge ice cream layer in an even layer. Drizzle with coffee fudge sauce (recipe below), little marshmallows, and toasted almonds if desired.

Finally, top with chocolate ice cream layer in an even layer. Spray a piece of plastic wrap with cooking spray and use it to cover the cake gently but firmly pressing down on top.

Freeze it until firm for about five hours or overnight.

Coffee Fudge Sauce:

  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 can marshmallow creme
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup freshly-brewed coffee

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the marshmallow creme and stir until it’s melted and combined with the butter. Add the Greek yogurt and sugar, stirring continuously until thick and heated through. Reduce the heat to low, add chocolate chips, and stir until melted. Add coffee and mix well.

Pour into a container and refrigerate until it reaches room temperature.

Step 3: Assemble Ice Cream Cake

Remove the cake from the freezer and immediately pour enough of “half baked” ice cream mixture over the top to coat it completely. Smooth out half baked ice cream in an even layer adding more if necessary to get a flat surface.

Finally, cover with whipped cream, marshmallow fl

Substitutions and Variations

 This cake is perfect for the ultimate indulgence!
This cake is perfect for the ultimate indulgence!

While this recipe is already a delicious treat, there are plenty of ways you can switch things up and make it your own. Here are some ideas for substitutions and variations:

– Instead of using coffee ice cream, you could try using vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream for a different flavor profile.

– If you’re not a fan of graham crackers, you could use crushed cookies or even brownies as the base for your crust.

– For those looking to cut down on sugar, Greek yogurt can be used instead of marshmallow creme to add a creamy element without all the sweetness.

– If you want to add a little crunch to your cake, consider sprinkling toasted almonds on top of the marshmallows before broiling.

– For a more chocolatey twist, add some chocolate chips or cocoa powder to the fudge sauce.

– Want to make this recipe even more festive? Decorate the top with some whipped cream and toasted marshmallow fluff for a birthday cake-inspired version.

Remember, there’s no right or wrong way to enjoy an ice cream cake like this. So feel free to get creative and experiment with different flavors and toppings until you find the perfect combination that tickles your taste buds!

Serving and Pairing

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with this decadent treat.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this decadent treat.

Now that your S’mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake is ready, it’s time to serve and eat! The great thing about this dessert is that it’s perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a casual family dinner or a fancy birthday celebration.

To serve, start by cutting the cake into slices using a sharp knife dipped in hot water. Then, place each slice on a plate or a serving dish. You can garnish with chocolate chips, whipped cream, toasted marshmallow or almonds to give your dessert an extra edge.

This cake pairs beautifully with a fresh cup of coffee, especially one made with medium roast beans as it enhances the coffee flavor in the dessert. If you’re serving a crowd, consider mixing up a batch of iced coffee or cold brew. Or you can offer guests hot tea or milk if they prefer.

Another fun idea is to turn your S’mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake into an icebox cake by freezing it beforehand. It makes for a delicious, cool and elegant treat during hot summer days or whenever the sweet tooth strikes.

In terms of pairings, this ice cream cake goes well with anything chocolate-flavored, such as chocolate chip pancakes or brownies. You can also bring out some classic snacks like popcorn or even fruit salad for contrasting flavor profiles.

Overall, this dessert will be the star of any spread and is versatile enough to match whatever mood you’re in. Get creative and experiment with different serving methods and pairings to find what works best for you!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You'll never want to drink plain coffee again.
You’ll never want to drink plain coffee again.

If you’re planning to host a dinner party or want to treat yourself to something indulgent, this S’mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake Recipe is perfect to make ahead of time. You can easily prepare this recipe in advance, and store it in the freezer for up to 3 days before serving.

Once the cake has been frozen, cover it with an airtight wrap to prevent freezer burn and keep the flavors intact. Before serving it, let the ice cream cake sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes so it’s easier to slice into.

If you have leftovers, you can store them in the freezer for up to a week. However, keep in mind that after being in the freezer for an extended amount of time, some of the ice cream may lose its texture and flavor. To keep your leftovers fresh, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil.

To reheat this cake, take out the desired number of slices and let them sit out at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes, or until they have softened slightly. Alternatively, you can reheat it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or until it is just slightly warmed but not melted.

In summary, this S’mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake Recipe is perfect as a make-ahead dessert. You can store it easily in your freezer for a few days without compromising on its flavors. Simply thaw it before serving or reheating it using either of the methods mentioned above to achieve a deliciously soft and melted cake that tastes like absolute heaven!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Turn your coffee into a dessert with this delicious recipe.
Turn your coffee into a dessert with this delicious recipe.

Before you begin making the S’mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake, let me give you a few tips to ensure perfect results.

Firstly, make sure to use good quality ingredients. Use unsalted butter to maintain the desired level of salt in the recipe. Use the best quality chocolate chips that you can find, as they are an essential element in the fudge sauce that goes on top of the ice cream cake.

Secondly, it is essential to plan ahead and read through the recipe several times. The preparation process involves several steps that require time and patience, so it is better to start early and not rush the process.

Thirdly, a beginner-level baker might find it challenging to make this recipe because it involves mixing several elements together. To avoid any issues, keep an eye on each ingredient’s texture, consistency, appearance throughout the process while mixing.

Fourthly, when layering graham crackers and ice cream, ensure that you evenly spread every layer. A good trick is to spread out every layer using a measured angle spatula or butter knife.

Finally, don’t hesitate to personalize your recipe by adding your personal touch; for instance, you can adjust sweetness levels or add extra almonds or marshmallows for added textural elements.

Remember these helpful tips when making this indulgent dessert; having a good mix of patience and creativity on your part will lead you to a stunning result!


Now, I will answer some frequently asked questions about the S’mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake recipe. Read on for tips and tricks to help ensure your cake turns out delicious every time.

Are ice cream cakes just ice cream?

A type of cake that uses ice cream instead of the traditional filling for layer cakes or swiss rolls is called an ice cream cake. A more straightforward variation of this cake can be achieved by layering several ice cream flavors in a loaf pan without baking.

What kind of ice cream goes with carrot cake?

For those looking to indulge in a delectable treat, I’d suggest savoring a slice of carrot cake with a scoop of butter pecan ice cream on top. As the ice cream melts onto the soft cake, the flavors blend to create a wonderfully sweet taste sensation. It’s a match made in dessert heaven.

What cake goes best with ice cream?

As a barista, I can offer guidance on creating a variety of coffee drinks. With my expertise, I can help you craft a delicious beverage that suits your taste preferences. From creamy lattes to light and refreshing iced coffees, I can provide instructions on creating a range of drinks that will satisfy your cravings.

Whether you’re a fan of sweet and indulgent drinks or you prefer something bold and robust, I can recommend different types of coffee based on your desired flavor profile. From classic espresso shots to flavorful cappuccinos, I can advise on the best brewing methods and ingredients to use for the ultimate coffee experience.

Spice up your coffee game by trying out different flavor combinations such as caramel with a touch of sea salt or pumpkin spice with a dash of cinnamon. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different brewing techniques such as French press or pour-over to take your coffee to the next level.

In addition to providing guidance on making coffee, I can also suggest pairings with various pastries and desserts. For example, a smooth latte pairs perfectly with a warm apple cake topped with vanilla ice cream. Alternatively, a bold espresso pairs well with a rich chocolate cake with strawberry icing.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s make some tasty coffee drinks together!

What goes with cake besides ice cream?

As a barista, I can give you some tips on how to make some mouth-watering coffee flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Customers often ask me for suggestions, and I always point them in the direction of my favorite recipes. For instance, you can try adding Greek yogurt, honey, and almonds to your coffee to achieve a smooth and creamy flavor. Alternatively, you can try using pistachio nuts and dried cranberries with Greek yogurt for a crunchy texture.

If you’re looking for something with a bit of sweetness, try using blueberries and creme fraiche. Bananas also work great with honey and Greek yogurt for a sweet twist. For something a little more exotic, try using fresh passionfruit with Greek yogurt for a tangy and tropical flavor.

For chocolate lovers, I recommend using shaved dark chocolate and creme fraiche. This will give your coffee a velvety and indulgent flavor. Finally, if you want to go for a classic dessert flavor, use peaches and cream to achieve that timeless flavor everyone loves.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and textures. Use these recipes as guidelines, and you might even create a new favorite coffee flavor!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the S’mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake Recipe is a must-try for any coffee and dessert lover. The combination of coffee fudge, graham cracker crust, marshmallow fluff, and ice cream will send your taste buds to heaven. Whether you are preparing this for a birthday party, dessert party or simply as a treat for yourself, it guarantees to be a crowd-pleaser.

With its simple ingredient list and easy-to-follow recipe how-to, it’s something that everyone can make at home. Remember to experiment with different substitutions and variations to make it your own. Serve the cake with whipped cream or toasted marshmallows on top and pair it with a hot cup of your favorite coffee for the ultimate dessert experience.

Remember to also check out other dessert recipes such as carrot cake, chocolate cake, and half-baked recipes from Baking Dorie as they all make excellent additions to your dessert menu.

To sum up, this recipe is worthy of your time and effort. Trust me; you won’t regret it. Get creative and enjoy every last bite of the S’mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake Recipe!

S'Mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake

S’Mores Coffee and Fudge Ice Cream Cake Recipe

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Prep Time 1 d
Cook Time 1 min
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 810 kcal


  • 16 whole graham crackers (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 cup whole almond, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 quarts coffee ice cream, softened,until spreadable
  • 2 1/2 cups fudge sauce (Hershey's is good)
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 350*F.
  • Finely grind graham crackers, toasted almonds and 3 TBS sugar in processor.
  • Add 1/2 cup melted butter; process mixture until moist crumbs form.
  • Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of 9 inch diameter spring form pan with 2 3/4 inch sides.
  • Bake crust until edges are golden, about 12 minutes.
  • Cool completely before proceeding.
  • Spread 2 cups softened ice cream in cooled crust.
  • Spoon 3/4 cup Fudge Sauce over.
  • Freeze until sauce is just set, about 10 minutes.
  • Repeat layering with 2 cups ice cream, then 3/4 cups sauce.
  • Freeze until sauce is just set.
  • Spread remaining 2 cups ice cream over.
  • Cover and freeze cake overnight.
  • Refrigerate remaining sauce.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Warm remaining fudge sauce.
  • Place cake in pan on baking sheet.
  • Spread marshmallow creme over top.
  • Sprinkle miniature marshmallows in a single layer over top.
  • Broil, just until marshmallows are deep brown, watching closely to avoid burning, about 1 minute.
  • Run knife between pan sides and cake to loosen.
  • Remove pan sides.
  • Cut cake into wedges.
  • Serve cake immediately with warm fudge sauce.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 198gCalories: 810kcalCarbohydrates: 118.7gProtein: 11.5gFat: 34.3gSaturated Fat: 15.2gCholesterol: 52.9mgSodium: 484.9mgFiber: 5.4gSugar: 72.5g
Keyword Dessert, Freezer, Frozen
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