Growing up, homemade ice cream cake was a birthday tradition in our house. It was something everyone in my family looked forward to when their special day rolled around. Of course, the birthday guest of honor would get to pick out the flavor of ice cream used for the cake and would always get the first piece.
My mom was the one who always made them. I think she enjoyed making them for us almost as much as we enjoyed eating them. Even as we’ve gotten older, whenever we go home to celebrate birthdays ice cream cake is involved.
Last week, we hosted my parents, brother and future SIL for a family birthday dinner. My brother and hubby’s birthdays are just a few days apart, so we always celebrate together. Since the dinner was at our house, I took on the task of making the birthday ice cream cake. I made sure to document the steps so that I could share the recipe with you all. You can’t go wrong, it’s incredibly easy to make. The best part of this ice cream cake is it’s made with just 4 ingredients! Enjoy!