As we get closer and closer to the first official day of summer, the temperatures climb higher and higher. Warm afternoons are the perfect excuse to cool off with sweet treats, like ice cream, or even ice cream cakes. In the June addition of Coastal Living, the brilliant masterminds behind this Tiramisu Ice Cream Cake were not only able to create a perfectly cool and mouth-watering treat, they also created a fun a summery twist on an Italian classic.


This ice cream cake starts with the base of any tiramisu recipe: ladyfingers. In this recipes, the ladyfingers are dipped in a mixture of espresso and coffee liqueur and one layer is placed in a 8- x 4-inch loaf pan. Then each layer is topped with coffee ice cream and plenty of chocolate shavings. To make the ice cream spreadable, all you have to do is let it sit at room temperature until it becomes soft, even slightly melty. Then you just have to wait for the ice cream cake to firm back up in the freezer.

What's so great about this recipe is that it's so incredibly easy. You don't have to bake anything or heat up your kitchen by turning your oven on. It doesn't require any heavy mixing or tons of ingredients. This ice cream cake is easy to prepare, assembles quickly, and will hit the spot on a hot summer afternoon! I can also imagine myself enjoying a piece of this cool treat after a cookout or outdoor party. It's fun, and yet still sophisticated!

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