Celebrate any occasion with a OREO® Ice Cream Cake topped with a fresh and delicious 3-ingredient Strawberry Sauce.
This post is sponsored by I Love Ice Cream Cakes
I am all about effortless entertaining. Not only because I want things to be simple and easy but because I actually have fun doing it, too. Being creative and jazzing up something simple yet keeping it simple is so much fun to me. I love taking things and turning them into something else. Whether it be food related or not, when it comes to entertaining and everyday life it’s really my passion.
The Mother Thyme homestead is a pretty popular place to come especially during the summer months. On hot days everyone wants to beat the heat in our pool so we often have impromptu pool parties with friends and family. I always like to have things on hand in case a quick swim turns into an outdoor BBQ and hanging by the pool until sunset.
One of my favorite desserts I love to have on hand are ice cream cakes. Seriously I always have one stashed in my freezer chest. They’re great to have for any occasion or just because you’re in the mood for a yummy ice cream treat! My kiddos love them! That’s why I hide them in the freezer chest or they’d have that for dessert every night!
National Ice Cream Month
There’s a lot to celebrate in the month of July! It’s Mother Thyme’s 7th blogversary (I can’t believe it’s been 7 years already!), it’s my kiddo’s 8th birthday (where has time gone?) AND it’s National Ice Cream Month! What a great way to celebrate all these occasions than with a creamy and delicious frozen treat from I Love Ice Cream Cakes!
I Love Ice Cream Cakes showcases delicious frozen ice cream cakes in many different styles and sizes. I’m sure you’ve seen them at your local grocery store. I find mine in the bakery or freezer section at Walmart here in Buffalo!
There are a variety of styles including Carvel® and OREO®. Carvel® even has an Ice Cream Crunchie Cake that has everything you love about a scooter crunch blended into a tasty ice cream cake. It’s so good!
If you love ice cream cakes as much as I do, then you’re going to want to join the FREE Crunchie Club where you can stay up to date on the latest news plus you get a $5 ice cream cake coupon just for signing up!
Click HERE to join the club and get your $5 off coupon!
While these ice cream cakes are wonderful on their own once in awhile I like to dress them up a little for even more yumminess! Our family LOVES the OREO® Ice Cream Cake! It’s cookies and cream goodness in every bite!
One of my favorite toppings is my simple 3-ingredient Strawberry sauce! This delicious Strawberry sauce couldn’t be any easier to make and makes the perfect topping for the OREO® Ice Cream Cake! I mean what could be better than OREO® ice cream and strawberries, right? Seriously wait until you try this! It’s pretty tasty!
To make Strawberry sauce you just need strawberries (obviously), sugar and a lemon. That’s it my friends! Just wash and hull your strawberries and cut them in half. I like them cut in half, if they are big berries I might cut them in thirds but you want to keep the slices a good size since they’ll soften as they cook. If they are too small they get mushy. I like them big so you get sweet chunks of strawberries.
You’ll just toss all the ingredients in a saucepan, bring it to boil over medium heat, then reduce the heat a smidge until it’s at a simmer and let it simmer for about 20 minutes stirring occasionally until the strawberries are soft. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
Once the sauce has cooled pour this sauce over the OREO® Ice Cream Cake or just eat it with a spoon! It’s fantastic and it’s perfect for entertaining. I made this for some of my family that was visiting from out of town and they were like “WOW”! Even Mr. Mother Thyme was like, “This in incredible!” Just try it! Trust me, it’s fabulous!
Ice cream cakes are perfect for any occasion! Like I’ve mentioned before I love to have them on hand so I’m never without a dessert to serve. It makes for effortless entertaining no matter what occasion it is. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, graduation or just a fun night staying in, or celebrating a lost tooth, a sweet and creamy ice cream cake is an exciting and easy way to celebrate!
Here are a few ways to use a store-bought ice cream cake:
- Drizzle any I Love Ice Cream Cake with hot fudge!
- Top any I Love Ice Cream Cake with fresh summer berries for an easy and elegant dessert!
- For the chocolate chip cookie lover, embellish the Carvel® Ice Cream Cookie Cake with a fun message, sprinkles or hot fudge!
- Find fun cake toppers at craft stores to add to any cake for a personal touch! Cake toppers are also great for fun theme parties, football, camping, showers, you name it!
- Drizzle any I Love Ice Cream Cake with yummy Strawberry Sauce (recipe below)
- Keep one on hand so you always have an easy dessert to serve last minute guests!
- Add mini marshmallow, crushed graham crackers and chopped chocolate bars for a s’mores ice cream cake! Perfect for camping!
Visit I Love Ice Cream Cakes for more fun and easy party tips!
Facebook Live with I Love Ice Cream Cakes
Join me live tomorrow Tuesday, July 10th over at the Mother Thyme Facebook page where we’ll be chatting all about Ice Cream Cakes and we’ll be making my homemade Strawberry Sauce. Plus, we’ll be giving away coupons for FREE I Love Ice Cream Cakes (and another big giveaway) so you don’t want to miss this for your chance to WIN!
OREO® Ice Cream Cake with Strawberry Sauce
Celebrate any occasion with a OREO® Ice Cream Cake topped with a fresh and delicious 3 ingredient Strawberry Sauce.
- 1 pound strawberries wash, hulled and cut in half
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 1 OREO® Ice Cream Cake found in the bakery or freezer section at the grocery store
Bring strawberries, sugar and lemon juice to boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Stir and reduce heat to a simmer.
Cook, stirring occasionally until strawberries soften, about 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Sauce will thicken as it cools.
Once cooled, pour into a container and refrigerate until ready to serve.
When ready to serve slice cake into pieces and drizzle with strawberry sauce.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by I Love Ice Cream Cakes. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Mother Thyme possible. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.