How long can an ice cream cake stay good in a freezer?


Quick Answer

Although unopened ice cream is good for up to 3 months and opened ice cream is usually good for 2 months, it is best to use up an ice cream cake within 7 days. The addition of cake and other ingredients make an ice cream cake less freezer stable than typical ice cream.

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Popular at birthday parties and office gatherings, the ice cream cake is a delicious marriage between two popular desserts: ice cream and cake. A typical ice cream cake features cake that has been fresh baked, sliced in half horizontally and then cooled. It is then topped with a layer of ice cream that is either rock hard or slightly softened so that it molds to the cake easily. The cake and ice cream are then placed in a freezer for several hours before serving. Ice cream cake is sometimes topped with such items as crushed nuts, candy pieces or even a think layer of frosting.

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