Looking to cool down in the summer months? These ice cream desserts will satisfy your sweet-tooth. We have options perfect for entertaining including build-your-own ice cream sandwiches and sensational ice cream cakes. Our family favourites, like arctic rolls, are sure to delight both kids and grownups.


Our guide includes no-cook recipes, minimal ingredients and quick desserts that come together in five minutes. We also include gluten-free and vegetarian recipes.

For more chilled sweet treats, browse our ultimate collections of ice cream recipes, semifreddo recipes and no-bake desserts.

1. Profiterole & salted toffee ice cream sandwiches


Our profiterole & salted toffee ice cream sandwiches are a luxurious treat, perfect for entertaining. Heap on hot toffee sauce and set up a toppings bar so guests can add whatever they like. We suggest honeycomb, toasted hazelnuts or almonds, salted pretzels, Crunchies, hundreds and thousands, Maltesers or Oreos. Kids will love assembling their own sandwiches.

For more entertaining ideas, see our dinner party dessert collection.

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2. Club Tropicana ice cream cake


For a tropical twist, make our Club Tropicana ice cream cake. This showstopping cake layers mango and raspberry sorbet, sponge, ice cream and chocolate. Shop-bought cake makes this summer dessert easy to whip up – no baking required. Vibrant mango and raspberry sorbet highlights the flavours of the season. It's a sure bet to wow any dinner party guests.

For more inspiration, see our summer dessert collection.

3. Cherry ripple, chocolate & rose ice cream


Try our cherry ripple, chocolate & rose ice cream for an indulgent dessert that will satisfy the whole family. Scoop it into cones for kids or cut into slices for adults. This simple recipe doesn't require an ice cream maker and only takes 15 minutes to prepare. The ice cream is gluten-free, making it a great crowd-pleaser.

For more allergy-friendly recipes, see our gluten-free dessert collection.

4. Churros ice cream sandwich


Our churros ice cream sandwich combines a Spanish-style doughnut coated in cinnamon sugar with ice cream. Try filling with dulce de leche, vanilla or chocolate ice cream. This unique dessert takes the average ice cream sandwich up a notch. For a more traditional take, try our chocolate-chip cookie ice-cream sandwiches. Kids will love these scrumptious treats.

For more kid-friendly puddings, see our family dessert collection.

5. Chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake


For a rich dessert that's sure to make an impact, try our chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake. This easy recipe uses only four ingredients and doesn't require any cooking. It comes together in just 15 minutes. Just leave to freeze overnight and this luxe dessert is ready for your dinner party.

For more options, see our collection of hazelnut recipes.

6. Nutty caramel & choc sundaes


What's more indulguent than a classic ice cream sundae? Our nutty caramel & choc sundaes layer salted peanuts, ice cream, caramel, dark chocolate and biscuits. Fill with our vanilla or chocolate ice cream and try our homemade caramel sauce to take this recipe to the next level.

Looking for something boozy? Our super fruity pineapple & coconut sundae incorporates the classic favours of a piña colada into a dazzling dessert. Combine your favourite coconut liqueur (such as Malibu) with fresh pineapple, dried coconut, ice cream and gingernut biscuits. Top with a homemade dried pineapple ring for an extra special touch.

Go all out with more of our spectacular ice cream sundae recipes.

7. Classic Arctic roll


Our classic Arctic roll is a retro dessert guaranteed to delight kids and grown-ups. Homemade strawberry jam and vanilla ice cream makes this frozen dessert extra special. For a twist on the classic recipe, see our clotted cream & raspberry ripple arctic roll or our Black Forest Arctic roll.

For more vintage favourites, see our retro dessert collection.

8. Peach & red berry ice cream cake


Our peach & red berry ice cream cake combines raspberries, redcurrant and peaches for a gorgeous summer treat. Soured cream and mascarpone make this luxurious cake extra creamy. Try serving with berries on top and our red berry coulis.

For more fruity desserts, see our collection of red berrry recipes.

A stack of cookie ice cream sandwiches, with PBJ ice cream

We've taken the all-time classic peanut butter and jam sandwich and reimagined it as a truly decadent dessert. This marvellous mashup sees layers of homemade raspberry ripple ice cream sandwiched between crumbly peanut butter cookies. Our PBJ ice cream sandwiches are sure to be a hit with the kids and take just 20 minutes to prepare, plus overnight chilling.

Our caramel & coffee ice cream sandwich proves adults can have ice cream sandwiches, too. This speedy sweet treat requires only three ingredients and takes just five minutes to assemble. The sandwiches are a delicious mix of chocolate, caramel and coffee. If you're not into coffee, try our rum ‘n’ raisin ice cream sandwich or our choc hazelnut ice cream sandwich.

Discover even more super sarnie inventions with our top 10 ice cream sandwich ideas.

10. Raspberry and dark chocolate ice cream terrine

Raspberry and dark chocolate ice cream terrine, sliced

Wow your guests at a summer garden party with a showstopping raspberry and dark chocolate ice cream terrine. This multilayered marvel is deceptively easy to make and only uses a few ingredients. Mixing double cream with condensed milk gives a beautifully silky ice cream, which is marbled with swirls of raspberry purée and sandwiched between crunchy layers of dark chocolate. For another layered chilled treat, try our equally simple coffee ice cream terrine.

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