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Top 10 ice cream desserts

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Treat yourself with our most indulgent ice cream desserts. Our guide includes ice cream sandwiches, boozy sundaes, ice cream cakes and a retro favourite.

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 ideas, see our ultimate collection of dessert recipes.

1) Profiterole & salted toffee ice cream sandwiches

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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.

2) Club Tropicana ice cream cake

layered ice cream cake sitting on white plate

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

slices of cherry ice cream on blue plate

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

three churro ice cream sandwiches sitting on pink board

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

chocolate cheesecake slices on marble counter

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

chocolate ice cream sundaes in glasses

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.

See our chocolate collection for more inspiration.

7) Classic Arctic roll

arctic roll on white plate

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

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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.

9) Caramel & coffee ice cream sandwich

ice cream sandwich sitting on white plate

Our caramel & coffee ice cream sandwich proves adults can have their ice cream sandwiches too. This easy recipe requires only three ingredients and takes just five minutes to assemble. The sandwiches combine chocolate, caramel and coffee. But if you're not into coffee, there's our rum ‘n’ raisin ice cream sandwich or our choc hazelnut ice cream sandwich.

For other speedy options, see our quick dessert collection.

10) Boozy pineapple & coconut sundae

pineapple sundae in glass

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

For more frozen treats, see our ice cream collection.


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