Frozen Lemonade Cake
For a refreshing, all-American summer dessert, we start with a crisp animal-cracker crust and layer on lemonade-flavored ice cream and sweet-tart lemon curd.
Why This Recipe Works
There's nothing more refreshing than an ice-cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day … or is there? Mixing lemonade concentrate into vanilla ice cream made an even more satisfying lemon-kissed treat. For a rich and zippy contrasting layer, we stirred lemon curd into whipped topping (we found Cool Whip brand worked best in this recipe) and sandwiched it between two layers of the lemonade ice cream. We used animal crackers to make a slightly sweet, crisp crust that contrasted nicely with the creamy ice cream layers. For a decorative flourish, we used a paintbrush that we'd dipped in yellow food coloring to brush the top of the cake with a modern and abstract pop of color.
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