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Elsa Frozen Ice Cream Cake

Elsa Birthday Cake

Elsa Ice Cream Cake an Easy DIY birthday Cake Idea for fans of the Frozen Movie, Includes a video tutorial 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: elsa cake, elsa birthday cake, frozen cake, frozen birthday cake, queen elsa
Servings: 20 serving
Calories: 558kcal
Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl


4.67 from 6 votes


  • 4 L Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 150 g mini marshmallows
  • 375 g butter
  • 4.5 cups icing sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla
  • 6 tablespoon milk
  • Blue Gel food colouring
  • Elsa Doll


  • Leave the ice cream on the bench to soften
  • Line a medium mixing bowl with plastic wrap
  • In a second larger mixing bowl combine the softened ice cream with the marshmallows
  • Scoop the Ice cream and marshmallow mixture into the lined mixing bowl, freeze. This stage can be done well in advance of the party
  • A  day or two before the party, remove the ice cream and unwrap it. Place it on a large serving plate.
  • Take the Elsa doll, undress it, and remove the legs (these can be clicked back together after the party)
  • Take a hot spoon and scoop out a small well in the centre top of the ice cream, press the torso of Elsa into the hole. Place the cake back into the freezer
  • Prepare the buttercream icing
  • Start with softened butter (not melted, but soft). Use an electric beater or cake mixer to beat the butter until it is as white as possible. Then add ⅓ of the icing sugar and beat, add ⅓ of the milk, alternate adding the icing sugar and milk until it has all been added, flavour the icing with the vanilla
  • Separate the buttercream into 3 bowls, add blue food colouring to 2 of the bowls so that you end up with three colours of buttercream, 1 white, 1 light blue and 1 darker blue
  • Fill 3 piping bags with the buttercream icing, use a star tip
  • Take the Ice Cream out of the freezer, Pipe stars of icing on to the ice cream to create Elsa’s Dress, I did mine very haphazardly and I think it looks fine. If the ice cream begins to melt, place the cake back into the freezer for half an hour or so to re-harden and then continue piping.
  • Decorate the torso of the Elsa Doll to create an icing bodice for her dress
  • Freeze the Ice Cream Cake until you are ready to serve it



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 558kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 880IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 1mg