Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake – A Trio of Irresistible Flavors

This Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake combines the timeless flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream topped on a rich, fudgy brownie. Perfect for celebrations or as a refreshing treat on a warm day, this Neapolitan ice cream cake offers a delightful combination of familiar flavors in a unique and delicious presentation.

First, you need to bake e a dense, brownie layer that serves as the cake’s base. You can also consider making an Oreo crust for a no-bake dessert

Once the brownie cools, spread a layer of smooth homemade chocolate ice cream over it. After freezing the chocolate layer until slightly firm, add a refreshing layer of homemade strawberry ice cream, followed by another round of freezing. The final layer, a  creamy homemade vanilla ice cream, tops the cake, creating a visually stunning dessert.

The brownie’s deep chocolate flavor and texture perfectly balance the lightness of the ice cream layers, making each bite a delightful contrast of textures and tastes. Garnishing the cake with fresh strawberries and chocolate candies adds an extra touch of indulgence. 

How to make Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease and line an 8-inch (20cm) springform pan with parchment paper.

How to prepare the cocoa brownie

In a bowl, whisk together egg and sugar until well combined, then incorporate oil and vanilla extract. Sift in the flour, salt, and cocoa powder, and whisk until fully incorporated.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 10-12 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs attached. Let the brownie cool completely.

How to prepare the strawberry sauce

Combine strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes until the mixture thickens.

Remove from heat, sieve to remove seeds, and allow the sauce to cool completely.

How to prepare the chocolate ice cream layer

For the chocolate ice cream layer, whip cream in a large bowl until stiff peaks form. Mix in sweetened condensed milk, salt, and cocoa powder until well combined.

Transfer the cooled brownie onto a serving platter, place a cake ring around it, and line with an acetate sheet. Pour the chocolate ice cream mixture over the brownie, smooth the top, and freeze for 1-2 hours until slightly set.

How to prepare the strawberry ice cream layer

Whip cream in another large bowl until stiff peaks form, then blend in sweetened condensed milk and the cooled strawberry sauce.

Pour the strawberry ice cream mixture over the frozen chocolate ice cream layer, smooth the top, and freeze for another 1-2 hours until slightly set.

How to prepare the vanilla ice cream layer

For the final vanilla ice cream layer, whip cream in a large bowl until stiff peaks form. Mix in sweetened condensed milk, salt and vanilla extract until well combined.

Pour the vanilla ice cream mixture over the strawberry layer, smooth the top, and freeze for 6 hours or overnight to set completely.

Decorate the Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake

Finally, decorate the cake. Remove the cake ring and acetate sheet, then top the cake with fresh strawberries, chocolate candies or shards, and a dusting of powdered sugar.

This delightful multi-layered ice cream cake, featuring a rich cocoa brownie base and creamy layers of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream is sure to impress at any celebration.

Hope you will give this Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake a try as I am sure everybody will love it! Don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram posts or stories, so I can see your amazing results.

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Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake with homemade ice cream

Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake

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This Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake combines the timeless flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream topped on a rich, fudgy brownie. Perfect for celebrations or as a refreshing treat on a warm day.
Servings 20 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Freezing time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

Cocoa Brownie

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup (70g) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) salt
  • 1/3 cup (70g) vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour

Chocolate Ice Cream

  • 1 cup (240g) whipping cream , chilled
  • 1/2 can (7oz,198g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) salt

Strawberry Sauce

  • 7 oz (200g) strawberries , fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbsp (30g) sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) lemon juice

Strawberry Ice Cream

  • 7 oz (200g) whipping cream , chilled
  • 1/2 can (7oz,198g) sweetened condensed milk
  • strawberry sauce

Vanilla Ice Cream

  • 1 cup (240g) whipping cream , chilled
  • 1/2 can (7oz,198g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp (10g) vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) salt

For Decoration

  • fresh strawberries
  • chocolate candies
  • powdered sugar

Instructions
 

Prepare the cocoa brownie.

  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Grease and line a 8-inch (20cm) springform pan with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl whisk the egg with sugar, salt, and vanilla extract until well combined.
    Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake- preparing brownie
  • Incorporate oil.
  • Add the flour and cocoa powder and whisk to fully incorporate.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes clean or with a few moist crumbs attached.
    Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake- preparing brownie
  • Let cool completely.

Prepare the strawberry sauce.

  • Place strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan and place over medium heat.
    Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake- preparing strawberry sauce
  • Bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes or until thickens.
  • Remove from heat and sieve to remove seeds. Let cool completely.

Prepare the chocolate ice cream.

  • In a large bowl whip cream until stiff peaks form.
    Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake- preparing chocolate ice cream
  • Mix in the sweetened condensed milk, salt and cocoa powder until well combined.
  • Transfer the cake onto a serving platter.
  • Add a cake ring around the cake and line with an acetate sheet.
    Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake- preparing chocolate ice cream
  • Pour the chocolate ice cream mixture over the cake. Smooth the top.
  • Freeze for 1-2 hours until slightly set.

Prepare the strawberry ice cream.

  • In a large bowl whip cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Mix in the sweetened condensed milk and the strawberry sauce until well combined.
    Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake- preparing strawberry ice cream
  • Pour the strawberry ice cream mixture over the frozen chocolate ice cream layer. Smooth the top using a spatula.
    Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake- preparing strawberry ice cream
  • Freeze for another 1-2 hours until slightly set.

Prepare the vanilla ice cream.

  • In a large bowl whip cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Mix in the sweetened condensed milk, salt and vanilla extract until well combined.
    Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake- preparing vanilla ice cream
  • Pour the vanilla ice cream mixture over the strawberry layer. Smooth the top.
  • Freeze for 6 hours or overnight to set completely.
  • Decorate the cake with fresh strawberries and chocolate candies or shards. Dust with powdered sugar.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving out of 20Calories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 14.6gProtein: 2.5gFat: 13.6gSaturated Fat: 7.7gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 121mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 11.8gCalcium: 53mg
Calories: 220kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frozen dessert, ice cream cake, Neapolitan cake, summer

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