Pink Ice Cream Cake

by Lori and Michelle on February 18, 2011

blog pic 1 ice cream cake

We got another wonderful Valentine’s inspired recipe for you!

Now, before we share, we have spent about 3 hours playing around in photoshop (finally got a photo editing program), but boy is it going to take us awhile to learn it. It is a lot take in. **and for some reason the pictures did not show up as nice shown here on blog compared to what they looked like in photoshop…not sure what happened there

Hope you enjoy :)

Pink Layered Ice Cream Cake (gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, raw, low sugar)


Layer 1 – Use your favorite raw brownie or cookie layer. We used our raw cookie sandwiches recipe or you could use this recipe. Make according to directions and take about 1 1/2- 2 cups of dough and press into a 6in pan.

Layer 2 – Banana Creme filling

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup non dairy milk of choice (we used coconut milk, so semi raw)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp beet juice
  • And sweetened with stevia or xylitol to taste

Place banana cream ingredients into blender and blend till smooth. Pour creme layer into 6 in pan over brownie dough. Set in freezer to set while you make top layer.

Layer 3 –

  • 2 1/2 cups cashews, soaked
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp sunflower lecithin (optional) but really helps with texture
  • 2 tsp xylitol or to taste (or stevia)
  • 1 tsp beet juice (for a little color)
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Place these ingredients into a blender and blend till smooth. Please note you will have a little extra depending how much you place on top. Set aside as the first two layers continue to set in freezer, give it about 3 hours or so. You want the second layer to be semi-hard before pouring 3rd layer on.

Once set pull cake from freezer and pour 3rd layer on top and set back in freezer to set for a few hours, or as long as you can wait.

Slice and enjoy!

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blog pic ice cream 6

blog 2 ice cream cake

Now off to enjoy the nice weather outside for a walk than back in the kitchen and on computer for the rest of the day.

We hope everyone has an amazing weekend, go out and do something fun :)

Till next time,

P2R Twins

{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

Megan @ Healthy Hoggin February 18, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Looks delicious!!!!!

If you have any Photoshop questions, feel free to ask me! You might check to see if your photos are in RGB mode or CMYK mode (Go to “Images” –> “Mode” to check). The colors look best online if they’re in RGB mode!

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan February 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm

you guys this is gorgeous! yes photoshopping can be tedious but is worth some pretty pictures! :)

bitt of raw February 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm

so pretty!

Ela February 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Great advice to go out and do something fun! Fun in the kitchen too! What a beautiful recipe–and I so appreciate that it’s low sugar. The pics are stunning too.

Pure2 February 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm

THANK YOU THANK YOU MEGAN!!!!!!!!!! You are the best, we will definitely look into that and plus get in touch with you when we have questions. Thanks you are the best!

Pure2 February 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm

thanks Bitt! xoxo

Pure2 February 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Yes Jennifer and Jaclyn it is, but we know we will soon learn it, haha

Pure2 February 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm

aww thanks Ela!!! and yes you better go do something fun!!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 18, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I think it looks delicious! I love ice cream cake and it has been so long since I had one!

Krissy February 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm

OMG – the cutest dessert EVER!! I loveeee pink – I’m going to beg someone to make this for my bday :) hehehe

Pure2 February 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Thanks Sarena!

Pure2 February 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Thanks Krissy you are so cute :)

Christine (The Raw Project) February 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Oh my, this just looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

I can help with any Photoshop questions too. :-)

hihorosie February 18, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Weeeee! Look how fun and sweet that is! Yum! You’ve outdone yourselves. :)

(what runs) Lori February 18, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Oh my. Wow. And lastly, yum. This looks so delicious! I love the texture and colors. I love the beets for the coloring! The only thing that I dislike about making things like this is the waiting. I make it and want it now… not 3 hours later. lol

Pure2 February 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Thanks Christine!!

Pure2 February 18, 2011 at 4:53 pm

xoxo Heidi

Pure2 February 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I totally agree Lori sometimes it is tough waiting 😉

Alex February 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm

This looks amazing-I just might make it for my bday! Reminds me of napoleon bars…

Lauren February 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

This is so beautiful! I would’ve had this as my birthday cake! Since it’s pink and all! 😉

Pure2 February 18, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Lauren that would be perfect :)

Ricki February 18, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Stunning, gorgeous, beautiful! Love the shade of pink–of course beets are pink, but this color is so much lighter and prettier than what I’d expect. And I bet this tastes divine.

Pure2 February 18, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Oh Ricki it was 😉 haha

veganlisa February 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm

What a beautiful dessert! I am so impressed. Your photos look lovely – even if you feel like you’re still learning.

Pure2 February 18, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Thank you Lisa! Hope you are enjoying 105!!

Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine February 19, 2011 at 6:04 am

Oh my gosh that cake is so beautiful and delicious looking!! Looks like napoleon ice cream- but more chocolatey. Yummy!!

Katie February 19, 2011 at 6:08 am

This looks amazing!! I LOVE that its got PINK in it : )

Photoshop scares me! Its so complicated!!! What kind of photoshop program do you have? The pics look great!!! xoxo

Jennifer Leonard (big sis) February 19, 2011 at 8:10 am


A Tablespoon of Liz February 19, 2011 at 8:47 am

This looks so good! I like how you colored it with beet juice!

Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo February 19, 2011 at 9:38 am

I think the photos look great (and I bet the cake tastes even better)! I think photography is a life-long learning process, haha…

allison February 19, 2011 at 9:57 am

That looks so good!!! My boyfriend loves ice cream cake so i want to make this for his birthday at the end of the month!

Photoshop is really intimidating at first. My photography teacher always told us to first use Curves, then Levels and when you want to lighten or darken ares definitely use the burn and dodge instead of contrast because you will have more control. The more you use it and mess around, the more fun effects you will find. They also have tons of magazines about it so they are always worth a look.

Carla February 19, 2011 at 10:03 am

This is so beautiful and delicious looking! I must make it!!

Pure2 February 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

Thanks Allison these are great tips! I am writing them down now :) THANKS!!!!

Pure2 February 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

Clarie I totally agree, so I am trying not to put too much pressure on myself 😉

Pure2 February 19, 2011 at 10:16 am

Thanks Liz, it is amazing how beet juice can really change colors of food!

Pure2 February 19, 2011 at 10:16 am

Thanks sis.

Pure2 February 19, 2011 at 10:17 am

Katie, it is scary but I know over time I will get the hang of it, haha, the photoshop I have is the CS5.

Pure2 February 19, 2011 at 10:17 am

Yes Gabriela doesn’t , and we didn’t even plan that, LOL

Ana February 19, 2011 at 4:13 pm

This looks too good!! Lovely dessert!!

natalie (the sweets life) February 21, 2011 at 10:22 am

this is seriously GORGEOUS!

Rebecca March 24, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Could you please come to my house and bake (hahah, wait. unbake!) these recipes for me? i’m never motivated enough. looks so good!!

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 29, 2011 at 7:12 pm

this is stunning!! WOW.

Pure2 March 30, 2011 at 5:18 am

Thank you so much Angela!! That truly means a lot coming from you :)

Ariane June 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm


I’ve been reading your blog since a little while and I must say I really enjoy it, thanks for all the amazing recipes! I have a question for this one (I’m going to give it a try tomorrow for Father’s Day). Would it make any difference if I use soy lecithin instead of sunflower lecithin? I believe the sunflower one is a healthier option, but I unfortunately only have soy on hand… thank you in advance!


Pure2 June 19, 2011 at 4:37 am

Ariane, soy lecithin should help with the texture and binding like sunflower lecithin, I would start with 1-2 tsp and go from there. I am not really sure how much of it will be needed as we never worked with it before. But do know people who it in recipes and it works. Good luck! Let us know how it goes.

Ariane June 19, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Hi there,

I just tasted the cake (finally after all the waiting!) and it is absolutely delicious!! I loooove it :) I first thought that it would be kind of rich and that I should only grab a small piece but it turned out to be quite light and refreshing (especially with the ice cream texture). I can’t wait to bring it to my father tomorrow.

For the lecithin I put 1 1/2 tsp and I think it is just fine. I ended up adding and processing some liquid (almond milk) to the 3rd layer because I don’t have a high speed blender and it was too thick my blender couldn’t handle it!

I think I can say it is a success :)
Thanks again for this amazing recipe and your advice on the lecithin. I will still probably use sunflower next time.


Pure2 June 19, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Ariane, oh we are so happy to hear the recipe came out (and that the soy lecithin worked!) I hope you dad enjoys it. :)

Pierre August 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm

We just want to say to Ariane, the cake is so good and we eat all the portion. My wife,try to do the recipes. Thank you to share repipes with the public.

Pure2 August 4, 2011 at 5:00 am

Pierre so glad to hear it!!!!

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