Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Popsicle birthday cake recipe

Surprise the gang with this cute popsicle birthday cake, made with three delicious flavours of ice cream. It's so easy to rustle up that even the kids will be able to make this one!



  • 2 cups (500ml) strawberry ice cream, melted
  • 2 cups (500ml) vanilla ice cream, melted
  • 2 cups (500ml) chocolate ice cream, melted
  • 8 large popsicle sticks


Step 1. Pour the melted strawberry ice cream into a silicon loaf pan. Freeze for 2-3 hours or until set, then carefully push the 8 popsicle sticks into the ice cream, an even distance apart.

Step 2. Next, pour in the vanilla ice cream and freeze for another 2-3 hours, or until the second layer has set.

Step 3. Pour in the chocolate ice cream and freeze for a further 2-3 hours, again waiting for the final layer to set.

Step 4. Remove from freezer and flex the loaf pan (the same way you would pop an ice cube out of the tray) to remove the ice cream block. Slice in between popsicle sticks and serve.

Popsicle birthday cake


  • I recommend that you pop the serving dish in the freezer too. This helps it stay cold while you are serving.
  • If you don't have a silicon loaf pan, you could line a rigid cake pan with baking paper and then dip it in warm water to turn the cake out.
  • I used neapolitan flavours but you can use any ice cream that you like. Peanut butter, caramel and chocolate flavours would also be nice.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

Find more frozen treat recipes: