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Everyone Will Ooh and Aah Over This Tropical Ice Cream Cake Recipe — Perfect for Parties

5 ingredients are all it takes to make this frozen treat that is guaranteed to wow

Hot days call for cool treats, and nothing beats our Tropical Ice Cream Cake recipe — one bite, and you’ll feel like you’re on an island getaway. We layer up three tempting varieties of sorbet: mango, coconut and raspberry. It all sits atop an easy no-bake shortbread crust. The flavor combination is out of the world, but feel free to tweak depending on your preferences.

The result is a dessert that looks as amazing as it tastes. It would make the perfect centerpiece for a summer ice cream party. And if you’ve got any leftover sorbet in your freezer, keep the good times going with this recipe for Raspberry Sorbet Gin Spritzers.

Tip: For perfect slices, we like to run the knife under hot water before cutting. This warms up the blade just enough so it slides right through the cake.


16 serving

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  • 24 shortbread cookies, such as Lorna Doone, from 10-oz. pkg.
  • 4 Tbs. butter, melted
  • 3½ cups mango sorbet, softened slightly
  • 3½ cups coconut sorbet, softened slightly
  • 3½ cups raspberry sorbet, softened slightly
  • Mango slices, raspberries, fresh coconut shavings (optional)



Coat 8"x3" springform pan with cooking spray. In food processor, process shortbread cookies until finely ground. In bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter; stir until evenly moistened. Press mixture into bottom of pan and freeze until set, about 15 min.

In wavy pattern, spread mango sorbet over crust. Freeze until firm, about 2 hrs. Top with coconut sorbet, creating wavy pattern on top; freeze until firm, about 2 hrs. Top with raspberry sorbet; smooth top. Freeze until firm, 6 hrs. or overnight.

Remove side of pan. Transfer cake to serving plate. If desired, garnish with mango, raspberries and fresh coconut shavings. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 240
  • Fat: 5 gram
  • Saturated Fat: 3 gram
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Carbohydrate: 49 gram
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Sugar: 42 gram
  • Sodium: 80 mg

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