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Paleo Ice Cream Cake (Dairy Free, No Bake)

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6" round cake 1x


Easy to make, no bake Paleo Ice Cream Cake.  This simple dessert is Paleo, Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.  Perfect for a summer birthday or special occasion.



Raw Brownie Crust

  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts (50 g)
  • 1 cup pitted dates, loosely packed (75 g)
  • 2 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Ice Cream Filling

  • 2 pints dairy free ice cream

Fudge Topping

  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup


  1. Line a 6" springform pan with parchment paper, set aside*
  2. For the crust: add all crust ingredients to food processor.  Blend until mixture is course, crumbly and sticks together.  Press crust into lined springform pan.
  3. For the Filling: soften ice cream and spread over crust.  Freeze 1-2 hours or until set before adding topping**
  4. For the Topping: add all ingredients to a small sauce pan.  Melt on the stove top, over low heat.  Retrieve cake from freezer and pour fudge over ice cream***  Optional: add decorations such as chopped walnuts, bee pollen and cacao nibs.


*If using a 9" springform pan, double all ingredients.

**If you are using two different flavors of ice cream, you'll want to add them one at a time.  The first ice cream layer will need to set before adding the second layer.  Unless, that is, you don't mind the two layers blending together.  If you're only using one type of ice cream, this extra step isn't necessary.

***The fudge can be poured into the springform pan.  Or, you can remove the springform pan, place the cake on a large plate and pour the fudge on top so it drips down the sides.

Keywords: ice cream cake, no bake, dessert, Paleo, Vegan, birthday, summer dessert