Ice Cream Swiss Roll Cake (Arctic Roll)
Ice Cream Swiss Roll Cake (or Arctic Roll) consists of your favorite ice cream rolled in a fluffy sponge cake that can be made ahead and stored in the freezer for weeks. The Arctic Roll is a popular British frozen dessert (or pudding if you’re in England) from my childhood. Ice cream fans, from kids to adults will find it hard to pass up this treat.
This British retro cake from the 1950’s was made famous by a retailer that sold only frozen food. They have recently resurrected it, along with other ice cream treats, that are now popular once again.
Popularly known in the U.S as an Ice Cream Cake Roll, you can see the ice cream is the main star of the show with the sponge cake providing a cozy, sponge blanket around the ice cream.
The Ice Cream
Any of your favorite ice cream will work in this Arctic Roll recipe. I swirled pureed strawberries and blueberries into vanilla ice cream. I also want to make this with my favorite ice cream, mint chocolate chip.
Unless you’re able to make this Ice Cream Swiss Roll Cake (Arctic Roll) in a giant freezer (which is very unlikely), when it comes to working with ice cream you must work quickly to avoid a melted ice cream mess.
More Ice Cream Treats:
- No Churn Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- Chocolate Pecan Coated Ice Cream Balls
- Banana Ice Cream, 1 Ingredient
To get a better understanding of the technique of making this ice cream cake, I recommend seeing the video below to see a step-by-step.