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What’s better than a few scoops of ice cream on a hot summer day? Layers of ice cream stacked up in a cake. Here we pile up three flavors—fresh strawberry, vanilla bean, and roasted pistachio—and finish everything with a crunchy layer of crushed vanilla cookies, for a dessert that’s quintessential summer. And if you’re not feeling up to homemade ice cream, just sub in good-quality store-bought versions of each flavor.
Game plan: After each layer is prepped, it’s necessary to freeze the cake, so you’ll want to soften each ice cream flavor as you’re ready to use it, rather than all at once.
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