Are you making dessert for guests or a special occasion? This Kahlúa Hazelnut Ice-Cream Cake is a delicious frozen dessert – the perfect sweet treat after dinner.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made this Kahlúa Hazelnut Ice-Cream Cake…so many times! It’s one of those desserts that looks super impressive and tastes amazing but isn’t too tricky to make, which makes it ideal to serve when guests come over.
perfect for summer
This dessert can be enjoyed anytime of year really, but will be extra enjoyable on those warm summer nights when everyone wants to cool down.
When I host Christmas Day lunch or dinner at my home THIS IS OUR CHRISTMAS DESSERT. It’s really refreshing after a big Christmas feast because it’s nice and chilly!
easy to make but takes time
This recipe isn’t too hard, but it does take some time to put together so make sure you factor in enough time before you need to serve it.
NOT FOR THE KIDS THOUGH
As it has kahlua in it, the Kahlúa Hazelnut Ice-Cream Cake is of course not suitable for the kids, so I make a non-alcoholic trifle for them. If you don’t have time to make two desserts, just buy a packet of ice-blocks for the kids – they’ll be happy with that!
keep it chilled
This ice-cream cake needs to be kept in the freezer overnight before serving, so clear some space in your freezer before you start making it. If you’re taking it to a friend’s place, check if they will have space in the freezer for it until its time to serve, so it doesn’t melt.
why use kahlua?
Kahlúa has been one of the world’s favourite coffee liqueurs since it was created in Mexico in 1936. Made with coffee beans, it’s a key ingredient in many popular cocktails and is delicious when blended with milk, cream or ice-cream. It adds an amazing coffee flavour to this dessert!
I hope you and your guests enjoy this Kahlúa Hazelnut Ice-Cream Cake!