Skinny Unicorn Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Dive into a world of enchantment with this Skinny Unicorn Ice Cream Cake! Combining whimsical colors and a magical taste, this low-fat dessert offers all the fun of a festive treat without the guilt. Perfect for birthdays, celebrations, or any time you need a splash of joy, this ice cream cake is as magical as it is delicious.


Cake ‘Crust’:

  • 1/2 box (about 7.5 oz.) vanilla cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 oz. plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg white

Ice Cream:

  • 1 1/8 cups very cold fat-free milk
  • 2 1/4 cups very cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup natural sweetener
  • 1 (3 oz.) pouch of Curious Creamery Sweet Cream Ice Cream Cake Mix
  • Food coloring of choice
  • Colorful sprinkles and/or jimmies


  1. Prep the Cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8 or 9-inch springform pan lightly. Whisk together vanilla cake mix, water, Greek yogurt, and egg white. Pour into the pan, bake for 10-15 minutes until set. Cool completely.
  2. Make Ice Cream Base: In a stand mixer with whisk attachment, combine cold milk, heavy whipping cream, sugar, and sweetener. Add ice cream cake mix, beat on high for 3.5-5 minutes.
  3. Color the Ice Cream: Divide the ice cream base among bowls, color each with gel food coloring.
  4. Assemble Cake: Pour the first color over the cake crust, add sprinkles, and repeat with other colors. Cover with more sprinkles.
  5. Freeze: Freeze the cake for 2-6 hours until solid.
  6. Serve: Remove from the freezer, cut into slices, and serve immediately.


  • Use gel food colors for vibrant layers without affecting the texture.
  • Work quickly when pouring and layering to prevent the ice cream from melting.
  • Ensure the cake is completely cool before adding the ice cream to prevent melting.


Q: Can I use a different cake mix flavor? A: Absolutely! Feel free to substitute vanilla cake mix with any light cake mix of your choice to suit your flavor preferences.

Q: How can I store leftovers? A: Store any leftover cake in the freezer, tightly covered, for up to 2 weeks. Allow a few minutes at room temperature before serving again for easier slicing.

Prep Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Freeze Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 35 minutes


  • Servings: 12 slices


  • Dessert


  • Baking and Freezing


  • American


  • Low-Fat


This Skinny Unicorn Ice Cream Cake is not just a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply in the mood for something special, this cake is sure to delight. Its layers of colorful ice cream on a soft vanilla crust, sprinkled with magical jimmies, make it the perfect centerpiece for any festive occasion. Enjoy this guilt-free indulgence that brings a touch of magic to your celebrations!

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