This frozen margarita cake is perfect for those days when you would prefer to eat your cocktail, rather than drink it! Every bite is like a little taste of the tropics with it's refreshing lemon-lime flavors paired with some "zing" from the tequila. It tastes just like a margarita...only better!
This cake is boozy, but if you prefer to omit the tequila it won't affect the deliciousness of the dessert - the tangy citrus flavors are yummy all on their own! Also, it comes together really easily - with no baking required - but if you're short on time you can substitute a store-bought pie crust to shave off a couple minutes from the prep work. So, if you're in the mood for a dessert that tastes like summer, you'll have to give this frozen margarita cake a try!
See below for the full instructions so you can make this mouthwatering dessert at home!
- 2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1 12 oz can of frozen concentrated margarita mixer
- 2 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
- 2 1/2 cups lime sherbet
- optional 2 tbsp tequila
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tbsp sugar
About 20 minute before, set out ice cream, sherbet and margarita mix to soften.
Combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar, mix well.
Add melted butter to graham cracker crumbs, stir until completely combined.
Press crumbs into bottom of springform pan. Place pan in freezer.
Combine vanilla ice cream, sherbet, margarita mix and optional tequila. Keep stirring until everything is completely combined.
Add ice cream mixture to springform pan. Smooth out top and place springform pan back in the freezer for at least a hour.
When ready to serve, whip heavy cream til soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue whipping until the cream forms stiff peaks.
You can serve immediately or return to freezer for a few minutes to allow whipped cream to harden more.
Check out our video below to see how we made this yummy cake!