May 8, 2014






My married friends A + V are extraordinary entertainers and cooks.

They often host lunches, dinner parties, afternoon teas and the like. Everything they prepare and serve is exceptional.

A few weeks back they called me as they had written, shopped for and were in the middle of cooking everything for a special themed dinner party that they were hosting that night.

One problem.

They didn’t yet have dessert.

The pre dinner canapés, entrées and mains were all deliciously intricate and technical dishes so they didn’t have much time to whack together whatever it was that I was going to suggest for the ‘something sweet.’ I sat on the end of the phone scratching my head and then I literally said “Why don’t you just buy heaps of Golden Gaytimes, chuck ’em into a bowl, let them soften, swirl them together and refreeze in a cake mould. At least you know it’ll taste sensational!?”

We laughed (although I was 100% serious) and hung up the phone so that they could carry on cooking for their 7pm deadline.

They ended up serving Magnums and I ended up writing this recipe.


Note: The conversation with V + A was my inspiration to go down this Golden Gaytime cake path, but as I often do when writing recipes or looking for inspiration, I headed for google after our chat and searched ‘Golden Gaytime cakes.’ I came across this post which gave me the idea to keep them whole for visual effect!


(To make a 30cm square cake)

Note: This is best made the day you are going to eat it if possible. If not possible, you can make it the day before but I don’t advise to make it any further in advance than that.)

9 Golden Gaytime ice creams (make sure to buy them in boxes of 4, much cheaper!)

2 litres of plain vanilla ice cream

250g plain sweet biscuits (I used Arnott’s ‘Marie’ because they are named after me, but you can use ANY biscuit you like!)


1) Remove your Vanilla Ice cream from the freezer and allow it to melt slightly (maybe for about 7 or 8 minutes)

2) Line your cake tin with plastic wrap

3) Remove GG’s one at a time from their sticks (I used a knife to help me) and place them ‘good looking side down’ in the tin.  (The ‘good looking side’ will end up being the top of your cake) These melt REALLLLLLY quickly so whack this back into the freezer once you are done.

4) Blitz your biscuits into rough chunks in a food processor. Make sure not to OVER blitz – you want texture!

5) Stir the blitzed biscuits through the vanilla ice cream in a large bowl.

6) Spoon the vanilla ice cream / biscuit mix on top of the gaytimes and seal cake with plastic wrap edges.

7) Set in freezer for a minimum of 1 hour.

8) Immediately prior to service, dust in icing sugar.


































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1 laurasmess { 05.09.14 at 4:16 am }

You know what Phoodie? I’ve never eaten a Golden Gaytime. Now I feel like my life is incomplete. On the other hand, this cake looks absolutely amazing… what a great idea to use ice creams on sticks to make an ‘ice cream cake’ of extravagant proportions!
P.S haha.. don’t you love it when you say something deadly serious and people think you’re joking? That always happens to me when I suggest making some sort of edible dessert volcano, perhaps filled with chocolate or jam… but then perhaps I just sound ridiculous ;)

2 phoodie { 05.12.14 at 4:21 am }

GET YOURSELF A GOLDEN GAYTIME ASAP!! I love the idea of a dessert volcano!!!! Will have to think about that a little more and perhaps create one!

3 milkteaxx { 05.15.14 at 12:21 am }

this is an amazing idea! move over technical ice cream cakes!

4 phoodie { 05.15.14 at 4:06 am }

Yes! This is TOO easy!

5 Lyn { 05.25.14 at 1:38 pm }

I am so making this as Gaytimes are mine and my husbands fave ice cream and our 8yr old is a fan too. This is just to awesome and easy to do, thanks heap.

6 phoodie { 05.27.14 at 4:14 am }

Send me a pic if you make it! :)

7 PCW { 06.16.14 at 5:13 am }

Hi Phodie – How many does this serve? And approx how long does it take to make?

8 PCW { 06.16.14 at 5:14 am }

Sorry – Phoodie

9 phoodie { 06.16.14 at 8:52 am }

Hi there – hard to tell because it depends how much people want to eat! In my opinion I would say at least 16 but some would beg to differ! If you look at my serving size, it is about 1/2 gaytime per person.

10 PCW { 06.17.14 at 6:57 am }

Thanks Phoodie! And approx how long did it take? Trying to squeeze it in after work and before dinner :)

11 Amanda { 08.17.14 at 11:08 pm }

Phoodie!! You are amazing! It is rare to find a recipe that actually takes the preparation and cooking time stated. You said this was easy….Despite being an avid baker I was skeptical that working with melting ice cream would be easy, but my boyfriend is a massive Golden Gaytime fan and it was his birthday so, I gave it a shot…It’s so easy! Your instructions are clear and exact and it actually worked! Needless to say he was beside himself when he saw that his birthday cake was a Golden Gaytime ice cream cake!! I’ll definitely be making this again!

12 Diana { 12.22.14 at 2:42 pm }

We don’t have Gaytime Ice Cream here; but I will still make it with another variety of ice cream ! Thanks for the idea

13 phoodie { 12.22.14 at 11:08 pm }

I would love to see a picture!

14 Claire { 02.27.15 at 6:36 am }

Just made this for my husband’s birthday so came back to say thanks! It was great. Not sure how to add a picture though sorry

15 phoodie { 03.02.15 at 2:02 am }

Thanks so much for your message! If you are on Facebook or Instagram you can share a photo there! Facebook is and Instagram is @phoodiegram

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