Just like the beloved frozen treat — Ice Cream Cake is a sweet, creamy, and smooth cannabis strain that will put you in an intoxicating trance-like state. This rare Indica dominant strain is a 75/25 mix and is recommended to be used before bed because of its strong sleep-inducing effects. A little bit of Ice Cream Cake not only sounds good to your stomach; it is! This strain is a favorite for calming nausea and inducing your appetite, making it easier to eat.
So grab your forks, and let’s dig in!
This lip-smacking confection was created from the union of the popular Gelato #33 and Wedding Cake strains — both of which are top shelf and contain high levels of THC.
Since this is crossed with two hybrid strains, the Ice Cream Cake family tree is quite sizable and has inherited many positive traits. But before we get into that, let’s take a closer look at its origins.
A Wedding Cake you will actually like — this strain is also known as Pink Cookies and boasts a generous THC content of 25%, or more. Earthy, sweet, and tangy, this strain is a favorite for pain, stress, and depression that has a sweet aroma and ultra-dense nugs known for inducing feelings of hunger, happiness, and euphoria.
One of many Gelato phenotypes, the Gelato #33 strain sets itself apart with a pungent aroma and its citrus, sweet, and earthy flavor that is ideal to smoke after a long day to unwind and destress. This balanced hybrid has compact purple or dark green buds that are loaded with orange hairs; offering an energetic and uplifting high.
Because of the Ice Cream Cake strains high THC lineage — it’s not surprising it typically contains more than 27% THC— which is well above average for most marijuana strains. Since Ice Cream Cake is Indica dominant, you can expect to feel a substantial body high and mild mind buzz that will leave you sinking into the couch after a long day. This is why it’s recommended to be used in the evenings, and not for morning or daytime use due to the high THC content and Indica leaning properties.
This means you’ll experience a full-body high that will leave you feeling both happy and hungry. Keep in mind this isn’t for the faint of heart, and low-tolerance or first-time users should start with small amounts and work their way up.
- Colors look brighter
- Sounds are amplified
- Food tastes better
- More sensitive to touch
Ice Cream Cake provides feelings of comfort and relaxation, and for many, the things that trigger feelings of fear, anxiety, and anger dissipate. Feelings of contentment and euphoria will wash over you — putting you in a more pleasant headspace.
Popular Ice Cream Cake Strain Activities:
- Binge-watching shows
- Spa Days
The strong feelings of elation and euphoria associated with this strain can make a bad day a good one by turning negative thoughts positive — followed by a mean case of the giggles.
Ice Cream Cake is perfect for overthinkers that struggle to let things go, or for anyone going through a difficult or stressful time in their lives. That being said, some enjoyable activities that pair great with this strain include:
- Surfing the Internet
- Date Nights
- Comedy Shows
- Watching Funny Movies
Since this is an Indica dominant, heavy THC strain —it should come as no surprise to Cannaseurs that this will leave you feeling tired and groggy. While Ice Cream Cake won’t knock you out instantaneously, by the end of your session, you’ll likely be laying down getting ready to pass out.
This strain should be used at home when you don’t have somewhere to go because 1. You should NEVER drive intoxicated, and 2. Because you’ll be too tired to drive in the first place.
We recommend partaking in the following mild activities while enjoying Ice Cream Cake:
- Watching TV
- Having a picnic
Since Ice Cream Cake eases users into such a comfortable space both mentally and physically — menial tasks like chores can actually feel therapeutic.
People wanting a heavy-hitting marijuana strain that is effective in managing pain are huge fans of the Ice Cream Cake strain. It’s also beneficial for users looking to ease physical pain or ease a troubled mind.
Cold & Flu
The majority of people still reach for the Tylenol, Aspirin, or Nightquil when they come down with a cold or flu — but some grab for the green. Marijuana can be great for easing symptoms that are commonly associated with colds and cases of flu including:
- Body aches
- Joint pain
- Hot flashes or cold sweats
- Bone Pain
Since the lungs can become compromised with smoking and coughing, ingesting Ice Cream Cake in the form of edibles, topicals, or oils may help your symptoms. Vaping and smoking will only exacerbate symptoms and aggravate your already irritated lungs.
Most people usually have a difficult time sleeping with a cold or flu, so consuming this Ice Cream Cake strain as an edible form would also provide a longer-lasting high that may improve sleep quality while sick.
Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
Those suffering from insomnia and other sleep disorders can find a one-way ticket to dreamland with a slice of Ice Cream Cake. The Indica properties of this strain not only help users fall asleep, but it will help them stay asleep, or help them fall back to sleep after waking.
Using strains like Ice Cream Cake to help lull you to sleep is ideal for those wanting to avoid feeling any lingering side effects the next day, or for those adverse to taking anything that is addictive or habit-forming.
Again, the best way to determine dosing for sleep is to go low and slow until you find the amount that works best for you.
Anxiety, Depression, and Stress
People trying to cope with stress, anxiety, or depression will likely find much-needed relief with Ice Cream Cake. Since one of the main effects of this strain makes you feel euphoric, it can shed a positive light on your mindset or current situation — which makes the future look much brighter. This mindset is great for your overall physical and mental health that will help you celebrate more birthdays in the future.
Besides, birthdays are healthy. It’s a known fact that people who celebrate more birthdays live longer…
All jokes aside, a very real and common issue plaguing women are painful menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps can range from dull and annoying, to extreme and severe — and typically start before or during the menstrual period. The Ice Cream Cake marijuana strain may bring relief to painful cramps and help women to function throughout the day because of the known pain-relieving benefits possessed by this strain. Not only that, it is possible that the Ice Cream Cake aroma would be more appealing at this time since women are known to crave chocolate and other sweet treats before or during their period.
The sugary name of the Ice Cream Cake strain is a perfect representation of the way it smells. The minute you take a whiff, you’ll get a face-full of a sugary, sweet vanilla cake aroma wafting up your nose. The buds themselves have a very pungent scent but mixed with a sweetness that rounds out the typical skunky smell of marijuana.
The flavor on the inhale gives off hints of pepper, herbs, and citrus that is complemented by a sugary, smoky taste. On the exhale, you’ll experience a very bitter, jet-fuel flavor that gives this strain a dynamic flavor profile.
The Ice Cream Cake phenotype was founded by Dutch Growing Farms and was initially bred by Seed Junky Genetics. This strain can be grown in a greenhouse, indoors, or outdoors and produces a large yield that renders a tall and bushy plant. Marijuana plants that produce large yields is a win-win for both growers and consumers, however, growers should be aware that a lot of space and about 67 days are needed to grow this strain.
The Ice Cream Cake strain looks like sounds — a frozen treat glazed with crystallized trichomes. Its light green buds have a purplish blush undertone coursing beneath its leaves, yellow pistils running over the surface, and thick orange hairs give this strain a stunning presentation.
“First, I was surprised by the absolute beauty of this bud, the colorful trichomes and pleasant smell are completely intoxicating on its own. Upon cracking the nug, the colors got even more amazing! Bright purples, beautiful clear whites, and chocolate brown chunks bring me back to DQ birthdays.”
“The taste alone is sooooo yummy and easy on the throat that this is one of my top 5 strains.”
“Ice Cream Cake Cannabis Strain has a sweet vanilla taste that provides a mellow effect on your mind.”
“I suffer from sciatic pain with bad joint stiffness, and after medicating with this strain, I have zero stiffness.”
Overall, the Ice Cream Cake marijuana strain isn’t known to have any major adverse side effects, and because this is an Indica heavy strain — the THC isn’t likely to cause any paranoia or anxiety.
All marijuana strains can lead to dry eyes and mouths, but the solution is simple: use eye drops and drink plenty of water. Marijuana and THC is not addictive, you can’t withdrawal from it, you can’t overdose on it — and you don’t get hangovers with it. In rare cases, users have reported having a bad experience. They reported being fearful for their safety and that the feeling of being “high” would never go away. But it’s important to know they never were in danger, they are ok, and the unpleasant sensations subsided within a few hours.
If you’ve already tried this strain or can’t find it, and are looking for something similar to sink your sweet tooth into, you may want to try the following strains:
- Ice Cream
- Custard Cream
- Berry Sanders
- Pink Death Star
- Lazy Train
- KC 36
- Irish Cream
- Bubba’s Gift
- Pink Berry
- Purple Cream
Remember, it’s always smart to call ahead to ensure the dispensary carries a particular strain — or if you don’t live near a dispensary, you can always order seeds and put your green thumb to the test! With the many resources available online, growing your own Ice Cream Cake marijuana strain at home has never been easier.
Where Can I Find Ice Cream Cake?
Since this is a popular strain that can be found across many dispensaries around the United States, it’s the most popular in the following cities:
- Seattle, WA
- Everett, WA
- Eugene, OR
- Los Angeles, CA
- Bothell, WA
- Shoreline, WA
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Phoenix, AZ
- Portland, OR
Ice Cream Cake is a delectable strain that would be a great option for anxious or paranoid types due to Indica’s power to tone down high THC levels, and because of the euphoric and happy high this bud delivers. The sweet taste and aroma of the Ice Cream Cake marijuana strain is a calorie-free alternative to late-night snacking while helping to lull you into a restful sleep.