Ice Cream Cake

Tim Harris

Ice Cream Cake cannabis is the lovechild of two very popular strains, Wedding Cake and Sherbinski’s Gelato #33 (aka the “Larry Bird Cut”), bred by Seed Junky Crew. Taking two awesome strains and smooshing them together to see what comes out is the most straightforward path of cannabis innovation. In the case of Ice Cream Cake, we get a flower that reveals the sweet and creamy side of its OG Kush and Durban Poison ancestors while maintaining the earthy expressions that its predecessors are famous for. 

Photo by Meowstrapseeds at seedfinder.eu | CC BY-NC-SA

Ice Cream Cake Strain Genetics

Vintage: circa 2017

Breeder: Seed Junky Genetics

Lineage: Wedding Cake x Gelato 33

Ice Cream Cake Effects

Ice Cream Cake will relax away physical stress or pain and put the mind at ease from stress and depression at the end of a long day. The sense of euphoria and well-being will usually tempt the user into sleep before long, so be careful with daytime use unless you’re okay with a carefree, nap-filled day!

Not all flowers are grown equally! Effects, potency, and appearance are all affected by how the plant you hold in your hands was grown- check out our article, Do Strain Names Matter? to learn more!

Ice Cream Cake Medical Benefits

Ice Cream Cake should be used medically with the assumption that it will have considerable sedative effects. Users looking for daytime relief may consider other options but those seeking rest and relaxation, or requiring adequate relief from considerable ailments to start their day can benefit the most from using Ice Cream Cake. Patients have reported this strain to provide relief from insomnia, chronic pain, stress, nighttime anxiety and depression.

Side effects are generally mild but some users report dry mouth and occasionally red eyes.

Ice Cream Cake Characteristics

The Ice Cream Cake strain is high in THC but is also known to express a small amount of cannabigerol (CBG). You’ll find its light green buds are accented by deep purple hues and bright orange hairs. The aroma of Ice Cream Cake is filled with notes of vanilla and sugar and the smooth creamy smoke leaves a lingering taste of earthy, sugary cookie dough.

It may come as a surprise that this desert-like strain’s primary terpene is limonene, which is typically associated with lemons and oranges, but limonene is actually one of the more dynamic terpenes in terms of its role in a terpene profile. In the case of Ice Cream Cake, it’s many other terpenes (caryophyllene, linalool, humulene, alpha & beta-pinene) act to modulate the effect of the limonene on our senses. Pretty cool, huh!

Growing Ice Cream Cake

Short to medium plants with upright structure and low canopy spread. Gelato-leaning phenos have very little stretch but yield heavily for their size and may benefit from increased vegetative time. Wedding Cake dominant phenos don’t stack as heavily but make up the yield with vigorous growth and stretch.  Overall medium yield. The large, dense colas are susceptible to powdery mildew in high humidity environments, especially on the squatter phenotypes. Expect a flowering time of approximately 60 days.

Ice Cream Cake seeds are currently available at Tree Stars Seedbank, but your order may take several weeks to ship after sending payment. Seeds of Horror has a small selection of clones that currently includes Ice Cream Cake. Although clones do not contain THC and there is ample legal defense for their protection by the hemp provisions in 2018 Farm Bill, authorities that come across a living plant may beg to differ. Don’t order clones without considering the risks in your area!

Note: Seed Junky Genetics’ beans are not cheap! We recommend them for growers with an established system for selecting phenotypes and propagating clones. Beyond the fact that simply germinating seeds can occasionally be challenging, the most difficult part for an amateur grower will be properly selecting phenotypes for their garden.

Aeroponic grower Aeriz took 3rd Place for Best Indica in High Times’ Arizona Cannabis Cup in 2021!

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