A Brief History of Ice Cream Cake
Have you ever enjoyed eating raw cookie dough (who hasn’t) …?
Then this cannabis strain will NOT be a disappointing experience. Sure, it’s nothing like grandma’s homemade cookies, but that’s actually a good thing.
Ice Cream Cake is an interesting cross between the delectable ‘Wedding Cake’ and the infamous Gelato #33 strains. Bred and developed by a Dutch breeder called Seed Junky Genetics.
Since the Ice Cream Cake stain hit the market, it has gained notable acclaim, having won several awards, including the Highlife Cannabis Cup 2 years in a row.
As you may have guessed, this strain takes the best parts of its parent strains and melds them together to result in a fantastic experience that is as delectable as it is enjoyable.
The Main Characteristics of Ice Cream Cake
Flower / Bud Structure
Ice Cream Cake buds have a beautiful, deep olive green color, and are covered in vibrant orange pistols that are intertwined with deep purple hues. The buds are wrapped with glistening white trichomes that give off such a frosted, snowy glimmer that the bud has been commonly nicknamed as “Mr. Freeze.” The bud almost crumbles apart by itself which makes Ice Cream Cake a great strain to easily pack and smoke.
Aroma / Aromatics
The aroma of Ice Cream Cake is somewhat complex as it smells like an intricate mixture of vanilla cake, fresh lavender, and other common herbs and spices. All in all, this strain’s aroma is potent yet soothing, like a cold slice of ice cream cake.
Flavor / Taste
The name reflects the flavor of this sweet and creamy strain. It has the sugary taste of a scoop of sweet vanilla ice cream and, if you’re an experienced smoker, you should be able to notice the subtle hints of fruits and spices. It is also extremely smooth on the inhale, so there is way less of a burning sensation compared to many other strains of cannabis. On the exhale, you will notice a slightly nutty flavor that is comparable to the topping on an ice cream sundae.
How Will Ice Cream Cake Affect You?
The Type of High You Can Expect from Ice Cream Cake
Almost immediately after smoking, you will feel a deep sense of extreme relaxation and contentment that almost wraps itself around the stresses and worries that are trapped in your mind. Daily stresses and anxiety are instantly muted, leaving you with a feeling of pure serenity and that much-needed peace of mind.
It is important to note that, like many other Indica-dominant strains, Ice Cream Cake is known for giving you a body high that is just as deep as the buzz in your mind. Many consumers describe this feeling as being wrapped in a fuzzy, heavy blanket of comfort. For those with a lower tolerance, be cautious! If you’re not used to high levels of THC, the effects of this bud may hit you a little too hard, too fast. But, as long as you pace yourself, you will be good to go.
Whether you’re a pro or a newbie, the body high eventually turns into a reassuring sense of tranquility and sedation, leaving you to sink deeper into your couch. After that, there’s no doubt that you will find yourself drifting away into dreamland.
Ice cream cake is quickly regaining its popularity as this strain helps to alleviate cold and flu symptoms such as body aches, joint pain, headaches, sore throat, and other symptoms caused by viruses or fevers. Especially today, this is an amazing benefit that will not only help to carry you through this pandemic but will also help to get you through the flu season each year.
Potential Benefits / Notable Effects
- Decreases stress levels
- Helps with insomnia
- Eases anxiety
- Helps with depression
- Relieves Chronic Pain
- Eases cramps and muscle spasms
- Helps with cold and flu symptoms
Possible Side Effects
- Dry eyes
- Dry mouth
- Increased thirst
- Possible dizziness
- Tingling sensation
- Uplifted mood
Genetics / Grow Info
Breeder Info: Seed Junky Genetics
Lineage: Wedding Cake x Gelato #33.
Strain: Indica-dominant hybrid — 75% India, 25% sativa.
THC Level: On average, 23% THC but can range from 20% to 25% THC.
Terpenes: Limonene (stress reliever / antioxidant), Beta Caryophyllene (pain reliever / anti-inflammatory), Linalool (anti-inflammatory / antioxidant), Myrcene (anti-mutagen / pain relief), Caryophyllene (reduces anxiety / pain relief and preventative).
Time to Flower: 8-9 weeks
Yield: 500-550 g/square meter.
Grower Difficulty Level: Intermediate to difficult.
Preferred Climate: This strain can be grown indoors or outdoors and grows best in warm to hot weather. Indoor growth requires extra-large pots and needs extra space. Best harvested in mid-October.
Closing Thoughts – you won’t want to miss this one
This nighttime strain creates the perfect high for your mind and body to relax. With a couple pulls from your rig or bowl you’ll let go of depressed feelings and anxious thoughts, letting a calm and soothing buzz envelop you in gentle warmth.
Especially for those who find sleeping quite difficult, this strain might just be the missing piece of the puzzle. It is also a potential natural healer, with many users reporting ease of chronic pain, muscle spasms, and menstrual cramps while you slowly drift into the deepest, long-lasting sleep you’ve ever had!