Ice Cream Cake is one of the latest and greatest strains to come from the Seed Junky Genetics kitchen. This potent indica-dominant strain promotes a heavily relaxing sensation and sweet creamy flavors that delight the senses before sending you off into a peaceful night of sleep. As one of the newer strains on our DC radar, we’re diving into the ins and outs of the Ice Cream Cake strain and covering everything you need to know, including its lineage, phenotypes, smell, taste, effects, medical uses, and cultivation best practices.
Ice Cream Cake: Background
Ice Cream Cake is an indica-dominant hybrid cross between Wedding Cake and Gelato #33. It was first propagated by the heads at Seed Junky Genetics who are also known for creating similarly-flavored strains like Animal Cookies, Jungle Cake, and Birthday Cake. This hard-hitter checks in around 20-25% THC on average and boasts thick, dense flowers coated in icy trichomes, making it a great choice for making into concentrates and extracts as well as for use as a powerful THC-rich cannabis medicine. Its flavors consist of sweet sugar and vanilla cream, making it an uber-popular choice for terp-heads all over the world. All in all, it offers brilliant flavors and heavily soothing and sedating effects that are pushing Ice Cream Cake to super-stardom status.
Ice Cream Cake Cultivation
Growing the Ice Cream Cake strain is rated moderately difficult to grow. While the plant itself is primarily pretty healthy, it’s thick, dense cola structure makes it susceptible to powdery mildew and mold. If you’re going to try growing the Ice Cream Cake strain yourself, be sure to monitor your humidity levels closely and keep an eye on the flowers. Great care should also be taken early on in her vegetative cycle to ensure that her growth stays manageable. While she tends to grow in standard bushy indica fashion, a trellis netting and some choice topping and weaving will encourage bigger yields and more manageable growth. If everything goes well, you can expect a good-sized harvest between 7 and 9 weeks.
Ice Cream Cake Appearance
Ice Cream Cake takes on a few different appearances throughout her life cycle. At first, she grows several long branches coated with thick, broad water leaves in shades of dark green to blue/green. When she begins developing flowers, her foliar growth slows down to focus on the flower and trichome production. A mature plant’s water leaves are a deep, dark shade of green. Her flowers top the stalks in large football-shaped colas that can be separated and broken down into smaller, denser nugs. Each one ranges in shades of green and purple and is completely coated inside and out with silvery-white trichomes and bright orange pistils.
Ice Cream Cake Scent, Flavor, and Effects
Like many of the other cakey masterpieces to come from Seed Junky, Ice Cream Cake is remarkably, well, cakey! Both on the nose and on the tongue, too. Its scent profile is unique in the sense that it changes a bit as the flowers dry. While on the plant, Ice Cream Cake is notably sweet and floral. It takes on a vanilla-like scent that becomes more and more dank and earthy as the strain dries. Dried flowers have an almost citrus-like tart sweetness with stronger notes of that warm vanilla aroma towards the end.
When Ice Cream Cake is smoked, it’s flavor profile matches its scent quite a lot. It has a very bakesale-esque flavor to it that is reminiscent of a warm creaminess as well as sweeter flavors of vanilla. I like to describe it as sugar cookie dough, with a nice hint of that floral, herbaceous cannabis-funk on the exhale. Its primary terpenes include Limonene, Linalool, and b-Caryophyllene, which may all contribute to the sweet flavors as well as the creaminess of the smoke.
Like many similar strains, Ice Cream Cake’s effects are primarily in the body. The strain promotes an immediate sensation of calm in the mind and can help you unwind and de-stress. The soothing sensation also makes its way into the limbs, providing powerful relief from aches and pains and coaxing you into a deeply relaxed state of euphoria. That blissful happiness soon mellows into feelings of sleepiness, making it easy to let go of the day and get some sleep. With this strain’s potency levels, it’s easy to get couch-locked and drift off to dreamland. However, users who take smaller doses report that Ice Cream Cake can help without hindering in the sense that you can have relief from pain without slowing down the mind and body.
Medical Uses of Ice Cream Cake
The Ice Cream Cake strain offers blissful euphoric calm and a deep-rooted physically relaxed sensation that packs a powerful punch against a variety of symptoms and ailments. Many medical patients choose Ice Cream Cake for nighttime use since it’s potency and terpene profile make for powerful sleep medicine. Ice Cream Cake is a great choice for dealing with Insomnia or other sleep-related conditions for its ability to soothe your body into sleep while helping your mind to stay asleep. However, many other medical patients choose it for its powerful relief from chronic pain or its powerful effects against mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and good ol’ fashioned stress.
Ice Cream Cake Strain Review
All in all, the Ice Cream Cake strain is a potent powerhouse offering a great mix of physical relief and mental effects along with mouth-watering flavors and aromas. She’s easy on the eyes and makes powerful medicine through careful cultivation. If we had to give her a star rating, Ice cream Cake sits high on the scale at a whopping 4.7 stars. The only place she loses points is in her cultivation as she is more susceptible to PM than many other strains. Either way, she’s predominantly perfect at the consumer level. The next time you see Ice Cream Cake at your favorite smoke shop or delivery service you should definitely give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!