The Ice Cream Cake strain develops into a good plant with multi-ramified, capable of anything so they consider it an all-terrain, luxury of marijuana. The yields are extra generous, you will see how they form legions of resin filled trichomes. In 55-60 days you can collect up to 500 grams per square meter indoors and outdoors harvests of over half a kilo per plant in early October.
A plant that behind its vanilla appearance and ice cream flavour, hides a great deal of unusual potency and vigor. This is why it won 2nd prize Hydro at the Highlife Cannabis Cup 2008 and 3rd prize Bio at the Highlife Cannabis Cup 2009.
Features of the Ice Cream Cake strain
- Genotype: hybrid
- THC: 15-18%
- CBD: unknown
- Flowering period: 55-60 days (indoor) or early October (outdoor – northern hemisphere)
The Ice Cream Cake has a unique taste which derived from its parents; Gelato 33 and Wedding Cake. Thanks to this mix, you don’t just get the creamy gelato flavour, but also the fruity taste from the Wedding Cake. Which is great for a great array of weed seedlings enthousiasts.
Ice Cream Cake Strain Effects
The effect of Ice Cream Cake is mainly relaxing. A nice side effect that you don’t see often is that is helps with a lack of appetite. So if you experience this, you might want to try out Ice Cream Cake. But luckily, this is not the only effect. As contradicting as it may sound, it also helps against fatigue and insomnia. Obviously you would have to take it during different parts of the day. Lastly you can also use the Ice Cream Cake to combat a number of other issues including but not limited to anxiety, stress, depression and pain. This because the effect is not purely relaxing but also uplifting. Just note that you’ll be stuck to the couch for a couple of hours after taking it.
Negative Effects Ice Cream Cake Strain
As with everything, Ice Cream Cake isn’t perfect either. It comes very close to perfection though. The few negative effects that we have noticed and heard about when it comes to Ice Cream Cake are dry eyes and dizziness. Not every user experiences these effects though. And even fewer users experience the last negative effect, which is a dry mouth. This can easily be solved by hydrating; as you should anyway.
Ice Cream Cake Strain Taste
We have already told you that the taste of Ice Cream Cake is quite creamy with a fruity flavour. But uses have also notices other flavours when smoking weed from this strain. The one that is mentioned most often is the vanilla flavour, followed by a sweet and a nutty flavour. Perhaps that’s good to know in case of a nut allergy, or if you just really like eating nuts. Obviously, the above are not all flavours, so if you want to know all of them you should try Ice Cream Cake for yourself.
Ice Cream Cake Strain Heritage
Nobody knows exactly where Ice Cream Cake is from, but it is a popular belief that it originated in California. Seed Junky Genetics, which is based in the state, is said to have created the strain. However, there is another grower from California, called Mad Scientist Genetics, that created its own version of the strain. This version is a bit different though. Instead of being a mix of Gelato 33 and Wedding Cake, this version is a mix of Cheesecake and Dream Cookie. These are very different strains, which is why the taste and effects are not exactly the same.
Ice Cream Cake Strain Facts And Figures
When it comes to THC, Ice Cream Cake is on the higher end with 23.1%. However, it doesn’t contain any CBD. The cannabinoids come to a total of 27.4%. It takes 8 to 9 weeks for the strain to flower indoors where you can expect a yield of 15 ounces per square meter and the outdoors harvest time is in the month of October where you can expect a yield of 18 ounces per square meter. It is recommended to keep the temperature between 80 and 85 degrees at all times when growing indoors. The plants can reach a height of 4 to 6 feet tall. As it has less space to grow indoors, it will always remain smaller than a plant that can grow freely outdoors.
Ice Cream Cake Strain Growing Tips
Ice Cream Cake is quite unique, which brings positive as well as negative side effects. One of the unfortunate things about it that it’s not easy to grow at all, which is why we only recommend it to experienced growers. Of course, as a beginner you can also try growing Ice Cream Cake yourself, but we would argue that it’s better to start with an easier strain to avoid disappointment. But ultimately it’s up to you.
Summary Ice Cream Cake Strain
It is not without reason that Ice Cream Cake has been a huge success since day one. The unique taste and the interesting effects make it the enthousiasts favourite. Us included. However, there are some things to keep in mind, especially the fact that you will be sofa bound for a while after smoking the plant. Also, it’s not easy to get there, as Ice Cream Cake is one of the more difficult strains to grow yourself.
Ice Cream Cake Strain | Frequently Asked Questions
What are the effects of the Ice Cream Cake strain?
It is mostly relaxing, but also helps against pain, insomnia, fatigue and many other related symptoms.
Would you recommend the Ice Cream Cake strain to beginners?
No, this is not an easy strain to grow, which is why we recommend it to experienced growers.
How long does the Ice Cream Cake strain take to flower?
Indoors it can take 8 to 9 weeks for the strain to start flowering.
What is the percentage of THC in the Ice Cream Cake strain?
This is pretty good with 23.1%.
Of which strains is Ice Cream Cake a mix?
It’s a mix of the Gelato 33 and the Wedding Cake strains.