One of the first things I ever made was ice cream cake. I was 13 and decided that for my 14th birthday I wanted an ice cream cake. Instead of getting one at Baskin Robbins, my best friend and I made our own. It was a surprisingly simple and satisfying success. Essentially all you need is a boxed cake mix, a container of ice cream, and a little creativity. Since July is National Ice Cream Month, it's the perfect time for everyone to experiment with ice cream cake. To inspire you, here are a few of my favorite recipes.