The Ice Cream Cake Marijuana strain is quite popular among Marijuana connoisseurs for its potent effect and the instant cerebral high. This breed is quite rare to find, but the experience is strong and quite long-lasting. The Ice Cream Cake strain is a brain-child of the Seed Junky Genetics. The creators quite accidentally stumbled upon this strain while experimenting with creating another different strain. The Ice Cream Cake Marijuana strain is a cross between the Wedding Cake and Gelato#33. This is an Indica Dominant strain with 75% Indica and 25% Sativa characteristics. It packs a creamy, cheesy, nutty punch that continues to linger for quite a while after your last toke.
Before we get into an in-depth review of the Ice Cream Cake, let us first take a quick look at both the strains that go into the creation of this strain.
Also known as Pink Cookies due to the pink hue on the buds, Wedding Cake is quite a potent strain famous for its instant cerebral high. A cross between Cherry Pie and Girl Scout Cookies shows that this Indica-dominant strain exhibits 60% Indica and 40% Sativa characteristics.
This strain is marked by large-sized and vibrant flowers. Typical to the Indica strains, the nubs are bulbous, dense, have tightly curled leaves, and orange colored pistils. This strain has a resin coating bright and sparkling, which renders the name Wedding Cake to the strain. The taste, though, is no way in a match to the strain. In fact, the strain tastes sour and earthy with a slightly sweet tinge towards the end.
The nubs have a high concentration of trichomes on their surface, one of the reasons for this strain’s high THC content. The THC content ranges from 17 to 25%, averaging at around 21% in most cases. This high THC gives a psychedelic cerebral high as quickly as with the first toke. An intense feeling of euphoria follows this. Once this settles, you start feeling much more relaxed, which lasts for quite a while. The relaxation slowly spreads through your body, including your joints and limbs.
For this reason, this strain is preferred for conditions such as chronic pain, chronic insomnia, and psychological disturbances such as stress and depression. A word of caution, though. This strain gives quite a definite hit resulting in a sore throat for many. So newbies are advised to stay away from this strain. Unbridled use of this strain may cause specific unwanted side effects. It is a good idea to use the Wedding cake in moderation. If you still plan to use it, we suggest vaporizing as a safe and effective method to enjoy this strain without experiencing too many side effects.
Gelato#33 is a cross between Sunset Sherbet and OG Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. Leaning more towards the Indica, this strain was first created by Cookie Fam Genetics belonging to the Bay Area in California.
The creators have released many Phenotypes of the Gelato strain over the years. Gelato#33, also referred to as Larry Bird, is the original and remains one of the most popular Gelato strains. While this strain has almost equal Indica and Sativa characters, it exhibits slightly more of an Indica domination.
This strain is characterized by small and dense buds that are green in color and dense in structure. The buds are deep purple-hued, covered with orange hairs, and a white crystal resin.
The THC levels vary between 20 and 25%, though sometimes you can find levels at 17%, which is average. Strains with higher levels of THC are quite potent. With the first toke, you start feeling quite subdued and relaxed. You can feel a creative burst and energy. Though you don’t exactly feel couch-locked, you can still experience slight immobility. Recreational users are generally people into the creative arts who needs to stay bright and active round the clock.
Medicinally, this strain is used to treat conditions such as insomnia, chronic pains, migraines, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSD, etc. Prolonged and unbridled use can cause side effects such as the dry mouth and dry eyes. Due to its potency and quick hit, this strain is not recommended for newbies.
Ice Cream Cake Strain:
Now that we have a basic idea of what went into the creation of the Ice Cream cake marijuana Strain, let us look into the appearance, features, characters, and uses of this strain.
The Ice Cream Cake is a highly potent and rare Marijuana strain with Indica characteristics at a high 75% and Sativa at 25%. Typical of all Indica strains, the buds are dark green color with purple hues and dense orange hairs. Trichomes are quite thick, too, with a frosty appearance. These trichomes are responsible for quite high THC content, which ranges from 20 to 25%, averaging at about 23%.
True to its name, the Ice Cream Cake is quite dense and creamy with a fruity and citrusy flavor profile. You can find hints of the sweetness of the vanilla and a nuttiness towards the end with undertones of pepperiness. In fact, this strain is quite a treat for lovers of frozen desserts with a flavor profile mimicking the deliciousness of your favorite frozen treats.
With your first toke of this awesomely tasty strain, you will feel a mix of cerebral hit and intense relaxation, a combination that is quite a rare find. You will start experiencing a stuck-to-the couch effect while enjoying the quick, intense high, and the delicious, dense smoke at the same time. As you continue taking in this delicious strain, your body feels relaxed and goes into a state of utter sedation. You also start experiencing relaxation in all your muscles and bones, coupled with a feeling of slight tingliness. The high THC content and zero CBD content ensures that this high lasts for quite a while. For this reason, it is best to use this strain just as you are hitting the bed.
Medicinally, the Ice Cream Cake is widely preferred for its ability to relax and induce deep sleep. It is used to treat chronic insomnia, chronic anxiety, chronic stress, chronic pain, and depression.
Newbies must strictly stay away from this strain due to its high potency. Alternatively, you can use it under the strict supervision of a seasoned user or a professional. If you are prone to paranoia, it is good to stay away from this strain completely. Side effects include dry eyes, dry mouth, headaches, paranoia, irritability, and dizziness.
Let’s sum up the Ice Cream Cake Marijuana strain:
Type: Hybrid 75-25 (Indica/Sativa)
Parent strains: Wedding Cake, Gelato#33
CBD: Less than 1%
Terpenes: Limonene, Caryophyllene, Linalool
Flavor profile: Citrussy, Creamy, Sweet, Floral, Peppery, Vanilla, Nutty
Aroma Profile: Floral, Earthy, Citrussy
Smoke Profile: Dense, Delicious
Characteristics: Calming, Energizing.
Effects: Body High, Cerebral High, Uplifting, Relaxing, Sleep- Inducing.
Therapeutic for: Chronic pain, chronic stress, insomnia, constant anxiety, depression.
Loved for: delicious creamy cakey flavor, an instant hit, instant relaxing, total sedation, uplifting
Adverse effects: Dry eyes, dry mouth, headache, paranoia, irritability.