Arctic Roll

Arctic Roll

Celebrate strawberries with this British retro classic, the Arctic Roll. It can be made days ahead, making it perfect for easy summer entertaining!

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Arctic Roll
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Arctic Roll

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Cool time20 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream or dairy-free ice cream
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • Butter or gluten-free nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberry jam
  • Powdered sugar - for dusting
  • Fresh strawberries - for serving
  • Mint leaves - for serving
  • Chopped pistachios - for serving (optional)


  • Let the ice cream soften for a few minutes, then stir the chopped strawberries into it. Place on a piece of parchment or waxed paper and form into a log as long as the length of your jelly roll pan. Wrap and put in the freezer.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper and butter the paper or spray with cooking spray.
  • In an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the eggs and sugar on high speed until very pale yellow and doubled in volume, about 2 minutes. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat until fully incorporated. Beat in the vanilla. Spread the batter evenly on the prepared pan – it will be thin. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until set in the middle. Remove from the oven and let cool for 2 minutes.
  • Using the parchment paper, roll the cake into a cylinder, starting at one of the short ends. Let cool for 20 minutes.
  • Gently unroll the cake and spread evenly with the jam. Place the ice cream log at one end and roll the cake up. Wrap back in the parchment and freeze until serving.
  • Unwrap the roll, place on a serving plate, and dust with powdered sugar. Garnish with strawberries, mint, and chopped pistachios.


Nutrition Facts
Arctic Roll
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 208mg6%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 368IU7%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 129mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: British Cake Ice Cream Optionally Dairy Free Strawberries Vanilla
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