What Makes The Ice Cream Cake Strain So Special?
By Daniel Gana
What is the Ice Cream Cake strain?
Ice Cream Cake cannabis strain is an Indica-dominant (75 percent indica and 25 percent Sativa) marijuana strain made by crossing the famous wedding cake with Gelato #33 strains. Most Indica-dominant strains have a long history of inducing sleep and tranquility thanks to their high THC concentration.
Ice Cream Cake strain features the strong euphoric effect of the Wedding Cake strain and the relaxing properties of Gelato #33, making it a good choice for people who want to relax after a long day’s work. It produces a body high that makes you want to lie down and have a nice time.
Using Ice Cream Cake strains is one of the best things that can happen to your cannabis journey. Its creamy-flavored profile, backed by the full spectrum cannabinoids, supports a relaxing body high that is suitable for sleep and pain relief.
The name “Ice Cream Cake” comes from the super delicious cheesy, creamy flavor with a sweet nuttiness that lingers after every use. This strain can trigger a cannabis high that is as rich as its flavor. The high starts as a cerebral effect and slowly fades into pure happiness and ease, making you want to forget everything and have a good time. The high ends with a relaxing feeling that creeps into your physical form, leaving you sedated and sleepy. After a good Ice Cream Cake high, you just want to lie down and have a good sleep.
How strong is the Ice Cream Cake Strain?
A cannabis strain is as strong as its cannabinoid potency. With an average THC concentration ranging from 20-24 percent, Ice Cream Cake strains offer an interesting body high. It is a very strong Indica-dominant strain that is not suitable for novices. The high THC content may trigger some side effects, which may be too much for a novice to handle.
How to grow Ice Cream Cake
Ice Cream Cake is a rare photoperiod plant excellent for intermediate and advanced growers. It can be grown indoors and outdoors, and flowers within 8-9 weeks. It is a high-yielding plant that produces about 500-550g per square meter for indoor plants and 550-560 grams per square meter for outdoor plants. It is quite easy to cultivate as long as you meet the compliance rules set by the local authorities.
What to expect from Ice Cream Cake cannabis strain
The cannabinoid and terpenoid combination of the Ice Cream Cake strain is no joke. It comes with a total cannabinoid concentration of about 27 percent and a terpenoid concentration of about 1.06 percent. Trying this strain for the first time? Here are a few things to bear in mind.
Cannabinoids in Ice Cream Cake cannabis strain
Ice Cream Cake combines THC, CBD (about 1.2%), and some minor cannabinoids like CBC, CBG, CBN, and THCV. The high concentration of THC (usually between 20.5-24%) with some supporting psychotropic cannabinoids like THCV, CBC, and CBN promotes the body's high and sleep-inducing properties. This cannabinoid concentration is great for medicinal and recreational applications. Medicinal users have attested to noticing some positive effects when they use Ice Cream Cake for the following conditions:
- Pain relief
- Muscular spasms
Anecdotal evidence and user reviews show that most users are likely to experience a relaxing feeling that fades into happiness and sleep.
Terpenes in Ice Cream Cake cannabis strain
While Beta-caryophyllene is one of the most abundant terpenes in Ice Cream Cake cannabis strains, users should also expect a blend of limonene, linalool, and other rare terpenoids. These terpenes include;
The presence of this terpene is, however, subject to storage, method of administration, age of the strain, and cultivation method. Information from research shows that sun-grown cannabis strains are likely to have a more robust terpene profile than indoor-grown cannabis plants.
Scent and flavors
Ice Cream Cake strains offer vanilla and creamy flavor with a hint of fruit and spice. It presents a butter and sweet taste that leaves users craving more. Open a jar of Ice Cream Cake and you’ll be greeted with a stunningly complex aroma that draws the mind to the sugary sweetness associated with cakes and a mix of fresh lavender.
Ice Cream Cake vs. Wedding Cake strain
Ice Cream Cake and Wedding Cake are unique in their worlds. The strains offer an almost similar effect on users with slight differences in their cannabinoid and terpene profiles. It is pertinent to note that Ice Cream Cake is a descendant of Wedding Cake and may present some better effects in terms of energy, focus, and hunger. It has a lower pain-relieving effect than Wedding Cake and has a lower potency for cramps, stress, and insomnia.
Is Ice Cream Cake Strain safe?
Ice Cream Cake strain is different things to different people. Its high THC content is suitable for medical users who will love to try out the sleep-inducing, pain relieving, anxiety, and anti-depression effects of the Ice Cream Cake strain. For recreational users, Ice Cream Cake has an excellent taste that uplifts mood and supports relaxation.
The high THC content in Ice Cream Cake Strains may not be a great idea for people with low THC tolerance or are novices. Exposing these groups of people to Ice Cream Cake strains can lead to several side effects like nausea and dizziness.
What are the side effects of Ice Cream Cake Strain?
The high THC content supports the side effects of the Ice Cream Cake strain. These side effects may include but are not limited to the following:
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
Users can minimize the side effects of Ice Cream Cake strains by microdosing on the strain. The secret is to start small and go slow. This will enable the body to accommodate the high THC.
For more, check out our complete collection of cannabis strain reviews.
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