Baskin Robbins' Thanksgiving Turkey Is Turning Heads

Thanksgiving is just days away, and it's past time you thought about what's going to sit on the dessert table. This year, you might want to consider getting an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins. Though it isn't the usual pick, this one looks just like a roasted turkey and is so realistic that you might feel better having it as a backup — even if it is filled with ice cream (via Delish).

While there are other tasty treats from Baskin Robbins that would certainly look pretty among your pumpkin and sweet potato pies, such as the Harvest Swirl Cake that's topped with festive pumpkins, this turkey ice cream cake can't be missed. The ice cream bird cake is capturing a lot of attention this year, but it's actually been around in some form or another since the 1970s, according to Best Products. However, the realistic version was first created in 2008.

Its looks alone are enough reason to buy one, and if that isn't tempting enough, the chain's November flavor of the month is pumpkin cheesecake ice cream, which has both namesake treats in the ice cream, along with gingersnap cookie bits and a cinnamon cream cheese ribbon. You'll definitely want to get a cup when you go to pick up your turkey ice cream cake.

Here's what you need to know about the ice cream cake

The classic turkey cake will naturally be the centerpiece of the dessert table, but the flavors that it includes are scrumptious enough to make it everyone's favorite. You can pick from a ton of different ice cream flavors (such as Old Fashioned Butter Pecan, Pralines 'n Cream, or Reese's Peanut Butter Cup) at Baskin Robbins to fill the cake. As far as the outside of the ice cream cake, the turkey gets its golden brown color from a caramel praline "glaze." The bird is then finished off with two sugar cone legs and sits on a bed of green frosting garnish.

The bird is big enough to serve 12 to 16 people and costs $32.99. All you have to do is order online or in your local store. Keep in mind that the ice cream cake needs to be ordered at least one to two days in advance so the team has enough time to make the custom cake (via Baskin Robbins). Consider knocking one dessert off of your plate to make and leave it to the ice cream chain. Chances are your family will be delighted.