Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe (2024)

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I love ice cream cake but it can be a ton of work to make from scratch. You are going to love this Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe. Now my family can enjoy ice cream cake without all the work.

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This easy no bake recipe is the perfect dessert to make for any occasion. The layers of chocolate, ice cream and cool whip makes this dessert so rich and decadent.

Ice cream desserts are my favorite especially during the summertime. If you love this ice cream recipe, try this Homemade Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe.

Table of Contents

  • Why This Recipe Works
  • Ingredients
  • Variations Ideas
  • Step by Step Instructions
  • Recipe Tips
  • Serving Suggestions
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Try These Other Ice Cream Desserts
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe

Why This Recipe Works

You only need 4 ingredients to create this delicious and easy ice cream cake for you friends and family. The flavor is amazing and just what you need to beat the heat this summer.

The prep time is very minimal and this ice cream cake is easy to serve.

Ingredients

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  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Chocolate Syrup or you can use Hot Fudge Sauce
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Cool Whip (or you can use homemade whipped cream)

Scroll to the bottom of the post for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Ice Cream Sandwiches – We used vanilla ice cream sandwiches in this easy dessert, but you can use other flavors such as chocolate ice cream or strawberry ice cream. Have the kids pick their favorite.
  • Syrup – Feel free to change or add your favorite flavors to this dessert. You can top with chocolate sauce, magic shell topping, or strawberry sauce.
  • Top of the Cake – This would be the perfect birthday cake to make for your next birthday party. Top with chocolate chips, sprinkle, Reese’s Pieces candies or chopped candy bars, chopped nuts such as almonds, pecans or peanuts or Oreo Cookies. We have even topped with mini M&M and chopped peanut butter cups.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – First remove the wrappers from all the ice cream sandwiches. You need to move fast because ice cream melts.
  • Step 2 – Then lay 3 ice cream sandwiches side by side on a cake pan or baking dish.
  • Step 3 – Next drizzle with the caramel and the chocolate on the layer of ice cream sandwiches.
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  • Step 4 – Then lay another 3 ice cream sandwiches on top going the the other direction. Drizzle with more caramel and chocolate on the second layer. Continue this process 2 more times so it is four ice cream sandwiches high.
  • Step 5 – At this time, if the ice cream sandwiches start to melt, then place in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Step 6 – Now it’s time for the icing on the cake with whipped topping. I think this might be my favorite part! “Ice” the cake with the cool whip.
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  • Step 7 – Then drizzle the caramel and the chocolate on top allowing it to drip down the sides.
  • Step 8 – Freeze the cake for at least 2 hours and then I allow the cake to set at room temperature for at least 15 minutes to soften some so it’s easier to cut and then it’s ready to serve.

Recipe Tips

  • Layering Cake – You want to work fast when layering the cake as the ice cream sandwiches will begin to melt. But you want the ice cream sandwich to softened as it makes it easier to press the mixture together.
  • Baking Dish – We recommend using a deep baking dish when making this treats because of the many layers.
  • Freeze – After preparing, make sure to allow the dessert to freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.
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Serving Suggestions

For best results, we recommend removing the ice cream cake about 20 minutes before serving so it is easier slicing the cake. We recommend running a sharp knife under hot warm to warm the knife. This helps to make clean slices into the cake.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftover wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil in the freezer. It will stay fresh for up to 1 month.

Can I Make in Advance?

Yes, you can prepare this dessert ahead of time. Just keep in the freezer properly covered until ready to serve.

Try These Other Ice Cream Desserts

  • The Easiest Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake Recipe
  • Easy Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
  • Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
  • Caramel Apple Ice Cream Recipe
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe
  • Snow Ice Cream Recipe

We love to hear from you. If you make this Delicious Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe, please leave us a comment or a star review.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

5 from 33 votes

This is the best, Easy Ice cream sandwich Cake Recipe. This easy ice cream sandwich recipe can be thrown together in no time making it the best ice cream cake recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes mins

Freeze 2 hours hrs

Total Time 10 minutes mins

Servings 12

Cuisine American

Course Dessert

Calories 214

Author Carrie Barnard

Ingredients

  • 12 ice cream sandwiches
  • chocolate syrup (I like to use to magic shell)
  • Caramel syrup (I normally use Magic shell)
  • (1) 8 oz container of cool whip (or you can use homemade whipped cream)

Instructions

  • Remove the wrappers from all the ice cream sandwiches. You need to move fast because ice cream melts. 😉

  • Lay 3 ice cream sandwiches side by side on a cake platter.

  • Drizzle with the caramel and the chocolate.

  • Lay another 3 ice cream sandwiches on top going the the other direction.

  • Drizzle with more caramel and chocolate.

  • Do this 2 more times so it is four high.

  • If the ice cream sandwiches are melting, then place in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour.

  • “Ice” the cake with cool whip.

  • Then drizzle the caramel and the chocolate on top allowing it to drip down the sides.

  • Freeze for at least 2 hours before cutting and serving.

Recipe Notes

You can make this recipe to be as big or small as you want. That means you can makeit forany fun occasion or holiday.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 214kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 3g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 29mg, Sodium 91mg, Potassium 108mg, Sugar 14g, Vitamin A 305IU, Calcium 75mg, Iron 0.1mg

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