Ice Cream Cake

Ice Cream Cake: easy cake made from ice cream sandwiches, hot fudge and whipped cream!

It’s birthday season around here!  What a better way to ring in the Spring than with an Ice Cream Cake?!?!

I used to pay money at various local ice cream parlors to get an ice cream cake. Now? I can whip one together in no time at all. And, depending on the birthday child’s favorite ice cream, you can change up the flavor no problem. For this cake I used Cookie’s and Cream ice cream, but in the past have made it with chocolate, mint chocolate chip, and strawberry! Possibilities are endless!

Ice Cream Cake: easy cake made from ice cream sandwiches, hot fudge and whipped cream!

Ice Cream Cake

Prep Time: 3 hours

Yield: serves 6-8


  • 8 regular sized ice cream sandwiches
  • 1.5 qt cookies and cream ice cream (or your favorite variety), softened
  • 1/2 cup hot fudge sauce
  • 8oz Cool Whip


  1. In a standard sized loaf pan, line it with plastic wrap. Lay half of your ice cream sandwiches on the bottom of the loaf pan (mine took about 3 1/2, cut to fit). Spread softened ice cream over sandwiches. Pour cooled hot fudge sauce over ice cream, spreading evenly. Top with remaining ice cream sandwiches, cut to fit. Cover with more plastic wrap and return to freezer for 3 hours, or overnight.
  2. When ready to serve, Invert loaf pan on rectangular plate. Remove plastic wrap. Using a large spoon, spread Cool Whip over cake. Serve immediately. To store leftovers, place remaining cake in a large freezersafe tupperware bowl. Cover and store. ENJOY!

28 Responses to “Ice Cream Cake”

  1. posted Apr 20, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Ice cream cake is perfect for spring and summer celebrations. Need to try this!

  2. posted Apr 20, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Wow! This looks amazing! I would love a piece!! Yum, I’m really speechless!!

  3. posted Apr 20, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Awesome, I love the ice cream sandwiches as a base!

  4. posted Apr 20, 2012 at 12:54 am

    My mom used to make us these for our birthdays growing up! We all loved them!!! :)

  5. posted Apr 20, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Oh my goodness, that is AMAZING. I want a slice! Maybe it will be someone’s birthday this weekend… 😉

  6. posted Apr 20, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Ice Cream Sandwich cake is a favorite around here too…although I have never filled it with extra ice cream!!! Awesome summer dessert!!!

  7. posted Apr 20, 2012 at 4:15 am

    Thak you! Can’t wait to try it!

  8. posted Apr 20, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Ok….trying to figure out to put my name on – unknown! Lou !

  9. posted Apr 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to share this!

  10. posted Apr 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I use ice cream sandwiches to make my ice cream cakes too. Although instead of adding more ice cream, I do an oreo fudge layer in between the sandwiches. So good….and now I want one!

  11. posted Apr 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Woah! That looks really good!! I want one just because, now!

  12. posted Apr 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I didn’t know it was so easy to make an ice cream cake right in your own kitchen. Places like Baskin Robbins charge you like $25 for a tiny little one but now I can make it for so much cheaper, and better :)

  13. posted Apr 21, 2012 at 2:12 am

    What a wonderful cake and I would not have thought to use ice cream sandwiches. YUM! Thanks for linking up at this week’s party!

  14. posted Apr 21, 2012 at 2:29 am

    What a cute ice cream cake!!! And I love those polka dot candles too, so cute!

  15. Lee
    posted Apr 21, 2012 at 4:05 am

    I do a post on the first Sunday of the month that’s all about parties. I’m including this one in May. Thanks for sharing!

  16. posted Apr 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Such a fun idea! I’m always game for ice cream cake.

  17. posted Apr 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    FUN! What a great idea I’m so doing this for our next b-day party.

  18. posted Apr 23, 2012 at 12:58 am

    That looks really good, and our warmer weather makes it that more tempting.

  19. posted Apr 23, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Well this just looks way to good for words!! o.O

  20. posted Apr 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    love this ice cream cake so beautiful!

  21. posted Apr 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Who ever thought you could make your own ice cream cake?!? Looks delicious!

  22. Jayne Hannon
    posted May 14, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Can’t wait to make this with my kids! They will love it!!

  23. Karen
    posted May 15, 2012 at 1:03 am

    This looks fantastic! I have made several using oreos as a “crust” the only tip I have is that it seems to work better with a less expensive ie. store brand ice cream, it seems to spread better. Can’t wait to try this recipe, Thank You!

  24. kathleen
    posted Aug 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, I used it for my daughter’s birthday party today and it was a huge success, I will definitely be making this again

  25. rally618
    posted Jan 7, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    wow,looks good and it’s easy(my kinda recipe)LOL
    Goes perfect with this minus weather here the last 3 days.
    Remember as a kid our family all went to ice cream shop and got banana splits and it was in the minus teens.LOL That was mid-late 1970’s.

    • posted Jan 9, 2014 at 7:33 am

      Oooh, I love banana splits. Glad to hear others like ice cream in cold weather :)

  26. posted Sep 13, 2014 at 7:18 am

    What a great idea! My daughter will love this with Mocha ice cream.

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