Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Layers of Cookies ‘n Cream ice cream, Oreos and vanilla ice cream sandwiches make the perfect dessert any time of year!

Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream Cake: super easy and versatile recipe, perfect any time of year!

Easy Ice Cream Cake

I know many people think ice cream is a summer dessert only. However, in our house, we eat ice cream for dessert several times a week.

And when there is a special occasion or a birthday, I love putting together a quick and delicious treat!

Enter….the Oreo Ice Cream cake. (almost as good as a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar!)

This treat seriously takes minutes to assemble. And it stays well in the freezer until you are ready to serve. While summer is definitely over, and the cooler weather is upon us, try making this treat using seasonal ice creams to mix it up!

This is NOT like a store bought ice cream cake with ice cream inside an actual cake. Instead, you layer ice cream sandwiches with MORE ice cream, hot fudge and cookies then freeze it solid. You can slice it just like a regular cake but it’s almost all ice cream–with just the right amount of fudge.

For a birthday, a holiday or any celebration, you can’t do better than this easy Ice Cream Cake!

Ingredient Notes

  • Ice cream sandwiches – The classic rectangular ice cream sandwiches with the chocolate cookies work best.
  • Cookies ‘n’ Cream Ice Cream – Or substitute your favorite ice cream flavor like chocolate or strawberry. You can also use seasonal flavors to make this for a special holiday occasion.
  • Oreos – Any Oreo flavors that go well with your ice cream flavors will be delicious!

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1. Ice cream sandwich layer

Place 3 ice cream sandwiches on the bottom of a foil-lined loaf pan.

STEP 2. Ice Cream layer

Spread the ice cream over the sandwiches in an even layer.

STEP 3. Oreo

Crush 12 of the Oreo cookies and combine them in a bowl with hot fudge sauce. Spread the fudge mixture over the ice cream.

STEP 3. Freeze

Top with 3 more ice cream sandwiches, cover the loaf pan with foil and freeze the cake for at least 3 hours or up to over night.

STEP 4. Cool Whip

Take the cake out of the freezer and invert it onto a plate. Spread cool whip over the top and sprinkle with the remaining crushed Oreos.

You can eat the ice cream cake right away or stash it in the freezer for later!

Recipe FAQs

Why is my ice cream too hard to spread?

You probably didn’t let it soften first! To make my ice cream spreadable, I let the carton sit on the counter for 5 minutes or so before adding it to the ice cream sandwich cake.

How do you store this cake?

Keep the cake covered with foil in the freezer until ready to serve.

How long does it keep?

This cake will taste best if eaten within 3 – 4 days.

Oreo Ice Cream Cake is a recipe everyone should know how to make. With just a few ingredients and a few minutes of prep time, this dreamy, creamy frozen dessert is as easy as it is delicious.

Cookies 'n Cream Ice Cream Cake: super easy and versatile recipe, perfect any time of year!
Yield: 16 servings

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Layers of Cookies 'n Cream ice cream, Oreos and vanilla ice cream sandwiches make the perfect dessert any time of year!


  • 6 Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • 2 cups Cookies & Cream Ice Cream, slightly softened
  • 15 oreos (Oreos, divided
  • ¼ cup Hot Fudge Sauce
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip, thawed


  1. Line an 8x4 inch loaf pan with foil. Arrange 3 ice cream sandwiches on the bottom of the pan (may need to cut one in half).
  2. Top with softened ice cream, spreading it smoothly over the sandwiches.
  3. In a large Ziploc bag, crush 12 Oreo cookies with a rolling pin. Pour crumbs into a small bowl and mix in the hot fudge sauce using a fork.
  4. Spread mixture over ice cream. Top with 3 more ice cream sandwiches.
  5. Cover with foil and freeze for several hours or overnight.
  6. Remove from the freezer and remove foil on top. Invert onto a rectangular plate. Remove foil.
  7. Spread thawed Cool Whip over cake.
  8. Crush remaining 3 Oreo cookies and sprinkle over the top of cake.
  9. Enjoy immediately or return to the freezer. 
  10. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

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Posted on November 7, 2013

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