Yield: 16 servings

Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

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


  • 9 regular sized ice cream sandwiches
  • 1.5 quart chocolate chip ice cream (or your favorite variety), softened
  • 1 jar (12 ounce) hot fudge sauce
  • 8 ounce Cool Whip, thawed


  1. In a standard sized loaf pan, line it with plastic wrap. Lay about 4 of your ice cream sandwiches on the bottom of the loaf pan (cut to fit). Spread softened ice cream over sandwiches.
  2. 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.
  3. When ready to serve, Invert loaf pan on rectangular plate. Remove plastic wrap. Using a large spoon, spread Cool Whip over cake. Serve immediately.
  4. To store leftovers, cover with plastic wrap and freeze. ENJOY!


  • Take your tub of ice cream out of the freezer as you get ready to assemble the cake. This gives it time to soften a bit. Use my creamy vanilla ice cream if you'd like!
  • Swap out your favorite flavor of ice cream depending on what you love. Strawberry, Mint Chocolate Chip, Cookies and Cream. It's all delicious.
  • Love Dairy Queen's Ice cream cakes? Add some "crunch" by crushing oreos and mixing with the hot fudge layer. This Oreo Ice cream cake is the perfect example.
  • Make a ice cream cake bar allowing guests to garnish their slice of cake with all their favorite toppins. Candies, chocolate chips, cherries, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, etc. 
  • Ice Cream cakes can be festive for holidays too. Use mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches and cherry ice cream filling for a festive Christmas treat.
  • Double the recipe and make in a large square or 13x9 baking dish. Top with Cool whip and freeze. No need to invert out of the dish, just slice and serve.
  • Cool Whip- swap it out for my homemade whipped cream instead.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 79mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g

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

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