Ice Cream Cake

I’ve made this ice cream cake hundreds of times. It is fun to make, fun to slice, and fun to eat. I’ve used all kinds of ice cream sandwiches, too – mint, chocolate chip, and neopolitan. There’s no bad combination when it comes to Ice Cream! #summerrecipes #icecreamcake

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

This cake takes a lot of the guesswork out of making an “Ice Cream Cake” because of the ice cream sandwiches! They help to build a nice, sturdy cake that holds up well. And who doesn’t love a delicious ice cream sandwich?

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Easy Ice Cream Cake HACK! Made with any flavor of ice cream sandwiches!!! Over Ice Cream

The ease of the ice cream sandwiches also makes this cake ideal for making with little ones! I love inviting my neighbor’s granddaughters over to make this cake together. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just for fun, it allows us to catch up while we create something delicious.

Tips for Your Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

  1. Perfect for personalizing: You can choose any flavor of ice cream sandwich. You can mix almost anything into the pudding. And you can top it however you like! Crushed heath bars, strawberry ice cream, chocolate chips and strawberries, the sky is the limit!
  2. Elegance Made Easy: Don’t you love going to a nice restaurant and having a cake or pie topped with chocolate shavings? Well, getting that elegant look is easier than you think! All I do is use my potato peeler or mandoline to peel shavings off of a simple chocolate bar.
  3. Solidarity: Make sure you have a nice, sturdy ice cream cake that won’t melt away by putting it in the freezer for at least 4 hours. Before serving, let the cake stand at room temperature for a few minutes so it is easier to slice.

Printable Recipe for Ice Cream Sandwich Cake:

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Course Dessert
Keyword ice cream, ice cream cake, summer


  • ½ cup fudge ice cream topping warmed
  • 2 8 oz. containers frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided use
  • 1 pkg. 4 serving size chocolate instant pudding
  • 8 - 10 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 12 ice cream sandwiches your favorite flavor
  • 1 Hershey’s Chocolate Bar


  1. Pour the fudge topping into a large mixing bowl; add 8 oz. whipped topping and whisk until mixture is well blended.  Add dry pudding mix; stir until smooth and thick.  (If mixture is too thick to spread easily, stir in a bit of milk.)
  2. Place cookies into a gallon bag and crush well with a mallet; stir into pudding mixture. (Or crush the cookies in your food processor - either way!)
  3. Place 4 of the ice cream sandwiches side by side onto a serving platter; top with half of prepared pudding mixture.  Repeat the layers once more, ending with the remaining 4 ice cream sandwiches on top.
  4. Frost the cake with the remaining 8 oz. container of whipped topping.  Using your peeler, peel curls of chocolate from your chocolate bar over the cake and platter, as desired. If you don’t happen to have a chocolate bar handy, you can also garnish your cake with mini chocolate chips, crushed sandwich cookies, or a favorite crushed candy bar.
  5. Place prepared cake into the freezer and freeze at least 4 hours before serving.  To serve, let cake stand at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly before serving; cut through the layers into fat slices.  Store leftover cake in the freezer.
  6. Serves 8-10

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Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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