Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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This easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is made with ice cream sandwiches, whipped cream, fudge, and caramel. A simple yet scrumptious dessert!

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake with hot fudge, caramel sauce and peanuts.
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  1. Ingredients in Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
  2. Tips for Layering this Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
  3. Additional Toppings for Ice Cream Cake
  4. Frequently Asked Questions about Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
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  6. How to Make an Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
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This Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake only takes about fifteen minutes to make and is always a crowd pleaser! Layers of pre-made ice cream sandwiches, a fluffy layer of Cool Whip and hot fudge and caramel sauce on top. My kids love making this no bake cake for family dinners because they can help with every process and be very proud of their work. You simply cannot mess this up. It’s the perfect dessert for warm summer picnics, barbecues, and it makes a fabulous birthday cake! Such a fun and EASY dessert!

Ingredients in Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Try this easy ice cream sandwich dessert recipe for your next birthday party or summertime gathering. Such a hit and tastes so yummy! Here’s what you need:

  • Ice cream sandwiches – The first layer of this cake is 24 ice cream sandwiches. You can use regular vanilla ice cream sandwiches or try chocolate ice cream, strawberry ice cream or combine all three flavors with Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches.
  • Cool-Whip – a 16-ounce tub works great.
  • Hot fudge – one jar of your favorite brand of fudge chocolate sauce. Make sure it’s at room temperature so it’ll drizzle down nicely.
  • Caramel sauce – one jar. It’s optional but adds a delicious layer of flavor to the dessert.
  • Unsalted peanuts – just a few handfuls
Ingredients to make Ice Cream Sandwich Cake including cool whip, vanilla ice cream sandwiches, caramel sauce, hot fudge and peanuts.


Tips for Layering this Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

  • Start with some good ice cream sandwiches. There are super cheap options out there, but since this is the star of the show, I like to use nice and thick sandwiches. You’ll need about two dozen.
  • If you have time, try to freeze each layer in parchment paper before you stack another layer on top. This helps the whipped topping layers stay firm and keeps it from sliding around as you layer your cake.
  • Microwave your jar of hot fudge sauce just a few seconds if needed to aid in the drizzling process. But don’t get it too hot; you don’t want to melt the ice cream or whipped cream.
  • This recipe calls for a 9×13 baking dish but you can use any pan you like. You can even do triple layered cake slices using a loaf pan.
  • This cake can be made a few days in advance and stored in the freezer.
Rectangular dish with a layer of Ice Cream Sandwiches cut to fit for cake.

Additional Toppings for Ice Cream Cake

I love using hot fudge, caramel and some unsalted peanuts as toppings on this cake, but the options are endless!

  • Sprinkle pecans, almonds, Reese’s pieces, M&Ms, crushed Oreos or other chopped candy bars over the top of the cake.
  • Layer M&Ms, chocolate chips, crushed toffee bars, peanut butter cups, sprinkles, butterscotch chips, just about any candy you like in between layers of ice cream sandwiches and whipped cream.
  • And just about any sundae toppings taste delicious! Caramel, butterscotch, hot fudge, mint chocolate, cherry syrup, the sky’s the limit!
  • Layer Oreo cookies or other cookies in with the ice cream sandwiches.
  • Drizzle with magic shell topping. A little chocolate magic shell frozen on top of the ice cream gives the dessert a nice texture.
Hand holding a slice of Ice Cream Sandwich Cake on a spatula.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

What are the parts of an ice cream sandwich?

Much like a sandwich, there’s two parts: an ice cream layer, in between the “sandwich” cookies that make up the outer layers. You can make your own or buy some at the store.

Why do ice cream sandwiches have holes?

The cookie layer on the outside of a store bought ice cream sandwich has holes so they don’t expand and bubble up when baking.

How do I store leftover ice cream cake?

Cover leftover ice cream sandwich cake with aluminum foil and store in the freezer for up to two weeks.

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How to Make an Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake slice with hot fudge, caramel drizzling off the sides and peanuts.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

5 from 6 votes
This easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is made with ice cream sandwiches, whipped cream, fudge, and caramel. A simple yet scrumptious dessert!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Freezing Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

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Equipment

  • 9×13 inch pan

Ingredients

  • 24 ice cream sandwiches
  • 16 ounces Cool-Whip
  • 1 jar hot fudge
  • 1 jar caramel optional
  • a few handfuls unsalted peanuts

Instructions

  • Unwrap ice cream sandwiches and place one layer of sandwiches on the bottom of a 9×13 glass pan.
    Rectangular dish with a layer of Ice Cream Sandwiches cut to fit for cake.
  • You may have to cut some of the sandwiches a little bit to get the perfect fit.
    Cutting board with a knife and a cut Ice Cream Sandwich for Cake.
  • Drizzle some of the chocolate and caramel over the sandwiches.
    Rectangle dish with hot fudge and caramel sauce for Ice Cream Sandwich Cake.
  • Next, spread ½ of the whipped cream over the top, then finally sprinkle with nuts.
    Rectangular dish filled to the top with double layers of Ice Cream Sandwich Cake.
  • Repeat for the second layer. Chill and serve with extra chocolate, caramel, or nuts! That’s it!
    Ice Cream Sandwich Cake on a plate with hot fudge, caramel and peanuts.

Notes

  • Start with some good ice cream sandwiches. There are super cheap options out there, but since this is the star of the show, I like to use nice and thick sandwiches. You’ll need about two dozen.
  • If you have time, try to freeze each layer before you stack another layer on top. This helps the whipped topping layers stay firm and keeps it from sliding around as you layer your cake.
  • Microwave your jar of hot fudge just a few seconds if needed to aid in the drizzling process. But don’t get it too hot; you don’t want to melt the ice cream or whipped cream.
  • This recipe calls for a 9×13 baking dish but you can use any pan you like. You can even do a triple layered cake using a loaf pan.
  • This cake can be made a few days in advance and stored in the freezer.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 389kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 7gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 208mgPotassium: 202mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 415IUCalcium: 153mgIron: 0.3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Ice cream cakes are my favorite so I’m glad I found this recipe. It makes it so easy to enjoy an ice cream cake!!

  2. 5 stars
    Ah, we love this recipe! It’s amazingly delicious and you can’t beat how easy it is to make either. So perfect for summer parties.

  3. 5 stars
    We are having some new friends over for dinner and I wanted to make something that we would love to eat but try something new, so after finding you on Facebook and pinterest I have my meal planned. Also, I am now getting your new recipe emails. Thanks so much for sharing!