Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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This Ice Cream Sandwich Cake has layered ice cream sandwiches, with a delicious frozen topping, and drizzled with chocolate. If you are a fan of ice cream cakes, this easy dessert recipe idea is for you!

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

This is a crowd-pleasing dessert to serve to family and friends but is also great if you don’t have time to bake a cake from scratch. It’s also wonderful on warm days because you don’t need to turn on the oven! Kids will definitely eat this ice cream sandwich cake all year round!

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How to Make an Ice Cream Cake

Ingredients:

  1. Ice Cream Sandwiches– This recipe uses a total of 6 vanilla sandwiches to build the two layers of this ice cream cake. You can use any brand you can find in your local grocery store.  The only requirement really is that they are rectangular, or your cake will have lots of gaps.
  2. Cool Whip– Technically you can make your own whipped cream if you prefer, but I say keep it simple! An 8 oz. tub of Cool Whip works perfectly for this Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake recipe.
  3. Chocolate syrup: add extra flavor to the ice cream cake, making it taste just like a sundae!
  4. Toppings of choice: I’ve shown mini M&M candies here, but you can add almost any toppings that you prefer.
Ice cream cake ingredients

My kids even go as far as to request this dessert on their birthdays which is fine by me! You can swap out the M&Ms with sprinkles, Oreos, or other festive candies depending on the event or holiday.

Ice Cream Sandwich recipe

How to Make an Ice Cream Sandwich Cake:

Lay the first box of ice cream sandwiches horizontally 6 by 6 on the sheet pan. Then, place the next box of ice cream sandwiches vertically on top of the horizontal sandwiches.

Ice Cream Cake with M&Ms

Use the room temperature cool whip to spread over the top and sides of the sandwiches, as you would frosting a cake. Sprinkle with M&Ms and chips, pressing some into the side of the cake. Drizzle with chocolate sauce. Freeze for 2 hours then serve. 

ice cream cake

Recipe Variations

You may even experiment with different ice cream sandwich flavors you find! You can try Neapolitan, cookies & cream, or even mint! Mint would be so cute for a St. Patrick’s Day dessert!

Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe

This ice cream cake can be made up to 3 days ahead of time and frozen, tightly covered. Let it thaw for about 5-10 minutes before slicing. Depending on the time of year and heat, you may need to freeze the sandwiches after layering them, before “frosting” them. 

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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Layered ice cream sandwiches, with a delicious frozen topping, and drizzled in chocolate.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Sheet pan
  • Rubber spatula

Ingredients 

  • 2 boxes of ice cream sandwiches (12 per box)
  • 16 oz Cool Whip
  • 8 oz Mini M&Ms
  • ½ cup vanilla confetti chips
  • ¼ cup chocolate sauce

Instructions 

  • Lay the first box of ice cream sandwiches horizontally 6 by 6 on the sheet pan.  
  • Lay the next box of ice cream sandwiches vertically on top of the horizontal sandwiches, again 6 by 6. 
  • Use the room temperature cool whip to spread over the top and sides of the sandwiches, as you would frosting a cake. 
  • Sprinkle with M&Ms and chips, pressing some into the side of the cake.
  • Drizzle with chocolate sauce.
  • Freeze for 2 hours then serve. 

Notes

Helpful Tip! 
Work quickly. Depending on the time of year and heat, you may need to freeze the sandwiches after layering them, before “frosting” them. 

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Kelly Dixon

The Blogette is a comfort food website designed to inspire you with easy recipes that are classic, simple, and delicious whether you’re cooking for yourself, family, or friends!


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  1. There are some inconsistencies with the number of ice cream sandwiches to buy. At one place, you say 2 boxes of 12 (which would be 24). Another time you say it takes a total of 6 sandwiches. I interpret this recipe as using 12 ice cream sandwiches. 6 on the first layer and six on the top. Hope I’m right.