Easy Ice Cream Cake

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easy ice cream cake

I love ice cream cake, but it can be really expensive to buy from the store. We have some really great bake and make at home recipes for ice cream cake. But sometimes I am not patient enough to wait for it to bake. It is nice to have a really quick cake you can put together last minute. So I love this no bake ice cream cake. It is really quick and easy to make.  Plus it turns out really beautiful. My children were really excited when they saw me making this cake.

no bake ice cream cake ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this easy ice cream cake. You can nix the cookies and the chocolate sauce if you want to really simplify your ice cream cake. And to make it even more simple, just place ice cream sandwhiches in a  9×13 pan and get more servings out of it. The pan ice cream cake does not turn out as pretty as the layered ice cream cake, but you can more easily slice more servings out of it.

ice cream cake in a pan

But we like the awesome layered look more… it’s much more impressive!

easy ice cream cake

We used mint chocolate chip ice cream bars and cookies and cookies n’ cream ice cream bars and layered them alternating the direction with each layer.

easy ice cream cake frozen

After layering the ice cream bars they started to melt a little so I put them in my freezer to set up again before spreading the icing on the cake. My boys thought I should have put layers of chocolate sauce between the layers of ice cream sandwiches. I also thought that was a good idea and will probably try it next time.

easy ice cream cake frosting

Make sure your cool whip is thawed out before trying to spread it on the cake. I used a knife to spread it on the cake one side at a time.

easy ice cream cake frosted


Spread the cool whip on the cake until your get a nice smooth look.

easy ice cream cake mint

Drizzle chocolate sauce over the top of the cake and top with your favorite cookie or candy bar. We did mint Oreos in order to make our cake a Mint Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Cake. We also used magic shell chocolate because that is what I had on hand. You can use any kind you like.


easy layered ice cream cake

You can slice about 9-12 slices out of this layered ice cream cake.  Enjoy!

Looking for more ice cream cake ideas?

Check out our other fabfrugal ice cream cake recipes and this Ice Cream Cake ebook.


  • 12 Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • 4 oz Cool Whip
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Mint Oreos or a favorite cookie or candy


  1. Layer ice cream sandwiches.
  2. Freeze for 10 minutes or more.
  3. Spread cool whip on the cake.
  4. Top with your favorite chocolate sauce, cookies or candies.
  5. Freeze until ready to serve.
Meal Type: Desserts, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Summer
Categories: Cakes and Cupcakes, Frozen Treats

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