Jul 3

Easiest Ever No Bake Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Ice Cream Cake Recipe

So there was that time that my husband decided he'd like to host a 4th of July cookout, and what started as a guest list of about 25 friends and family quickly spiraled to upwards of 50 people...

Yeah, that time would be today, and to say we're in crisis mode is an understatement. Luckily he asked everyone to bring a side or dessert, but we've already made two additional trips to Walmart for more meat, utensils, napkins, trash bags and more.

But you know you can just never have too many desserts... So I also asked my husband to pick up the ingredients for my favorite ice cream cake recipe on his latest trip.

Ice Cream Cake Recipe Ingredients

This is seriously the easiest ice cream cake recipe ever! It requires no baking, and you can totally customize it however you prefer. I chose to go with chocolate ice cream, coupled with vanilla ice cream sandwiches, crushed Oreo cookies, and a thin layer of Smucker's hot fudge.

Normally I'd make my own homemade whipped cream, but since I'm in a pinch for time, I asked him to grab a can of Reddi-wip. He brought home a can of their extra creamy variety to top it off. Can I just say this stuff is like heaven in a can?!?

How To Make An Ice Cream Cake

This ice cream cake recipe starts with a 9"x5" loaf pan that's been lined with a piece of plastic wrap that's long enough to hang over the edges. This will allow you to easily lift the entire cake out of the pan once it's frozen solid.

How To Make An Ice Cream Cake Step 1

Let your ice cream set out until it's nice and soft. Then you'll spread a layer that's about 1/2-inch thick evenly across the bottom of the pan, making sure to push it into all of the corners.

How To Make An Ice Cream Cake Step 2

Next, line up 5 ice cream sandwiches on top of the ice cream layer. They will be a bit of a tight fit, but just press down firmly and they'll conform to the pan.

How To Make An Ice Cream Cake Step 3

On top of the ice cream sandwiches, I spread about half a jar of hot fudge topping, and topped that off with a layer of crushed Oreo cookies. Make sure to reserve about 1/4 cup of the crushed cookies to sprinkle on top later!

How To Make An Ice Cream Cake Step 4

Finally, I added another layer of the chocolate ice cream and folded the plastic wrap over the top. Into the freeze it went for about four hours to freeze through.

Ice Cream Cake

How easy is that?!? After freezing, I easily removed the ice cream cake from the pan and transferred it to a serving platter. I topped it off with the Reddi-wip and a sprinkling of the reserved crushed Oreo cookies. You could also warm up the rest of the hot fudge topping to drizzle over the top -- yum!

Easiest Ever No Bake Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Yield: about 10 servings

Ingredients:

  • chocolate ice cream
  • 5 ice cream sandwiches
  • 12 Oreo cookies, crushed w/ 1/4 cup reserved
  • 1/2 jar hot fudge topping
  • 1 can Reddi-wip or homemade whipped cream (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Line a 9"x5" loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving a good amount hanging over each long side.
  2. Let your ice cream set out until it's really soft. Spread a layer that's about 1/2-inch thick evenly across the bottom of the pan, making sure to push it into all of the corners.
  3. Line up 5 ice cream sandwiches on top of the ice cream layer. They will be a bit of a tight fit, but just press down firmly and they'll conform to the pan.
  4. Spread about half a jar of hot fudge topping on top of the ice cream bars, and then sprinkle on a layer of crushed Oreo cookies. Make sure to reserve about 1/4 cup of the crushed cookies.
  5. Add the final layer of chocolate ice cream and fold the plastic wrap over the top. Place in the freezer for about four hours to freeze through.
  6. After freezing, lift the entire ice cream cake out of the pan using the plastic wrap and transfer it to a serving platter. Top it off with Reddi-wip or homemade whipped cream and a sprinkling of crushed Oreo cookies.
  7. To serve, slice with a knife that's been dipped in warm water.

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How To Make An Ice Cream Cake

Because you're only using about half of each of the ingredients to make one cake, you could easily stretch your purchase to make two ice cream cakes if you don't fill the loaf pans all the way to the top with ice cream. That makes this a fun and frugal dessert, perfect for those last-minute cookouts!

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