Oreo Ice Cream Cake

This Oreo Ice Cream Cake makes for the perfect no bake dessert during warm summer months. Best of all, it only takes 5 simple store bought ingredients! No one can resist the layers of crushed Oreos, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Cool Whip, and MORE Oreos!

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Favorite Cookies and Cream Cake

Hey, it’s me Lily again! Guess where I am?! I’m in our new house in Arizona. We are already unpacking all the boxes!! I kinda miss Texas already. BUT, I get to play with my cousins and my grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles and second cousins. I’m really super duper, extra shmooper pooper excited to be back by my family. Since it’s so hot in Arizona, we are always looking for things to help cool us down, and today’s recipe for Oreo Ice Cream Cake will really help.


It’s really good and super easy to make. If you’ve tried our Dirt Cake and love Oreos, then I think you’ll love this one too. The recipe reminded me of the Dirt cake with all the Oreos, which made it really familiar and really yummy…. and perfect to keep us cool in the hot Arizona heat.

Step by step photos…

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Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake Recipe

How to Make Ice Cream Cake:

A lot of people are hesitant to make ice cream cakes, because it seems difficult, but it’s actually really simple! It does take time, since you have to freeze it after you add each layer (totaling 5 hours of freezer time), but believe me it is SO worth it because you end up with these 5 delicious layers:

  • Buttery Oreo Crust
  • Oreo Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Fudge Sauce
  • Cool Whip
  • Crushed Oreo Topping

If that’s not convincing, I don’t know what is! Like I said, the actual steps themselves are really simple. You start by adding the crushed cookie crumbs to a bowl, reserving about 1/2 cup for the topping. Add the butter to the crushed Oreos, mix it up, then press it into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan. Spread the softened Cookies and Cream ice cream over the crust and freeze for 2 hours. Take it out, drizzle chocolate fudge sauce over the ice cream and freeze for another hour. Finally, add Cool Whip and sprinkle with remaining Oreos, then freeze for 2 more hours. Simple!

cookies and cream cake

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake

My mom says you really can’t go wrong with a good Ice Cream Cake, and she’s right. This cake is great too because it can be changed up with your favorite ice cream. I think we will try Mint Chocolate Chip next time. 🙂 We’ve always loved ice cream cakes and think you’ll love this yummy treat too. 😉

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Oreo Ice Cream Cake recipe

4.82 from 11 votes

This Oreo Ice Cream Cake makes for the perfect no bake dessert during warm summer months. Best of all, it only takes 5 simple store bought ingredients! No one can resist the layers of crushed Oreos, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Cool Whip, and MORE Oreos!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezer Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 689 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 1 pkg Oreos crushed and divided
  • 1/4 c butter melted
  • 1 Gallon cookies and cream ice cream softened
  • 16 oz jar hot fudge warmed
  • 8 oz carton whipped topping thawed


  1. Add crushed cookie crumbs to a bowl reserving ½ cup for the top. Add butter and mix well. Press into a greased 9x13 pan.

  2. Spread softened ice cream over crust and freeze for 2 hours.

  3. Drizzle warm fudge over ice cream and freeze for 1 hour.

  4. Add whipped topping and sprinkle with reserve Oreos and freeze for 2 hours. Remove from freezer and let it set out for 15 minutes before serving. ENJOY!

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

Love, Lily


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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Hi, Excited to try this recipe for my boyfriend’s birthday! How far in advance can it be made? (Can I make it on Thursday if I plan to serve it on Sunday?)

  2. This looks so good! I’d like to make it for my daughter’s birthday, but I wasn’t sure if a full gallon was exactly what you meant for the ice cream or if it was one of the quart size ones. I feel like one of those big tubs of ice cream would be too much. I just want to make sure that it’s not a typo before I go out and buy all of that ice cream for it. 🙂

    1. Just attempted this recipie and can definitely say that one gallon must be a typo because one carton was plenty. I am left with 2.5 cartons of ice cream that I don’t have any purpose for.

  3. I made this last year for my moms birthday and she loved it!! We’re making it again this year. Super easy super yummy super fun to make!

  4. Hi. Do you by any chance have a more precise measurement for the amount of Oreos used (like approximately how many cookies, or ounces)? It says one package…but it seems like the package sizes keep shrinking lately. There are definitely fewer cookies than there used to be (which is probably good because now if I eat an entire package in one sitting, I can feel slightly less guilty :)! But I’m worried that if, for example, you made it last year when a package of Oreos contained 45 cookies…and I make it today with a package that now only contains 39 cookies…that the crust won’t work out right. I could always use a Family Size package (but that may be too many cookies). Not the biggest problem to have, but just wondering if you could clarify. Thanks!

  5. Wowww! Looks easy i want to try to make this ice cream cake oreo for my mother’s birthday. But it seems to be often frozen in the freezer. I love this recipe! Thank you.

  6. I am making this for my husband’s birthday. I am needing to make this in parts. Is it okay to be in the freezer longer than 2 hours for the crust/ice cream part? This will be my first ice cream cake but it looks super easy!

  7. I’m also confused about when you add in the cream center of the Oreos. It says crushed and divided, perhaps I wasn’t supposed to remove the filling? The 1/4 cup butter didn’t seem enough to make it pack well for a crust. As for the ice cream, no way will a gallon fit in my 9×13 pan, especially leaving enough room for remaining ingredients. Guess I’m winging it. I’ll add the Oreo filling back in somewhere, probably just to the top with the reserved crushed cookies.

    1. You are supposed to leave the filling 🙂 Really, you need a 1/2 cup for the top, but everything left is for the bottom. The ice cream fits, it’s just very tall 🙂 I hope you like it!!

  8. I make mine all at once. The layers will stay out with a little manipulation. It’s a great recipe & perfect for summer birthdays, when you don’t want to turn on the oven.

  9. Just made this for my husband. I did it exactly how you said. And even let it freeze a little longer. But I definitely think I would make it a day a head of time. My cake was a little soft. But everyone still ate it and loved it.

  10. I made this cake using a half gallon ice cream and in a spring form pan . Makes a nice cake for a smaller group.

  11. My husband requests this cake for his birthday every. single. year! Let’s be honest though, I love it just as much. If we’re not feeding a crowd, I’ll cut the recipe in half and put it in an 8×8 or 9×9 pan. It keeps perfectly in the freezer, so you can easily make it in advance. In fact, we found a piece of it that had been forgotten and left in the freezer for over a month, and it STILL tasted exactly the same (no shame in admitting I ate month old ice cream cake haha).

  12. This was a fun recipe to make. I worked at cold stone creamery in high school (wow 18 years ago already!) but have never tried doing a cake here at home.
    I like to use a food processor to crumble the Oreos. I like a more fine bottom layer and then a chunkier top layer. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to polish my skills ;o)

  13. Hi there! Im trying this RECIPE out for my brother’s birthday today! I was wondering if you crush the oreos all the way, or just until it gets cracked up a bit?