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!

This simple, cool dessert is a go-to for summer time! And if you love cookies and cream, them you have to try it. For more Oreo goodness, you may also love our Dirt Cake and Oreo Pudding Cake.

Oreo Ice Cream Cake recipe - cut on plate

the perfect summer treat

Born and raised in Arizona, we are used to VERY hot summers. But even though we have become accustomed to them, we still like to have plenty of cool desserts to help us survive them!

One of our favorites is ice cream cake, and especially today’s Cookies and Cream Oreo Ice Cream Cake.

This ice cream cake is delicious 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.

How to make ice cream cake process pics

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:

COOKIES. Like I said, the actual steps themselves are really simple. You start by adding the crushed cookie crumbs to a bowl, reserving about ½ 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.

ICE CREAM & SAUCE. 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.

FREEZE. Finally, add whipped cream and sprinkle with remaining Oreos, then freeze for 2 more hours. Simple!

Ice Cream Cake TIPS:

  • When making your cake soften the ice cream to about 15 degrees F so that it’s easy to spread. Be sure that it doesn’t have a chance to melt.
  • Be sure to thaw the cake before serving. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes or leave on the counter for about 15 minutes.
  • Use a long serrated knife. Warm the knife in hot water dry the excess water and cut. The warm knife should slice right through the ice cream cake and create clean even slices.   
  • Prior to serving, thaw the cake 30 minutes in the refrigerator or 15 minutes on the counter. This will ensure the cake is at just the right temperature and consistency. Cut with a long, serrated knife for clean slices. Re warm the knife when necessary.

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake Recipe

STORING & TRANSPORTING

How long can you keep an ice cream cake in the freezer? As a general rule ice cream cake can last in the freezer for 5-7 days and keep its flavor and texture.

If your cake does not contain cream cheese, whipped cream, eggs or butter cream then it can last for up to two months.

When storing wrap in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container.

How do I transport an ice cream cake without melting? Use an insulated ice chest to transport your ice cream cake along with ice. You have a few ice options:

  • Regular ice will work for  short traveling time.
  • Ice packs/blue ice last longer than regular ice and don’t leave water when they’ve melted. This is a good option if you’re traveling longer or your destination, such as a park, will not have a freezer to store the cake until it’s time to eat.
  • A third option is to use dry ice. This will keep your cake frozen for quite some time. Be aware that you will need extra time to thaw the cake before serving or it will be too frozen/hard to cut.

Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe - Oreo version, cut on plate

the easiest Ice Cream Cake

You really can’t go wrong with a Ice Cream Cake, right? And this recipe is so simple, anyone can do it.

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. 🙂 Or maybe even Bluebell’s Cookie Two Step which is half cookies and cream and half chocolate chip cookie dough. 😉

We hope you enjoy this easy ice cream cake!

For more cookies and cream treats, check out:

Oreo Ice Cream Cake Recipe

4.97 from 54 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 Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Oreos crushed (see notes)
  • 1/4 c butter melted
  • 1/2 Gallon cookies and cream ice cream softened
  • 16 oz jar hot fudge warmed
  • 8 oz carton whipped topping thawed

Instructions
 

  • Add crushed cookie crumbs to a bowl reserving ½ cup for the top. Add butter and mix well. Press into a greased 9x13 pan.
  • Spread softened ice cream over crust and freeze for 2 hours.
  • Drizzle warm fudge over ice cream and freeze for 1 hour.
  • 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!

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Notes

A regular size package of Oreo cookies is 14.3 oz which is about 36 cookies. However, if you add more or less the recipe will still work. It just depends on how thick you want your Oreo crust to be and if your pan is big enough.

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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. Thanks so much!! That is so fun to hear that this is a “birthday cake” for your family members. So glad it’s a hit!

    2. 5 stars
      I made this for my grandson’s birthday and it was a huge hit. The only change I made was to use real whipped cream because my daughter doesn’t like to feed the kids artificial ingredients. It was really, really delicious! My grandson announced that he wants this cake every year for his birthday.

      1. Hooray!! I’m so glad to hear the cake was a hit. And I bet the real whipped cream made it that much more delicious too!

  1. Thanks. This is the best. This is a family favorite for birthdays old and young! love the cookie crumb bottom with butter!! Love to make it with chocolate chip ice cream, especially for summer 7 early fll!!

    1. Mmm I bet it is delicious with chocolate chip ice cream! So fun to switch up the flavors on this one. I’m happy to hear you love the cake!

  2. 5 stars
    My nine year old requested this delicious ice cream cake for her birthday. We all loved it. Even made the whip cream and chocolate sauce. Easy to follow and tasted amazing!

  3. 5 stars
    This was such a hit!! Worth the time of waiting for layers to freeze. I used just plain vanilla ice cream. I bought an extra carton of whipped topping so I could pipe borders on the cake. I used rainbow sprinkles for decorating … the little ones ( and big ones) loved it!! Thanks for a great recipe!!

    1. Sounds like the cake turned out amazing and was decorated just perfect too. So glad you enjoyed the cake recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Hi! I’m planning on making this cake for my boyfriend’s birthday on Monday. Would it be okay to leave in the freezer overnight Sunday night after doing the last layer of whipped topping and crumble? Or should I do the last layer on monday morning?

    1. Hi Natalia! Hope his birthday went well. Either option would have worked just fine… the cake will last in the freezer fully done for 5-7 days. You’ll have to let us know how it turned out!

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