Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Cakes & Cupcakes · Desserts · May 29, 2018

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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5 from 2 votes

Oreo Ice Cream Cake recipe

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!

Nutrition Facts
Oreo Ice Cream Cake recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 689 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 344mg 14%
Potassium 603mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 82g 27%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 67g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 23.4%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 34.9%
Iron 3.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

Love, Lily


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    Platt College

    Wow, this cake looks scrumptious. To bad my birthday was last week. I guess we will have to have it for my brother’s birthday.

      Lil' Luna

      You don’t need a birthday to eat this:) It is for sure scrumptious!! Hope you give it a try and like it!!


    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?)

      Lil' Luna

      I haven’t made it that far in advance, but since it’s in the freezer already, I’m sure it’d be ok. Cover well 🙂 Have fun and hope he likes it!


    Do you use only the cookie part of the Oreos, or the cream as well?

    I can’t wait to try this!!

      Lil' Luna

      The whole thing!! 🙂 It’s delish!! Let me know what you think!!


    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. 🙂


    hey girl- this looks oh so good!

    Penny @ Home Remedies

    This ice cream cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing
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      Lil' Luna

      Oh, it’s so good!! I’d love to know what you think 🙂


    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!


    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!

      Kristyn Merkley

      The regular size package will work just fine 🙂 Even, if you did the family size, the more oreos, the better 🙂 It won’t ruin the recipe, if there is too much or not enough.


    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.


    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!

      Kristyn Merkley

      Should be just fine 😉 I hope he loves it!! Good luck!


        Thank you! He and everyone else loved it!!


    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.

      Kristyn Merkley

      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!!


    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.

    Sara Bennett

    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.

    Merin Alex

    I love cakes.


    Hi there! Can I make this in a spring foam pan?


    Recipe looks yummy!!!

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