Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Prep this ice cream sandwich cake in 5 minutes! It’s perfect for hot summer days and your kids will LOVE it. Chocolate ice cream sandwiches topped with whipped cream and crushed Oreos!

This cool and delicious dessert is perfect for summertime. It takes just minutes to prep and is the perfect treat for a hot day, along with Oreo Ice Cream Cake and Poke Cake.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake on white plate

Easy Summer Treat

SUMMER is calling my name! And so are all the cool desserts that come with it!

This ice cream sandwich cake is a fun twist on a classic summer treat. It’s really easy to make, so your kids can definitely get in the kitchen and help you.

Have you looked at the ingredients of this recipe? Hot fudge, pudding, ice cream sandwiches, whipped cream, and Oreos.

Does it get much better then that? The hot fudge/pudding/whipped cream mixture helps the ice cream sandwiches to stick together to form a cake. Then it’s covered in more whipped cream and topped with crushed Oreos.

Every time I make this dessert, there is never any leftovers – definitely a crowd pleaser!

How to Layer Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert process pics

How to Make Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

PUDDING MIX. Start by making the fudge pudding mix. Grab a large bowl and whisk together the fudge topping (here is a link to our tasty homemade hot fudge sauce) and 1-2 cups of whipped cream until it’s combined.

Add the dry chocolate pudding mix and stir for a couple minutes. Add one cup of the chopped Oreos, mix, and set it aside.

ICE CREAM SANDWICHES. You’re going to need 12 ice cream sandwiches for this recipe. Start by unwrapping them all and putting 4 of them side by side on a foil-lined baking sheet.

WHIPPED CREAM. Add half the whipped cream pudding mixture on top and repeat the layers. Add the last 4 ice cream sandwiches and cover the cake with the remaining whipped cream.

TOPPING. Don’t forget to add the rest of the chopped cookies on top of the cake or all over the sides too. Freeze the cake for 1 hour. After an hour, lightly wrap the cake with tin foil and keep it in the freezer for an additional 2-3 hours before serving.

Ice Cream Cake with Ice Cream Sandwiches process pics

Flavor variations + STORING

Another fun thing you can do with this cake is change up the flavors of the ingredients. Try different flavored ice cream sandwiches—like mint ice cream sandwiches!

And you can add different candy, sauce or cookie toppings to the middle or on top of the cake. Possibilities are almost endless with this summer dessert!

How to store Ice cream sandwich Cake? Keep your ice cream sandwich cake light wrapped in foil and in the freezer.

This is such a great dessert to make-ahead of time. Just keep it frozen until you’re ready to serve to friends and family! This cake will last about a month in your freezer. Such a perfect summer make-ahead party recipe!

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake topped with Oreos

There’s nothing better than a delicious, cool treat on a hot summer day. With this cake being as simple as it is, we have a feeling it will become a go-to all season long.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe

5 from 17 votes
Prep this ice cream sandwich cake in 5 minutes! It's perfect for hot summer days and your kids will LOVE it. Chocolate ice cream sandwiches topped with whipped cream and crushed Oreos!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Freeze Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 387 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1/2 cup hot fudge sauce warmed
  • 4 cups whipped cream
  • 1 3.9 oz. pkg instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups OREOS chopped
  • 12 ice cream sandwiches


  • In a medium bowl, whisk fudge topping and 1 - 2 cups whipped cream until well blended. Add the dry pudding mix and stir for a few minutes. Add 1 cup chopped cookies and mix until blended. Set aside.
  • Place 4 ice cream sandwiches, side-by-side, on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Add half the whipped cream pudding mixture on top, then repeat layers. 
  • Add the last 4 sandwiches, then cover the entire cake with the remaining whipped cream making sure to add the rest of the chopped cookies to the cake (you can add them to the top or all over the cake).
  • Freeze cake for 1 hour, then lightly wrap with foil and continue freezing for an additional 2-3 hours.

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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. 5 stars
    this is funny in the best of ways, love the pyramid of ice cream sandwiches used to make this, very creative

  2. 5 stars
    Another cool yummy dessert that wont disAppOint. A great way to serve up those ice cream sandwiches.

  3. 5 stars
    This Yummy Cake is on the menu for our graduation party! Everyone loves it!! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    This is the perfect summer treat! I love ice cream sandwiches & chocolate, so I know I will love this! I will make it for my family!

  5. 5 stars
    MakIng your recipe brought back memories from my HS joB at cold stone creamery. Your Recipe is way easier and just as tasty.

  6. 5 stars
    Do you recommend using homemade whipped cream (from whipping cream) or whipped topping? If homemade, sweetened or unsweetened? Thank you!

    1. Either one works great! I usually have whipped topping from the store on hand, because of time, but of course homemade is always so good. I would have it sweetened 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    This was a great recipe to follow. My daughter always requests ice cream cake for her birthday (HOT July). I Substituted mint chocolate ice cream sandwiches & MINT chocolate covered COOKIEs instead of OREOS. We,of course, had to use Sanders (it’s a Michigan thing).
    This cake turned out great! Thank you for sharing

  8. 5 stars
    So easy & super good. I made with my 7 yr. okd grandson for his birthday. We cut the recipe in half to make a small cake. It was a big hit!!!

  9. 5 stars
    One of the best and easiest cakes I’ve ever made! My guest RAVED about it. Cannot wait to make this again.

  10. 5 stars
    I topped this with pecans and cherries instead of cookie crumbles – kind of an ice cream sandwich sundae cake. It was sooo good & so easy to make. Everyone loved it!