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Oreo studded Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is cool, creamy and refreshingly delicious. It is perfect for hot summer days!!

This cool and delicious dessert is perfect for summertime. It takes just minutes to prep and is the perfect ice cream treat for a hot day, just like Oreo Ice Cream Cake and Angel Food Ice Cream 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 are 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.

Process picture of ice cream sandwich cake - ice cream sandwiches stacked on each other.


Another fun thing you can do with this cake is change up the flavors of the ingredients. Replacing the Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches with different flavors such as Mint, Neapolitan, or Cookies N Cream Ice Cream Sandwiches is easy. Some other variations include:

  • Add cool whip, chocolate sauce or caramel sauce in the middle layer of ice cream sandwiches.
  • Instead of a whipped topping try encasing the cake with a magic shell. There are many flavors to choose from: caramel, Reeses, chocolate, and even “Unicorn”.
  • Use other flavors of Oreo Cookies.
  • Use chopped candy bars to sprinkle on top.
  • Sprinkle on M&M’s, Reeses Pieces, Chocolate Chips, Festive Sprinkles.
  • Sprinkle with sliced almonds, chopped peanuts, pecans or walnuts.
  • Drizzle on strawberry, caramel or chocolate syrup.
  • Top with maraschino cherries.

Possibilities are almost endless with this summer dessert!

Ice cream sandwiches covered in whipped cream and Chopped Oreos.

Recipe Tips + STORING

Best way to Cut: Cutting even clean slices can be a breeze or a nightmare. This is how I am able to successfully cut the ice cream cake. 

  1. Set the cake on the counter for a few minutes to help it soften a little.
  2. Fill a large bowl with hot water.
  3. Dip a large kitchen knife into the hot water and then wipe it dry with a dish towel.
  4. Make the first slice. 
  5. Dip the blade in the water to heat it back up after each slice.v

STORE 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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5 from 67 votes

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Oreo studded Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is cool, creamy, and refreshingly delicious. It is perfect for hot summer days!!
Servings: 12
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 3 hours
Freeze Time: 3 hours
Total: 6 hours 5 minutes


  • 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
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  • 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.


Calories: 387kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 259mg, Potassium: 203mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 310IU, Calcium: 88mg, Iron: 2.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Recipe Rating


  1. Patty says:

    Recipe calls for 13.9 oz box pudding. The boxes come as 5.9 oz or small box of 3.4 oz. Even using 2 of the big boxes seems like a lot. Is it a mis-print?

    1. Debbie says:

      Patty, I had to read it twice before I realized that it’s 1 box of 3.9 package of pudding. It does look like 13.9 instead of 1 3.9oz box.

  2. Kelly A Bell says:

    5 stars
    We’ve made this recipe about 20 times now over the last decade or so. Always a hit. You can substitute vanilla pudding for chocolate if you want a slightly different taste.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Oh I’m so glad that this recipe has been a hit!

  3. Vickie Himes says:

    5 stars
    Our favorite go to and as fun to make as it ìs to eat.

  4. Kelsey T says:

    5 stars
    This ice cream bar cake was absolutely DELICIOUS! We made it for my son’s birthday and we could not stop eating it, everyone loved it! We’re making it again already for my birthday! Thank you!

  5. Becca says:

    5 stars
    My boujie daughters favorite cake! Her birthday cake for the past three years!

  6. Dee says:

    5 stars
    I love making ice cream cakes desert’s my family loves this recipe and what’s good about it you can add toppings of your choice 😋❤️

  7. Covie Lewis says:

    Ice cream cake

  8. April says:

    5 stars
    I LOVE this cake! It could not be any easier to make, and it’s sooooo good.

  9. Teresa F says:

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for this, it’s so fun and easy to make. The kids LOVED it!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      You’re welcome! This is a favorite at my house too. So glad they enjoyed the cake!