Simple Ice Cream Cake

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I always have to laugh when I make this ice cream cake. Why? Everyone swears this they is the best ice cream cake ever…how did I have time to make my own ice cream…etc,etc. So, what is so funny, is none of that is true. It is all made from store bought items. I even use the cheapest ice cream I can buy, the big bucket kind! So, you have got to try this for your next party. I promise, everyone will rave!

This particular cake was for my youngest. He loves oreos, so we used them in the crust and throughout the cake as well.

You can use nilla wafers if you prefer, or any other cookie you would prefer. Throw them in the food processor and pulse until they are completely ground.

My Cuisinart is my favorite, of course.

This is what it should look like. Then add in your melted butter. Mix again.

Press into a spring form pan.

Set crust aside and start on the cake part. I use my Bosch, of course, it is the only machine I have ever owned that could handle this. They are also on sale this month, if you have been considering buying one, now is a really great time!! Sale link is here.

I bought this ice cream at walmart I believe. I usually like to just get vanilla, then you can add in any other things you would like. The vanilla is a great base.

Load up your mixer. Unless your mixer can’t handle it, then just take it easy and do small batches.

Here is a short video showing the mixing.

Spread in the pan. A short single layer first.

Don’t be too particular about it, just make sure it is kind of flat.

Again, I am using Store brand fudge sauce. Drizzle on the layer.

We then sprinkled with the crushed remaining oreos. You can add any other add ins you want- we have used whopper, m&ms, sour patch kids, etc etc. You decide!

Freeze for several hours, or even overnight. The next day, run the edges with warm water. This shouldn’t take long, just enough time to loosen the cake pan.

Remove and feel proud. Doesn’t it look great?!

Make sure and keep it cold until the party. Then slice.

And serve.

Now, sit back and enjoy. Bask in the compliments, you deserve it!

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Ice Cream Cake- Simple

This ice cream cake will have your friends and family raving. The best part? It's so simple.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword ice cream cake, simple ice cream cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
freezing time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 14 ounce package of oreos if you prefer, use another cook for the base
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 gallon ice cream I prefer vanilla, as I think it is such a great base. If you want another flavor, you should do it!
  • add ins of choice There are endless options out there for this- whopper, chopped up candy bars, m&ms, soup patch kids, fudge sauce, caramel sauce, nuts, whip cream etc etc.


  • Start by throwing all oreos, or cookie of choice, into food processor. I reserved about 7-10 for crushing between layers as well. Pulse the cookies until they are ground well. Add in melted butter and pulse again.
    Press into bottom of 10 inch spring form pan. This will form your crust.
    Next soften ice cream slightly. You need to have a good strong mixer for this, if not only load small batches. Add ice cream to stand mixer and mix just to soften slightly. Not too much, you don't want the ice cream to melt at any point in this process.
    Spread your first layer on the oreo crust. You can can divide the ice cream as you choose, in however many layers you want. I only did 2, but generally do 3. You will want to work quickly, you don't want the ice cream to melt. Now, you can add whatever you want in between layers. We used crushed oreos and fudge sauce. I love it with whoppers, but my youngest son doesn't, as it was his birthday, I felt like he should get his cake the way he wanted it. 🙂
    Top with another layer of ice cream. Last add remaining toppings.
    Move immediately to freezer. I like to let this freeze overnight, just to make sure it's totally set.
    Run the outside of the spring form pan with warm water, just to loosen. Remove outer pan and bottom.
    Slice in sizes you choose. I won't even tell you how many my boys ate. It was pretty crazy!
    Now, sit back and enjoy. Plus, enjoy those compliments, they will be rolling in!

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