Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches Cake

Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches Cake

This may be the easiest ice cream cake you will ever make! It takes just four ingredients: ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, sugar cones and chocolate ice cream topping – all other garnishes are open to interpretation. I opted for a dash of confetti sprinkles and peanut butter M&M’s, but really you can’t go wrong with your favorite candy bars or cookies on top.

Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches Cake

You’ll need about 10 and 1/2 ice cream sandwiches, so if you pick up a standard box of 12 then you’re all set. Then it’s just a matter of cutting the ice cream sandwiches in half and then lining them up inside a cake pan. I’ve documented the process in a video to show you just how easy it is!

Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches Cake
Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches Cake
Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches Cake
Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches Cake

I used an 8-inch round cake pan, but a standard 9-inch pan will also work. The technique for the 9-inch cake is exactly the same but you may need an extra ice cream sandwich to line the cake pan and slightly more ice cream to fill the center.

Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches Cake

This cake takes just minutes to assemble. The soft chocolate cookie portion of the ice cream sandwiches does a good job of making this confection truly cake-like. It cuts beautifully too! Just place a large knife between two ice cream sandwiches and slice.

I think this would make a great summer-time birthday cake – just add candles!

Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches Cake

Heather Baird
This may be the easiest ice cream cake you will ever make! It takes just four ingredients: ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, sugar cones and chocolate ice cream topping – all other garnishes are open to interpretation.
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Prep Time 20 mins
4 hours freeze time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 quarts ice cream I used 1.5 quart of chocolate and 1 pint vanilla
  • Box of 12 ice cream sandwiches
  • 3 sugar cones
  • Chocolate Magic Shell ® ice cream topping
  • Sprinkles and candy I used confetti sprinkles and Peanut Butter M&M’s

Instructions
 

  • Line an 8-inch or 9-inch standard round cake pan with plastic wrap so that the plastic overhangs the edges of the pan. Let the ice cream stand at room temperature until softened.
  • Unwrap, and then cut the ice cream sandwiches evenly in half. Place the sandwich pieces cut-side-down around the circumference of the cake pan. Place half of the softened ice cream in a large bowl and stir until thick and pourable like a milkshake (this would be a good time to throw in your favorite add-ins – crushed Oreos, anyone?). Pour the softened ice cream in the center of the cake and immediately transfer to the freezer. Transfer the remaining ice cream back to the freezer also. Allow the cake to chill until frozen solid, about 4 hours or overnight (preferred).
  • Remove the cake by pulling the ends of the plastic wrap upward. Lift the cake from the plastic wrap and place on a serving plate. Using an ice cream scoop, top the cake with mounds of the remaining ice cream. Place the sugar cones on top of three of the scoops; cover the ice cream mounds with the chocolate ice cream topping. Add sprinkles and candies and cookies and whatever else tickles your fancy!
  • Place the cake in the freezer until ready to serve. To slice this cake, Place a knife between two ice cream sandwiches and cut. I like serving slices that have two ice cream sandwich pieces.

Notes

Extra toppings served on the side will make this cake fun and customizable for party guests!
Keyword ice cream sandwiches, magic shell ice cream topping, sugar cones
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Gitty
Gitty
6 years ago

How does this slice?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
6 years ago
Reply to  Gitty

Hi Gitty – in the blog post I comment on how easily it slices. There are also slicing instructions in the recipe text – hope this helps!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
6 years ago
Reply to  Gitty

Hi again! I just added a picture at the bottom of the post- I think this will give you a better idea of how the cake slices.

-h

Glory/ Glorious Treats
Glory/ Glorious Treats
6 years ago

So fun! I'm sure kids would go nuts for this at a birthday! And that fact that you were able to photograph this without it turning into a puddle is extra impressive to me! =)

Nazia @ Your Sunny Side Up
Nazia @ Your Sunny Side Up
6 years ago

I hate working with ice cream because it just turns to a melted mess for me, but you've got me tempted to give this a go – it looks fantastic!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
6 years ago

I don't even need an occasion to make this cake. NEED!!!!

Monica
Monica
6 years ago

So fabulous, Heather! You are so creative – talk about thinking outside the box! I just love this. It looks so festive and is obviously so delicious. This just might be one of your recipes I can tackle correctly! : )

ilona
ilona
6 years ago

Such a cute and clever cake! Perfect for a child's party!

buncolady
buncolady
6 years ago

Your video was perfect!! I will make one of these very soon!! For others that worry about melting, you can do this in stages and stick it in the freezer for awhile. Thank you so much for your wonderful creativity…you inspire us all!!!

Thalia @ butter and brioche
Thalia @ butter and brioche
6 years ago

This cake is EPIC. Please cut me a slice now!

Denise
Denise
6 years ago

Great idea for an easy summer dessert. I would have liked the video to include how you got the plastic wrap out from under the cake!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
6 years ago
Reply to  Denise

Hi Denise, when the cake is frozen it is one solid piece. You can turn the cake upside down to remove the plastic wrap.

Medeja- CranberryJam
Medeja- CranberryJam
6 years ago

Looks so fun!

Kathi A
Kathi A
6 years ago

I am going to make this Saturday for my daughter's 6th birthday party–I'll let you know how it goes!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
6 years ago
Reply to  Kathi A

Hi Kathi!

Thought I'd chime in with one suggestion. The sugar cones can be added before serving. They make the cake rather tall and it's not as easy to store in a standard size refrigerator-freezer.

Best of luck!

-h

Kathi A
Kathi A
5 years ago

The cake turned out great and the girls loved it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

While searching for ice cream sandwiches, I noticed Hood makes mini ice cream sandwiches which are half the size of typical ice cream sandwiches. I just unwrapped the mini sandwiches and placed them in the pan . . . no cutting needed . . . what a time saver! I made the cake yesterday for a dinner party with friends. All enjoyed the cake and were particularly wowed with the presentation (I omitted the ice cream cones)! Thank you.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Thank you! My new partner sprung a 9 year olds birthday on me and this cake saved the day.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Hey , what is the size of the baking pan?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Hi! From the recipe text:

"Line an 8-inch or 9-inch standard round cake pan with plastic wrap so that the plastic overhangs the edges of the pan."

The pan I used was 8-inches.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I'm impressed how super easy and customizable this recipe is…thinking Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches and using a springform cake pan for a no plastic wrap option.