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With summer right around the corner, we all start to crave frozen treats. With my Three-ingredient Oreo Ice Cream Cake recipe, your dream will become a reality.
Well, you will indulge in your favorite Oreo cookies snack, and ice cream at the same time. With a few simple steps and three ingredients, you’ll be pampering yourself with a slice of heaven!
Indulge Yourself with a Slice!
I had so much fun making this yummy treat with my young girls. We made an afternoon of it!
We were all craving a sweet frozen treat and I thought to myself: What do I have on hand that we could use to create a fun and easy ice cream cake?
Well, I opened my pantry and there was a pack of double-stuffed Oreos staring right back at me! So, I pulled them out onto the counter and asked the girls what they thought of an Oreo ice cream cake. They were super excited!
The Easiest Ice Cream Cake Recipe
Reasons to Make this Sweet Frozen Treat
Kid-Friendly– What kid doesn’t love ice cream? Or Oreos? So, a treat that combines both is just dessert heaven for the kiddos.
My favorite part is enjoying a great summertime activity with my kids! Get your kids in the kitchen helping you out in putting this no-bake dessert dish together!
Easy to Make– With a mere three ingredients, this Oreo Ice Cream Cake is super easy to make. Also, you likely have the ingredients on hand or can easily grab or order them from your local grocery store.
Quick Prep– It’s very quick to put together. In a mere 3 or 4 simple steps, your cake will be ready for the freezer.
The longer part of the preparation is freezing it. How long it needs in the freezer depends on how soft your ice cream is.
Versatile– You can prepare this dessert to your liking. You can use non-dairy ice cream for example. If you don’t like Oreos, you can use your favorite cookies instead.
You can also switch up the ice cream flavor if you don’t want to use plain vanilla or chocolate ice cream.
Decadent Oreo Crust with Yummy Ice Cream
Prepare an Oreo Ice Cream Cake for your Special Occasion
Perfect for Any Occasion– Have a birthday coming up and you want to serve a special birthday cake? Make this yummy cake in place of a store bought cake.
You can serve this homemade ice cream cake at parties, family barbecues, or potlucks. You can decorate the cake according to the occasion. It is not only for summer birthday cakes. Many enjoy an ice cream dessert any season!
Decorating the cake is the best part. Depending on the occasion, you can add whatever decorations or toppings. You can top it with whipped cream, caramel, sprinkles, or half cookies.
For chocolate lovers, you can add chocolate syrup, chocolate fudge, chocolate sauce, or chocolate chips.
Looks Beautiful and Tastes Even Better
Tips for Making the Best Oreo Ice Cream Cake
You can choose to remove the cream from inside the Oreos before crushing. This means you would need to add butter to the crushed cookies to get them to hold well together.
You can then use the cream to decorate the top by melting them in a pan and pouring it over the top.
If you would like thicker ice cream layer, you may want to use 2 pints of each kind instead of my recommended 1 pint. You can also mix ice cream with Cool Whip.
Use any ice cream flavors you like with a special recommendation on using mint chocolate chip ice cream!
Place the cake for about 10-15 minutes on the counter and let it set at room temperature or 30 minutes in the fridge before serving to thaw a bit so you can easily slice it up and serve it.
Use a serrated butter knife for cleaner slices when cutting. The best way is to dip it in hot water so it will cut through the cake to shape a beautiful slice.
If your cake isn’t decorated, it lasts up to 2 months in the freezer. In general, it is best served within 5 to 7 days of its preparation.
Perfect Ice Cream Cake Anytime
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s best that the ice cream not left out too long or it will become runny. The ice cream should be soft enough to easily scoop out and spread over the cookie mixture.
This really depends on how soft or melted the ice cream in the cake is before serving. It can be anywhere from one to two hours.
I used double-stuffed Oreos, so the cream inside was enough to get the mixture thick. If you’re using regular Oreos, you may want to add a three or four tablespoons of melted butter.
Packed well in an airtight container, the cake can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months if there is no whip cream, eggs, or decorations. Wrap it in plastic wrap and store it in an airtight container when freezing for a fresher taste.
Crushed Oreos will make the first layer of the cake at the bottom of the pan. You can place your Oreos in a food processor. You can also go old school and put them in a gallon size freezer bag or zip lock bag then whack them with a rolling pin.
Homemade Oreo Ice Cream Cake
Oreo Ice Cream Cake is an easy no bake dessert, made with three simple ingredients only. If this is your first time with ice cream cake, get a springform pan and let’s get started. What a great recipe!
Freeze the cake for 1 to 2 hours before serving. Check the recipe card for the full recipe.
What You Need
- Double stuffed Oreos
- Vanilla ice cream
- Chocolate ice cream
- Sprinkles (optional)
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Easy Oreo Ice Cream Cake
- 1 pack double stuffed Oreos
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- 1 pint chocolate ice cream
- Crush the Oreos in a bowl or in a zip lock bag until they are fine and sticky.
- Place ¾ of the crushed Oreos on the bottom of a springform pan pressing down tightly.
- Place 1 pint of softened vanilla ice cream.
- Place a piece of saran wrap covering the ice cream using your hands and flatten it down so that it is leveled.
- Now, add the pint of softened chocolate ice cream.
- Again, please use a piece of saran wrap on top of the ice cream so you can level it off.
- Garnish with the remaining crushed Oreos and sprinkles of your choice. Freeze for about two hours before enjoying.
- Freeze for about two hours before enjoying.