If you have a birthday celebration coming up, or any celebration really, you are going to LOVE this homemade ice cream cake! So delicious, easy to put together, and everyone will love it (especially the kids!).
I love ice cream cakes! During my teen years, that was my birthday cake request – an ice cream cake!! The crunchy chocolate pieces are my favorite!! So anytime one of my kids requests an ice cream cake for their birthday, I secretly do a little happy dance in my mind. And not just because I get to have a piece (or 2, or 3) of delicious ice cream cake, but also because this homemade ice cream cake and so easy to make and it saves me money compared to buying one at the store.
There is nothing better than a birthday that has an ICE CREAM CAKE. And like I mentioned above, making it myself saves me a good chunk of change! You’d think that the store-bought ones hide gold in the center.
A homemade one utilizing ice cream sandwiches is the perfect solution to saving you money and time! I love how easy this ice cream cake is to make. Layer a few things, mix the frosting, assemble and you’re done. So simple!
Ready to get started? Scroll down for the step-by-step directions to make your very own DIY ice cream cake.
Ice cream cake ingredients
To make this ice cream cake for your upcoming birthday celebration, you’ll need these ingredients:
- 12 regular size ice cream sandwiches
- 1 cup oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
- 16 ounces whipped topping, thawed and divided
- Rainbow sprinkles
How to make your own ice cream cake
Before you begin, make sure to lay out all your ingredients in front of you. It makes for a much better cooking experience!
To get started, fold together the chopped cookies with 2 cups of whipped topping; set aside.
Unwrap the ice cream sandwiches and layer 6 of them horizontally on a plate.
Top them with an even layer of the cookies and cream mixture.
Add a second layer of ice cream sandwiches.
Frost the cake with the remaining whipped topping.
Decorate with sprinkles. Freeze until ready to serve. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information: Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 376Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 173mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 4g