My family loves Oreos and loves ice cream more than almost anything else. Every summer, I love making this easiest cookies and cream ice cream cake recipe for my family to enjoy when it’s hot outside.
This Oreo ice cream cake no bake is simple to make and tastes amazing!
Today I’m excited to show you how to make this super easy cookies and cream ice cream cake recipe. My sister made it and brought it over for Father’s day and everyone raved about it. We all loved it.
Once I found out how easy it is to make I had to share it with you. This Oreo ice cream cake recipe just has 3 ingredients and it is so easy to put together even the kids can make it on their own.
Does ice cream cake have cake in it?
Not all ice cream cakes are made the same! A traditional ice cream cake has cake layered between the ice cream layers and is toped with your favorite type of icing like cream cheese icing.
However, there are some ice cream cakes that are made completely of ice cream in the shape of a cake.
Honestly, I love them both. This cookies and cream ice cream cake does not have caked layered in and is made mostly of ice cream. I love making this for a summer holiday or to celebrate a summer birthday as I can whip it up in no time at all!
What is needed to make Oreo Ice Cream Cake?
You guys are not going to believe how easy it is to make this simple but amazing dessert.
All you need are 3 ingredients!
- Half Gallon of Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1 package of Oreos (15.5 oz)
- 1 8 oz Container of Cool Whip
Even though there are only 3 ingredients, the combination of these ingredients makes this cookies and cream ice cream cake delicious and a total crowd pleaser!
Ok, enough talk about how good this is, let’s get started on how to make this great ice cream cake recipe.
How to make this Oreo ice cream cake recipe:
First, I place the ice cream on the counter so that it will soften a little bit. The ice cream is easier to spread once it’s slightly melted.
Then, take all the Oreos expect for approximately 12 (this is one row in a traditional pack of Oreos). Put these Oreos in a gallon size freezer bag. Next pound them slightly with a mallet or rolling pin to crush up the Oreos.
This is the fun part. Make sure you get the kids involved as they love getting to crush the Oreos!
Then lay the crushed up Oreos in the bottom of a 9X13 pan and spread them out evenly.
Once the vanilla ice cream has softened, spoon the ENTIRE half gallon of ice cream over the crushed Oreos in the pan and get it as even as possible. Don’t stress out to much here, just get it spread out as much as possible.
Then place the pan in the freezer for approximately one hour to allow the ice cream to harden.
Once the ice cream has frozen fully, remove the pan from the freezer and top with the entire container of the cool whip. This creates a delicious whipped topping for this cake. Yummy!
Next take the remaining 12 Oreos and crush them in a freezer bag. Then top the cool whip with these Oreos for a decorative top layer.
Finally, place the pan back in the freezer for at least two hours until the cake has fully hardened.
How do you serve this Oreo ice cream cake recipe?
When you are ready to serve this Oreo cookie ice cream cake allow it to sit on the counter for approximately 5 minutes so that it will soften slightly making it easier to cut and serve!
Enjoy! I always store the leftovers in the freezer covered with plastic wrap so that it doesn’t completely melt.
Have you made your own ice cream before?
Generally, I use store bought ice cream to create this recipe. However you can make this Easy homemade vanilla ice cream recipe for this recipe!
This homemade ice cream is smooth and creamy plus incredibly simple to make. You don’t even need an ice cream maker to make this delicious homemade ice cream!
What variations can you make to this Oreo ice cream cake no bake?
My favorite part about this ice cream cake recipe is that it’s super easy to make changes to it to make it your own.
I love adding a layer of fudge sauce or hot fudge before the cool whip is added to add a little more chocolate to this delicious ice cream cake recipe.
Also, you can use whipped cream instead of the cool whip if you prefer it since it does not have high fructose corn syrup in it.
I have also made this ice cream cake with fruit instead of the Oreos. This cake is delicious with strawberries and blueberries in it instead!
Also, you can easily create a golden Oreo ice cream cake recipe but using golden vanilla Oreos instead of the chocolate ones for a completely different flavor for this ice cream cake.
I love getting creative with this ice cream dessert to make it my own!
Can you use a different flavor ice cream to create this Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake Recipe?
You can easily change the flavor of ice cream to create a new and unique cake for your family.
For my Oreo lovers, I would recommend using Oreo ice cream to create a delicious dessert packed with tons of Oreo cakes.
For my chocolate lovers, you can use chocolate ice cream to create an easy and delicious ice cream chocolate cake!
Print this Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake Recipe below:
3 ingredients is all you need for this quick and easy Cookies and Cream Ice cream Cake recipe. Make this Easy Oreo Ice cream cake recipe today!
- 1 half gallon vanilla ice cream
- (1) 15.5 oz. package of oreos
- (1) 8 oz. container of cool whip
Place the ice cream on the counter so it will soften.
Take all the oreos except for the about 12. Place them in a gallon size freezer bag and pound them with a mallet or a rolling pin to coarsely crush them.
Lay them in the bottom of a 9x13 baking pan, spreading them out evenly.
Place the remaining oreos in the freezer bag and crush them. Set aside.
Once the ice cream has softened spoon the entire half gallon over the crushed oreos. Spread it out evenly.
Place in the freezer for about an hour or until the ice cream begins to harden
Remove from the freeze and spread out the cool whip across to the top.
Top with oreos.
Place back in the freezer and freezer for atleast 2 hours until the cake has hardened.
When you are ready to serve, allow it to sit on the counter for about 5 minutes so it will soften slightly making it easier to cut and serve!
This dessert has only 3 ingredients making it super easy for your kids to help in putting it together.
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