Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

  My son had his 7th birthday over the weekend.  I always make birthday cakes for my family but this year I decided to attempt to make my own ice cream cake. 

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Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
  1. 12 pack of full size ice cream sandwiches (I used 2 boxes because we are a big family)
  2. 1 container of Cool Whip
  3. 3-4 Crumbled cookies of your choice
  4. 1 cup of M & M's (I used a combination of peanut M & M's & peanut butter M & M's) you could use any candy of your choice.
  1. I placed a layer of ice cream sandwiches on a plate - 5 wide then I did another layer on the top but this time I put it over the bottom layer vertically. After the 2nd layer of ice cream sandwiches I spread on Cool Whip and then I crumbled up Chips Ahoy cookies and then proceeded with my 3rd layer of ice cream sandwiches. The 3rd layer was now horizontal then the 4th layer vertical.
  1. Target has the best ice cream sandwiches - they seem to be longer than other brand. Plus the packaging for each ice cream sandwich is easier to open vs. other brands which makes a difference especially when you are try to work quickly before everything melts.
Mama to 6 Blessings

There are so many different ways to make this cake. Whether it be size, shapes, fillings, etc. I made mine tall because both of my freezers are full and I didn’t really have room to make a long or wide cake.    When I cut the cake I cut it from the top half way through because from top to bottom would have been too big of a piece! I recommend cutting them into small pieces because it is good but sweet!   

ice cream cake DIY use

It is super easy to make and most importantly my little birthday boy enjoyed it!    How about you have you ever made an ice cream cake before?  Yum

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  1. That came out awesome. We all love ice cream cake in our house.

  2. Looks delicious! I haven’t had an ice cream cake since I was a kid!

  3. What a fun recipe! My youngest has a birthday coming up in a few weeks. I will have to show this to her and see if she would like an ice cream cake for her birthday. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love this and can’t wait to try this!!

  5. Melissa Smith says:

    O-M-Geee!!!!! That looks amazingly delicious! My son has a birthday coming up soon & I know he would totally love this. & I would too since it’s a million times easier than baking a cake!

  6. What fun treat for summer, my kids would love that. Well I think I would really love that as well.

    • I think I would definitely love it! And there are so many ways you could vary it for your personal tastes.

  7. Alaina Bullock says:

    How cute! That looks so yummy, you did an amazing job! I like to make my cakes, too. It is a great way to save some money, plus it means even more than a store bought cake!

  8. Now that is a cake I could probably actually succeed at making.

  9. I’ve never made ice cream cake before but that looks super easy. I bet the kids loved it!!

  10. This looks absolutely delicious!! Thanks for sharing!! YUM!

  11. Today is my son-in-laws birthday – he would love this cake. Heading to the store to pick up the needed ingredients! Extra special way to say we love ya and we care!

  12. That looks great. Amazing idea. Happy Birthday to your youngster.

  13. This is a great idea! My husband loves ice cream cake but I always figured it would be a pain to make, so I haven’t made one, but this looks like a really easy way to do it! I’ll be pinning this for later! Thanks!

  14. this looks delicious! I would love to make this for a birthday party I am sure this would be the hit of the party!

  15. I love this idea! So easy to do, and you know it will taste awesome!

  16. How fun! I LOVE ice cream cake!

  17. That’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen! I’ll be making my own ice cream cake in the very near future.

  18. My mom has been making homemade ice cream cakes for years for all the kids in the family. Everyone seems to love them much better than store bought. I love the crushed up toppings on this one!!

  19. Oh this looks so good! I debated making an ice cream cake for the twins birthday and now I wish I had – they are my fave! I might have to make one just because!

  20. What a deliciously easy ice cream cake. I think I’ll make this for my daughter’s next birthday.

  21. My kids adore ice cream cake and now I can make it!

  22. Sounds so yummy but it does sound hard to balance the ice cream sandwiches. I’m blind so cant’see your pic so I am not really sure I understand what you mean how you placed them.

  23. That sounds so good. Ice cream cakes are so fun and make for a very special celebration!

  24. Oooohhh Emmm Geee this looks so yummy!! And it looks easy to make too! Definitely going to have to try this!

  25. I am an ice cream fanatic and this sounds amazing… I have never thought to make a cake myself and this sounds amazing. Will have to give it a try. Thanks so much

  26. That looks delicious. I always buy ice cream cake for birthdays. I am going to try this recipe!

  27. That’s an incredibly smart idea, love it! Totally going to try this someday!

  28. Yummy, looks delicious! I love icecream cake, but don’t like how expensive they are! This is a great alternative!

  29. Paula Parker says:

    I am a big Ice Cream Sandwich eater, so this cake is in my future. I hope I do an excellent job, like you have. Great decorating!!!!

  30. Ice cream cake is a love that goes waaaaaaaaay back in my house. I haven’t thought to try and make one myself though. Yours came out awesome looking.

  31. I love the idea of a homemade ice cream cake. These cakes can be so expensive and then you provided a cost effective alternative. Thank you!

  32. Your cake looks like so much fun! And I bet it was super yummy.

    I’ve never tried making one myself. But you made it look fairly easy, so I will keep it in mind for the next birthday.

  33. This looks amazing and so cute. I have not had a cake like this in years. My mom made one once it was so rich and we bounced off the walls I guess she thought no way lol not again. Yours looks amazing.

  34. I love ice cream cake and never thought of making it myself. Will try now – that one looks amazing!

  35. How simple and what a treat.. thanks for sharing, love the idea

  36. I am making one of these for my next kids birthday party!! They would love this.

  37. Looks delicious. My middle son had a birthday a few days ago too. This cake would have been awesome.

  38. This looks so good! I have always loved ice cream cake… I think I will have to make this as an end-of-summer celebration!

  39. What a nice recipe. I love ice cream cake and made a Mississippi mud pie a few years ago with ice cream. It was really good and I bet that this one was too!

  40. Great idea. I like how you used the ice cream sandwiches. That sounds really easy and quick to make. I bet everyone enjoyed themselves.

  41. Oh this looks delicious, and it sounds like something fun I could do with my boys tomorrow for my 11 year old’s birthday! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  42. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Very cool cake concept!! I have not had ice cream cake in a while..must have some soon!

  43. That looks delicious! And so easy to make! My whole family loves ice cream cakes so I will have to make this sometime!

  44. That’s soo cute! What a great idea!

  45. What a fun cake! I bet the kids LOVED it! My oldest also turned 7 this year = )

  46. Happy 7th birthday! This ice cream sandwich cake looks simple to make. You have inspired me to make one for our End of Summer bash. Thank you!

  47. The best part of a party is ice cream and cake. A lot of people forget the icecream including myself so this is a perfect cake for any party. It looks so yummy I would like a bite.

  48. Oh my! This looks like sweet delight! Yum! I absolutely LOVE ice cream cake so I know I’d love this!

  49. WOWZA! This cake looks so good! I’ve never made an ice cream sandwich cake at home before. I must give it a try now! 🙂

  50. This looks and sounds super yummy, Looks like a great day!

  51. What a fun and easy idea for a cake. I’m terrible, I always buy my cakes. I really think making them at home adds a special, personal element. Good for you. So colorful!

  52. This looks AMAZING! What a great idea. I’m glad he enjoyed it.

  53. I don’t think I have ever had an ice cream cake. I sure havent even thought to make one myself. My son would flip to have one of these cakes.

  54. This cake looks so delicious! It looks perfect for a child’s birthday since it looks so fun and festive!

  55. Oh that looks like such a fun cake and it looks delicious too. Easy enough that the kiddos can help make it too!

  56. What an amazing idea!!! I would love to dig into a cake like that, it looks like it would be complicated but sounds so easy. Glad he enjoyed the cake!

  57. Oh yes!
    What a perfect cake for a summer birthday party!
    It looks awesome and I bet all guests loved it.

  58. Maria Oller says:

    My son birthday is next week and he wants an ice cream cake I can’t really afford his favorite right now but with your recipe I can make one similar thanks!!!!!!

  59. That cake looks amazing!

  60. That Ice cream cake looks divine. It’s early morning and I’m imagining having a slice with a cup of tea. Haha!

  61. I love ice cream cake! It was my favorite dessert as a child. Nice job!

  62. So cute and easy to do. Wonderful

  63. Tammy S says:

    What a fantastic idea! I have made an ice cream cake before and it was much more complicated. I love how you used ice cream sandwiches for yours. I can’t wait to try your recipe!

  64. This is total ice cream happiness! I’m all over it; yum, yum, yum!

  65. I have never made an ice cream cake.
    This one is a great idea and seems simple.

    Hope your having a great week.

  66. I made one of these the other day and it was a huge hit/

  67. I love how simple this idea is. Your cake came out great!

  68. What a great idea. I’ll have to give this a try. It seems easy enough.

  69. Sherrie C. says:

    Yum! That sounds delicious, especially with the ice cream sandwiches. I’m going to have to try this.

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