Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

I can't remember the first time I tasted an Ice Cream Sandwich Cake. But what I do remember is it was love at first bite.I was even more surprised when I found out all this cake was is dressed up store bought ice cream sandwiches. How easy is that?

Have you ever noticed the price of an ice cream cake in the store? It's crazy if you ask me. Why pay that price when you can easily make one yourself at home. I like to tote this cake to parties and summer picnics. In fact I think this year I will be making this cake for my son's birthday next summer. I know he will love it.

The great thing about this cake is you can dress it up in so many different ways. Interchange ice cream sandwiches, ice cream toppings and all sorts of different candies. You can use chocolate, butterscotch, caramel or a marshmallow toppings. Select a candy toppings according to your ice cream topping flavor it's as easy as that.

You can also use the strawberry ice cream sandwiches or a combination of both. If using chocolate I would go with crushed whoppers, Oreo's, chocolate chips, m&m's or any type of cake sprinkle.

If using butterscotch or caramel topping go with crushed butterfingers, snickers or heath bar bits. Another great flavor combination is smuckers marshmallow topping with plain or chocolate cool whip and chocolate chips.

So you see there are so many flavor to choose from. In the end this cake will look delicious and highly impressive, and no one will realize it took less than 20 minutes to assemble.

Here are a few step by step pictures on how easy this ice cream cake is to make. As you can see by the photos above I forgot to add the foil in the pan before I got started. That's Ok I quickly corrected it and went on my merry way.

I hope you enjoy this cake as much as my family does.




Ice Cream Sandwich Cake


Ingredients: 
11 - Great Value - vanilla, chocolate, neapolitan or strawberry ice cream sandwiches
1 - 16 oz container Great Value whipped topping (cool whip)
1 - 16 oz jar Hershey's hot fudge ice cream topping
1 - cup chocolate chips, whoppers candies, oreo cookies, m&m's, chocolate chips, festive sprinkles, heath bar bits, peanut butter cups or crushed butterfingers
Hershey's chocolate syrup for garnish
chocolate or colored sprinkles for garnish

Directions: 
Layer a 8 x8 in pan with foil. Make sure the foil lays over the sides of the pan. This will make it easier to remove the ice cream cake from the pan when frozen.

Layer 5 1/2 ice cream sandwiches on the bottom of the pan. Spread a layer of hot fudge topping on top of the ice cream sandwiches. Then spread half of the cool whip on top of the fudge topping.

Repeat the same process with the second layer ending with hot fudge. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for about one hour. Remove from freezer and remove the ice cream cake from the pan.

Lift the cake peeling it off of the foil and place it onto a serving plate. Frost with additional cool whip.

Drizzle on some Hershey's chocolate syrup and garnish with chocolate chips and sprinkles or the candy toppings of choice.

Place the ice cream cake back into the freezer and freeze for 2 hours.


 
 

42 comments:

Siggy Spice said... #

Oh MYYY, that looks FABULOUS! I love Ice Cream Sandwiches SO MUCH! I think I may have to do one with mint ice cream sandwiches, then top with those Andes Chocolate Mints. Oh boy, my wheels are turning now!

Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen said... #

I know isn't this great. That is the best thing about this recipe you can just go crazy with it. I have not seen the mint chip ice cream sandwiches. Mint chip is my favorite ice cream. I want to use the neopolitian ones for my sons bday and use sprinkles.

Katie Riddle said... #

Wow, that looks intense!

Red Neck Diva said... #

Wow that look amazing... I am thinking that may be a recipe i need to try thanks for sharing

Nancy said... #

Mmmm, that looks so delicious!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said... #

oh my gosh! I am marking this one to make! YUM! Hmm, my birthday is coming up....well anyways, enjoy my cookie dough brownies I'm bringing to your potluck! =)

Louanne said... #

Oh my goodness, that looks so amazing and delicious!
Linked up my cookies, too.

Elsa said... #

Wow, this is my kind of dessert! I remember inhaling ice cream sandwiches when I was a kid. I need to get out of the house and buy some! :)

Mangoes and Chutney said... #

Genius! Ice cream sandwiches are the best! Great post.

claire said... #

i just happened upon your blog- Such great recipes! That ice cream sandwich cake has my mouth watering!

claire said... #

i just happened upon your blog- Such great recipes! That ice cream sandwich cake has my mouth watering!

Lisa said... #

This sounds so good. Anything with ice cream in it has my heart.

The Better Baker said... #

Yes! Yes! This is a fantastic dessert - I've made it many times and love that it's not only a make-ahead dessert...it keeps in the freezer for a few weeks (or so I've been told....we normally eat it up pretty quickly). Your pictures are terrific - keep up the good work sharing.

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said... #

What a great recipe. I'm bookmarking this to make with my kiddos when they are off for Christmas break!

Stay Sew Creative said... #

This looks so good and easy. I'm definitely going to try this one! Thanks!

Leslie said... #

Whats up with icecream being so expensive??? crazy!
This looks divine!

Kylee said... #

this looks deadly!!!!

thank you so much for the pumpkin pie bar link!! I think I just might give it a try.

you are the best Tina!

Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Leslie LOL I am talking about ice cream cakes that you buy at the store. Not regular ice cream. You know the kind of ice cream cake baskin robbins and braums sell. Those are so pricey.

Darlene said... #

I have a recipe I got on-line for "make your own" ice cream sandwiches. Make your own base, roll/pat it out to fit the pan, make 4 of them. Line the pan with one of the bases. Put your softened mint ice cream in a layer, top with 2nd base. Do the layers like you said, put down a 3rd base, ice cream, 4th base and finish layering like you said to do.
You will then have your mint ice cream sandwiches. TADA, no need to worry that they don't make the flavor you like, cause you can make it ANY flavor that you have ice cream for - and you can MAKE your OWN ice cream flavors too.

It will take a few minutes longer to make your own sandwiches, but...if they don't have available the flavor ice cream you want in a sandwich...it's worth the time?

Dinetonite said... #

Wow,now that is a dessert. Thanks for the easy to follow directions. I am going to make this wonderful creation this weekend and if all goes well I will make another for Thanksgiving!!

nursing scrubs said... #

I would probably try this one this Christmas. I'm so sure that my kids will love this. I can't wait to try them out so soon :)

Kathryn said... #

I had never hard of this before, but it sounds awesome! Going to have to try this some time.

Thanks for sharing it with us!

Anonymous said... #

Just made this for my husbands July birthday! Thanks!!

heartathome4ever said... #

My 3 kids and my husband ask for this as their birthday cake every year. Today is my daughter's birthday. She is fourteen. :) I was browsing recipes and came across this.

angie said... #

I made this for a friends birthday, my first time trying it, and it was a big hit!!!! Will be making this again for holiday get togethers with the family.

Anonymous said... #

You can use Klondike bars instead of ice cream sandwiches. Super yummy!!

Rebecca said... #

you can also use caramel instead of the hot fudge or both

Vicki said... #

How many servings does will this make? Just curious if it is as rich as it sounds so servings might be smaller to serve more people. My family is usually 9x13 size eaters of anything else.

Tina Butler said... #

The recipe I listed is for a 8x8 size pan. If you want a larger pan (9x13) you would need to double the recipe or use a larger box of ice cream sandwiches. I would say this recipe makes about 6 - 8 servings.

Henrietta said... #

What a fun cake! Will definitely try it sometime soon!

Tina said... #

This is an Awesome Birthday Cake for boy or girl!!! The kids Love it!! They don't even realize its ice cream sandwiches!!!! Lmao!!!

Anonymous said... #

Tina. This ice cream cake recipe was fabulous as well as delicious. The family enjoyed it, and so did I. Thanks for sharing! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Anonymous said... #

Wish I could pin this!!!

Tina Butler said... #

Anonymous,
This recipe has actually been pinned numerous times. Just look at the end of the post where you would click to leave a comment and there is a Pinterest Icon. It's as easy as that.

FeedingTheFam said... #

I made this and it was a huge hit! Thanks!! http://feedingthefam.blogspot.com/2013/02/homemade-ice-cream-cakes.html

Jennifer Hamilton said... #

This is awesome! However I tried making it & it looks nothing like yours. I couldn't,t complete 1st layer w/o ice cream sandwiches melting. Should I make sure they're completely frozen n not just brought home from store?!? I used fudge n it melted everywhere too :( help!!!!!

Tina Butler said... #

Jennifer,
It isn't going to work if the ice cream sandwiches are soft. All they will do is slide around. Not sure why your fudge melted unless it was the brand you bought. You can see by mine in the photo how thick it is and that the bars are frozen. Give it another try. I think I used Hersheys Fudge Topping between the layers. The hersheys syrup was just used as a garnish on top don't use that on the layers.

Anonymous said... #

Love this dessert. I used no sugar added ice cream sandwiches, sugar free hot fudge, and sugar free cool whip for a diabetic friendly version. Smash up so sugar free hershey bars and sprinkle them on top and you have a heavenly sugar free dessert.

Alicia said... #

LOVE the ice cream sandwich idea and I LOVE your presentation! the cake is absolutely beautiful.
Its my dads birthday today so I made him a butterfinger/ hot fudge version of this cake!

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Also, I decided to make it larger, and used a store bough tin pan. I haven't had a chance to eat it, but i'm sure it will be delicious!
Thank you so much for this awesome recipe!

GeorgeB said... #

Just finished putting this together, into the freezer for an ungodly long hour. The grandkids can't wait (neither can I).

Tina Butler said... #

@George B,
The hardest part is always waiting. It will be worth it, trust me on this one.

Tarheel Mom said... #

This cake is awesome. I use the heath bar bits in between the layers and then magic shell chocolate topping is great to make s design on the top of the cake... It hardens as you drizzle it over the cake. Then sprinkle the top with Heath bar bits as well:)