Oreo Ice Cream Cake with Ice Cream Sandwiches

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This Oreo Ice Cream Cake is sweet and refreshing, made with just 3 simple ingredients — it’s true! It’s the perfect summertime no-bake treat, with plenty of chocolate and vanilla flavor to go around. Top with more cookies, candies, sprinkles, chocolate sauce, and more!

titled: Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich Cake


Oreo Ice Cream Cake

This concoction combines your favorite sandwich cookies with your favorite sandwich frozen treat for the most decadent dessert!!

Make ice cream cake with ice cream sandwiches in a few simple steps, then pop it in your freezer — no oven required!

And with the help of ice cream sandwiches, it’s even easier to make than my tiramisu ice cream cake recipe.

Indulge in more chocolate sandwich cookie goodness with this creamy dessert or my 3-ingredient pudding pops.

In fact, be sure to check out all of our delicious recipes with Oreo’s!!

ingredients to make Oreo ice cream cake with ice cream sandwiches

Ingredients Notes and Substitutions

  • Oreos – Use your favorite! Regular, Double Stuf, and even seasonal colors or specialty flavors.

    It’s such an easy way to truly make this ice cream sandwich cake recipe your own.
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches – Mini sandwiches are easier to work with. I got the Hood brand ones that are 2×2 inches, and they fit in the pan perfectly.

    You could also use full sized ones and cut them in half if needed. Try different flavors here too — maybe Neopolitan?
  • Cool Whip – You’ll need this to be soft and spreadable, so thaw it in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours before assembling your ice cream sandwich cake.
  • Toppings – Sky’s the limit! Add more full-size cookies, crush them into smaller pieces, or grab a bag of minis. Your favorite chocolate candy would be delish too.
oreo cookies in bottom of parchment-lined square pan

How To Make An Ice Cream Cake with Ice Cream Sandwiches

Layer everything together and freeze until firm. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

I wanted to keep this ice cream sandwich cake recipe as simple as possible — no one wants extra work (or dishes!) when it’s hot outside.

However, you can create a cookie crust instead of using whole Oreos as the base.

Do so by increasing the cookie count to 30 and crushing them in a food processor with 4 tablespoons of melted butter.

Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan, then continue with the recipe as directed.

mini ice cream sandwiches in parchment-lined square pan

Tips and Tricks for the Best Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

  • Make sure your pan is deep enough.

We’re talking casserole dish depth here, not the typical cake pan! As long as it’s at least 3 inches deep, everything should fit.

  • Don’t skip the parchment!

Not only does it make cleanup easier, but you can lift the entire dessert out of the pan when it’s time to slice.

  • Swap the cookies for candy.

Instead of more Oreos on top of this Oreo ice cream cake, try chopped up Reeses or Andes mints.

M&Ms or peanuts would be a great way to include some extra crunch in your ice cream sandwich cake.

  • Add a little drizzle.

You can’t go wrong with chocolate syrup or my no-fail caramel sauce. For a fruity twist, try homemade strawberry syrup instead!

Prep Ahead

  • Thaw Cool Whip
  • Line pan with parchment
  • Prepare toppings if needed

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

  • 8×8 Pan – Be sure it’s deep enough for all the layers in this Oreo ice cream cake!
  • Parchment Paper – Makes slicing and clean up a breeze!
  • A sturdy Silicone Spatula can be used for scraping, stirring, and smoothing and is easy to clean too!
layered oreo ice cream cake in pan

Storing Leftover Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Wrap the whole pan tightly with aluminum foil or transfer Oreo ice cream sandwich cake to an airtight container using the parchment paper.

Store in the freezer for up to 7 days so it doesn’t melt. Note that the cookie layers will soften the longer the Oreo ice cream cake sits.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe FAQ

What flavor combinations would be good for an Oreo ice cream sandwich cake?

Mint is the first one that comes to mind, and it would be extra refreshing on a hot day!

Swap the regular cookies for mint flavored ones, then add a drop or two of peppermint extract to the whipped topping.

Birthday Oreos pair well with colorful sprinkles, while the Golden variety complements fruit flavors without being overwhelming.

See what flavors of cookies and extracts are available when you go shopping, then decide how best to combine them.

Do I need to soften the ice cream sandwiches before assembling the cake?

No, and please don’t! Keep them in the freezer until just before you unwrap them so your Oreo ice cream cake stays level.

If some spots soften and refreeze, then the dessert might crack or collapse.

What’s the best way to slice ice cream cake with ice cream sandwiches?

The best way to cut through any frozen dessert is with a large, sharp knife that’s been run under hot water. Dry it thoroughly before slicing, though!

Since metal retains heat, the blade will glide through each layer quickly and easily with little mess. Wipe it clean between slices as needed.

oreo ice cream cake topped with cool whip and mini oreos

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slice of ice cream sandwich cake topped with chocolate sauce, cookies, candies, and sprinkles

Oreo Ice Cream Cake with Ice Cream Sandwiches

Donna Elick
This Oreo Ice Cream Cake is sweet and refreshing, with just 3 simple ingredients. Make this no-bake dessert for a summertime celebration!
5 stars from 2 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Freezer
Servings 12


  • 20 Oreos, plus more for topping
  • 8 ounce Cool Whip, thawed and divided
  • 16 mini ice cream sandwiches
  • chocolate syrup, optional topping
  • Mini M&M’s, optional topping


  • Line a 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Line the bottom of the parchment with Oreos, breaking them in half to fill any gaps.
  • Spread one 8oz. Container of thawed cool whip over the top of the Oreos.
  • Layer the sandwiches on top of the cool whip.
  • Spread the other container of thawed cool whip over the top of the sandwiches.
  • Top with crushed Oreos and other candy if desired.
  • Freeze for at least 4 hours before slicing and serving.
  • Drizzle with chocolate syrup and sprinkles just before serving.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 342cal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 212mg | Sugar: 29g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 3mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published July 2021, updated and republished March 2024

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  1. 5 stars
    oh my gosh, this oreo ice cream cake was an absolute dream! so simple to put together and the taste is out of this world. i’ll definitely be making this again soon.

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