Ice cream cake is basically the best of both big dessert worlds, but sometimes it can stray a little too heavy on the cake and a lot too light on the ice cream. Not anymore! We’ve found a way to make the ultimate dessert skew all the way to frozen ice cream delight. It’s an Ice Cream Sandwich Cake!
Yes, that is three layers of smooth and dreamy ice cream, held together with ice cream sandwiches, anchored on a chocolate cookie crust, and topped with all the classic sundae toppings you could ever want. Does it get any better than this? We don’t think so!
We got our perfect outside “crust” with around 8 ice cream sandwiches. Your perfect number for that outer ring will depend on the size and shape of your chosen ice cream sandwiches, and on the size and shape of your pan.
And speaking of that crust— make yours truly your own! We went with classic chocolate sandwich cookies, but you can experiment with different cookies to make a crust that’s the flavor you really crave, and that’ll go with the ice cream flavors you like.
Yes, we totally mean that last bit about the flavors. While we love the flavor combo and color contrast of pistachio, strawberry, and chocolate chip, you should customize yours to include any three you love— or even just use one flavor if you don’t want to mix things up too much.
If you do decide to go with multiple flavors, you can add them all at the same time if you get them softened to just the right consistency. If they start to get soupy, though, make sure you pop your in-progress Ice Cream Sandwich Cake into the freezer in between adding each layer of flavor.
Fun fact: we’ve noticed that “premium” ice creams will appear to melt faster than the “cheap” stuff. This difference is because there is normally less air whipped into the premium brands, and because sometimes there are less stabilizers and emulsifiers helping the ice cream to keep its shape as it melts. Who knew?!
As long as you treat your Ice Cream Sandwich Cake right, though, you shouldn’t have to worry about melting! Just make sure to follow the directions and allow it to freeze overnight before cutting into it, then immediately return it to the freezer after serving. (Of course, it’s so good there might not be any left to put back!)
We’re all about the frozen sweet treats here at TipHero. Check out some more of our past favorites:
- Waffle Ice Cream Cake
- Mexican Fried Ice Cream
- 3-Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream
- Saltine Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Blissfully Simple Ice Cream Truffles
- Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich
- Mint Chip Ice Cream Pie
- Easy Mason Jar Ice Cream 3 Ways
- No-Bake Ice Cream Dessert Pizza