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Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Just 5 ingredients will give you a delicious and easy birthday cake that tastes even better than the Dairy Queen version! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy ice cream cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freezer Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 16 people
Calories 498kcal
Author angelakallison
Cost 12-14


  • 1 1.5 quart chocolate ice cream, softened
  • 2 15 ounce jars fudge sauce
  • 1 14.3 ounce pack Oreos, crushed slightly
  • 1 1.5 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 2 cups whipping cream, cold
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • spinkles for decorating (optional)


  • Grease a 9 inch springform pan with cooking spray. Line the inside of the springform with parchment paper so that it extends 2-3 inches above the hight of the pan. Spread the softened chocolate ice cream on the bottom of the pan and freeze for at least 10 minutes. 
    Easy Ice Cream Cake with parchment lining the springform pan
  • Remove lid from the fudge sauce and microwave until it is pourable. Pour one jar of fudge sauce over the chocolate ice cream. Sprinkle on the Oreos and then pour the other jar of fudge sauce over the Oreos. Freeze for at least 30 minutes.
    Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe with fudge Oreo Layer
  • Spread the vanilla ice cream over the fudge layer and freeze for at least 2 hours. Remove from freezer and let sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before removing the springform. Put back in freezer. 
    Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe
  • Prepare the whipped cream: beat the whipped cream and sugar in a chilled bowl until stiff peaks form. Spread a thin layer on the cake and refreeze for 15 minutes. Apply a second thicker layer over the cake. If decorating, apply the sprinkles and other decorations now and freeze to harden. 
    Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe
  • Remove from freezer about 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Make-Ahead Tip: You can make this entire cake up to 2 days in advance.