Super Easy Ice Cream Cake

Sometimes I am so busy thinking up new ideas, or searching for inspiration, I forget about some real classics I have in my arsenal already.  Does anyone else do that?  Forget that they haven’t blogged about some all-time favorites?
Well, this recipe is one of those.  It’s not a “real” ice cream cake, it’s… cheater ice cream cake.  You do need a few hours to freeze it, but the prep for this awesome dessert is seriously 10 minutes or less, and it’s always a hit!

Like most of my favorite recipes, this is 3 ingredients. ;)

To make an 8″x8″ cake, you need:

1 box (12 ct.) ice cream sandwiches

1 tub of Cool Whip (the small one)
topping(s) of your choice – I use a handful of mini chocolate chips
Your Cool Whip needs to be thawed before you begin.  Unwrap all your sandwiches.  This step takes most of the prep time.  Now, take half of them and layer them in the bottom of your dish.  Some cracks between sandwiches are okay, because we will be re-freezing this, and the Cool Whip will cover any gaps.
Most likely, you will end up with a leftover.  I just cut a piece the size I need and set the rest aside, in case I need it for the top layer.  Most pans are tapered slightly, and you may need more sandwiches on your top layer than the bottom.  
Now, add half your cool whip on top of the sandwiches.

Then, layer the rest of your sandwiches.  Again – cut them to fit as needed.  Enjoy anything that won’t fit. :P

Top with the remaining Cool Whip, and sprinkles if you choose.  Now, freeze it for at least 3 hours.  (This is a great thing to make up the night before.)  And that’s it!  Super easy, and great for summer celebrations!

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  1. Wow, great, simple idea! LOVE it!!

  2. Tanyia says:

    I have made this and LOVED it! and oh my gosh, my family was so impressed! lol I did not even tell them how easy it was hehe

  3. Meredith says:

    This is my kind of cake! Yum :o) LOVE your new blog design too by the way! It looks great!

  4. Lorie K says:

    My kids would love to help make and eat this!

  5. Kadie says:

    My kiddos would LOVE,LOVE this!! I'm all about the simple dishes.

  6. MrsFoxsSweets says:

    Yummy! looks great!

  7. Looks delicious – and super easy!!

  8. Kelsey says:

    So simple! And looks delicious!

  9. Oooh … this does look super easy … just my speed :)

  10. Dorothy says:

    I'm so gonna make this! Totally in love with it!

  11. Terry says:

    Oh yeah – this is brilliant!!

  12. Jessi Wohlwend says:

    Oh my gosh my husband would LOVE this! His two favorite foods are seriously ice cream sandwiches and Cool Whip. Ha! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  13. being mom{me} says:

    This looks so incredible!!! This is one of those things I would make…and more than likely consume majority of it!

  14. Shaiha says:

    This sounds so good! And so incredibly easy. A real winner.

  15. Tami Von Zalez says:

    I'm getting a sugar high just from looking at it! *grins*

    Popped in from Gonna Love It.

  16. Winnie says:

    Yep – super easy and SUPER DELICIOUS

  17. Kathe says:

    Oh.My.God! This looks amazing Adrianne! Thanks for sharing this at the party this week! I've featured this on my Facebook page too :-)

  18. Julie says:

    What a great idea for an easy, simple cake. This looks delicious and it's perfect for a hot summer day! I'm stopping by from the All Star Block Party. I'd love for you to share this at my party.

    Have a fabulous afternoon!


  19. Full Circle Creations says:

    Looks great. My nephew would love this. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  20. Amanda says:

    Congratulations! You've been featured on this week's Martha Mondays! :) Swing by to pick up a “Featured” button and do a little bragging! :)


  21. Heidi Fowler says:

    Yum! I've made ice cream cake before, and it takes forever! I'm excited to try this simpler version. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on today (or any time this weekend) and link up!

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