Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

The heat has been no joke this Summer!  I feel like the intense heat started super early and is still going strong!  Now, I love Summer but the heat this year has been like none other.  When I’m hot, my favorite way to cool off is with ice cream!  Who doesn’t love ice cream?  Sometimes you need something besides a basic scoop and this Ice Cream Sandwich Cake will fit the bill!  The fact that it is a no-bake dessert is a bonus!

What Do I need to make this Ice Cream Sandwich Cake?

You are only going to need a handful of ingredients to put this no-bake dessert together.  You are going to start out with a box of ice cream sandwiches, Cool Whip, hot fudge and caramel sauce and some nuts.  That is it!

Is this dessert hard to make?

No!  Absolutely not!  As a matter of fact, a young child could put it together.  All you do is unwrap all of the ice cream sandwiches, lay them in the bottom of a pan, top with Cool Whip, drizzle toppings and repeat!  This is a great dessert to make when you are short on time.  It can literally be done from start to finish in 10 minutes.  The most time consuming part is unwrapping the ice cream sandwiches!  One thing I have found to make spreading the fudge and caramel sauce easier is to place each jar in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds.  It loosens it up enough to drizzle easier but it doesn’t completely melt it.

What if I don’t like nuts?

You could easily leave the nuts off of this, although I love them.  In addition, you could switch up the kind of nuts you use.  I have used Spanish peanuts before and it reminds you of a Peanut Buster Parfait from DQ.  Walnuts would work well too.  Use whatever kind of nuts you like.

I’ve been making this Ice Cream Sandwich Cake for years and it is always a hit.  It’s perfect to take to parties because it serves a lot of people.  You most likely won’t have any leftovers to take home.  Give this dessert a try this weekend!

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Ice cream sandwiches make this a cool and easy go-to Summer dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 12


  • 24 ice cream sandwiches
  • 2 8 oz containers of Cool Whip
  • 10 oz Hot Fudge Ice Cream topping
  • 10 oz Carmel Ice Cream topping
  • ½-1 c chopped pecans or nut of your choice


  1. Unwrap ice cream sandwiches and place half of them in the bottom of a 9x13 dish or rectangle cake pan.

  2. Spread half of the Cool Whip over ice cream sandwiches. Top with half of the hot fudge and caramel topping. Sprinkle half of the nuts.

  3. Repeat layers and freeze for 2 hours before serving.

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