Nothing is better than a cool easy dessert on a hot summer day. Make an ice cream sandwich cake for the perfect dessert this summer.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe: Perfect Summer Dessert

Nothing is better than a cool easy dessert on a hot summer day. Make an ice cream sandwich cake for the perfect dessert this summer.

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Living in the south, we have many more days of the year with hot weather than we do cold. But I’m ok with that, I don’t like cold weather. Give me the heat any day!

We love to spend time outside at the pool, at the beach, in the backyard, wherever we can, but that does mean we tend to get overheated sometimes. When that happens, we want a nice cool dessert to cool off. One of our go-to desserts is Frozen Fruit Cups, but sometimes we want that delicious flavor of ice cream. 

My boys love ice cream sandwiches (and so do I) so we decided to make a cake out of them! This cake is made by adding layer on top of layer of ice cream sandwiches and topping with hot fudge or chocolate syrup, heath candy bars, and whipped topping. My sweet tooth was in heaven with this easy ice cream dessert. I love a good no-bake dessert in the summer so we aren’t heating up the oven and the kitchen. This is one of the easiest cakes I’ve ever made and was a huge hit with my family and friends.

Tyler’s birthday is in June, so he has asked me to make this for his birthday this year. He isn’t having a birthday party, but we are going to a cabin on the lake so it will be perfect for the weekend. It would also be a great cake to make for a Memorial Day get-together, the 4th of July, Labor Day, or any other summer event. 

Ideas for Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

If you want to change the taste, you could also add chocolate chips, caramel sauce or caramel syrup, oreo cookies, peanut butter, maraschino cherries, or different flavors of ice cream sandwiches. A friend suggested Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches so we have all three flavors of ice cream. I like to keep this to simple ingredients for an easy ice cream sandwich cake, but you can jazz it up however you like with your favorite toppings.

Note: I made this in a 9×13 baking dish. If you’d like to make it a taller cake, you can use an 8×8 dish and have extra layers of ice cream sandwiches. For easy cleanup, you can line the pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil if desired. 

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 20-30 vanilla ice cream sandwiches
  • 12 oz hot fudge topping
  • 8 oz Heath candy bar pieces
  • 8 oz whipped topping, thawed to room temperature

Preparation

Line a 9×13 baking dish or cake pan with a single layer of ice cream sandwiches, cutting as needed to fit.

Add another layer in the opposite direction of the ice cream sandwiches.

Warm the hot fudge sauce until soft and pour it across the top of the ice cream sandwiches, letting it fall between them.

Sprinkle half of the Heath pieces on top of the fudge topping.

Cover with whipped topping.

Sprinkle with the remaining Heath pieces on top of the cake.

Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 1 hour before serving.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe Leftovers

Storage: Keep the ice cream sandwich cake in the freezer until serving. 

Recipe

Originally Published On: May 15, 2023

Square piece of ice cream sandwich cake on a round white place next to a spoon and a white and grey towel with a glass of milk on a grey surface

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Nothing is better than a cool easy dessert on a hot summer day. Make an ice cream sandwich cake for the perfect dessert this summer.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course:
Dessert
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Vegetarian
Keyword:
cake
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dessert
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heath
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heath candy bits
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hot fudge
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hot fudge sauce
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ice cream
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ice cream cake
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ice cream sandwich cake
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ice cream sandwiches
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summer
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whipped topping
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 20 pieces
5 from 8 votes

Ingredients

  • 20-30 vanilla ice cream sandwiches
  • 12 oz hot fudge topping
  • 8 oz Heath candy bar pieces
  • 8 oz whipped topping (thawed to room temperature)

Recommended Equipment

Instructions

  • Line a 9×13 baking dish or cake pan with a single layer of ice cream sandwiches, cutting as needed to fit
  • Add another layer in the opposite direction of the ice cream sandwiches
  • Warm the hot fudge sauce until soft and pour it across the top of the ice cream sandwiches, letting it fall between them
  • Sprinkle half of the Heath pieces on top of the fudge topping
  • Cover with whipped topping
  • Sprinkle with the remaining Heath pieces on top of the cake
  • Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 1 hour before serving
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Nutrition Facts
Ice Cream Sandwich Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 197mg8%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 184IU4%
Vitamin C 0.03mg0%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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14 thoughts on “Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe: Perfect Summer Dessert”

  1. 5 stars
    This is perfect for summer! The step-by-step instructions are easy-to-follow for making this ice cream sandwich cake. My husband’s favorite is Heath candy and will really love this cake!

  2. What a super easy recipe! I can definitely do this one and it’s perfect because we love ice cream sandwiches. I literally just bought a box of it from Costco! I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

  3. Whitney Stewart

    5 stars
    This sounds amazing! I didn’t have ONE ice cream cake recipe in my book, so this helps me out! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    Wow, that sounds delicious! You transformed a simple ice cream sandwich into a creative and tasty treat.

  5. 5 stars
    This is so yummy. I would love to make this because I love to eat ice cream sandwiches. It seems it is easy as well. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Your Ice Cream Sandwich Cake recipe is absolutely delightful! I loved how easy it was to follow along with your instructions. The combination of ice cream sandwiches and toppings created a perfect summer dessert that my family couldn’t get enough of. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    This ice cream sandwich cake looks amazingly delicious. A perfect treat for summer. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. The combination of creamy ice cream, fudgy chocolate, and sweet caramel layers creates a delightful treat that’s perfect for beating the heat. I can’t wait to try making this cake for my next summer gathering—it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

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