Categories
GimmieBlog Recipes

No Bake Ice Cream Cake Recipe {Takes 10 Minutes & Costs $4}

No Bake Ice Cream Cake Recipe {Takes 10 Minutes & Costs $4} Do it Yourself and SAVE! Why pay $30 for an ice cream cake? DIY for $4! Yummy, easy and fast!

Ice-Cream-Cake-hero

No Bake Ice Cream Cake Recipe {Takes 10 Minutes & Costs $4}

If your family loves ice cream like mine does, or if you’re a big fan of Dairy Queen or Baskin Robins birthday cakes, this ridiculously easy, fast and cheap DIY ice cream cake will be your new favorite!!

REPIN on Pinterest!

Price breakdown: Why spent $25-$35 for an ice cream cake?  Even at Walmart an ice cream cake costs $10 – $30 or more!

  • 12-pack of ice cream sandwiches: $3.88
  • non-dairy whipped topping: $0.10
  • chocolate syrup: $0.10
  • cake board: free {see how I made it!}
  • total = $4.08

Not bad for a cake that serves 12!  Much better than paying $30 at Carvel, and you can customize your cake in a zillion different ways!

Get creative!! Crumble up Oreo cookies to make the crust, center or topping. Or, you can use your favorite cookie (Girl Scout cookies are great for this!} or candy bar.  I used chocolate and caramel ice cream toppings, but you could use hot fudge, shavings from a chocolate bar – or even melt some white chocolate. Go with what your family loves, and this will be a huge hit!

Did I mention how easy this was to make?  Just unwrap the ice cream sandwiches (that part took the longest!) and arrange them on a plate or cake board. Add a center layer (if desired) – I used caramel and chocolate topping.  Then add a top layer and “frost” with non-dairy whipped topping (such as Cool Whip).  Add whatever treats to the top (I drizzled caramel on it) and serve!

Store in the freezer until ready to serve. I usually prepare it right before serving, but it will keep nicely in the freezer.

Tip: use a sharp knife (be careful!) and rinse in HOT water between cuts to slice through the ice cream easier.

Ice-Cream-Cake-Collage

No Bake Ice Cream Cake Recipe {Takes 10 Minutes & Costs $4}
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Wendy
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 12 servings
This easy, tasty DIY No Bake Ice Cream Cake takes less than 10 min and costs $4 (compare to Dairy Queen, Baskin Robins or Carvel for $30+! Customize as desired with cookies, candy bar or chocolate!
Ingredients
  • 12-pack of ice cream sandwiches
  • non-dairy whipped topping for “frosting”
  • Choice of topping and filling (Oreos, Girl Scout cookies, cookie dough, candy bar such as Kit Kat, Twix or Hershey’s chocolate bar shavings, chocolate syrup, hot fudge, caramel ice cream topping, melted white chocolate, etc.)
Instructions
  1. Unwrap the ice cream sandwiches and arrange them on a plate or cake board.
  2. Add a center layer (if desired) – I used caramel and chocolate topping.
  3. Then add a top layer and “frost” with non-dairy whipped topping (such as Cool Whip).
  4. Add whatever treats to the top (I drizzled caramel on it) and serve!
  5. Tip: use a sharp knife (be careful!) and rinse in hot water between slices.

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *