Ice Cream Cookie Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + freezing


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Our family loves dessert, and this chocolaty, layered treat is one of Mom's most-requested recipes. It's so easy to prepare this Oreo ice cream cake! —Kimberly Laabs, Hartford, Wisconsin


  • 1 package (15-1/2 ounces) Oreo cookies, crushed, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. In a large bowl, combine 3-3/4 cups cookie crumbs and butter. Press into a greased 13x9-in. dish. Spread with ice cream; cover and freeze until set.
  2. Drizzle fudge topping over ice cream; cover and freeze until set. Spread with whipped topping; sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs. Cover and freeze 2 hours or until firm. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving.

Oreo Ice Cream Cake Tips

How do you keep an ice cream cake from melting?

The best way to keep an ice cream cake from melting is to freeze it throughout the assembly process. Popping your cake in the freezer every few minutes or after every step helps to keep it solid. When transferring your prepared ice cream cake, travel with it in an insulated cooler and with multiple ice packs. Learn how to freeze anything with this handy guide.

Can I put ice cream cake in the fridge?

No—You’ll want to keep your Oreo ice cream cake in the freezer, then let it stand at room temperature 10 minutes before serving. Oh, and if you bought extra cookies? Put them to good use in these other Oreo recipes.

What variations of this ice cream cake recipe can I try?

If you’re looking to switch things up, try using an ice cream flavor other than vanilla. Anything goes—coffee, strawberry, mint chip or cookie dough! And instead of sprinkling the top with just cookies, add your favorite chopped nuts, fruit, sprinkles or mini candies. Maraschino cherries are also a fun garnish to add once the Oreo ice cream cake is ready to serve. Or, check out our other ice cream cake recipes.

Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 573 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.