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Ice Cream Cookie Dessert Recipe

Ice Cream Cookie Dessert Recipe

Our family loves dessert, and this chocolaty, layered treat is one of Mom's most-requested recipes. It's so easy to prepare! —Kimberly Laabs, Hartford, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + freezing YIELD:12 servings


  • 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. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • To make cutting a breeze, try dipping your knife in hot water. Wipe the blade periodically to clean it.
  • Skip the whipped topping and use whipped cream in a can to pipe pretty decorations on top. It's a great way to keep little ones busy.
  • Nutritional Facts

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

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    Michelle User ID: 1820635 269281
    Reviewed Jul. 10, 2017

    "My Grandma would make this all of the time when she was alive - our family LOVES it!!"

    kathy User ID: 9047058 269180
    Reviewed Jul. 9, 2017

    "I have been looking for this recipe for a long time now, I am so glad to have found this. This is a recipe I will use for my hubby's birthday. thank you for posting this recipe.It's a good one. I would add bananas and melted chocolate to this recipe."

    Mary Ann User ID: 8654587 269124
    Reviewed Jul. 7, 2017

    "Made this for an office birthday treat. Was so easy and delicious. Next time I might try it with fresh made whipped cream."

    sharynhood User ID: 7737647 269122
    Reviewed Jul. 7, 2017

    "This is SO good, but I don't put any Cool Whip (or whipped cream) on the top. Just

    sprinkle the cookie crumbs over the ice cream!"

    Sherri Duran User ID: 1383171 269121
    Reviewed Jul. 7, 2017

    "I have made this recipe for close to 40 years. It ia amazing. It was my children choice of biththday cake as they grew up. I have made one pan with two different flavors. -also you can put the appropriate candies for the flavor you choose to the top. And yes it has lots of calories. It is ice cream and hot fudge sauce."

    71Chewie99 User ID: 6713011 269108
    Reviewed Jul. 7, 2017

    "How is a 9x13" pan cut into 12 servings? That size pan is usually 24 servings-so does that mean the calories and all the nutrient levels would be half? I don't usually make recipes that omit the nutrition labeling but this recipe is very confusing"

    KookieB User ID: 8859340 269105
    Reviewed Jul. 7, 2017

    "These desserts are soooo much better than anything you could buy in a store and so easy to make and change to suit anyone's tastes. What's not to love???"

    PJH48 User ID: 7835924 268614
    Reviewed Jun. 28, 2017

    "I have made this for 40 years. So great!"

    phillin User ID: 3039019 268581
    Reviewed Jun. 27, 2017

    "Made it for Father's Day and family loved it! You can't miss with this recipe. It's an easy recipe you can make ahead of time. You could easily change the ingredients to anything you like. It's really an ice cream sundae in a pan."

    Jhlt User ID: 8944370 268456
    Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

    "Wonderful! easy! My recipe calls for red skin peanuts. It gives it a salty taste."

    judithkk User ID: 8911674 256526
    Reviewed Nov. 8, 2016

    "15 1/2oz package Oreos = to how many cups premade crumbs??"

    Lstrange User ID: 5890429 255394
    Reviewed Oct. 13, 2016

    "What's not to enjoy?! Made it for grandson's birthday, he loved it :)"

    Bakeronduty User ID: 8019167 253064
    Reviewed Aug. 23, 2016

    "This sounds like yum! The only thing is I don't care for frozen whip topping. (Cool whip, etc.) I 'll try it by adding real whipped cream when I take it from the freezer."

    Queenie2030 User ID: 8244474 252263
    Reviewed Aug. 5, 2016

    "This is a Winner! Not only is it easy, prepared ahead of time so very convenient when you have company, the taste is even better than we expected! It doesn't last long, even in the freezer, the family has a way of finding it!"

    Anniepants User ID: 5509096 237178
    Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

    "This recipe was a huge hit! I made it for a work potluck and everyone loved it. My daughter also requested it as her birthday dessert. I used one package of double stuffed oreos. Ended up using about 3 cups for the crust and saved the rest for the topping. I also needed extra fudge to get it properly covered. Awesome recipe!"

    Cookie Crumble User ID: 6901439 236002
    Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015

    "This was delicious and the fact that you can change the ice cream flavor to suit gives a lot of options. I made my own fudge sauce and topped with real whipped cream. Even with letting the dessert set out for 10 minutes, it was hard to cut. Next time, I will try pre-cutting the servings before freezing."

    tsuop User ID: 6274346 233355
    Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015

    "Move over Carvel !! No need to buy an ice cream cake now. You can change up the flavors to suit everyone's taste. Yummy!!"

    boisegrams User ID: 7944289 233270
    Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

    "Love this dessert as do my 3 sons! I use coffee ice cream. I will use another reviewer's suggestion and try it with real whip cream next time. I think that would improve it even more!"

    ljakes User ID: 6519155 231062
    Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

    "Try with orange ice cream! :) Mmm!"

    debpenns User ID: 5553562 229319
    Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

    "wow! made this recipe today!! family loved it! Can't go wrong with oreo's and icecream:) debpenns"

    luigimon User ID: 1692040 227497
    Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

    "My sister gave me this recipe years ago and it's been a favorite ever since! You can't go wrong with this dessert! I like to add double hot fudge!"

    [email protected] User ID: 1702034 227427
    Reviewed Jun. 4, 2015

    "This looks so good, but I'm going to make it with chocolate chip families favorite! It looks easy and sooo tasty."

    Wildroseww User ID: 7453377 227416
    Reviewed Jun. 4, 2015

    "Excellent summer dessert after a barbeque. I also add caramel topping in addition to the fudge topping. Instead of coolwhip I use real whipped cream. In addition to the extra cookie crumbs, I also sprinkle about a 1/3 cup crushed salted peanuts on top. I've been making this dessert for over 40yrs, first for my children, now my grandchildren."

    yadi4MVP User ID: 3462627 224408
    Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

    "Delicious when made with mint chocolate chip or peppermint ice cream for the Christmas holiday!!"

    Sue48 User ID: 4841063 224402
    Reviewed Apr. 7, 2015

    "I use hot fudge topping & caramel topping, they now make oreo cookie crumbs."

    brendamckenzie User ID: 6915648 223557
    Reviewed Mar. 25, 2015

    "Yummy! Perfect for a hot summer dessert!"

    cbachtel User ID: 3618273 221280
    Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

    "This is both my son's favorite cake. It is requested every year for birthdays. The only thing I do differently is, 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, not 1/4, mixing all cookie crumbs together with butter, saving 1/2-2/3 cup for topping. Plus, I don't bother freezing in steps. I have everything ready and just layer it then cover and freeze. It is MUCH better than store bought ice cream cakes."

    No_Time_To_Cook User ID: 6334849 142744
    Reviewed May. 24, 2014

    "Excellent.. will definitely make again!"

    jackieyost User ID: 1832740 159755
    Reviewed May. 26, 2012

    "Wonderful dessert! easy to make ands great summer dessert."

    redmonc1 User ID: 3906907 165189
    Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

    "My whole family loved this. I think that next time I will try peanut butter cream filled cookies and butterscotch topping."

    msdaisey User ID: 1222542 159317
    Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

    "yummy! enjoyed by all my family"

    Mom_of_One User ID: 2716800 144176
    Reviewed Jan. 1, 2010

    "Very easy to make! Will make this again and again!"

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