Making an Ice Cream Cake

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You can save money and create the cake you really want by making your own ice cream cake. It is not that hard. This is a page about making an ice cream cake.


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Depending on how big you are making and if you are doing one or two cakes. This is for one cake, about an 8 1/2 x 11 inch cake pan

Crust: Crush cookies (whatever flavor you want (can be generic). Add melted butter to is. Spread along cake pan bottom.

Cake: Mix 1 half gallon container of ice cream with 1 small container of cool whip. Mix in candy or cookies if you want. Then pour over crushed cookies in cake pan.

Topping: Sprinkle your choice of candy and sprinkles

Note: You can use generic Oreo cookies for crust, Reese's Pieces for one cake and Butterfingers for the second cake if you make two.


Keep in freezer until use then store in freezer until next serving.

Source: my granddaughter

By Trudy from Springfield, IL

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I love ice cream, in fact, my whole family loves ice cream. Who doesn't! My two year old loves it so much that after one helping he says "More, please!" Anyhow, I have made this a couple of time for birthdays, etc. You can vary the ice cream flavors, sauces, and cookies, according to your cravings! Enjoy!



Crush half the cookies (about 20) to make crumbs. Combine crumbs with melted margarine and press into the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan or pie plate.


Stand remaining cookies around edge of pan. Spread 3/4 cup fudge topping over crust. Freeze 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, soften 1 quart of ice cream in microwave or on counter top. After crust has chilled, spread softened ice cream over fudge layer. Freeze 30 minutes. Scoop remaining quart of ice cream into balls and arrange over spread ice cream layer. Freeze until firm, 4 hours or overnight.

To serve, garnish with remainder of fudge topping, whipped cream and cherries

Servings: 12
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
20 Minutes Cooking Time


By Jennifer from Topeka, Kansas

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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. orange yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
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  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 4-6 squares semisweet chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp. shortening
  • mixed fresh berries


Line an 8 inch square baking dish with foil and grease the foil; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, yogurt, egg, orange peel and vanilla until blended. Combine flour and cocoa; stir into sugar mixture. Add chocolate chips. Spread into prepared dish. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool on a wire rack.

Spread the ice cream over cake. Cover and freeze for 3 hours or until firm. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Using foil, lift dessert out of dish; gently peel off foil. Cut into squares. Garnish with berries and drizzle with chocolate.


By Robin from Washington, IA

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Recipe for Coconut Ice Cream Cake. Boil 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cup milk, 1 tsp. salt and 1 Tbsp. flour. Beat slightly 3 egg yolks. Add to above slowly. . .

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February 24, 2006

I need recipes for ice cream cake.



August 13, 20050 found this helpful
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I use those new silicone (rubber like) round baking pans. I make 3 thin layers of whatever flavored box cake using same pan. Clean well between baking. Cool completely.


Let a half gallon of ice cream soften in fridge or on counter to very soft. Pour half into cleaned out silicon pan and level with spatula. Freeze for several hours. Pop out and refreeze while doing the rest of the ice cream.

I set my cake base on a marble tray(stays colder- metal would be good to, but I am sure anything would work) then ice cream hard layer, cake, ice cream, etc. straighten up edges and cover with plastic wrap (to avoid freezer smells) and freeze for an hour or so. I use 3 containers of frosting(betty crocker). Frost until icecream starts melting-refreeze and then smooth out frosting flaws! I have a lot of "in and out" of the freezer during the frosting! But looks fantastic in the end.

Our favorite is Choc. cake with choc mint ice cream with milk choc frosting. YUMMMMM! Decorate top as you like! have also done oreos and then poured the melt and pour canister frosting on top! We call it TOXIC CHOCOLATE around here! ; ) Those silicon pans rock, you just have to pop the ice cream out with no tricks! I have the muffin, loaf and cookie sheet too! They are awesome, sold at Walmart.

By Melissa

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