Happy World Chocolate Day, everyone! That’s right. Today is the official day of chocolate consumption around the globe. So, if you needed an excuse to indulge in some chocolate today, now you have one! I hope you are all celebrating accordingly. In honor of this delicious holiday, I’m delighted to share this Ice Cream Sandwich Cake! Not only do you get to enjoy some chocolate, but there’s gratuitous caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream as well.
I LOVE ice cream cake. Growing up, I always preferred ice cream cake to regular cake for my birthday. But until now, I always thought ice cream cake is something I could only enjoy if I purchased it from Baskin Robbins or something, not made in my own kitchen.
Thankfully, with a little creativity, we discovered a way to make ice cream cake yourself but it’s still SUPER easy and quick! I actually made this cake in only 10 minutes. The trick is to use ice cream sandwiches! Just buy them from the grocery store, stack them up, frost with cool whip, top with desired toppings, and you’ve got yourself a delicious, cold treat to enjoy this summer!
- 16 ice cream sandwiches
- 1/2 c hot fudge sauce, room temp - do not heat
- 1 tub of cool whip, thawed
- Toppings of choice (I used Milky Way candies, caramel sauce, and hot fudge sauce, but you could use sprinkles, M&Ms, chocolate chips, crushed Oreos, strawberries, or anything your heart desires!)
- Get all your ingredients/toppings ready because you'll want to make the cake quickly so it doesn't melt.
- On a large platter or cake plate, lay 4 ice cream sandwiches side by side. Smear a spoonful of hot fudge sauce on top of the sandwiches. This will act as the "glue" holding the layers together. Repeat with remaining sandwiches and fudge sauce, ending with sandwiches on top.
- Frost the cake with the cool whip.
- Top cake with toppings of choice.
- Place in freezer for at least 1 hour for cake to solidify.
You could easily alter the size of the cake to accommodate the number of servings you need by just stacking more or less ice cream sandwiches.