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Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Easy icecream cake on a long pan with a slice with a fork on a small plate. Pink ribbon is in the background.

Party with this Great Value Ice Cream Cake Recipe

One of the best parts of any special occasion or birthday celebration is the cake. It is even better if there is cake with a side of ice cream but, it’s extraordinary when the cake is made with ice cream.

As a child, whenever I asked for an ice cream birthday cake and got one, I was over the moon. One thing about them though is that they can be a bit pricey. What if I told you that you can make a delicious and festive ice cream cake at home for $10?

That’s right; you can experiment with frozen desserts for less, with the variety of Great Value Ice Cream flavours for under $5 (1.5 L tub). Read on for the recipe and directions below.

Top view of easy ice cream cake with sprinkles. It is surrounded by pink and white ribbons.

It’s a Sweet Bonanza

Darasak, the girls and I didn’t have to wait for a special occasion to make this cake. We love to have cookouts and BBQs with friends and family pretty often, so there are many opportunities for us to use this recipe.

This cake makes for a great dessert after enjoying yummy burgers with all the fixings. We love the delicious toppings and this cake is layered with ice cream sandwiches, creamy Great Value Birthday Party Ice Cream, and crunchy, fudge cookies. This cake is a decadent finish to any meal, right?

The best part is that it’s a great make-ahead dessert and can be stored frozen and in an airtight container for up to a week and until you’re ready for your next shindig!

All the ingredients needed to make this easy ice cream cake recipe.

Things You Will Need:
  • 4 cups Great Value Birthday Party Ice Cream
  • 8 Great Value Fudge Crème filled Sandwich Cookies, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chocolate flavoured topping
  • 8 Great Value Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • 4 cups Great Value Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 2 tbsp. rainbow sprinkles
  • medium Pyrex
  • long serving dish

Blue cutting board with knife and cookies chopped coarsely. Chocolate sauce in a ramekin and on a spoon.

Clear bowl with chopped cookies, surrounded by 3 cookies, chocolate sauce in cup and spoon and a ramekin of sprinkles.

Side view of cake being layered with ice cream sandwiches, cookie and fudge mixture, and birthday cake ice cream.

Last layer of easy ice cream cake being layered and being prepared to place in freezer.

Let’s Make It

You don’t need to be a baker or dessert chef to make this, nor do you need a special pan. Simply flip a cookie sheet or baking pan upside-down, line it with plastic and prepare the toppings! This will act as your guide and base for the rectangular cake.

The first step is to place the Great Value Birthday Party Ice Cream in the fridge to soften for 30 minutes. Finely chop the Great Value Fudge Crème Filled Sandwich Cookies and mix in the chocolate topping.

Once the ice cream is softened, then you start to layer away! Remember, you need to layer quickly; this is ice cream after all.

Layer the ice cream, cookie mixture and ice cream sandwiches. You wrap it and place it back in the freezer, finish it with Great Value Frozen Whipped Topping and rainbow sprinkles!

Birthday Bonanza Cake
Yield: 10

Birthday Bonanza Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Layered with ice cream sandwiches, creamy Great Value Birthday Party Ice Cream and crunchy, fudge cookies, this cake is a decadent finish to any meal. Plus, it’s a great make-ahead dessert and can be stored, frozen in an airtight container for up to a week.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Great Value Birthday Party Ice Cream
  • 8 Great Value Fudge Crème filled Sandwich Cookies, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chocolate flavoured topping
  • 8 Great Value Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • 4 cups Great Value Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 2 tbsp. rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Place ice cream in fridge to soften for 30 min.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cookies with chocolate topping.
  3. Invert a rimmed baking sheet (to act as a guide for cake layout) and lay 2 sheets of plastic wrap next to one another overlapping slightly to create a base to wrap the cake. In the centre of the plastic wrap, working quickly, lay 4 ice cream sandwiches side by side lengthwise to create a rectangle base Spoon 2 cups, (about 4 ½ cup scoops) ice cream over top, lightly pressing to flatten evenly to edges of sandwiches with a spoon.
  4. Spoon chocolate mixture over top, spreading to within ½ - inch of edge. Repeat ice cream layer and top with remaining ice cream sandwiches. Fold plastic wrap over to completely seal the cake. Lightly press ice cream sandwiches down to flatten and adhere to ice cream and press ice cream in to ensure cake maintains its rectangular shape. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
  5. Unwrap cake, spread evenly with thawed whipped topping and decorate with sprinkles. Place in freezer until whipped topping is firm, about 2 hours. Remove to a serving tray. Slice and serve immediately.

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Gabby, a teenager, is shown taking a bite of the cake with a slice in focus.

Gabby smiles at the camera while holding a slice of the easy ice cream cake.

Time to Party

With this recipe, you can now have your ice cream cake and eat it too! The best part of it all is that the cake tastes great and costs less.

Plus, it’s kid-friendly. The girls loved it and said that it was even better than the store-purchased ones. The sound of saving some cash and happy kids, well, that makes this mom super happy! Not to mention, it was pretty delicious. I am not going to lie; I definitely enjoyed a slice or two! Shh!

Final product of the easy ice cream cake, top view with a slice cut out. Slice on a small plate surrounded by a pink ribbon and fork.

Grab That Dessert Chef Hat

With summer on its way, you know that ice cream will be on your shopping list! So be sure to pick some up and get the kids in the kitchen to experiment with Great Value ice cream. You never know, you may just have a pastry or dessert chef in your midst.

For some decadent summer dessert inspiration visit Walmart.ca/recipes.

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Have you ever made your own ice cream cake?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!

 

 

 

Note: This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Walmart Great Value Ice Cream program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

 

 

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64 Comments

  1. Yummy! That looks so good! We make ice cream cakes for birthdays here sometimes because I can’t eat wheat, so it’s a fun alternative. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yum thank you for this! I am actually looking for a recipe just like this to make when we move into our new house on the 21st! I want to make it for my kiddos as a celebration! We will be making this one! Looks delicious!

  3. As a kid, I always had cake and ice cream for my birthday parties. Now with the invention of the ice cream cake, we can skip one step and still have a great time. This ice cream cake looks so delicious.

  4. I haven’t tried making my own ice cream cake before and this looks so easy to make. Thank you for sharing. I have to make this and keep it in the freezer for anyone in my family to enjoy any timel

  5. I am so glad that you wrote about this. I tried my first ever ice cream cake for Father’s Day. It was not easy to say the least!

  6. Oh my word! My kiddos would absolutely freak out over this cake! I love ice cream cake, I think I need to try this homemade version!

  7. This ice cream is such a hit and SO easy to make!! I love the idea of using ice sandwiches as a base and all the options you can create. This recipe is a keeper!! Thank you for sharing it with us all!! Will try it out.

  8. My kids love the ice cream cakes from Dairy Queen but they are pricey. I am definitely going to try to make one of my own. After reading your post, I am inspired.

  9. I love your creation and think it came out great! I am a big fan of homemade ice cream cakes and think this is perfect for the summer.

  10. This ice cream cake looks so delicious and easy to make. I am sure it will be a hit at my next BBQ.

  11. This recipe looks so pretty! I bet it tastes even better. I love the thought of being able to choose your own flavor since it’s home made. Brilliant!

  12. This looks delicious and so affordable! I think it’s easy enough that the kids could do it by themselves with supervision.

  13. well you’ve got me saving this for an upcoming birthday. Under $10 bucks for a fantastic looking cake, I so need to make it!

  14. ahhhhh I LOVE THIS!!! what a yummy recipe. Huge fan of ice cream cake but have never attempted to make it myself. We love great value ice cream and actually just bought that exact ice cream ( birthday party) a couple weeks ago. ya, it’s all gone lol. looks like i need to buy another tub and try this out!

  15. What a fabulous cake and so easy to make with the right ingredients from Walmart. I believe we should make everyday a special day and celebrate life in general.

  16. So easy and so delicious to put together,but it’s so worth it.We enjoyed this last night at our backyard BBQ and the kids just ate it up in minutes

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