This Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is a simple no-bake dessert with layers of ice cream sandwiches, whipped topping, M&Ms, and fudge. This simple dessert is a great recipe on a hot summer day to satisfy your sweet tooth!

ice cream sandwich cake


My son’s birthday is at the end of July and every year on his birthday it seems like we’re on vacation in a location where a birthday cake is hard to make.

On his first birthday, we were literally camping in the middle of nowhere so we made him a pyramid cake out of Twinkies.

This year I told him I would bake him any cake for his birthday party he wanted and I pulled up Pinterest so that he could pick one out. He picked this one made from store-bought ingredients. I’m pretty sure it was the M&Ms on top of the cake that got him.

One of the easiest cakes with simple ingredients. You basically layer ice cream sandwiches with tub of Cool Whip layered in between then top with your favorite toppings.

I know it’s not rocket science…and not actually baking, but it sure makes the kids ooh and ahh. It’s a huge hit. They don’t care if it takes minutes or hours to make. And since it’s the last day of National Ice Cream Month, here is the perfect summer dessert.

This delicious ice cream sandwich cake is beautiful when it’s all set up in the freezer with every slice fun and exciting. The Florida heat was not nice to my cake. In seconds it turned into an ooey gooey mess.

Layer your ice cream sandwiches in a single layer with a thick layer of whipped topping. From here you can sprinkle on any candy bars, Oreo cookies, or chocolate you like. My son wanted M&Ms but if it were my choice I would sprinkle some chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups.

I like to drizzle some hot fudge sauce / chocolate syrup in between layers too but you could also use caramel sauce.

Any flavor of ice cream sandwiches work here. You could use Neapolitan ice cream sandwiches or chocolate ice cream sandwiches.

ice cream sandwich cake


Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

4.50 from 6 votes
This easy Ice Cream Cake is a simple no-bake dessert with a layer of ice cream sandwiches, whipped topping, M&Ms, and chocolate sauce. The best part is you can personalize it however you want with crushed Oreos, graham crackers, Reese's pieces, magic shell topping, or rainbow sprinkles. An easy dessert on a hot day!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Freeze: 3 hrs
Total Time: 3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 12 servings


  • 15 ice cream sandwiches
  • 1 12 ounce container frozen Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 10 ounce bag M&M's (or chocolate candy of your choice)
  • fudge topping


  • Place 5 ice cream sandwiches, long sides touching on a flat serving plate or a baking dish. Spread an even layer of whipped topping over the top, making sure the whipped topping extends to outside edges for the best appearance.
  • Sprinkle 1/3 cup candy pieces on whipped cream and drizzle with some fudge topping.
  • Repeat layers twice with remaining sandwiches.
  • Freeze 3 hours or until firm. Cut with serrated knife.


Source: adapted from Schwans
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert

ice cream sandwich cake