Easy Ice Cream Sundae Cake

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We’ve always been an ice cream cake family. Every single occassion, I ask what type of cake they want and every single time they shout “ICE CREAM CAKE!”. So this year, for Super Dad’s birthday, I thought it would be fun to create an ice cream sundae cake.

There were a number of ways I could have achieved this but decided to go with easy because my time is valuable these days and I’m too tired for anything that takes too long. So we grabbed some ice cream sandwiches from the grocery store and some of our favorite ice cream sundae toppings.

piece of easy ice cream cake with ice cream sandwiches

I have to admit, our ice cream sundae cake turned out better than we thought! We packed all of the flavor of a traditional ice cream sunday into one piece of ice cream cake.

I do want to give you a few tips. Leave the ice cream sandwiches in the freezer for as long as possible. I unwrapped four at a time. I put the plate and what I had already created, in the freezer while I unwrapped the next four. After the whipped cream and toppings, I would put everything back in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, just to make sure it didn’t melt on me.

If you are unable to find chopped peanuts, you can buy regular peanuts and pulse them a bit in the food processor. Just don’t leave them in too long or they will be more like crumbs (which is what happened to mine). You can still taste them, but it lacks the crunch element if they are too broken down.

If you are an OREO cookie lover, like we are, you can also make this with OREO ice cream sandwiches, though since they are round, you’ll have to cut the edges so that they are straight and can line up next to one another. I’m going to try it this way for my birthday in November.

The best part about this ice cream sundae cake is that you can play around with the toppings. Don’t like caramel? Leave it out! Are you a fan of butterscotch? Add that in! Make the cake whatever you want to make it!

We chose peanuts, sprinkles, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and cherries. The only change I would make next time is use different ice cream flavored sandwiches. I thought they existed but haven’t been able to find them. 

No matter what toppings you chose, I can tell you that this ice cream sundae cake will be a hit with your family and your guests! 

steps to make an easy ice cream sundae cake

The steps in the photos above, show exactly how I make this easy ice cream sundae cake.

Step 1: Unwrap four ice cream sandwiches and lay them side by side on a plate.

Step 2: Cover the top with a layer of whipped cream or thawed whipped topping.

Step 3: Sprinkle peanuts and sprinkles and drizzle chocolate syrup and caramel.

Step 4: Unwrap four more ice cream sandwiches and lay them side by side on top of the stack you just created.

Step 5: Cover the top with a layer of whipped cream or thawed whipped topping.

Step 6: Sprinkle peanuts and sprinkles and drizzle chocolate syrup and caramel.

Step 7: Unwrap four more ice cream sandwiches and lay them side by side on top of the stack you just created.

Step 8: Cover the top and sides with a layer of whipped cream or thawed whipped topping.

Step 9: Sprinkle peanuts and sprinkles and drizzle chocolate syrup and caramel. Top with a cherry. Freeze until you’re ready to serve and then slice and enjoy.

Now that you know a little bit about this easy ice cream sundae cake, I’m excited to share our recipe.

Ice Cream Sundae Cake

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piece of easy ice cream cake with ice cream sandwiches

Easy Ice Cream Sundae Cake


  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life

Description

Want to celebrate a special occassion and love ice cream cake?! This easy ice cream sundae cake is made with ice cream sandwiches and all of your favorite sundae toppings.


Ingredients

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  • 12 ice cream sandwiches
  • 16oz whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
  • sprinkles
  • chocolate syrup
  • caramel sauce
  • maraschino cherries

Instructions

  • Unwrap and place four ice cream sandwiches side by side, on a plate or flat surface that is small enough to fit in your freezer.
  • Top with a thin layer of whipped topping, making sure to level it.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and sprinkle with peanuts and sprinkles.
  • Unwrap and place four additional ice cream sandwiches side by side, on top of the whipped cream and toppings.
  • Top with a thin layer of whipped topping, making sure to level it.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and sprinkle with peanuts and sprinkles.
  • Unwrap and place four additional ice cream sandwiches side by side, on top of the whipped cream and toppings.
  • Top with a thin layer of whipped topping on top and on the sides, completely covering the ice cream sandwiches.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and sprinkle with peanuts and sprinkles. Add a cherry on top.
  • Place in the freezer for at least one hour or until you are ready to serve.
  • Slice and enjoy!

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  1. I think it’s kind of tricky to make because it melts easily. However, the effort is worth it because it looks so cute (plus, I’m sure it’s delicious).

  2. Ice cream cakes are one of my family’s favorites too! We have never tried to make one but now you have me excited about that!

  3. I’ve never heard of an ice cream cake like this before – what a clever and fun idea! It’s perfect for a summer BBQ or a potluck.

  4. I’ve never tried making an ice cream sundae cake before but I would definitely love to try making it sometime. I’m sure the kids would enjoy this delicious treat.

  5. Simple but delicious recipe. It’s sure to be a hit with the kids so we’ll try it out soon!

  6. I need to make this cake for our next gathering, it looks so delicious and great for hot days during summet

  7. I am absolutely loving this delicious ice cream cake recipe! Love that you sed ice cream sandwiches as they are one of my favorite treats and I know that built as a cake… it has to be amazingly yummy!

  8. My mom used to make brownie ice cream cakes for us when we were young. I have such fond memories wrapped around that.

  9. This is such a fun summer treat. Who doesn’t love ice cream?! So easy to prep too. Yum!

  10. This looks so easy to prepare and perfect for the warm summer weather. I know both my kids would go crazy for this.

  11. That cake looks soooo delicious!!!! I can’t wait to make this cake, i love ice cream sundae!!! So good!!!

  12. Will definitely try making this with my girls! For sure they’ll enjoy and have fun. Who doesn’t love ice cream?! Thank you for the recipe!

  13. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten an ice cream cake never mind tried to make one, but they look really cool. I don’t know if they’re as much of a thing in the UK, but they should be! x

  14. I love having to bite or chew something in an ice cream, thanks for this tutorial.

  15. The perfect dessert to serve for our small family gathering this Sunday. I love that it is so easy and simple to make, but oh so delicious!

  16. This definitely a delicious and easy treat to make for my kids today. I love it!

  17. This was so easy and went over SO well with the kiddos. Definitely a great option for a summer dessert.

  18. Hmm yum! Mouthwatering! This ice cream sundae cake is making us drool. I am so excited to make this.

  19. Wow, this looks so amazing. I’m going to have to save this to make later. I can’t wait to see how this tastes.

  20. I have made one of these cakes and it was so good. I need to get some vegan ice cream bars and make a vegan one.

  21. This might be the best frozen treat I’ve ever seen! I’m getting hungry just looking at it.

  22. I love this so much. It’s like a recipe that’s just been marinated in childhood nostalgia. I must make it.

  23. There could not be a better dessert than this one! It combines my two favorite things – ice cream and cake!

  24. We love ice cream! But who doesn’t, anyway. Thank you for this recipe, it looks festive and fun. My whole family would love this.