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Ice Cream Cake (made with ice cream sandwiches)

A delightfully-delicious ice cream cake doesn't need to cost lots of money.  I make my cookies-n-cream ice cream cake quickly using ice cream sandwiches! #TexasHomesteader

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, cool whip, ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, instant pudding, pudding mix, sandwich cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze Time 1 hour
Servings 12 people
Author www.TexasHomesteader.com



  • 18 Ice Cream Sandwiches, unwrapped & kept in the freezer
  • 1 8-oz Tub Whipped Topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup Chocolate Ice Cream Topping or 1/2 cup of your own Homemade Topping
  • 1 4-oz pkg Instant Pudding mix (or 1/2 cup of your own Homemade Instant Pudding Mix)
  • Thinned Chocolate and/or Caramel to Drizzle optional
  • Chocolate Sandwich Cookies optional



  1. Mix 1 cup of whipped topping, the box of instant pudding mix (or 1/2 cup homemade instant pudding mix) & 1/2 cup chocolate ice cream topping until combined. If needed for easier spreading, thin with a tablespoon of milk or cold coffee. Set aside.

  2. Unwrap all ice cream sandwiches and place them back into the freezer so they remain cold. Add a thin line of your pudding mix to a platter and set a row of 6 of the unwrapped ice cream sandwiches side by side on top of pudding line.

  3. Top the row of ice cream sandwiches with 1/2 of the pudding mixture. Then place 6 more unwrapped ice cream sandwiches directly on top of the previous ones. Top that stack with the remaining pudding mix and stack the final 6 unwrapped ice cream sandwiches on top. Place the assembled ice cream cake into the freezer to freeze solidly, about an hour.
  4. After about an hour bring the cake out of the freezer and spread whipped topping over entire surface of cake. If desired, top with crushed cookies and decorate with drizzled chocolate and/or caramel sauce. Return to freezer for at least an hour before cutting & enjoying.