Tuesday, July 03, 2012

{Very Easy!} Mix-It-Up Ice Cream Cake

Having to turn on the oven during a hot, summer day is a thing of torture, don't you think? Having a few no-bake desserts in one's collection is certainly a necessity.

  I came across this recipe from Kraft last week, & thought how easy it would be to mix it up & make almost any combination of cookie, ice cream, & candy.

  While my daughter & I were sampling this cake this weekend, we were thinking about some different combinations a person could use. Here's what I used to make it & some of our other imaginations:
  • Oreo cookies, chocolate mint swirl ice cream, & grated chocolate
  • Chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, & chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter cookies, peanut butter cup ice cream, & chopped peanut butter cups or chopped peanuts
  • Vanilla Oreo cookies, Strawberry ice cream, & sliced strawberries
  • Oatmeal cookies, maple walnut ice cream, & chopped walnuts
It would be easy to customize this recipe to any taste!

Mix-It-Up Ice Cream Cake  {Print recipe}
makes 16 servings

1 bag cookies - Oreos, chocolate chip, vanilla Oreos, Fudge-Os, peanut butter, etc.
1 tub ice cream, softened - Pick your favourite
(*Note* Since you need to soften your ice cream, choose a flavour that looks good melted. For instance, rainbow ice cream turns grey-ish when melted, so it likely wouldn't work for this recipe.)
3 cups thawed frozen whipped topping, such as Cool Whip
Cookies, candy, or grated chocolate for the top

Line 13x9 inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides.

Crush 20 cookies; sprinkle crumbs onto bottom of prepared pan.

Spread ice cream evenly over crumbs in pan; top with whipped topping & sprinkle with candy or grated chocolate.

Freeze 3 hours or until set. When ready to serve, let cake stand at room temperature for a few minutes to soften. Lift dessert from pan with foil handles; cut into 16 squares. Top each piece with a cookie (or half of one).


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This recipe was featured on:

The 36th AVENUE


  1. It's been way too long since I made one of these great cool desserts. So fun to have something like this that everyone sees as a huge treat. Plus it's so hot, we would have no trouble finishing it off in no time. Thanks for the good ideas!

  2. Ashley CastelvecchiWednesday, July 04, 2012

    Yum! This looks delish! Would be perfect for a hot summer day! :) Happy Fourth of July!

  3. Cool idea!
    I found you via the Real Housewives of
    Riverton Recipe Round up. I linked in a post about spicy mince lettuce cups.
    Have a great week.

  4. WOW, this looks yummy! Thanks for linking up :)

  5. Looks Yummy! I want some now :) Visiting from the Do Something Crafty link up.

  6. Looks delicious! Have a lovely weekend.

  7. Looks so very yummy!!! Please come share at mercyinkblog.com for our weekly link up, open through this evening.
    have an awesome weekend!

  8. Found you blog hopping. This looks delicious! :)

  9. Seriously yummy! Thank you for sharing with us at Uncommon! ;)

  10. This looks so yummy and easy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  11. I've always wanted to make ice cream cake. This look delicious!

  12. Beth @ Aunt B's KitchenTuesday, July 10, 2012

    Oh, I do love ice cream cake! Can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing it.

  13. What a great recipe! So many ways to change it up too, love it!

  14. Thanks so much for sharing over at The Winthrop Chronicles, this will be featured tomorrow! http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/

  15. Oh that looks so good!!! What a fun treat on a hot summer day! I am featuring this at todays link party!


  16. The 36th AVENUEFriday, July 20, 2012

    Thank you so much for sharing your recipe over at my link party. I featured you today!


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