17 Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipes

Cake and ice cream come on top of the crowd-pleaser desserts, and when you combine the both, you can make everyone happy and satisfied.

I can not think of anything else than a homemade ice cream cake for birthdays and family gatherings. You can easily please kids and adults with this combination. Moreover, there are unlimited combinations and flavors you can choose from.

Following are only a few combination and ice cream cake recipes that you can follow to make one of your own. I would say that you can follow the recipes as they are, or you can also add your own creativity to them.

1. Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Cream Cake

What can be a better way to start our list than Peanut butter oreo ice cream cake? Yup, there are no doubt so many ingredients that make this dessert a perfect and sweet ending to a meal.

It is also a perfect way to utilize the leftover ice cream and peanut butter. If no one in your home is eating them, you can turn them into an excellent dessert.

Moreover, when you add oreo cookies to this recipe, your family will love it. Top the cake with peanut butter caramel sauce.

2. Triple Layer Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Cake

Let me tell you about one of the best-frozen desserts.

You cover the chocolate cake base layer with hot fudge sauce and oreo cookies dust. After that, you add two ice cream layers. The first layer is vanilla ice cream.

And then you add a layer of chocolate ice cream on top. The cake tastes so delicious on a hot summer day that your family will love you for this frozen dessert.

You can add fudge sauce or cool whip in between the cake layers. Just go with whatever you or your family loves the most.

3. Oreo Ice Cream Cake

This oreo ice cream cake recipe is perfect for those who avoid the actual baking process. You need to spread oreo crust at the bottom of the cake pan.

Add vanilla ice cream and cookies to the second cake layer. You can top the cake with crushed Oreos, a whipped cream frosting, and even caramel sauce.

Just go with the flavors you and your family love the most, and you can enjoy this frozen dessert in no time. It is perfect for Saturday evenings or family gatherings.

4. Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

Here is a copycat ice cream cake recipe from dairy queen. You can make this perfect replica for a kid’s birthday to take the birthday party to another level.

I know that some of you may prefer pre-made cakes for such events, but remember making a homemade ice cream cake will be a better option to show that you love and care.

Moreover, the recipe is not so difficult to follow as well. Well, you can use a pre-made hot fudge sauce. Do not forget to wrap the cake with heavy whipped cream and garnish with a sprinkle.

5. Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake

You can make this cake from vanilla and strawberry ice cream. Just keep putting the cake in the refrigerator when after setting one layer, and do not keep it on the stand for so long.

The ice cream will melt and leave you with no so good texture of the ice cream cake. Wrap the whole cake in a yummy vanilla whipped cream frosting and strawberry crunchies.

You can also use cookie dust on the out layer if you like. Serve with fresh strawberries and enjoy till the last bite.

6. Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

Here is one of the most creative ice cream recipes I have come across with. You can make these yummy frozen snacks for your kids, and they will surely love them.

Plus, do not keep this recipe to kids alone. Adults also love small ice cream cake bars. For the base, you can use a vanilla cake, cookie dust, or no-bake golden oreo. Add a layer of vanilla ice cream.

Then you need to add strawberry sherbet and then again coat it with vanilla ice cream frosting. Top the cake with crumbled strawberries and serve with fresh fruits.

7. Classic Birthday Ice Cream Cake

Here comes a super delicious ice cream cake recipe that you can try and make at the next birthday event at your home. The cake has multiple layers of both cake and ice cream to keep the flavor ongoing.

At the bottom, you can add vanilla cake. Now, here is the tip: use whatever flavor cake you love the most. Further, add your favorite ice cream flavors, and then add another cake layer on the top.

Coat the cake with whipped cream frosting and decorate with rainbow sprinkles. Do not forget to keep a picture of the cake to put on social media.

8. Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

Here is yet another replica of the dairy queen ice cream cake from another baker. Do follow the recipe to know the secret of how you can perfectly set the middle fudge sauce layer.

At first, you add chocolate ice cream. Then top the upper layer with hot fudge sauce, and then add chocolate crunchies for the additional flavor.

Add vanilla ice cream on top of crunchies and cover the cake with whipped cream. In the end, add rainbow sprinkles for better looks. Do not forget to take pictures so you can upload them on social media.

9. Grain & Dairy Free Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake

This grain and dairy-free Neapolitan ice cream cake are one of my favorites on the list. And it is not only because the cake is grain and dairy free.

However, what I love so much about the cake is the flavor combination. A chocolate cake base with strawberry and vanilla ice cream is just the right combination for anyone.

Remember to use softened ice cream for layering. You can freeze it after that if you like. Moreover, top the cake with a fallen chocolate ice cream cone and lots of colorful sprinkles.

10. Moose Tracks Ice Cream Cake

There is only one way to describe this moose tracks ice cream cake, and that is perfection. The list of flavors and ingredients you will find in the recipe is enough to make up for your week’s sugar supply.

You will enjoy chocolate brownies filled with mini peanut butter cups, chocolate ganache, peanut butter drizzle, whipped cream, etc.

This cake not only looks good but also tastes like heaven. Using brownies instead of cakes can let you have the chewiness even after freezing the dessert. So, do let this cake have a try.

11. Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Was I talking about how brownies can make your own ice cream cakes better? So, here it is, yet another ice cream cake recipe with brownies instead of plain cakes.

The recipe tells you to add oreo crumbs and hot fude inside. But you can also add mint chocolate chip inside the layering if you like. The layering is perfect, where you can have an ice cream layer after each brownie layer.

Top the cake with whipped cream and maraschino cherries. The cake is a crowd pleaser with just the right amount of balanced flavor.

12. S’mores Ice Cream Cake

You will find super moist chocolate cake, graham crackers, chocolate marshmallow fudge, and ice cream combination to make a perfect S’mores ice cream cake. In short, this cake will let you enjoy all the wonder S’more flavors in cake form.

You can make the cake in less than an hour, which makes it the perfect recipe for dinner desserts or weekend sweet tooth. This was, so far, one of the best ice cream cakes I have ever tried.

Moreover, if you are a S’more lover, you will definitely love this recipe. Do not forget to top the cake with chocolate whipping cream frosting.

13. Hot Fudge Swirl Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate cake or brownies always tastes better with vanilla ice cream. You can enjoy the combination with a hot brownie or even freeze one.

Both these ingredients can help you make a classic dessert that you can serve on Halloween, Easter, or Christmas. This particular recipe does not include a whipping cream outer layer.

Thus, your guests can see each layer on full display. It leaves more room and concentration to decorate the top.

14. Chocolate Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Cake

A chocolate oreo cookie ice cream cake is here for all those who have the sweetest teeth as my kids do. The combination of oreo cookies with chocolate and vanilla ice cream makes it a classic Saturday dessert.

You can add a fallen vanilla ice cream cone (or two) on the top to add further flavor and look to the cake. Moreover, if you are having a small birthday gathering, you can serve this cake to the guests.

It will be a unique way of enjoying two flavors of ice cream with cookie crumbles and chocolate ganache.

15. Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake

Peanut butter, chocolate cake (oreo cookies), and vanilla ice cream, when combined with your favorite chocolate candies, make this perfect classic dessert. You can serve this cake on holidays and even on birthdays.

Start by layering oreo cookies at the bottom of the pan, and then add vanilla ice cream on top. You can also add chocolate cake or brownies if you like no-grain ice cream cake.

Now all you need to do is to decorate the top with chocolate syrup and candies of your choice. This cake makes a great treat for kids.

16. Kulfi Ice Cream Cake Recipe

You do not need any eggs for this recipe, and it is quite easy to follow. All you need is pistachio cake which you can top with kulfi ice cream and whipped cream. You can also use frozen yogurt if your kids love it.

You can use cardamom whipped cream for additional flavor. Or you can also switch the cake and ice cream flavors. Use a vanilla cake and add pistachio ice cream on top of it.

Decorate the cake with whipped cream and roasted pistachios on top for the extra crunchiness. You can also add crushed pistachio in the middle of the cake layers.

17. Black Forest Ice Cream Cake

Here comes the last and show stopper ice cream cake recipe on our list. All you need are cherries (fresh), brandy, corn flour, coconut or condensed milk, chocolate ice cream, and the necessary rest ingredients.

Do not use all the cherry sauce inside the cake. Save some for pouring on top as well. Top the cake with fresh cherries and chocolate leaves for a beautiful look and flavorful taste.

You can have this frozen dessert on Christmas evenings or weekends. Or you can also make it at a meal dinner.

17 Ice Cream Cake Recipes

Recipe by Brenda


  • Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Cream Cake

  • Triple Layer Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Cake

  • Oreo Ice Cream Cake

  • Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

  • Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake

  • Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

  • Classic Birthday Ice Cream Cake

  • Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

  • Grain & Dairy Free Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake

  • Moose Tracks Ice Cream Cake

  • Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Cake

  • S’mores Ice Cream Cake

  • Hot Fudge Swirl Ice Cream Cake

  • Chocolate Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Cake

  • Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake

  • Kulfi Ice Cream Cake Recipe

  • Black Forest Ice Cream Cake


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