Yep! You read the title correctly. This post is about how to assemble a 3-ingredient mock ice cream cake.
I call it a mock ice cream cake because I cheat on the ice cream part…and the cake part for that matter. Typically, for an ice cream cake, you would soften a carton of ice cream to use in between layers of cake. This ice cream cake has neither of those particular components. Hence, the mock ice cream cake title.
I am sure that you are quite hesitant at this point. You are probably scratching your head and wondering how an ice cream cake without the typical cake and ice cream layers could be worth eating. Well, take my word for it…it is!
Everyone that has tried this has absolutely loved it. In fact, my youngest son asks for this treat every year for his birthday in lieu of a traditional birthday cake.
Not only is it beyond delicious, it is simple to put together and you can make it a gazillion different ways. I’ve used different flavors of ice cream sandwiches and cookies, along with adding mint extract to the Cool Whip for a minty filling.
Here’s how you make it…(recipe follows below)
Three-Ingredient Mock Ice Cream Cake
- 10 ice cream sandwiches, any flavor
- 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
- 10 Oreo cookies, any flavor, crushed
- Using a bread loaf pan, unwrap and layer 5 of the ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of the pan. You may need to slice off a small portion of the end of each sandwich so they will fit.
- In a medium bowl, stir 6 of the crushed cookies into the Cool Whip until well distributed. Then spread half of the mixture on the first layer of the ice cream sandwiches.
- Layer the remaining ice cream sandwiches on top of the Cool Whip mixture. For my pan, it is not necessary to cut the second layer of sandwiches to fit, since it is a “smidge” larger at the top of the pan.
- Layer the remaining Cool Whip mixture on top of the ice cream sandwiches and sprinkle with the remaining cookie crumbs.
- Freeze for a few hours to set and let stand at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes before slicing.