recipe

This no-bake ice cream cake is filled with layers of chocolate and mint chip ice cream, but you can use ANY flavors you’d like!

safety
  • Uses the microwave
  • Uses a knife
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 45 minutes, plus 2 hours freezing time
yield
  • Serves 16

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Gather Cooking Equipment

Butter knife
Small microwave-safe bowl and plate
Dry measuring cups
Large zipper-lock plastic bag
Rolling pin
Large bowl
Rubber spatula
9-­inch springform pan
Ice cream scoop
Plastic wrap
Chef’s knife

Prepare Ingredients

36
Oreo cookies (1 package), broken into large pieces
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted
2 pints
chocolate ice cream
2 pints
mint chocolate chip ice cream
¼ cup
sprinkles
1
 
36
Oreo cookies (1 package), broken into large pieces

SMASH: Place cookie pieces in large zipper-lock plastic bag. Seal bag, making sure to press out all air. Use rolling pin to gently pound bag to break cookies into crumbs.

 
2
 
4 tablespoons
unsalted butter, melted

MIX: Transfer cookie crumbs to bowl. Add melted butter and use rubber spatula to stir until combined.

 
3
 

PRESS: Transfer half of cookie mixture to 9-inch springform pan. Press mixture into even layer in bottom of pan. Place in freezer and chill for 15 minutes. Let ice cream soften on counter while crust chills.

 
4
 
2 pints
chocolate ice cream

MAKE FIRST LAYER: Remove springform pan from freezer. Use ice cream scoop to scoop softened chocolate ice cream into pan. Cover ice cream with plastic wrap. Use your hands to gently push ice cream into even layer.

 
5
 

SPRINKLE: Sprinkle remaining cookie mixture on top of chocolate ice cream layer. Use your hands to gently press cookie mixture into ice cream in even layer.

 
6
 
2 pints
mint chocolate chip ice cream
¼ cup
sprinkles

MAKE SECOND LAYER: Repeat step 4 with softened mint chocolate chip ice cream. Sprinkle top of cake with sprinkles.

 
7
 

FREEZE: Cover pan with plastic wrap. Place in freezer and chill until firm, at least 2 hours or up to 1 week. To serve, run butter knife around edge of cake to release cake from pan. Remove side of pan. Cut cake into wedges.