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Easy Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe

There’s something about an ice cream sandwich that’s just so wonderfully nostalgic. The combination of creamy vanilla ice cream stuffed between two perfectly soft chocolate wafers brings back sweet summertime memories. And while these tasty treats are still good any time on their own, they really become elevated in this ice cream cake! Perfect for a summer celebration (think birthdays, graduations parties, cookouts), this vanilla ice cream sandwich cake is easy, delicious and a crowd pleaser for adults and kids alike. Grab your ingredients and in less than an hour (setting time included!) you’ll have a cake that’s ready to be devoured.  

Here’s what you’ll need from the kitchen:  

  • 9 x 13 pan and cover 
  • A spatula  

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Tip: If you have a smaller group, you can use a smaller pan and fewer sandwiches 

vanilla ice cream sandwiches


  • Unwrap sandwiches and create a single layer of ice cream sandwiches at the bottom of the pan 
  • Spread a layer of Cool Whip on top of the ice cream sandwiches 
  • Drizzle caramel and chocolate syrup or hot fudge over the Cool Whip  
  • Add a second layer of ice cream sandwiches, Cool Whip, chocolate syrup or hot fudge and caramel  
  • Add sprinkles 
  • Cover and put in the freezer for at least 30 minutes; if freezing overnight, be sure to let the cake thaw a bit before cutting 
  • Make it your own: Add additional toppings like nuts, candy, crushed cookies or fruit—whatever you’re craving. Enjoy!  

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Contributor: Kristin Rozewski