how do you dress up an ice cream sandwich

I’ve been in these internet blogging streets for a long time! I remember when Pinterest started in 2010 and the start of all those incredible viral recipe pins like this honey bun cake!

This ice cream sandwich cake was also one of them. Yeah, it’s just ice cream sandwiches stacked up with whipped topping and fudge, but it’s awesome!

I made this for a birthday cookout, and the rest has been history. It gets requested often, and I’ve made it using many candies and cookie combinations.

Yep, it’s one of those recipes where you really can’t go wrong. It’s a keeper and a crowd-pleaser!

Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches Add some crunch to ice cream sandwiches by dipping them in melted chocolate, and then into crushed candy bars, nuts and chocolate chips. Set out dishes of the toppings at a party for an easy, playful dessert.
how do you dress up an ice cream sandwich

Overview of How to Make the BEST ice cream sandwich cake


  • ice cream sandwiches
  • hot fudge topping
  • whipped topping (Like Cool Whip)
  • lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts
  • mini M & M’s
  • Chocolate syrup
  • salted caramel sauce (optional)


  • Unwrap the first 12 ice cream sandwiches and place them on the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. (I usually have to cut a few to fill the edges.)
  • Spread half of the fudge topping evenly over the ice cream sandwiches.
  • Spread half of the whipped topping.
  • Arrange the final layer of ice cream sandwiches on top. You will need to cut them to fit the corners. (Press them down a little to make more room if needed)
  • Spread on the remaining fudge sauce and top with the remaining whipped topping.
  • Sprinkle the mini M&M’s and peanuts evenly over the top of the cake.
  • Drizzle on the chocolate syrup and salted caramel.
  • Freeze until the chocolate syrup is frozen (so that it doesn’t stick), and then cover with plastic wrap (or use a domed lid) and freeze for about 3 hours.
  • To serve, warm a knife under hot water to make slicing easier.
  • Serve.

how do you dress up an ice cream sandwich

Work quickly- Unwrapping all the ice cream sandwiches takes a bit of time, so I like to do a few, pop them into the freezer, and do a few more. That way, I don’t have to worry about them melting too much.

Use a deep casserole dish- This is a tall dessert! One of those 9×13 disposable aluminum trays with the dome lid works great! I use my 9×13 casserole dish, which comes a little above the rim, so I have to use foil or plastic wrap to cover it.

Use quality ice cream sandwiches- I prefer Mayfield or Bluebell brand ice cream sandwiches because of the softer texture. For this post, I had to use the Publix brand, and they were a bit crumbly. However, they didn’t stick to my fingers while unwrapping as much as the other brands, so pick your poison.

“Can you make that cookout ice cream sandwich cake?”

Get ready for the requests! My boys (and most kids) LOVE this ice cream sandwich cake. It’s an easy dessert, but they think it’s some glorious treat with all its fancy layers. Ha! Got’em!

Even the adults will scrape the pan clean. It’s the perfect cookout cake, and as soon as I bring it out of the freezer, here come the kiddos!

Ice Cream Sandwiches | How It’s Made


How do you serve ice cream sandwiches at a party?

Place one scoop of your favorite Tillamook ice cream directly onto the cookie (We used Tillamook Vanilla, Strawberry and Oregon Mudslide) Top the scoop of ice cream with another cookie—this time right side up—and press down gently. Cover the surface of a tray or a plate with your favorite all-natural sprinkles.

What do you wrap ice cream sandwiches in?

Pick up your sandwich and wrap the Parchment Paper square around the bottom of your ice cream sandwich to make it easier to hold and less messy Enjoy!

What is in the middle of an ice cream sandwich?

An ice cream sandwich is a frozen dessert consisting of ice cream between two biscuits, wafers, cookies, or baked goods. The ingredients are different around the world, with Ireland using wafers and the United States commonly using cookies.

How do you make ice cream sandwiches?

Layer 12 ice cream sandwiches in the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch dish. You may need to cut the last ice cream sandwich in half in order to get it to fit in the bottom of the dish. Allow to soften for a few minutes and then use a spoon to gently press the ice cream sandwiches down a little bit. You can skip this step if you’re using a very deep pan!

How do you top ice cream sandwiches with Cool Whip?

Top the first layer of ice cream sandwiches with a layer of whipped topping, drizzle with chocolate and caramel syrups, and sprinkle with toppings of choice (I used mini M&M’s and sprinkles here). Repeat the layers once more, using the remaining Cool Whip to “frost” the top of the cake.

What makes a perfect ice cream sandwich?

The “secret” of a perfect ice cream sandwich is small, but counterintuitive. Hot cookie. Cold ice cream. When well-meaning people make ice cream sandwiches at home, they all too often start the other way around, with firm cookies and soft ice cream. It makes sense, right? You want firm support in a cookie base and soft, spreadable ice cream.

Can you make ice cream sandwiches with chocolate?

The classic combination of chocolate and vanilla is hard to beat, but you can make these ice cream sandwiches your own by swapping in your family’s favorite ice cream flavor. Coffee, mint chocolate chip, and strawberry would all be great. Or double down and reach for chocolate.

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