Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Made Simple and “CENTS”able!

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake with a piece on a fork


In my usual “Don’t Be Silly” style, I wanted to have a birthday dinner for my daughter-in-law and make one of her favorite dishes, my Cajun Shrimp Fettuccini! I also didn’t have a lot of time to spend on making her birthday cake, so I thought I’d just buy an Ice Cream Cake at the Grocery store. Yes, this is so unlike me not to make a cake by scratch, but I have to remind myself that everything doesn’t have to be made from scratch! Since I chose to focus on the main course this time, I felt dessert could be easy and still delicious!  

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

So when I went to the freezer section at the grocery store to look for an ice cream cake, I only saw a couple left, and to be honest, they looked a little freezer burnt! And when I saw the price…..$31.98, I almost fell over! I wasn’t going to spend that kind of money for a less than desirable cake! So I had to put my creative and frugal hat on, and saw ice cream sandwiches from Green’s in the freezer. Hmmm…I remember my niece, Kristen, make an Ice Cream Sandwich Cake awhile back and it was delish, but I forgot all the specific ingredients. I decided to improvise. 

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake with a piece on a fork


Just begin by laying out Ice Cream Sandwiches on a 9′ x 13″ dish or pan, spreading out some caramel sauce, then some whipped cream, another layer of ice cream sandwiches, then whipped topping, and sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs!

Ingredients for Ice Cream Sandwich Cake





Place the Ice Cream Sandwich Cake in the freezer for about 4 hours or overnight. When you pull it out to serve, sprinkle some mini chocolate chips on top for a little garnish! Then, using a large spatula, serve your salivating guests as quickly as possible! They won’t want to wait! 


Until next time,

Let’s get improvisin’


Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Made Simple and "Cents"able!

Only have a few minutes to throw a birthday cake together? Try my Ice Cream Sandwich Cake! It's so easy and costs under $10.00!
Prep Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: All
Keyword: easyicecreamcake, icecreambirthdaycake, icecreamcake, icecreamdessert, icecreamsandwichcake
Servings: 12 sevings
Author: Madeline Kohler


  • 1 9" x 13" glass dish or aluminum pan


  • 20 ice cream sandwiches I used 2 boxes of Green's Ice Cream Sandwiches.
  • 16 ounces whipped topping I used store bought.
  • 1 ½ cups caramel sauce or dip I used Marzetti caramel dip.
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips Feel free to substitute any crushed cookies or candy you like!


  • Layer ice cream sandwiches on the bottom of the dish, cutting any to size in order to fit.
  • If your caramel sauce / dip is not easily spreadable, microwave the caramel dip to soften (15 - 30 seconds).
  • Spread the caramel dip / sauce on the ice cream sandwich layer, covering the sandwiches.
  • Spread ½ of the whipped topping over the caramel sauce, covering evenly.
  • Repeat the layering with the ice cream sandwiches then spread the whipped topping.
  • Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs on top.
  • Freeze the Ice Cream Sandwich Cake for 4 hours or overnight. I gently cover it with plastic wrap after about 30 minutes.
  • Right before serving, sprinkle with mini chocolate chips or a garnish of your choice, like crushed spiced wafers, butterscotch crunch, or any crushed candy of your choice!


Ingredients for Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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