If you’ve been around Becky Bakes for awhile you know that my husband is not much of a dessert eater. This makes it challenging for me to make him fancy birthday treats! One of the few things he does enjoy from time to time is ice cream cake. He likes it simple and it must include Oreos and vanilla ice cream, which are not bad requirements really. I had never found a go-to recipe until I sampled one made by my dear friend Sara this summer. Loved it! I was pleasantly surprised to find out how easy it was to make. I was also surprised that the topping was simply cool whip. I’m not usually a big cool whip fan but it is actually quite good on this cake.
The lovely thing about this dessert is that it is totally customizable. My hubby prefers plain old vanilla ice cream but the possibilities are endless. Cinnamon ice cream and caramel topping for the fall? Peppermint ice cream and hot fudge at Christmas? Use your imagination!
This will make an impressive looking dessert for your next get together. You don’t even have to tell anyone how easy it is to make;-)
Simple Oreo Ice Cream Cake
- 30 oreo cookies, crushed (plus more if you’d like to sprinkle some on top)
- ½ c melted butter
- ½ gallon ice cream (any flavor), slightly softened
- 1 jar hot fudge sauce
- 2 – 8 oz. containers cool whip, softened
Mix melted butter & oreos. Press into a 9×13 inch pan. Soften fudge in microwave. Smooth softened ice cream over cookie mixture. Smooth fudge sauce over ice cream. Spread cool whip over the ice cream. Sprinkle with additional crushed oreos. Freeze at least 2 hours. Keep frozen until 15 minutes before serving.