My kids love ice cream cakes, but have you ever seen the insane price they go for. There is just no way I can get one of those often. But the kids love them, and really, so do I. I knew there had to be a better way to enjoy an ice cream cake, be able to have them at picnics and just for a special dessert and not feel like I was wasting half of my grocery budget on our yummy treat.
That is when I went over to a friend’s house and she was making her own ice cream cake for a picnic. Using ice cream sandwiches. And yep, you better believe I have been doing it ever since.
What I love about this ice cream cake is how simple it is to make, but also how simple it is to change things up. I normally make the ice cream cakes with plain ice cream sandwiches but for our picnic I found a limited edition Strawberry Cheese Cake Ice Cream sandwich. It added a bit of variety to my ice cream cake. I have seen a lot of different flavors in ice cream sandwiches, so the possibilities are endless.
I prefer to use an aluminum disposable pan.
2 boxes of Ice cream sandwiches
I use something to decorate the top with. Sometimes it is candy, sometime icing flowers. I decided on Strawberries for this one to go along with the strawberry cheesecake ice cream.
Layer the first set of ice cream sandwiches. I have found, depending on how the sandwiches are made, you sometime get 1 layer or 2. My normal chocolate ones make one layer because they are thick but shorter. My strawberry cheese cake sandwiches are thinner and longer.
If you have one layer, just ice over the top. If you have 2 layers, I like to put a layer of icing between them.
I like the pan to be completely full, so I will cut a sandwich to fill in spaces. It is completely up to you how you like it.
Frost over the top. Add it into the freezer to harden everything up.
Before serving, add on your decoration. You can do it before, but remember it will freeze that too. So it really depends on how you like it and if you want it frozen. Candies are usually ok, frozen strawberries are not my thing.
Just cut up and enjoy. Everyone will be loving your treat, and no one will no just how easy it was to make. Unless you tell them.
Mama to 5 BLessings
I saw this on Pinterest, I think I will have to try this for my son’s birthday cake next month, what a brilliant idea!
I love how easy this is to make. It is the perfect summer treat and my kids would just love it.
Laurie - Steals and Deals for Kids
Oh, I LOVE this!!! I will definitely be making this this summer!! Thank you!!!!
One of my daughter’s friends had a cake like this at their birthday when she was in high school. We still talk about how awesome that cake was! Thanks for sharing.
valmg @ From Val's Kitchen
I love cheesecake. I’d make this simply based on the fact it has ice cream sandwiches in it that have the word cheesecake in the name.
This looks delicious! My son requests an ice cream cake every year for his birthday.
That looks simply divine and easy to create!! Thank you for the recipe!
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
That is great. I am a BIG fan of ice cream cakes, so this is perfect for our July 4th cookout!
What a great idea. I’ll bet that’s what how they do it in the stores, too. : ) Thanks for sharing!
I see some people have seen this before, but not me! I would want to make my own ice cream cake, but never have – this is spectacular – whether one or two layers! I love the savings, how easy it is, and most of all, how yummy and for sure it will be gobbled up!!
This looks so good and easy 🙂
My cousin did a marshmallow cake for her little daughter–she just bought large marshmallows and put them into a cake shake and frosted with whipped topping and decorated with sprinkles.
It kind of reminds me of that.
Pure Grace Farms
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Hey, this is great – I was trying to decide what to do for a game night treat and this is it! Thanks!!!
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What a terrific, delicious, and easy ice cream cake. I love this type of recipe to make with my grandsons. Thank you so much for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday party this week. I’ve pinned and shared.
We look forward to seeing you again soon with another delicious recipe.
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Strawberry cheesecake ice cream sandwich cake – yum! I’m liking how easy and tasty this cake looks. 🙂 Stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!