15 Easy Ice Cream Cake Recipes

Kristen Aiken
Lovely Little Kitchen's Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Slice Cake (Photo: Lovely Little Kitchen)
Lovely Little Kitchen's Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Slice Cake (Photo: Lovely Little Kitchen)

Sometimes you feel like trying, sometimes you don’t. This collection of easy ice cream cake recipes is for those days when you want to be rewarded with the maximum amount of joy for doing the least amount of work.

Ice cream cakes can be complicated, with homemade ice cream and scratch-made cake, but we’re not here for that today. We’re here to toss a few pints of ice cream into our grocery carts, slap ’em into a pan with a few other ingredients and get on our merry way. 

A perfect example of an inventive cheat is the Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Slice Cake (see above) from food blogger Lovely Little Kitchen. Store-bought ice cream sandwiches are layered with a chocolate peanut butter ganache and chocolate ice cream, then coated in whipped cream and frozen in a loaf pan. It’s easy but deceptively impressive-looking once it’s sliced up.

Or check out this Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake from Brown Eyed Baker (see below). It’s also made with ice cream sandwiches and just five other ingredients ― caramel sauce, hot fudge, whipped topping, peanuts and maraschino cherries. Slap it together, freeze it and you’re ready to party.

Brown Eyed Baker's Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake (Photo: Brown Eyed Baker)
Brown Eyed Baker's Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake (Photo: Brown Eyed Baker)

Want a more traditional ice cream cake? Or something entirely different? Maybe you want an ice cream cake that resembles the legendary strawberry shortcake ice cream bars. Browse the recipes below and you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Strawberry Crunch Ice Cream Cake

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Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

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Nonnie's 6-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake

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Nutella Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Slice Cake

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Slice Cake from Lovely Little Kitchen

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

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Banana Split Ice Cream Cake from Brown Eyed Baker

Vegan Berry Ice Cream Cake

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Easy 5-Ingredient Ice Cream Cake

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Girl Scout Cookies Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

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Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake

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Peach and Honey Ice Cream Cake (dairy- and gluten-free)

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Birthday Ice Cream Cake

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Ultimate Chocolate Vegan Ice Cream Cake

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Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Cake from Brown Eyed Baker

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

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Banana Split Ice Cream Cake from Lovely Little Kitchen

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