Here's a SUPER easy way to make your own ice cream cake. No cooking skills required. And you can totally customize this to fit whatever flavors you prefer for the filling and topping.
You'll need: a baking pan, wax paper, ice cream sandwiches (I used around 10 for this square pan), ice cream for the filling (I used chocolate), chocolate chips or frosting for the top, 5-10 cookies, and sprinkles.
Line your baking pan with wax paper; this allows you to easily remove your cake once it sets. Fill the bottom layer with ice cream sandwiches. You may need to cut a few into smaller pieces to fill out the edges of the pan.
Next add a layer of ice cream. You don't have to get the ice cream perfectly smooth. You actually want to work quickly here as you don't want all the ice cream to melt as you work. Then top the layer of ice cream with another layer of ice cream sandwiches.
Cover your cake and pop it back in the freezer. Chop up whatever cookies you choose; I highly recommend birthday cake Oreos. If you are using melted chocolate, go ahead and melt the chocolate and have it ready.
Now top the cake with the melted chocolate and toss on the cookie pieces and sprinkles. Cover and place the cake back in the freezer. Once set, you are ready to serve!
You can easily make this cake a day or two ahead of time and have it ready to go for a special occasion. You could also choose to swap out the melted chocolate for spreadable frosting instead. Either way you go, this is a sugar overload and totally delicious!
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with Stella of the A Beautiful Mess actions.