Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Posted 18 May, 2012 by Trish in In the Kitchen / 43 Comments

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First, I apologize for the less than stellar picture above. I took three shots of the slice of ice cream cake and by the time I realized my picture was blurry, the entire cake was devoured. Thanks to PicMonkey for helping me salvage. 
Anyway. As soon as I deemed this month Operation Use My Springform Pan, I knew I HAD to make my mom’s Oreo Ice Cream Cake. Problem was that I’d buy a package of Oreos and they’d be devoured before I could even melt the ice cream. Does anyone else have that problem with Oreos?

I figured out the solution to my problem–buy the single stuffed oreos rather than the double stuffed ones. They tend to last a bit longer.

But I still had to make this one quick before Scott caught on to my trickery.

Same thing with the ice cream. I’m sorry for you folks who don’t have access to the goodness that is Blue Bell Ice Cream. NOTHING beats it. NOTHING.

Oh, and did I mention the use of my Food Processor for this little project? Still the most used appliance in my kitchen!

It took willpower not to eat the Oreo Ice Cream straight from the bowl. Though Elle might have had a lick or two.


½ gallon ice cream (any flavor, but we always use vanilla)
1 package of Oreos (about 450g.)
¼ cup melted butter

1. Soften ice cream – either in fridge or microwave
2. Finely crush a little more than a third of the Oreo cookies (to make about 1 1/2 cups crushed)
3. Pour melted butter into a small bowl and mix well with the Oreo crumbs. Pat crumb mixture into the bottom of a buttered 9″ springform pan. Put in freezer until needed again.
4. Crush the remainder of the Oreos–either finely or roughly to your preference and mix with ice cream. Reserve some crumbs if desired for topping.
5. Pour Oreo/Ice Cream mixture into springform pan and top with additional crumbs if desired.
6. Freeze until served.

Some Helpful Hints:
1. I used a food processor to chop the Oreos but if you don’t have one put the cookies in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Or hammer. Ha!
2. To pat the crust into the bottom of the pan, use back of a spoon or a flat measuring cup.
3. To help cut through the ice cream cake, run your knife under hot water. The bottom crust will be pretty tough to cut but in my opinion is the best part. ;)

I’m kicking myself for not getting a picture of the cake without the springform pan, but there you have it. If you like Oreos and Ice Cream it doesn’t get any better than this. Seriously.

All of the compliments I received from the partakers? Had to tell them that I learned it from the best. Thanks  Mom for letting me share this.


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43 Responses to “Oreo Ice Cream Cake”

  1. So how’s this for contradictory tastes: I’m not a big fan of Oreo cookies because I don’t like the middles (in other words, the mini-Oreos that have hardly any middles go much quicker than double-stuffed, which I won’t even touch). However, I like them in ice cream. However, I don’t like them in vanilla ice cream, only in chocolate. :D So maybe I can do this sort of ice cream cake with chocolate ice cream!

    I’m curious – why the springform pan? Just because it’s larger than a normal cake pan, or because then you can take the sides off?

    • Too funny! I used to be the opposite. I loved eating Oreos, (especially the double stuffed) but thought they were disgusting in ice cream. :) Now I actually prefer the ice cream.

  2. OH MY. I NNNNNEEEEEED to eat this right this second or I might die! :) Seriously- Blue Bell ice cream is the best, and I can eat an entire pkg of Oreos by myself, so the combination of those two sounds and looks so delicious! Now you have me thinking of what other kinds of Blue Bell would be good with the Oreos…hmmm…Dutch Chocolate, Coffee, Mint Chocolate chip…:)

  3. Have you tried the Berry Burst Ice Cream oreos? They are my new favorite thing, and they would be awesome in this recipe!

    • Kristen – It’s seriously so easy to make. The only danger is not having enough people to share with and eating way too much. ;)

  4. *Amanda – I think this would be delicious with chocolate ice cream!! The bottom crust gets REALLY hard so it might stick to the inside of a normal cake pan. Plus not sure the sides would be tall enough? You could always try but it’s nice to just pop the sides off the springform.

    *Bermuda – LOL! Guess this one isn’t for you then. ;)

    *Laura – Ha!! It is so easy to make and would be great with any of those. Love the idea of coffee ice cream. I really wanted to try Mint as well (or the Mint Oreos) but Scott vetoed. Maybe next time!

    *Linda – Pretty easy to whip up!

    *Missy – I haven’t tried the Berry Burst Ice Cream oreos but I bet they’d be DELICIOUS with this cake. Do they have a chocolate cookie? I really like the Golden Oreos. Really any kind of Oreo! ;)

  5. This looks so good. I’ve always wanted to make an ice cream cake because I really don’t like regular cake. I rarely have cake for my birthday–always brownies. :) This looks like a delicious alternative.

    • *Kristi – I’m imagining a similar ice cream cake with brownies chopped up. Holy Cow! The possibilities are endless!

  6. First of all, oreos and Blue Bell ice cream seldom last more than a few hours in my house.
    Second of all, even if I was able to save the oreos and ice cream long enough to make this cake, I’d eat it all myself.
    Third of all, I wish I didn’t eat Oreos and Blue Bell ice cream.
    Fourth of all, once you eat Blue Bell, you’ll never go back ;)

    • *Peppermint PhD – Blue Bell is amazing, isn’t it? I’m always bummed when I’m out of town and shopping for ice cream and just can’t find it. LOL! If you DO happen to be able to make this, I hope you enjoy.

  7. Oh man, oh man, oh man. This looks soooooo good. And so easy. And I love the whole Oreos half submerged on top. Summer here we come.

    • *Beth F – I love the look of the oreos submerged as well–but I have to admit it did make it tricky to cut into!

  8. This looks positively sinful. We don’t have Blue Bell ice cream where I live :(. Of course I won’t let that stop me. . . :)

  9. Wow – spectacular and easy! I agree with Beth’s comment – the half submerged oreos make it look cool.

    OK, I’m in!

  10. Um, this looks AMAZING. And makes me want to go out immediately and purchase a spring form pan. Yes, I think that’s what I’ll do… *grin*

    • *Cecelia – At least get yourself a 9″ springform pan. I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with mine this month! So many cool things to do.

  11. Amy

    This cake looks amazing! Thank you for providing the recipe and photos of the steps while you made it. Thank you to your mom, too!

    So Blue Bell is the best ice cream, uh? It looks deeelicious! I’d love to try it! Do they mail order?!

    • Amy

      Hey, Blue Bell does ship! It’s not exactly inexpensive, especially for ice cream…but it might be worth it if it’s really that good..is it?!

    • *Amy – LOL!! I can’t imagine getting the ice cream by shipment! And not sure the shipping cost is quite worth it. But it is an expensive ice cream. I’m lucky if I can find it for $5.50 a half gallon. Usually over $6! But SO worth it. ;)

  12. My son always gets an Oreo McFlurry from McDonalds when we go there so this could be a winner for him. He doesn’t really tend to try any new recipes that I make!

    • *Marg – Yes! This would be really similar to a McFlurry except it has that yummy cookie crust on the bottom. My teenager brother said “Wow Trish, this is just like Cookies and Cream…but BETTER!” ;)

  13. Sounds delicious and it doesn’t even look like it’s that hard to make. That makes it a double winner in my book and I’m glad to have another reason to store my darn springform pan!

  14. Les

    I don’t know which I like better–this delicious recipe (that I promise to try sometime this summer) or discovering PicMonkey (thank you!!). I’m not a huge fan of Oreo cookies, but combined with Blue Bell Ice Cream (yummmmmmm!), how could this not be awesome? I have a recipe for Oreo Truffles that I still need to try. I’m totally failing at the Pinterest Challenge, but maybe I’ll find more time this summer. Ha! Between biking and weeding, who am I kidding? Maybe we’ll have a super rainy summer?? Ha!

    • *Les – PicMonkey really is fabulous isn’t it? I think that some of the features will go to “paid” this summer but it’s been a lot of fun to play around with! And no worries about the Pinterest challenge!! I don’t acknowledge the word “fail” ;)

  15. Oreo ice cream is one of my fav ice cream flavors anyway. Put into cake form is even better. Good use of kitchen appliances/gadgets. Thanks mom for the recipe :)

  16. *Everyone! Thank you so much for your comments. This dessert is TOO easy NOT to make. I hope you enjoy it–if you do try it, please let me know how it turned out for you. :)

  17. Looks delicious! And I have to admit that if you open a package of Oreos at our house it is almost immediately devoured, mostly by me.

  18. *Carol – Oreos are tough to keep around, huh?

    *Mari – There are so many uses for springform pan–I never knew!

    *Linda – I really hope that you enjoyed the recipe.