Ice-cream dream

A perfect chilled treat for the upcoming summer


The cake is freshly cut and ready to be eaten. “It’s like all of your favorites as a kid rolled into one,” Michelle Schwarz said. This particular cake was split so it was half vanilla and half chocolate.

This simple three ingredient dessert is the perfect chilled treat for summer.

Instead of settling for a simple bowl of ice-cream or bland popsicle, why not change it up? This tasty, inexpensive treat can easily be prepared with household ingredients and minimal mess.

The recipe calls for 10 ice-cream sandwiches, ice-cream, and Oreo cookies, all of which can easily be found at home or at the store. Ice-cream and Oreo flavors can be interchanged, leaving a potential wide range of different flavors and combinations.

First begin by lining a 9×5 pan with foil, making sure there is enough to hang over the sides of the pan. Line the bottom of the pan with roughly five ice-cream sandwiches. For the best results, closely pack the sandwiches together.

Spread a thick layer of ice-cream over top of the sandwiches and then repeat the second step by placing more sandwiches over the layer of ice-cream. Spread another layer of ice-cream on top and finish off with crushed Oreos.

In total it only takes roughly 10 minutes to fully prepare, and a minimal two hour freezing period so it can fully set.

This quick dessert is perfect for sweet-tooth cravings and delicious treats for friends and family. The combination of these ingredients results in a sweet, chilling snack that offers a new wave of flavors each bite. 


Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook/assemble time: 10 minutes

Chill time: 2+ hours

Total time: (Roughly) 2 hours and 15 minutes



10 ice cream sandwiches

1-2 flavors of ice cream, slightly softened

12 Oreo cookies, finely crushed



Step 1: Line a 9×5″ loaf pan with heavy foil, letting it hang over on each side.

Step 2: Fit 5 sandwiches on bottom of pan. They should be snug.

Step 3: Spread a layer of ice cream over-top of sandwiches, about 1-1 1/2″ thick.

Step 4: Fit remaining 5 sandwiches over ice-cream.

Step 5: Spread 2nd layer of ice cream over sandwiches.

Step 6: Cover ice-cream with crushed Oreo cookies.

Step 7: Cover with foil or plastic wrap and freeze until set, at least 2 hours or overnight.

Step 8:  To serve, invert the cake onto a plate or platter.