Ice Cream Cake (like WOAH)




Introduction: Ice Cream Cake (like WOAH)

This recipe is for an ice cream cake.  Recently, my 15 year old son decided he wanted an ice cream cake.  He picked it out at the store and we brought it home.  I remember ice cream cake fondly as a kid, so I decided to cut myself a slice.  It tasted terrible (although, admittedly, the teenager still loved it).  After some recipe hunting, I understood how to make a basic ice cream cake, but I decided to take it to another level.  I can't say that there will be no guilt eating a dish like this, but I CAN say that at least that guilt won't be over eating a ton of calories of a cake that tastes awful...these calories will be well worth it.

Step 1: Ingredients

2 qts. (8 cups) of ice cream (4 cups for each layer, flavors can be the same or different)
2 packages Oreo cookies (you will be removing the filling, sorry)
1/2 box waffle cones
1 jar hot fudge
1 stick butter
Milk chocolate chips
Marachino cherries
whipped cream

I use a 9.75" springform pan (anything 9" or over will do) and a pulse blender (but this is optional).

Step 2: Coooookies

Remove cream from Oreo cookies with a butter knife.

Step 3: Mess Those Bad Boys Up

I use a pulse blender to chop my Oreos.  You can use the same...or a food processor.  Or a ziploc back and your rolling pin, hands, or a hammer.  Just smash these to bits.

Step 4: Everything Is Better With Butter

Melt the stick of butter and add just over 3 cups of the Oreo crumbs to it.  Stir well to combine.

Step 5: Pressing Time

Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of the pan.  Don't worry if they don't go all the way up.  It will still come out fantastic.

Step 6: Finish Up Those Crumbs

Add some cold hot fudge to the remainder of the crumbs.  It doesn't have an exact measurement, just eyeball it until all the crumbs are damp after you mix it all together.  A few tablespoons will be enough.

Step 7: Let's Work With Some Ice Cream

Put your ice cream into bowls.  Allow it to soften at room temperature (you CAN microwave it for a few seconds if it needs some help, but you do NOT want it to be all liquid, just some area in between solid and melted.

Step 8: Let's Make a Cake

Next, pour your first 4 cups of ice cream into the crust and spread it out nice and evenly.  Some of the crust might get in there, but don't worry.  It's still going to turn out amazing, I promise.


Add your hot fudge/Oreo layer right in there on top.  Spread it out as evenly as you can (doesn't need to be perfect).


Throw the last 4 cups of ice cream on top and even out with your rubber spatula.

Step 11: Waffle Cones Because Why Not?

Crush the half pack of waffle cones in a pulse blender (or whichever method you used on the Oreos).

Step 12: Sprinkling

Sprinkle the crushed cones across the top and press gently to set.

Step 13: Toppings

Sprinkle on some chocolate chips and pat those down too!

Step 14: ...and More Toppings

Heat the remaining hot fudge in the microwave for about a minute.  Use it to pour a swirl around the top.

Step 15: Freezer Time

This cake needs to be in the freezer for about 5 hours.  LONGEST 5 HOURS EVER.

Step 16: Let's Decorate

Add whipped cream and cherries to the finished cake.  You can also throw on anything you want...sprinkles, candies, etc.

Step 17: LET'S EAT!

Remove the springform sides from the pan and your cake is ready to serve!

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    Protip: You can buy Oreo cookie crumbs save time and money, they're in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.

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    Yeah, I know they're out there, but the grocery store I use doesn't carry them, unfortunately. Graham cracker crumbs are there, but not Oreo crumbs. :(

    The commercial confectioneries have got nothing on YOU, biskies!

    Your instructions are simple and to the point; photo's are clear and they nicely highlight the written steps to which they correspond; and overall you've devised a very clever construction for this "Ice Cream Cake (like WOAH)."

    [Ok, what is "WOAH," and have you any idea why DE4D POOL says the cake is a lie?]

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    The cake is like "WOAH" because, when I made it, my 15 year old son literally said, "like...WOAH!" :)

    Also, the "cake is a lie" bit is from a video game called Portal. You have to solve a bunch of "puzzles" disguised as experiments in a laboratory setting with the promise that there will be cake when you've finished testing. Before you get to the cake, the antagonist tries to kill you. Later, you find scribbling on the wall saying, "the cake is a lie. the cake is a lie. the cake is a lie" indicating that you are not the first to be trapped in this enrichment center on the false promise of cake. Additionally, the cake in the game has white frosting circles around the edges, each topped with a cherry (similar to my whipped cream/cherry decoration on this ice cream cake). :)

    Sorry I didn't respond to this earlier. Before I had the pro membership, it was telling me there was a captcha that I had to solve that literally did not show up at all.

    I'm gonna have to try this and add reese cups for my dear mother. She can't get enough of DQ reese cup cakes. I bet this is tons better.

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    I'd say Reese's Cups would be an awesome addition. Really, this recipe is so great because it's very versatile. You can add anything you want and it's still going to taste awesome (who can say that ice cream and candy is bad?). :)

    Done it! I can't decorate myself out of a bag but it was great - you have my vote.


    Oh and I'll take taste over looks any day (plus, that looks delicious) :)

    This was a triumph. I'm making a note here...huge success. (PS my other instructable actually includes Deadpool...AND Portal.

    I'm using this for my birthday ever though it is in December. THE CAKE IS NO LIE GLADOS!!!

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    Wow this so evil yet so good. I might try this for my brothers birthday party. He likes the icecream store cakes but they are so much money. Either way you have my vote.

    Is this meant to be an amused/amusing comment, or an actual constructive comment?

    Not sure why I'm unable to reply (it's telling me there's a captcha when there is clearly none in the reply field. Regardless, thank you for your comments. It's a really fantastic cake and a good alternative to store-bought versions where the whipped cream "frosting" leaves a weird, waxy feeling in my mouth :)

    Also, the cake is not a lie. You just weren't ever getting any...for science.