Oreo Ice Cream Dessert

 The Perfect Oreo Dessert for Summer Weekends

This no-bake, Oreo ice cream cake is a long-standing family favorite.  So much, in fact, that I used to request it every year on my birthday as a child.  This dessert is so easy and yummy.  Kids love it, and it is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser during your summer cookouts, pool parties, and events.

Oreo Ice Cream Dessert

Ingredients:

Dessert base:
20 Oreo cookies
1/4 cup butter
1/2 gallon cookies & cream ice cream
1 – 17.75 oz jar of chocolate topping (I used hot fudge)
1 – 12 oz container of whipped topping (Cool Whip)

Decorative topping:
1 jar of maraschino cherries (optional)
chopped nuts (optional)
more Oreos, whole (optional)

Directions:
Soften the ice cream for at least 20 minutes.
Break Oreos into pieces and combine with butter in a food processor.

Press the mixture into a 9×13 baking dish.  Freeze.

Remove the pan from the freezer. Spread the ice cream on top of the Oreo mixture.  I recommend cutting the ice cream into sections in the ice cream carton, and then transferring the ice cream into the 9×13 pan.

Using a spatula, spread the ice cream over the Oreo base until smooth.

Freeze for at least 2 hours.  Remove the pan from the freezer.

Spread the chocolate topping over the ice cream.  Because of the thickness of hot fudge topping, warm the hot fudge chocolate topping a little in the microwave to spread easily.  Work quick as not to melt the ice cream.  Or, just use Hershey’s chocolate topping that comes in a jar.

Freeze again (at least 2 hours).  Remove the pan from the freezer.

Spread whipped topping over the mixture. Freeze again.

Garnish with optional toppings (cherries, additional Oreos, nuts, etc.). For a pretty presentation, cut additional Oreos into halves with a sharp knife and arrange in a pattern.

As you can see, this dessert can be made over several days if needed as you prepare for a party or picnic.  It can also be kept for several days and still be yummy upon serving and eating.

Ideas:

Over the years I have taken this recipe just a little farther using some imagination.  I have substituted the Oreos for vanilla cream cookies, used vanilla ice cream mixed in a bowl with instant coconut cream pudding and frozen over top the cookie crust.  Then, added the Cool Whip and decorated with toasted coconut or…

Try Thin Mint cookies as crust, Thin Mint ice cream over top the crust, chocolate syrup frozen between the ice cream and topping.  Decorate with Thin Mints.

Or chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate, Cool Whip and decorate with chocolate chips.  I’m sure you can get my thought process..

The only thing I found that does not freeze is caramel topping.  Have fun and use your imagination.  Enjoy!

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Oreo Ice Cream Dessert

This no-bake, Oreo ice cream cake is a long-standing family favorite. So much, in fact, that I used to request it every year on my birthday as a child. This dessert is so easy and yummy. Kids love it, and it is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser during your summer cookouts, pool parties, and events.

Ingredients:

Dessert base:
20 Oreo cookies
1/4 cup butter
1/2 gallon cookies & cream ice cream
1 - 17.75 oz jar of chocolate topping (I used hot fudge)
1 - 12 oz container of whipped topping (Cool Whip)

Decorative topping:
1 jar of maraschino cherries (optional)
chopped nuts (optional)
more Oreos, whole (optional)

Directions:

Soften the ice cream for at least 20 minutes.
Break Oreos into pieces and combine with butter in a food processor.

Press the mixture into a 9x13 baking dish. Freeze.

Remove the pan from the freezer. Spread the ice cream on top of the Oreo mixture. I recommend cutting the ice cream into sections in the ice cream carton, and then transferring the ice cream into the 9x13 pan.

Using a spatula, spread the ice cream over the Oreo base until smooth.

Freeze for at least 2 hours. Remove the pan from the freezer.

Spread the chocolate topping over the ice cream. Because of the thickness of hot fudge topping, warm the hot fudge chocolate topping a little in the microwave to spread easily. Work quick as not to melt the ice cream. Or, just use Hershey's chocolate topping that comes in a jar.

Freeze again (at least 2 hours). Remove the pan from the freezer.

Spread whipped topping over the mixture. Freeze again.

Garnish with optional toppings (cherries, additional Oreos, nuts, etc.). For a pretty presentation, cut additional Oreos into halves with a sharp knife and arrange in a pattern.

As you can see, this dessert can be made over several days if needed as you prepare for a party or picnic. It can also be kept for several days and still be yummy upon serving and eating.

Ideas:

Over the years I have taken this recipe just a little farther using some imagination. I have substituted the Oreos for vanilla cream cookies, used vanilla ice cream mixed in a bowl with instant coconut cream pudding and frozen over top the cookie crust. Then, added the Cool Whip and decorated with toasted coconut or...

Try Thin Mint cookies as crust, Thin Mint ice cream over top the crust, chocolate syrup frozen between the ice cream and topping. Decorate with Thin Mints.

Or chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate, Cool Whip and decorate with chocolate chips. I'm sure you can get my thought process..

The only thing I found that does not freeze is caramel topping. Have fun and use your imagination. Enjoy!

Katherine Montgomery

Katherine is a professional graphic designer and amateur mixologist. She has infinite patience and pays uncanny attention to the most minute details to make the world around her more beautiful. Whether ensuring that a picture frame is properly hung or making one of her delicious signature cocktails, rest assured that everything becomes just a bit (or a lot) prettier in Katherine’s hands. It is no surprise that she has a knack for planning great events like bridal showers and birthday parties, putting her in good company with the rest of the Live Pretty family. Katherine also has an excellent eye for interior design, a skill she is fine-tuning following the purchase of her first home.

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6 Responses to “Oreo Ice Cream Dessert”

  1. Erum — August 16, 2012 @ 3:46 am (#
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    Thank you for sharing this recipe, I am sure it will taste wonderful, I have one question: The first layer of blended oreos and butter needs to be freeze, Can you tell me for much time it needs to be freeze?

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    • Julia replied: — August 16th, 2012 @ 10:32 am

      Erum, It is a family favorite around here! The freezing time depends on your freezer, but I would plan for an hour at least. You really just want to it to be hard to make sure the cookies do not scrape up when you put the ice cream on. So you want it fairly hard.

  2. Vanessa — February 16, 2013 @ 2:48 pm (#
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    I have a question. About how many servings does this recipe make?

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    • Julia replied: — March 5th, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

      Sorry for taking so long to reply … new baby around :-). This could serve easily up to 15-20 people, one slice each.

  3. velnor — April 2, 2014 @ 11:05 am (#
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    Where do you store dessert IN freezer or refrigerator?when everyone has had a helping.

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    • Roseddy replied: — April 5th, 2014 @ 11:05 am

      It’s a frozen dessert. Always store in freezer. Enjoy. I recently made it with chocolate chip cookie crust and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Was a hit.

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