This treat took all of about 15 minutes to make, and another four in the freezer. I found a similar recipe online and used it as inspiration to make my own. You can really do a variety of different things here to make it unique, depending on what you like. I used vanilla ice cream because I knew Matthew would like it. You really can’t go wrong with Oreo cookies and plain vanilla.
Matthew – and his two friends loved this. I was sure his friends would – but I was surprised when Matthew said it was delicious; he even said he would be open to using other (safe) ice cream flavors. Yay me!
Matthew eats Nut-Free Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Cake
(I realized after we finished our Nut-Free Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Cake and the other two kids went home, that this probably isn’t the best shot of my yard. Can you believe we just had a blizzard here five days ago).
If you’re looking for variety, instead of vanilla, try mint chocolate chip cream, or a nut-free, safe ice cream that has caramel in it. I drizzled chocolate fudge over the first layer, but you could also use a caramel topping.
I’ve listed the recipe and instructions below for you. Feel free to mix it up, add in a few of your favorite ingredients and have fun with this. The kids will love this, and it’s a great, yummy and cheap treat.
Nut-Free Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Cake
30 Oreo (or Mint Oreo) cookies (a typical package contains about 30 cookies)
1/2 cup melted butter
1 pint Vanilla Ice Cream, softened (you could also substitute it with any of your favorite flavors)
8 ounces of cool whip
1/2 jar Fudge Sauce
Place Oreo cookies in a Ziploc baggie and gently crush until they break apart.
Melt 1/2 cup butter and blend with cookie mixture.
Line your pan with parchment paper, allow the paper to fold over the pan edge; pour 3/4 cookie mixture in pan and press down.
Top the cookie mixture with a layer of ice cream and spread over Oreo cookies.
Drizzle 3/4 cup of fudge sauce and add Cool Whip.
Add remaining cookies and crumbs to top layer. Freeze 4 hours or overnight.
Gently pull parchment paper up to free the cake from the pan. Cut and serve.