Oreo Ice Cream Cake (No Bake!)

Added on by Monica Cheng.

Way back in March, my friend and I made this Oreo Ice Cream Cake for my future roommate Rebecca's birthday! This is going to be just a fun-sy type of recipe, so apologies if the photos are a little less than professional. I almost feel bad for following up Caroline's beautiful

Orange Macarons post

with this one...You'll forgive me, though, right? Because I'm going to show you how to make this amazing Oreo Ice Cream Cake!

You're going to want to make this because it's

so easy

yet delicious and super impressive. I only wish I had better lighting to show you how truly good this cake is.

To clarify, this ice cream cake does not actually have "cake" in it, which I think is perfectly fine because that's what makes this recipe

no-bake

. And this is a very good thing -- at least for my present circumstances -- because my adventures with 

Blueberry French Toast

 have more than proven that college dorm kitchens are a little sketch. And actually, you'll see a little bit of that sketchiness in this post as well.

Good thing is, as I've said before, this cake is suuuuper easy to make. Really, all you do is swirl some Oreos in vanilla ice cream, plop it on top of an Oreo crust, and add chocolate & strawberry decorations. Can life be more beautiful? I dare you to object.

The verdict? The cake was a hit! Everyone was so surprised and impressed when we unveiled the cake. My friend Kacey is super pro at chocolate piping, and I give all credit to her for her signature "alien" and "cheese" chocolate designs. I like to say her designs gave the cake a kick of personality, don't you think so?

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this recipe! ...And wish me luck on finals week. As much as I love my school, I can't wait to be back home to see my family and friends, and of course...relax! It'll also be nice to return to baking in a real kitchen. You know what I mean?

Happy summer & ice cream,

Monica (:

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First, the crust. Put a whole package of Oreos in a large plastic bag. I only had little ones, so we did small batches of Oreo-crushing.

Ideally, you want to use a food processor to lightly crush up the Oreo into small chunks. The other conventional method is to crush the Oreos with a rolling pin. But since even a rolling pin was unavailable to us, we had to resort to using a frying pan for Oreo-crushing -- er, smashing. We made such frightful noise in the kitchen that I'm frankly amazed that people from the other floors didn't make complaints...

Mix half of the crushed Oreos with melted butter to make the crust. Pat down onto cake pan (ideally), which in our case took the form of a pot.

Line the cake pan (er, pot) with seran wrap or foil

to make removing removing the cake easier in the end. Just wait, you'll be so happy you did so.

Okay, so maybe our Oreo crust wasn't very finely crushed, but you'd be surprised how difficult it is to crush things into fine bits using a frying pan.

Next, take out your vanilla or cookies n' cream ice cream and incorporate the remaining crushed Oreos in a large container. Try not to let the ice cream melt too much since you're mixing it in room temperature.

Transfer the mixed ice cream into the cake pan (or, pot), on top of the Oreo crust. Garnish with chocolate piping designs. You are witnessing the creation of Kacey's signature alien design + balloon. Melt chocolate in microwave or on stove and transfer into plastic bag. Cut a tiny slit in the corner, and there you have your very own homemade piping bag!

Enjoy!

Click here for printable recipe of Oreo Ice Cream Cake

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Oreo Ice Cream Cake

Cookies n' cream (or vanilla) ice cream with Oreo crust, chocolate designs and strawberry garnish. The perfect birthday treat

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Time: 30 - 60 minutes

Ingredients

1 package Oreos

3 pints vanilla or cookies n' cream ice cream

some butter, melted

chocolate chips and strawberries, for garnish

Directions

1. Crush Oreos using food processor or rolling pin. Mix half of the crushed Oreos with melted butter to make the crust.

2. Pat down Oreo crust into cake pan lined with seran wrap or foil to make removing the cake easier in the end.

3. Take out ice cream and incorporate crushed Oreos in a large bowl. Don't let the ice cream melt too much while mixing in room temperature. Transfer into cake pan, on top of Oreo crust.

4. Take out ice cream cake from the cake pan. Garnish with melted chocolate and sliced strawberries. (Melt chocolate in microwave or on stove and transfer into plastic bag. Cut a tiny slit in the corner, and there you have your homemade piping bag!) Enjoy immediately, or freeze and enjoy!