This Christmas Ice Cream Cake is loaded with peppermint flavor and is the perfect holiday treat. This no churn ice cream cake is made with simple ingredients.

Christmas Ice Cream Cake sliced on a plate

Take your holiday desserts to the next level with this peppermint ice cream cake. From the cookie crust to the whipped cream layer, this oreo ice cream cake recipes is sure to be a family favorite.

Making ice cream desserts for the holiday season is a must for our family. Check out these other delicious options – Christmas Tree Ice Cream, Christmas Ice Cream, or Christmas Cookie Ice Cream.

Why This Recipe Works:

We love that this peppermint dessert is made with delicious layers that can be changed with many variations. You only need 6 ingredients to make this Christmas dessert and it is easy to prepare.

You can easily make this dessert weeks in advance to save time on serving day. This dessert takes your Christmas cake to the next level.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients needed - Oreo Cookies, Peppermint Ice Cream, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Whipped Topping, Hot Fudge Topping, Candy Canes
  • Oreo Cookies
  • Peppermint Ice Cream
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches 
  • Whipped Topping (Cool Whip) 
  • Hot Fudge Topping (for topping) 
  • Crushed Candy Canes 

For the full list of ingredients and recipe, scroll to the bottom to see the recipe card.

Variations Ideas:

  • Pink Peppermint Ice Cream – Feel free to use different flavors of ice cream. You can layer in vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream or strawberry ice creams. Mint chocolate chip ice cream is also a great suggestions.
  • Crust – You can easily make the crust with other types of cookie crumbs. Gingersnaps is a great option.
  • Topping – Add your favorite topping which could include caramel sauce, fresh berries, cherries or a dark chocolate sauce. Chopped nuts is a great topping such slice almonds.
  • Peppermint Candy – Instead of candy canes use peppermint candy.
  • Peppermint Extract – To enhance the peppermint flavor, add in a teaspoon of peppermint extract.

Step by Step Instructions: 

Crushing Oreos in a Zip Loc Bag

Step 1 – Crush the Oreo Cookies into large pieces. 

Placing crushed Oreos in the baking dish

Step 2 – Spread them along the bottom of the pan and reserve some of the crushed Oreos for the topping. 

Layering the peppermint ice cream in the cake pan

Step 3 – Spread half of the ice cream on top of the Oreos in the pan.  Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. 

Adding the ice cream sandwhich layer to the cake pan

Step 4 – Unwrap the ice cream sandwiches.  Layer the ice cream sandwiches on top of the ice cream in the pan.  You can cut some of the sandwiches to make sure that they all fit in the pan. 

Spreading the peppermint ice cream in the cake pan

Step 5 – Spread the remaining ice cream on top of the ice cream sandwiches. Cover and freezer for at least 3-4 hours.

Christmas Ice Cream Cake in a baking dish with toppings

Step 6 – When serving, top the cake with the whipped topping.  Drizzle the hot fudge topping on top and top with the crushed candy canes and reserved chopped Oreos.  Slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips:

  • Prepare Baking Dish – Line a 9X13 baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper. Make sure that the paper overhangs the pan for easy serving of the ice cream cake.
  • Freezing Layers – Allow the layers to freeze as the recipe indicates. This allows the layers to completely freeze before adding a new layer. Then freeze for at least 3 hours before serving.
Christmas Ice Cream Cake sliced on a plate

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you Soften Ice Cream:

Before making this cake, place the ice cream on the counter until it softens. You can also microwave if you are in a rush. Make sure it doesn’t get to soft.

How does Ice Cream Cake not Melt:

Freezing the layers as your add them to the pan helps to keep the cake set.

Can I Make Ahead of Time?

Yes, this is the the perfect dessert to make ahead of time. It will stay fresh for up to 3 months.

How to Store Leftovers:

Freezer the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 

Christmas Ice Cream Cake sliced on a plate

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Christmas Ice Cream Cake

5 from 1 vote
This Christmas Ice Cream Cake is loaded with peppermint flavor and is the perfect holiday treat. This no churn ice cream cake is made with simple ingredients.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 1015

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Oreo Cookies 14 ounces
  • 1 gallon Peppermint Ice Cream softened
  • 12 Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • 8 ounces Whipped Topping Cool Whip
  • Hot Fudge Topping for topping
  • 1/4 cup Crushed Candy Canes

Instructions

  • Line a 9X13 baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper and make sure that the paper overhangs the pan for easy serving of the ice cream cake.
  • Crush the Oreo Cookies into large pieces.  Spread them along the bottom of the pan and reserve some of the crushed Oreos for the topping.
  • Spread half of the ice cream on top of the Oreos in the pan.  Place in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Unwrap the ice cream sandwiches.  Layer the ice cream sandwiches on top of the ice cream in the pan.  You can cut some of the sandwiches to make sure that they all fit in the pan.
  • Spread the remaining ice cream on top of the ice cream sandwiches.
  • Cover and freezer for at least 3-4 hours.
  • When serving, top the cake with the whipped topping.  Drizzle the hot fudge topping on top and top with the crushed candy canes and reserved chopped Oreos.
  • Slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Freezer the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 1015kcal, Carbohydrates 128g, Protein 16g, Fat 50g, Saturated Fat 27g, Polyunsaturated Fat 4g, Monounsaturated Fat 14g, Trans Fat 0.02g, Cholesterol 154mg, Sodium 485mg, Potassium 805mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 98g, Vitamin A 1518IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 480mg, Iron 4mg

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