Chocolate Caramel Ice Cream Cake


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ice cream cake

SO my hubs birthday is in July… and July in AZ is HOT! There’s nothing better than ice cream cakes for those summer birthdays! If you remember last year I made him the oreo ice cream cake which is just as yummy.. and pretty much the same recipe. SmileI remember the first time I tried this cake at my cousins house and I was in heaven. I love these cakes because they are super easy… NO bake.. and you can pretty much use any candy bar you like.

My husband loves Milky Way’s so this year we decided to do the milky way version instead of the oreo ice cream cake.


Milky Way Ice Cream Cake


  • 1 pkg. ice cream sandwiches (I used 10)
  • 1 tub Whipped Topping (cool whip)
  • 1/2 Jar Chocolate Fudge
  • 1/2 Jar Caramel Topping
  • 10 mini milky ways (or more..)
  • 8 mini snickers


1. For the first layer you lay your ice cream sandwiches down in a 9x13 pan.
2. Next spread a layer of caramel and chocolate. Then sprinkle the chopped candy bars across this layer. You can repeat this whole layer… but I was running out of ice cream sandwiches so I just did one layer.
3. Next spread the cool whip over the first layer. Then top it all off with another layer of drizzled chocolate, caramel and milky ways/snickers.
4. Cover and set in freezer for a few hours.

Easy and delicious ice cream cake dessert

Can you say YUMMY?!

Are there any summer birthdays in your family? Do you make ice cream cakes too?

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Christina C posted on July 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm (#

    This looks good. I just made one for my man’s bday too!

  2. Delina Wille posted on July 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm (#

    YUMMY!!!! I will have to try this!! We have some ice cream sandwiches in the freezer…..


  3. Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl posted on July 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm (#

    Oh my gosh…this looks amazing…I want to go make one for dinner…not dessert…dinner…;)

  4. Dorangela posted on July 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm (#

    Yum!! I so want to eat one of these now, thanks a lot! :)

  5. Jessica posted on July 19, 2011 at 1:07 pm (#
    ) That looks DELISH. Ill be trying this for my three year old’s “family” party. How yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  6. April posted on July 19, 2011 at 1:53 pm (#

    I make one too! It is so good I even make them for my daughters b-day in January! It’s cake, then a layer of oreo fudge, then the ice cream! Then iced in whipped cream. I posted a recipe and tutorial here.

    Love for you to check it out! ~April @ Wildflowers & Whimsy

  7. Evie @ Brown Paper Packages posted on July 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm (#

    Oh. my. word. That sounds absolutely divine!!!

  8. gail posted on July 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm (#

    wow! that’s a great idea! I can see this in so many varieties! thanks for sharing.

  9. carmella posted on July 19, 2011 at 4:37 pm (#

    Lord have mercy on this pregnant woman with gestational diabetes…..this looks so good I can’t stand it! Adding to my “things I’ll eat when I can have sugar again” pinterest board :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee posted on July 19, 2011 at 5:49 pm (#

    Wow! This looks so sooo yummy! My children just love it. Will give it a try for sure. Thanks for sharing:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  11. Rhonda @ The Messy Roost posted on July 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm (#

    The only thing I can say is YUM!!!! I am totally making one this weekend. Thanks for a great recipe.

  12. Rhonda @ The Messy Roost posted on July 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm (#

    The only thing I can is YUM! I plan on making one this weekend. Thanks for the great recipe.

  13. Shileen @ The Wonder Woman Challenge posted on July 20, 2011 at 6:43 am (#

    This is awesome!! We’re doing a grad party next month for my son and he has requested ice cream. I was thinking about doing some kind of ice cream cake … well, this is perfect! Love that it is easy!!

  14. Kara posted on July 20, 2011 at 7:26 am (#

    Oh my! I haven’t even had breakfast yet, but now I want a piece. Looks so yummy!

  15. kelley clayton posted on July 20, 2011 at 9:15 am (#

    Wow…this I need to remember… what a birthday cake.

  16. LaVonne posted on July 20, 2011 at 10:00 pm (#

    Okay, my mouth is actually watering right now. I pinned this one to my “Foods to Die For” board on Pinterest. I love it!

    I will be making it for sure.

    Enjoy the rest of your week,
    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

  17. Mareeyah posted on July 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm (#

    Oh my goodness! This dessert is so wicked! I bet nobody can resist this. Oh, I want a slice now.

  18. sweetsugarbelle posted on July 22, 2011 at 5:44 pm (#

    I love this idea, Jamilyn! My Bday is in SEPTEMBER! This is my kind of cake!

  19. Jessie posted on July 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm (#

    You are a lifesaver! I have a birthday party tomorrow and waited too long to order a cake because I was going to bake one, but when the temp rose to 93 again today I decided against it. Thank you!

  20. linda @ craftaholics anonymous posted on July 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm (#

    so glad i don’t like chocolate or i would go make me one of these right now! lol looks delish! i’ll have to hide my computer screen so davis doesn’t see it! haha
    happy crafting,
    PS are you going to blogher in a few weeks?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 27, 2011 at 10:27 am (#

      haha your so crazy you don’t like chocolate! not even chocolate chip cookies?! lol

      And Blogher… ugh i dunno. At first I was thinking I would just drive down for the day and go to the expo and a party… but i just got back from CA and I really don’t know if I want to drive down there again. What about you?

  21. Reannah@{Shaped by Grace} posted on July 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm (#

    This looks delicious!! My birthday was Friday — I’m thinkin’ I need to continue the celebration with this yummy cake!! :):)

    • Jamielyn posted on July 27, 2011 at 10:25 am (#

      haha for sure! i always celebrate my birthday all week long!!

  22. Maggie posted on July 26, 2011 at 12:25 am (#

    wow this is so wicked…
    I’m inviting you to add this to our linking party at
    Have a great week,

  23. Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 posted on July 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm (#

    Building an ice cream cake with ice-cream sandwiches is pure brilliance!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 28, 2011 at 8:04 pm (#

      haha yes soo much easier huh?! and quite delicious!

  24. Jen posted on July 28, 2011 at 6:35 pm (#

    Oh my goodness, this looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 28, 2011 at 8:04 pm (#

      thanks jen! it was SO good! ;)

  25. Johnnie posted on July 29, 2011 at 5:41 am (#

    This looks divine!

  26. Vivienne @ The V Spot posted on July 29, 2011 at 8:11 am (#

    My birthday is July 10 and I want a do-over where I get this cake… yum!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 30, 2011 at 12:20 am (#

      haha.. hey it’s still july… i give you permission to celebrate again! ;)

  27. Tiffany posted on August 2, 2011 at 7:12 pm (#

    That looks delicious! I wish I would have been up to date on reading my blogs and would have seen it for my Hub’s bday. Hmm, maybe I can find another excuse to make one…. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Marcia posted on May 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm (#

    I’ve done the same thing, only chopped up peanut butter cups. You can use any candy, really. Now I want one again!

  29. Rachel posted on March 4, 2015 at 7:39 am (#
  30. Djs posted on June 27, 2015 at 2:25 pm (#

    Just found this. Great idea. Looks awesome!

  31. Dawn posted on August 11, 2017 at 11:14 pm (#

    Who says no to ice cream cake in a hot summer?

    • Jamielyn posted on August 16, 2017 at 4:47 pm (#

      Totally agree! It is the best summer treat!