Make the Ultimate No-Bake Oreo Icebox Cake!

Oreo Icebox Cake

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 4 HOURS

total time: 4 HOURS 20 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 40 Oreo cookies, divided

Directions

1

In a large mixing bowl, cream together heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, cream cheese, and cocoa powder using an electric mixer.

2

In a 10-inch springform pan, spread a small layer of whipped cream filling.

3

Arrange 16 cookies into a single layer.

4

Spread half of the remaining whipped mixture evenly on top of the cookies.

5

Add another layer of 16 cookies, followed by the other half of the remaining whipped cream filling, and spread evenly.

6

Crush 8 cookies in a food processor (or crush in a plastic storage bag), and sprinkle over the top of the cake.

7

Place cake in the fridge for about 4 hours or overnight until cookies are softened.

8

Use a knife to run around the edges of the springform pan, and remove the ring. Drizzle with chocolate syrup if desired, and serve.

Brought to you by Hip2Save.

Hip2Save may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you via trusted partners and affiliate links in this post. Prices and availability are accurate as of time posted. Read our full disclosure policy here.

More Desserts
36 Comments
Love Love Love I'd Have Seconds! Meh... Not Feeling It Needs A Do-Over
4.5 / 16 ratings
Print

Layers of Oreo cookies and a luscious chocolate whipped cream filling make up this rich Oreo icebox cake.

cutting through an oreo icebox cake

Ready for the ultimate Oreo dessert?

The simplicity of just whipping up some heavy cream and adding a couple of layers of Oreo cookies inside a springform pan is the ultimate easy summer dessert idea. I love that the kids can help make this versatile and appealing summer treat, and there’s no baking involved!

woman holding an Oreo Icebox cake

This delicious icebox cake is made with classic Oreo Cookies and chocolate-flavored whipped cream filling. Once everything is in the fridge overnight, the cookies soften, and it taste more like a “cake”. The result is a rich and creamy dessert that tastes fancy, yet is super easy to make!

It has a rich chocolate mouse taste and everyone will LOVE it.

cutting a slice of oreo ice box cake

Does this no-bake Oreo dessert go in the freezer or the fridge?

Truthfully, I have tried either and a mix of both. It’s up to your preference. If stored in the fridge, the cake will be softer almost like a no-bake cheesecake texture. If you store it in the freezer it’s more like a frozen ice cream cake. If frozen, you’ll need to allow some time to soften to be able to cut it.

We sometimes freeze the leftovers and then let it thaw for a few minutes to serve again! Yum!

adding cocoa powder to whipping cream

whipping up an ice box cake with cream cheese and chocolate

adding oreos to a springform pan

adding second layer of whipped cream to oreo cake

top layer of whipped cream on oreo icebox cake

putting oreo icebox cake in the fridge

finished oreo cake on a cake stand

adding chocolate sauce to oreo cake

cutting into a slice of oreo cake


Print

Oreo Icebox Cake

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 4 HOURS

total time: 4 HOURS 20 MINUTES

Creamy layers of chocolate Oreos and whipped chocolate filling come together for an easy summer dessert!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 40 Oreo cookies, divided

Directions

1

In a large mixing bowl, cream together heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, cream cheese, and cocoa powder using an electric mixer.

2

In a 10-inch springform pan, spread a small layer of whipped cream filling.

3

Arrange 16 cookies into a single layer.

4

Spread half of the remaining whipped mixture evenly on top of the cookies.

5

Add another layer of 16 cookies, followed by the other half of the remaining whipped cream filling, and spread evenly.

6

Crush 8 cookies in a food processor (or crush in a plastic storage bag), and sprinkle over the top of the cake.

7

Place cake in the fridge for about 4 hours or overnight until cookies are softened.

8

Use a knife to run around the edges of the springform pan, and remove the ring. Drizzle with chocolate syrup if desired, and serve.

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from Delish.comย 

Brought to you by Hip2Save.

Extra tips for making this easy Oreo icebox cake: 

  • I used a 10-inch springform pan for this dessert. Once chilled, I ran a knife around the edges, so the sides come off easily for serving. It makes for a beautiful presentation, too.
  • There are so many variations of this dessert idea you could make. You could use chocolate chip cookies, and omit the cocoa powder for a vanilla filling. Using the Lemon Oreos and adding lemon zest to the filling would be fantastic, too. The possibilities are endless!
  • Can I use Cool Whip instead of whipped cream? I think you could experiment with that! If you have made this using Cool Whip, let us know.
  • This is a perfect make-ahead dessert for parties! You can even prep this a day ahead of time since it stores well when covered in the fridge or freezer.

slice of oreo icebox cake

This “cake” is a chocolate masterpiece!

Oh my goodness, my kids loved this dessert. I enjoyed the chocolate creamy combo with the Oreos so much. The texture is like a thick, rich, chocolate whipped cream, with yummy, softened Oreos. What a perfect idea for a fun warm-weather dessert, or perhaps a summer birthday! YUM!


Check out this delicious Strawberry Icebox Cake!


About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


Join The Discussion

Comments 36

  1. Pam

    I make something similar: I take a half gallon of vanilla ice cream, a bowl of extra creamy cool whip and a package of Oreo cookies. Let the ice cream get a little soft. Using a mixer, blend the ice cream and cool whip together. Crush Oreo’s and add to ice cream mixture. Pour into 9×13 pan, cover and freeze. You can also crush additional Oreo’s to garnish the top and drizzle chocolate and carmel over that to make a beautiful dessert. This is one of my families favorite desserts especially in the summer.

    • Angela

      Thank you for sharing that. It sounds so good and easy.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yum! Thanks for sharing Pam ๐Ÿ‘

    • Angie M.

      So gonna make this!!! Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Suzanne

    Thank you! We meet with a few other couples from church every other week for dinner so I’m always looking for new and easy recipes!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Enjoy Suzanne! This one is yum ๐Ÿ˜‹

  3. Dealzgurl

    Ummmm…Iโ€™m going to pretend I didnโ€™t see this recipe, lol. ๐Ÿ™ƒ it looks way too good!

    • Amber

      Ditto

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ha ha thanks Dealzgurl!

    • Amy

      I thought the same thing! Too easy and looks incredible!

  4. ~jenn~

    I may have to make this just for the fun of it! I make my own Oreos so thatโ€™ll keep it even less processed foods and more homemade. Keto doesnโ€™t allow for it in my carb count, but it looks like too much fun to not at least make it.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice! Thanks Jenn!

    • Margie

      Could you please tell us how you make your own Oreos? I have been wanting to do the same. We are always looking to turn our favorites into homemade versions. We live on a farm, raise and grow what we eat other than dairy. I am trying to teach my kids that we can make the things that they love to buy from the store. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • lateephabisidurosinmi-0

      Can you share your recipe with us please?

  5. A.B.

    This looks like such a fun summer treat, I canโ€™t wait to try it! Also Lina, thank you SO much for the cookie sheet pancake post! It has literally been a game changer for me! I have 4 kiddos, and rarely made pancakes, because it was so time consuming! Since that post, theyโ€™ve enjoyed pancakes from scratch, twice a week!!! Oh the joy!!! Bless you! ๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿฅฐ

  6. Richy

    This is great! I always stare at those cakes when I’m at the store, but never want to shell out that much money for a craving where I’ll probably be the only one eating. If I make it myself, I can finally get back into baking and put my springform pan to use.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes enjoy Richy! Great use for a springform pan! <3

  7. Lesli

    This sounds delicious! I accidentally rated this recipe and didn’t mean to (scrolling on my cell) and I think I only gave it at 3 but it sounds like a 5 star recipe!! I can’t wait to make it!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ha thanks Lesli! โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

  8. babymair

    Lina, thx so much for this kid friendly dessert. My two boys cant wait to help me smash cookies for this .lol .keep up the good work and God bless.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes!! How fun- enjoy! ๐Ÿค— thank you so much!

  9. dolcedelish

    Curious if these can be made “Keto Friendly ” if you remove the oreos and replace powdered sugar with a sugar alternative (splenda-like)

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes absolutely -great idea…Iโ€™d use powdered Swerve! Yum ๐Ÿ˜‹

  10. Julia

    Is this KETO friendly ??? Asking for a friend

  11. *Angela-Miles*

    I’ve never heard of a icebox cake. Baking is one of my favs so I’m definitely going to try this recipe. Thanks for the new find for me Lol. ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅ
    I also just bought some lemon Oreos last week, so maybe I will use them instead like u mentioned ๐Ÿค—

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! I think a lemon version would ROCK! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. jes

    I’ve seent this with Snickers too. Omg! So yummy

  13. JO

    I make an ice cream Oreo dessert too. Crumbled Oreos and melted butter for crust in 9×13 pan, layer of butter pecan ice cream, layer of fudge sauce, layer of cool whip, sprinkle of more crumbled Oreos and melted butter mixture on top, then freeze. Itโ€™s been a family favorite for more than 30 yrs! Ugh, makes me feel old.

  14. amyh

    I made this week for the contractors working on my house. Nice reward at the end of a hot and humid day. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. Joanne Collett

    Back when these types of recipes became popular ice boxes were all folks had they would eventually evolve into a refrigerator run by electric. Iโ€™m 78 and I can remember an ice man carrying a block of ice on his shoulder and putting it into my grandmothers Ice box. At times I still forget and call our fridge an ice box completely confusing my grandchildren.

  16. Lisa

    Awesome, this could be made gluten free with the gluten free Oreos

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes, great idea for a gluten-free swap, Lisa. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ’•

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

It's not your Grandma's coupon site!

Sign up for a Hip2Save account (it's free) to access all of the awesome features!

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Register

Forgot Password

Don't have an account? Register

Become a Hip2Save Insider

Don't Miss Out! Join our large community of insiders - it's totally free! Once you join, you'll be able to save & share your favorite deals, rate posts and recipes and add items to your HipList and Cookbook! What are ya waiting for?!



Already have an account? Login

Thank you for rating!

Would you also like to leave us a comment?