This weekend, we had the pleasure of visiting my sister and her family for the July 4th holiday. One of the activities that we enjoy most is remaking recipes that have become a tradition in our family. This no-bake cake is a winner. The July 4th weather is usually warm and breezy so the ice cream cake is a refreshing treat after a long day of grilling, baseball, and fireworks. Just pop the finished cake into the freezer at the start of the day and it will be waiting for you when you want to sit down and enjoy time with family and friends. What a great, no fuss, dessert!
Oreo Ice Cream Cake
1 package (20 oz.) Oreo cookies
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
1 package (8 oz.) Cool Whip (thawed)
1 jar (16 oz.) hershey’s hot fudge or chocolate syrup
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup mini Reese’s peanut butter cups or your favorite chocolate candy, optional
Lightly spray, with cooking spray, a 9×13″ pan. Crush cookies in the food processor or put them in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Add melted butter and mix thoroughly. Press evenly into the bottom of the pan. Carefully spread the softened ice cream over the cookies. Evenly layer on the Cool Whip. Warm the fudge or chocolate until pourable in the microwave and drizzle over the Cool Whip. Sprinkle nuts over the entire cake. (Add the mini candies, optional.) Freeze for at least two hours or until firm. Enjoy!