Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

With just five ingredients, this Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert is quick to make. It’s perfect for a celebration, or anytime an ice cream craving hits!

slice of ice cream sandwich dessert on a plate topped with chocolate sauce and chocolate curls.

Cool, creamy, sweet, and chocolatey, this Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert has it all!

It’s like an ice cream sandwich meets an ice cream sundae and GOSH is it good. It’s the perfect dessert for a warm summer day, just like my Mississippi Mud Pie and this Strawberry Icebox Cake.

And, it’s super easy to make. You just layer everything into a casserole dish, freeze, and serve. So basically we’re making an ice cream sandwich casserole!

I’ll also show you a super easy trick for getting the prettiest chocolate curls!

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square of an ice cream sandwich dessert on a blue and white plate, topped with drizzles of chocolate sauce and small chocolate curls.

Top tips

  • You can use whatever size ice cream sandwiches that you have (mini, regular size, etc.)—you just need to cut/break them to fit the pan.
  • Thaw the whipped topping in the refrigerator overnight so you can spread it.
  • You can change the size of the chocolate curls by changing the temperature of the chocolate bar. A room temperature bar will yield medium sized curls. A colder bar will yield shorter curls and a slightly warmer bar will yield longer curls. Experiment with it!
  • Instead of chocolate curls, top the dessert with mini chocolate chips, or your favorite candy bar chopped into pieces.

Ingredients

ingredients for an ice cream sandwich dessert on a white table.

You just need 5 ingredients for this recipe:

  • Ice cream sandwiches (any size is fine)
  • Caramel sauce (from a jar)
  • Whipped topping (such as Cool Whip; you can also use homemade whipped cream)
  • Chocolate syrup
  • A chocolate bar, which we’ll shave into curls with a vegetable peeler

How to make an easy ice cream sandwich dessert

Start by layering ice cream sandwiches into an 8×8 inch casserole dish.

ice cream sandwiches in a blue square casserole dish.

You can use whatever variety or size of ice cream sandwiches that you like here. I needed about 5.5 regular sized ice cream sandwiches for my 8×8 inch pan.

Next, drizzle half a jar of caramel sauce over the top of the ice cream sandwiches.

ice cream sandwiches topped with caramel sauce in a square casserole dish.

Next, spread a layer of whipped topping (about 2 cups) over the caramel sauce. I used a store brand; Cool Whip is good, too.

You could also use homemade whipped cream if you prefer.

Freeze the dessert until firm, at least 2 hours or overnight.

How to make chocolate curls

While the dessert is in the freezer, use a vegetable peeler to make chocolate curls by sliding the peeler down the longe edge of the chocolate bar.

chocolate curls and a green vegetable peeler on a cutting board.

The size of the curls depends on the temperature of the chocolate bar. For example, this bar was at room temperature in the summer (we keep our house at 75°F) and it produced medium sized curls.

Whereas I made Chocolate Delight in the winter, when we keep our house at 72°F. It created smaller curls.

So, a warmer bar will create larger curls. If you’re not getting the curls that you want, place the wrapped chocolate bar in between your hands for 20–30 seconds and try again.

Serving the ice cream sandwich dessert

When you’re ready to serve it, cut the Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert into slices and put on plates. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with the chocolate curls.

Serve right away!

slice of an ice cream sandwich dessert topped with chocolate sauce and chocolate curls.

Make it ahead

This Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert is designed to be made ahead! You can make it several days in advance and store it in the freezer until you’re ready to serve it.

You can also make the chocolate curls in advance. Store them in an airtight container either at room temperature or in the refrigerator. If they’re at room temperature, take care not to place them near the stove or anywhere warm, which could melt them.

So when you’re ready to serve it, you just need to cut the dessert into slices, and top with the chocolate syrup and chocolate curls.

Variations

The variations on this dessert are endless! Here are a few to get started:

  • Use homemade whipped cream in place of the whipped topping.
  • Top the dessert with mini chocolate chips, chopped candy bars, chopped Oreos, sprinkles, or chopped nuts in place of the chocolate curls.
  • Double the ingredients and make it in a 9×13 inch dish OR stack the ingredients in the 8×8 inch dish to make a double decker dessert!
  • Make it dairy-free by using dairy-free versions of the ingredients. So Delicious brand makes really good ice cream sandwiches with coconut milk. Tru Whip makes a dairy-free whipped topping. Hershey’s chocolate syrup is already dairy-free.
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slice of ice cream sandwich dessert topped with chocolate sauce and chocolate curls on a white and blue plate.

Easy Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert

Published by Kate
This easy no-bake dessert is like a cross between an ice cream sandwich and a sundae!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 347 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6–8 ice cream sandwiches
  • ½ cup caramel sauce
  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed in the refrigerator overnight (about ⅔ of an 8 oz container)
  • ½ cup chocolate syrup (such as Hershey’s syrup)
  • 1 chocolate candy bar (such as Hershey’s)

Instructions
 

  • Place the ice cream sandwiches in a single layer in an 8×8 inch dish. Top with the caramel sauce, then spread the whipped topping over the top.
  • Freeze for at least 2 hours.
  • While the dessert is in the freezer, use a vegetable peeler to shave curls from the chocolate bar.
  • When you’re ready to serve the dessert, remove it from the freezer and cut into slices.
  • Drizzle each slice with chocolate sauce and top with chocolate curls.

Notes

Make it ahead: this can be made several days in advance. Cover and freeze, then top with the chocolate syrup and chocolate curls when ready to serve.
Topping variations: instead of chocolate curls, top it with mini chocolate chips, chopped candy bars, nuts, sprinkles, or crushed Oreos.
Store any leftovers in the freezer, covered, for up to 2 weeks. 

Nutrition

Calories: 347kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 142mgPotassium: 209mgFiber: 1gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 224IUVitamin C: 0.05mgCalcium: 90mgIron: 1mg
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