Peppermint Oreo Ice Cream Cake is the ultimate holiday peppermint dessert! It starts with an Oreo crust, topped with candy cane ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream. Of course it's topped off with more crushed Oreos, crushed candy canes, and hot fudge.
If you're looking for a simple but over-the-top delicious dessert for the holidays, this Peppermint Oreo Ice Cream Cake is IT! I tend to go a little crazy over the holidays with baking and cooking, but if it results in desserts like this, I don't think anyone is going to complain. This peppermint ice cream dessert is super easy to make and, as my neighbor taste tester said, "damn it, that's good!"
Oreos - you can use any chocolate sandwich cookie, but I prefer the Oreo brand! The Oreos are mainly used in the crust, but I set aside a few tablespoons to sprinkle on top of the Cool Whip.
Candy Cane Ice Cream - any kind of peppermint ice cream would work, too.
Cool Whip - you can certainly make your own whipped cream, but I love using Cool Whip occasionally for treats.
Hot Fudge - a layer of hot fudge between the ice cream and Cool Whip is delectable!
Crushed Candy Canes - the cake is topped with crushed candy canes for a little bit of crunch and more peppermint flavor.
This peppermint ice cream dessert recipe is very simple and is a no-bake recipe.
Photo 1. Place the Oreos in a large food processor.
Photo 2. Process until they resemble fine crumbs and then add the butter, pulsing to combine.
Photo 3. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13" baking dish.
Photo 4. Spread a carton of candy cane ice cream that has been sitting on the counter for about 30 minutes. You want it partially melted so that you can spread it, but not completely liquid. Note: in this picture I got it a little too melted.
Photo 5. After the ice cream, drizzle hot fudge all over the ice cream. I microwaved my jar of hot fudge so it was the consistency that I could drizzle it, and then gently spread it around so it was evenly distributed.
Photo 6. Next spread the Cool Whip over the hot fudge.
Lastly, sprinkle the reserved crushed Oreos and some crushed candy canes over the Cool Whip. The peppermint ice cream cake needs to go back in the freezer for about 4 hours - until the ice cream completely frozen again.
To serve, cut into squares and then drizzle with more hot fudge, if desired.
This peppermint Oreo ice cream cake is truly irresistible and perfect for all of the peppermint lovers out there!