Sunday, August 22, 2010

Very Duggar Recipe: Ice Cream Cake!

Ice cream and summer go hand-in-hand, but ice cream cakes are even better. For birthdays and celebrations, the Duggars love their homemade layered ice cream cake, and now you can make it too!

Layered Ice Cream Cake

  • 24 Ice cream sandwiches
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip™
  • 1 Hershey’s™ chocolate syrup bottle 
  • 1 Smuckers™ caramel syrup bottle
  • 2 king size Butterfinger™ candy bars chopped up
  • 1st layer - 12 ice cream sandwiches
  • 2nd – half of whipped cream
  • 3rd - half of Butterfinger™ bars, Squeeze 1/2 of caramel & chocolate over that. 
  • 4th - rest of ice cream sandwiches
  • 5th – Cool Whip™
  • 6th - rest of Butterfinger™, caramel & chocolate 
You can freeze this and eat as desired! Yummy! Yummy!
*Makes a 9”x 13” Pan

This ice cream cake definitely gets 5 Stars. We made an ice cream cake just today but decided to do something a little different. We did 1 layer of ice cream sandwiches, 1 layer of Breyer's Dark Chocolate ice cream (sooooooo good!), 1 layer of crushed graham crackers, another layer of Breyer's Dark Chocolate, and then 1 layer of Breyer's Reese's Peanut Butter Cups ice cream. That was delicious!

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Feel free to share comments and critiques. How do you make ice cream cakes? 


  1. WOw, your's sounds amazing! I never thought of expanding on that, probably because I've never made an ice cream cake or wanted to make one but I kind of want to make one now!

  2. That's a pretty versatile recipe. Lots of room to play around with it. I may have to try making it using Oreo Klondikes (*drool*).

  3. I made this care for a family occasion and got rave revues. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

  4. this sounds really good going to try this as well

  5. Hi from Australia
    What is 'graham crackers', I have never heard of them before. Thanks heaps Lily and Ellie
    PS I love Reses peanut butter cups too but they are very hard to find over hear and can only be broght from speciality Lolly Shops! Oh and is it true you guys have cherry flavoured coke?

    1. Digestibles are probably the closest thing you have.

    2. You can google Nabisco honey maid crackers sells Graham crackers they are good to eat

  6. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous,

    Graham crackers are sweet crackers that come in rectangles and are a popular snack food in the United States.

    We do have cherry Coke in North America, as well as many other flavors of Coke. :)

    Thanks for reading!
    Lily and Ellie

  7. I love this recipe. I talk about it all the time. My family loves it. Thanks for sharing=)

  8. taking your base idea and just thought i would throw it out there though mine is much smaller. i'm doing a chocolate brownie (no nuts) with a layer of strawberry preserves on top with the ice cream sandwiches then cool whip's chocolate frosting. piped around the outside to hide the edges of the pan and some decorative work. thought i would share the take on your families recipe. thanks for the base idea - Laura

  9. when will the duggars come back on tv

  10. how r anna duggars sisters

  11. We personally love this dessert exactly the way it is!! I'm making it tonight for my daughter's 13th birthday...she LOVES this dessert! Thanks for posting the recipe!!

  12. This is what I do. 9X13 dish spread crushed oreos to cover bottom. Then melt 1 stick butter pour over crushed oreos. Big tablespoon spoon out vanilla ice cream all over oreos. Then drizzle chocolate syrup all over ice cream. Then sprinkle a few dry roasted peanuts and freeze for a few hours.

  13. Easy but looks like you went to a lot of work. lol Thanks for all your recipes, they are really good.

  14. I used this recipe as a outline and omitted the candy as I hate peanut butter. I did mine with the ice cream sandwiches, then a layer of chocolate ice cream to fill in the gaps , then cool whip, then caramel and chocolate sauce, then sandwiches, chocolate ice cream, cool whip and top off with the chocolate and caramel sauces. I will use sprinkles or crushed Oreos on top and have used chocolate Oreo ice cream. It's sooooooo good!!!!!!

  15. I make this every 4th of July! It's become a tradition in our family!

  16. This is my favorite Duggar recipe. I make it for all family special occasions.. If there is a smaller group I put five sandwiches on the bottom and then on top. My niece loves choclate chip mint and I found choclate chip mint sandwiches. She loved it.

  17. I enjoy all of the wonderful recipes that this good family does I wish that they would upload some newer recipes for everyone to eat like chicken stuff fresh salads potato salads and homemade French fries pizza lemonade and pickles of course

  18. Can't wait to try this on May 20th!!!!

  19. I started making this cake years ago when I saw some of the older Duggar girls preparing it for their family on their tv original tv show. My grandkids (and adult kids) all love it when I make this! I’m bringing it to a July 4th cook out today! Thanks for this great easy recipe!


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