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My Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

Updated on November 22, 2013

Delicious Ice Cream Sandwiches

August is the last month of summer for us here in Tokyo. Our summers are rediculously hot and humid. There are all sorts of ways to help cool the body down. What could be better and tastier than ice cream? The month of August is filled with National food holidays and one of my favorite is Ice Cream Sandwich Day.

I can still remember the first time I had my first ice cream sandwich. I was 5 years old and had just moved to Hawaii with my mother. I love how convenient it is to eat them, no utensils required. The combination of soft cookie with cold and luscious ice cream is pure heaven.

I now live in Tokyo where one can find various types of ice cream including ice cream sandwiches that you can't find elsewhere. During the summer I find myself eating ice cream at least once everyday. Sure they aren't the healthiest food around but hey, I don't smoke and I don't drink. I work out and I watch my diet. I deserve some ice cream don't you think?

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80 percent of the world's Vanilla Bean used for ice cream is grown in Madagascar.

Ice Cream Sandwich Books

It's easy to make ice cream sandwiches at home. It's usually better too because you can get as creative as you want by mixing different flavors and coming up with new combinations.

You can find lots of books on the internet today. Here are some of my favorites!

Best Ice Cream Sandwiches in America

I'm sure we all have our favorite ice cream parlors. Here in Tokyo, ice cream and other frozen desserts are a hit especially during the hot summer months. Many of the major American chains have shops here in Japan such as Baskin Robbins and Cold Stone Creamery. I've also seen a few dairy queens here in Tokyo.

As for ice cream sandwiches, I only know of the kind that you can buy in stores. We can also get them from theme parks like Tokyo Disneyland. However I was surprised to find that in America, ice cream sandwiches can be purchased from many places. I remember one called This Is It when I was a kid. That was one of the most delectable ice cream sandwich I've ever had in my life! I haven't seen it anywhere these days.

Here is a list of the best ice cream sandwiches in three of the major cities of the United States. Beware...you may have intense cravings for an ice cream sandwich!

Japanese Ice Cream Sandwiches - Here are some of the various ice cream sandwiches you can find in Japan.

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Vanilla ice cream made, custard sauce and whole-wheat cookies. Made by Glico.Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between their best-selling coconut sable cookies. Made by Glico.Vanilla ice cream with walnuts sandwiched between two slabs of brownies. Made by Morinaga.Vanilla ice cream made between two biscuits.Made by Morinaga .Baskin Robbins Japan also makes these delicious ice cream sandwiches.
Vanilla ice cream made, custard sauce and whole-wheat cookies. Made by Glico.
Vanilla ice cream made, custard sauce and whole-wheat cookies. Made by Glico.
Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between their best-selling coconut sable cookies. Made by Glico.
Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between their best-selling coconut sable cookies. Made by Glico.
Vanilla ice cream with walnuts sandwiched between two slabs of brownies. Made by Morinaga.
Vanilla ice cream with walnuts sandwiched between two slabs of brownies. Made by Morinaga.
Vanilla ice cream made between two biscuits.Made by Morinaga .
Vanilla ice cream made between two biscuits.Made by Morinaga .
Baskin Robbins Japan also makes these delicious ice cream sandwiches.
Baskin Robbins Japan also makes these delicious ice cream sandwiches.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake Recipe

Don't have time to bake a cake? An ice cream sandwich cake may be what you need. Takes almost no time at all and uses the simplest of ingredients. Here's a great video showing you how easy it is to make these delicious cakes!

One of the most favorite ice cream topping is chocolate.

This easy-to-make recipe uses store-bought ingredients and requires no cooking. This cake is always a crowd pleaser and is cooling on a hot day.

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour 45 min
  • Ready in: 2 hours
  • Yields: 8

Ingredients

  • 6 vanilla ice cream sandwiches
  • 1 cup whipped cream or cool whip
  • 1 package instand vanilla pudding mix
  • 16 oreo cookies
  • chocolate syrup
  • maple syrup

Instructions

  1. 1. Prepare a sheet of aluminum foil large enough for the cake. The size of the cake will be slightly larger than a stack of 6 ice cream sandwiches. Width is approximately 3 ice cream sandwiches lined side by side and the height being 2 ice cream sandwiches stacked one on top of the other.
  2. 2. Add one package of instant vanilla pudding mix into the whipped cream. Add 8 crushed oreos into the mixture and mix well.
  3. 3. Line the foil with 3 ice cream sandwiches in the center. Cover with a generous portion of the whipped cream mixture. Drizzle with chocolate syrup. Place the remaining ice cream sandwiches on top of the mixture and press down gently. Cover the entire cake with the remaining whipped cream mixture. Drizzle the top with chocolate syrup and crushed oreos. If you have any remaining oreos left, you can use them to decorate the cake.
  4. 4. Lightly cover the cake with the foil and freeze for 2 hours or until firm.
  5. Note: If the cake is too hard after freezing, let it thaw for a bit before cutting.
Cast your vote for Vanilla Oreo Ice Cream Sandwich with Maple Syrup

My Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich Cake - Here are some pictures to make it easier for you.

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The ingredients. Please note that these ingredients are Japanese so packaging varies.Mix together crushed oreos and vanilla pudding mix into whipped cream or cool whip.The final mixture looks like this. Thick and rich but still easy to spread.Place three ice cream sandwiches side by side onto aluminum foil.Spread 1/3 of the whipped cream mixture onto the sandwiches.Drizzle with chocolate syrup.Top with the remainding three ice cream sandwiches.Frost the entire cake with the remaining whipped cream mixture and drizzle with chocolate syrup.Add crushed oreos, additional chocolate syrup and whole oreos to decorate the cake. Freeze until ready to eat.Cut into slices. I've poured a fair amount of maple syrup on my slice. This is purely optional.
The ingredients. Please note that these ingredients are Japanese so packaging varies.
The ingredients. Please note that these ingredients are Japanese so packaging varies.
Mix together crushed oreos and vanilla pudding mix into whipped cream or cool whip.
Mix together crushed oreos and vanilla pudding mix into whipped cream or cool whip.
The final mixture looks like this. Thick and rich but still easy to spread.
The final mixture looks like this. Thick and rich but still easy to spread.
Place three ice cream sandwiches side by side onto aluminum foil.
Place three ice cream sandwiches side by side onto aluminum foil.
Spread 1/3 of the whipped cream mixture onto the sandwiches.
Spread 1/3 of the whipped cream mixture onto the sandwiches.
Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Top with the remainding three ice cream sandwiches.
Top with the remainding three ice cream sandwiches.
Frost the entire cake with the remaining whipped cream mixture and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Frost the entire cake with the remaining whipped cream mixture and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Add crushed oreos, additional chocolate syrup and whole oreos to decorate the cake. Freeze until ready to eat.
Add crushed oreos, additional chocolate syrup and whole oreos to decorate the cake. Freeze until ready to eat.
Cut into slices. I've poured a fair amount of maple syrup on my slice. This is purely optional.
Cut into slices. I've poured a fair amount of maple syrup on my slice. This is purely optional.

Ice Cream Sandwich Essentials

Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix 3.4 Ounce Box (Pack of 24)
Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix 3.4 Ounce Box (Pack of 24)

This is my favorite instant pudding mix. They taste great by itself as a dessert.

 
Ghirardelli Chocolate Chocolate Flavored Sauce Squeeze Bottle, 16 fl. oz.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Chocolate Flavored Sauce Squeeze Bottle, 16 fl. oz.

I've always loved the taste of ghirardelli chocolate.

 
Coombs Family Farms Maple Syrup, Organic, Grade A, Dark Color, Robust Taste, 32 Ounce Jug
Coombs Family Farms Maple Syrup, Organic, Grade A, Dark Color, Robust Taste, 32 Ounce Jug

I've been experimenting with different maple syrups and I found this to be one of my favorites.

 
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ice Cream Sandwiches

Classic ice cream sandwiches. This comes in a box of 24 so I think it's quite reasonable.

 

Who eats the most ice cream?

Top 10 Ice Cream Consuming Countries in the World

1.United States

2.New Zealand

3.Denmark

4.Australia

5.Belgium-Luxembourg

6.Sweden

7.Canada

8.Norway

9.Ireland

10.Sweden

Information courtesy of makeicecream.com

Ice Cream Poster by Mark o Finley

Oreo and Fudge Ice Cream Cake

This one is so easy to make and delicious! This is one of the first ice cream cakes I made and it is virtually fool-proof!

What do you think?

Have you ever tried an ice cream sandwich cake?

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Please leave your comments here and tell me your stories.

Do you like ice cream? Can you eat it everyday like I can?

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      OK, I have to admit this looks great, but I can't make it until I make your Red Velvet cake recipe. Ice cream sandwiches are my husband's favorite, so I'm going to share this with him. He loves Oreos so this will make his list of things to make for sure.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      I do enjoy ice cream!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @anonymous: We can all indulge now and then right. :)

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @DANCING COWGIRL: And so do I! YUM!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love ice cream but I have to go easy on it because I tend to gain weight very quickly these days. Very fattening but fun lens!

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 4 years ago from Texas

      Yummy yummy. I love ice cream.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @chrisilouwho: Glad you like it. Thanks for commenting!

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @sousababy: Haha. That's too funny. I was surprised about that too.

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      chrisilouwho 4 years ago

      Looks amazing! I'm definitely bookmarking this page, thanks!

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      sousababy 4 years ago

      I can't believe people in New Zealand eat more ice cream than Canadians! Wonder if our heads were in the freezer (looking for more ice cream) when they conducted that poll.

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      tonyleather 4 years ago

      What a delicious lens! Thanks so much!

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @VspaBotanicals: Omg, I could eat this everyday too, but no I will stop myself from doing that. haha

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      I definitely could eat it everyday. Maple syrup is so healthy too!

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @TransplantedSoul: Oh I totally agree with you. I can't wait to come up with new ones.

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      TransplantedSoul 4 years ago

      I find this a nice change from other "dry" cakes.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Minoru10: Thanks Minoru

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      Michael Yoshinaka 4 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      It was awesome, you made !!!

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @momsANDkids: Thanks for visiting! Hope you're having an awesome week!

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      momsANDkids 4 years ago

      Great to know that "80 percent of the world's Vanilla Bean used for ice cream is grown in Madagascar."

      Thanks for sharing.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @shellys-space: yay! I'll be making a Japanese green tea version soon!

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @SusanDeppner: Ooops, I just finished the last slice! hehe

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      Shelly Sellers 4 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Yummy! I love ice cream sandwich cakes!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Oh, yeh. I'll take one of each!

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @TipsForMoms: Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. Cheers!

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      TipsForMoms 4 years ago

      I'm not a sweets lover but I do like ice cream. Love the ones in Japan.....they have a distinct flavor or essence to them.

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @katespetcorner1: Interesting.

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      katespetcorner1 4 years ago

      I only like chocolate ice cream!