Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hot Fudge Caramel Ice Cream Cake

We've had a really HOT late Spring and early Summer in Nebraska. One particularly hot Saturday when we were having friends for dinner, I wanted to find a dessert that didn't require the oven or the stove top.  Normally when in search of a dessert that doesn't require cooking, I choose a trifle.  With the hot weather, I really wanted something cold.  Ice Cream!!???  A quick search on Pinterest and I was drawn to this one ...  hot fudge?  Yes, please!!!

Layers of ice cream bars, hot fudge, caramel, whipped topping, and chocolate chips make this tasty treat look much more difficult than it really is.  My dinner guests were so impressed, they thought I worked for hours to create this.  I was quick to reveal just how easy this dessert is to make but that's not the best part!   This ice cream cake is sooooo good!

Hot Fudge Caramel Ice Cream Cake
  • 18 ice cream sandwiches (you may need more if they’re the square kind)
  • 2 cups hot fudge topping
  • 3/4 cup caramel topping
  • 1 container (8 ounce) Cool Whip
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Microwave the fudge and caramel topping for about 25 seconds to loosen it and make it spreadable, if necessary.
  2. Line the bottom of a 3-quart rectangular baking dish with a layer of the ice cream bars (9 of them; trim if necessary.) Spread half of the hot fudge, followed by the caramel, and then Cool Whip over the sandwiches. Sprinkle on half of the chocolate chips. Repeat layers.
  3. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Cut into squares and serve.
You can make this up to 3 days ahead of time and frozen, tightly covered. Let thaw for about 5-10 minutes before slicing.


  1. A perfect summer dessert:@)

  2. Its hard for me to equate Nebraska with hot temps that turning the oven on only increases the summer furor. I always think of Nebraska as a freeze your butt of kind of place (laugh).
    Your Hot Fudge Caramel Ice Cream Cake looks really delicious. Very refreshing on a hot summer day.
    Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend.

  3. I've actually been served this treat at a friend's home! I can vouch for the fact that it is delicious :)

  4. What a yummy summer treat! I'd love to cool off with one of these.


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