Oreo Icebox Cake

You’re gonna LOVE this Oreo Icebox Cake!

There are a few foods that my husband loves that I refuse to make.

I am pretty sure that doesn’t make me a bad wife…I mean, I can’t remember the last time the man made me a cheesecake…



Anyway, example #1…Beef Wellington.

He has an odd fascination with this.  And I won’t make it.

First of all, I don’t do pate´.  Second of all, beef tenderloin is like 4 million dollars, and since I do the majority of the food shopping, I try and not blow my weekly budget on one giant slab of meat.  Call me crazy.

Also, it seems complicated..and as far as I know it can’t be done in a crock pot…sooooo….I’m out.


Example #2…Icebox cake.

And when I say “Icebox Cake” I mean the kind his mom made him when he was little…layers of chocolate pudding and graham crackers topped with whipped cream.  Here’s a version I found online.

Anyhow, I won’t make it.

Because I despise making pudding.  Like really hate it.  I wrote how I felt about the dessert when I made this Nutter Butter Icebox Cake.

I know it’s irrational, but I do.  Allllll the stirrring.


But despite my better judgement I decided to be a good wife and make him some icebox cake.

Kinda sorta.

I skipped the whole pudding nonsense, and went instead for Cool Whip.

He needs to branch out.


I know some of you out there don’t do Cool Whip, and that’s fine…I suppose you could make this with regular whipped cream.

But really, the whole point of this dessert is that you can literally make it in 10 minutes.

Oh, and there are Double Stuf Oreos in there.


Who’s winning now, pudding?


Anyway, Oreo Icebox Cake.  Be a hero.

Oreo Icebox Cake ~ A simple 3 ingredient dessert that everyone will love! www.cookiesandcups.com

I created a video to show you how easy…


Like I said, this is the easiest dessert ever.

Gather your “ingredients”…
 photo IMG_8115_zps82b438ae.jpgJust dip each Oreo into some milk…not a full soak, just a nice dip…
 photo IMG_8118_zps5b3cc9a0.jpgThen lay them flat in a 9×13 pan.
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Once you have your first layer of cookies in the pan, top that with a layer of Cool Whip. A whole tub, actually.
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Repeat this process 2 more times, so you will have 3 layers of Oreos and 3 layers of Cool Whip.
 photo IMG_8131_zpsbed3ece7.jpgThen if you want top it with some chocolate sauce. Or even crumbled cookies…
 photo PicMonkeyCollage-19_zps9cf5e378.jpgThen the hard part. Let it chill. For 6 hours actually.
An overnight is better.

Then serve and make your husband happy.
Oreo Icebox Cake ~ A simple 3 ingredient dessert that everyone will love! www.cookiesandcups.com

Again, chocolate sauce is optional.  Snort.


Oreo Icebox Cake
Makes 15-20 servings
  • 90 Oreo Cookies (I used Double Stuf, but you can use Original)
  • 3 (12 oz) tubs Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1½ - 2 cups milk
  • *chocolate sauce if desired
  1. Dip 30 Oreo Cookies in milk one by one and lay flat in a 9x13 pan.
  2. Spread one tub over the Oreos. Repeat this process 2 more times, finishing with a layer of Cool Whip on top.
  3. If desired drizzle chocolate sauce on top, or extra crushed Oreos.
  4. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight.




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double stuff Oreo’s!
good thinking!

Janene @ The Bestest Ever

So decadent, so yummy…..I so want this now!!!!! If you are an Oreo fiend like me, then

Janene @ The Bestest Ever

So decadent, so yummy…..I so want this now!!!!! If you are an Oreo fiend like me, then you need to have this in your life.

Holiday Baker Man

You must really love him! Was there any doubt you were a hero?


Looks amazing! What chocolate sauce would you recommend?

Meriem @ Culinary Couture

How’d you get that sweet design on top? It’s so pretty!

Jan Eason

Seriously, make the wellington! I did it a few years back for my Mother in law’s birthday. It was so good I thought everyone should be standing around the table applauding. It was totally worth it, at least once.:)


mmmmmmm that looks so yummy!! Here is the one that I made for special occaissions (sp) and now my daughter in laws favorite birthday cake. http://acozykitchen.com/classic-icebox-cake/ I make it in a log style instead. I will have to try this with cool whip and make my life lots easier, thanks for that tip!

Nur Ain

I love any combination of Oreo especially in my deserts and this is so perfect and easy to make! Thanks for the recipe!
Anyway what Cool Whip actually is? I’m not so sure whether I can find them in Malaysia but I never heard that thing before Lol. Is it sweetened whipping cream? 🙂


It’s fake whipped cream- made with oil.


there aren’t words for how much my dad will love this cake.
….if there’s enough left for him after I’m done burying my face in it.
Pinning. So much pinning.

Rachel Cooks

This looks insaaaaaane. Who needs Beef Wellington, anyways.


Looks SO yummy!! I want to try this with the Golden Oreo’s too!!



This looks crazy insane! 😀 SO many oreos, I`m in love!

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

My gosh this looks awesome! And crazy easy! Love it!


So, what was HIS opinion of this?


This is totally genius! So creative and looks delicious!

Gloria @ Simply Gloria

You’re so right about having our husbands branching out! Besides, sometimes the old school recipes need a little updating… So I really enjoy your take on an icebox cake! Easy and simple! Thank you for sharing, Shelly! (=


I’ve always known ice box cake to be cookies and whipped cream, didn’t realize there were versions with pudding.

Anne @ Have a Cookie!

Becca – you are correct. Back in the day, they’d use Nabisco Chocolate Wafers and layer them with sweetened whipped cream. YUM.


My husband’s going to love this.


Ha! I love how you think–cool whip all the way, girl. No compromises on this score! What says your husband? 🙂 love it!!!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Chocolate and more chocolate and cake made from cookies that’s no bake. Definitely a keeper:)

Emily @ Life on Food

I feel like giving you the begging eyes and asking for a bit more please.

Mary Schumacher

mmmm! Love this idea. I just made it with a St Patrick’s Day twist- Cool Mint double stuff Oreos! Can’f wait to taste tonight!

Rachel J

Ah, such an easy & delicious recipe. I love the milk dip the oreos take before lining them in the pan. I can’t wait to try this!

luv what you do

This is my kind of recipe!
I love Oreos and Cool Whip!!!


I just made this as I have a 14 yo male Oreo monster in my house. He’s going to love this and it didn’t even take me 5 min to put together. I made a smaller version using about 18 cookies altogether.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

I need to swim in this!

Colleen @ What

I love icebox cakes! This one would definitely be gobbled right up in my house!!!

tracy {pale yellow}

You are the hero of the day! Chocolate sauce is never optional!

Kjersti Helberg

Wow. Wow. Wow! That looks AMAZING!! Like a dream. I feel like I am dreaming just reading this post!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

This is pure genius! OMG so good!


You are a good wife! There are certain things I won’t make for my husband either…pudding is one. But that has less to do with the stirring and more to do with the fact that it makes me gag.

This cake on the other hand…yep, save me a slice.


This is an awesome recipe perfect for warmer days! YUM!


My little brother, a horribly picky eater, requests beef wellington everyday. It’s not exactly the quickest thing to whip up so I understand your pain.

Lizy b

You just gave me the recipe for my son’s new most favorite cake ever!! Thank you thank you!

Robyn Stone | Add a PInch

Oh my!!! I can see tell right away that Little Buddy would love this cake!!! (Me too…!) Yum!!!

Robyn Stone | Add a PInch

Oh my!!! I can see tell right away that Little Buddy would love this cake!!! (Me too…!)

Brian @ A Thought For Food

Holy lord! Well, you’ve won me over with this baby.


Well I suppose I can make this sacrifice for my boyfriend who is a serious Oreo fiend. And if I taste test a little along the way…who will really blame me?


Looks absolutely delicious! My boys would be fighting for every spoonful!

Cookbook Queen

Where has this cake been all my life???


I love this take on an icebox cake! Oreo’s are my weakness.


I’m just a smitten… LOVE.


Just an FYI if you reallllllllllllllllllly want to make another “real” icebox cake with the pudding…you can buy larger tubs of premade pudding in the aisle near the yogurts at some supermarkets/walmart…Kozy Shack is the brand. They don’t have a lot of flavors, but it’s real pudding, not so much chemicals.

Anyway, this oreo creation looks delish! Kinda like the ice cream sandwich cake…layers of those with cool whip and you also put the chocolate syrup in the layers (or any syrup flavor you like).

Definitely a good summertime dessert!

Russell van Kraayenburg

Oh my gosh this looks incredible! I am such a huge sucker for oreos. I’m pretty sure if I made this, I’d never eat anything else ever again.

Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

I actually have no problem with pudding. But I’m really feeling the shortcut. And the freaking fantastic excuse to eat 2 packages of Double Stuff Oreos.


I want this tonight! Looks so tasty! 🙂

Josephine Cueman

To make pudding faster instead of doing all that stirring bring your milk to a boil over medium heat add th pudding mix off the heat stir and done.

Angie @ Big Bear

ooo It reminds me of Chocolate eclair!! (oo but that has pudding.. oops) haha. My husband would LOVE this! I’m making it soon!

Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

This looks amazing!! I don’t care if it’s fake – I LOVE cool whip. And why even bother with oreos if they aren’t double stuffed? The filling is the best. YUM!

Kim Bee

This is gorgeous. I would eat the whole pan all by myself. I have to admit I am like your hubby, love icebox cakes. Something so nostalgic about them.

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

Woah that last picture with the drizzle….