Oreo Icebox Cake

This easy Oreo Icebox Cake is the perfect dessert for summer! A simple no-bake dessert idea that you just assemble and let chill in the fridge overnight.

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.

How to Make this Easy Oreo Icebox Cake

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

  • Author: Shelly @ Cookies and Cups
  • Prep Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 15-20 servings 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Assemble and Chill
  • Cuisine: American


This easy Oreo Icebox Cake is the perfect dessert for hot weather! A simple no-bake dessert idea that you just assemble and let chill in the fridge overnight.


  • 90 Oreo Cookies (I used Double Stuf, but you can use Original)
  • 3 (12 oz) tubs Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 1/22 cups milk
  • *chocolate sauce if desired


  1. Dip 30 Oreo Cookies in milk one by one and lay flat in a 9×13 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.

Keywords: easy oreo dessert, oreo icebox cake, easy summer dessert idea, no bake dessert, no bake oreo cake




156 Responses

  1. 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.:)

  2. 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? πŸ™‚

  3. ….
    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.

      1. This soooo sounds like something my hubby would say. I mean really, you TRY to do something nice and boom, they go and erase all the nice-ness away!!!!! And btw, for those who “don’t do Cool Whip” (me either) , Trader Joes has an identical product called House Whip. Also , Jo Jo’s are their version of Oreos without the trans fats.

        1. shelly

          Great alternative! Thanks for adding that. I will have to look for the House Whip at Trader Joe’s next time I’m there!

  4. 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! (=

  5. 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!

  6. Debra

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

  10. Larissa

    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!

  11. 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.

  12. Sheila

    Girlfriend….. I’m soooo with you on the “pudding thing” (as well as a lot of what you refuse to do…). Cool Whip is the answer to sooo many cooking “I-don’t-want-to-make” problems!! Like, I refuse to make whipped cream at ALL COSTS!! You are my idol!!

  13. tracie carter hans

    lol I didnt know this was called icebox cake, I just call it my milk and cookies dessert.. Peole flip over it everytime I bring it to a party. I always bring 2 kinds, but my fav is choc chip cookies

  14. Jessica

    Could you give me the recipe for the pudding? I kind of want to try it making pudding πŸ™‚ I see you have a recipe for pudding with your nutter butter ice box cake but do I do chocolate pudding or a different flavor for this one? Thanks!

  15. Angie @Coffee and Cannolis

    I made this tonight for a birthday party (well a slight variation because I love pudding) and I totally forgot to dunk the Oreos in milk. Oops- I hope it’s still as yummy looking. I mean, it’s Oreos, pudding and milk so it’ll be good… But still!

  16. Esme Chiang

    Hi I’m 15 and I’m from Hong Kong:) My friends and I LOVE oreo:D The recipe is great unfortunately HK doesn’t have this kind of oreo in box:0 so we’ll have to buy a few packs of cookies instead:3 anyways love this website and the recipes!! I’d like to have more oreo recipes and no bake ones<3

  17. Tiffany

    This might be a dumb question πŸ˜› but the Oreo’s should be soft after 6 hours right? My top layer is still hard after 6 hours. I was hoping for soft πŸ™

    1. Elisia

      I was wondering the same thing! I want to make this, but not if the Oreos arent going to be nice and soft…=| anyone have a response for this? I was gona make this in 2 days! lol

  18. Shane

    I was wondering if you could throw this in the freezer for a few hours to keep everything from warming up too quickly? I’d love to make this, but it will have to survive a 45 minute car ride.

    It looks delicious! I honestly can’t wait to make it!

  19. Shan

    Unless you’re making it from scratch (which I’d assume isn’t the issue since we’re using Oreos and Cool Whip up in here), you can make boxed pudding with a blender. That’s what I’ve always done… pour in milk, dump in mix, blend. I was a little confused about the refusing to make pudding because of stirring! Anyway, this looks AMAZING and I will be making it asap, except I’m going to put some chocolate pudding in there! NOM.

  20. Erin M

    Just made this with the “Birthday Cake” Oreos…. Um, AMAZING! I’m thinking this should be the “cake” at my son’s next birthday party! Thanks for sharing!

  21. This looked so yummy, I had to try it. When I was at the grocery store buying supplies, they had PEANUTBUTTER oreos! So of course I got a box of double stuff and a box of PB and alternated them. On top, I smushed up sme cookies and a couple reeses WITH the chocolate sauce. hehe, now I;m waiting…. Thanks again for the idea!

  22. These are probably dumb questions, but I’ve never heard of ice box cakes and want to make this one for a 4th of July party.

    Just to clarify, I’m supposed to keep it in the fridge, NOT the freezer, right?

    And once it’s done, will the Oreos be soft? Or will they be crispy and break up in the Cool Whip? Is this something that will be easy to cut into slices and serve?

    Thank you for the help!!

    1. Shelly

      The longer you soak the Oreos in the milk, the softer they will be.. so if you would prefer them crispy, just a quick dunk. A longer dunk for a softer cookie!
      Also, yes, the fridge πŸ™‚

  23. Oh SHELLY!!! I’m serious….my boys are going to flip out over this. FLIP OUT!!! And, I am allllll about the Cool Whip. I actually have a tub in my fridge and I’ve been scooping out a little after dinner, mixing it with chocolate chips and pretending it’s ice cream. I’m weird.

    Making this ASAP.

  24. Kristin Q

    I made this for a 4th of July party. It was the perfect dessert for a hot day. I put crushed mini-Oreos and chocolate syrup on top.

  25. Sallie

    I made this recipe for a party on the 4th. It was better than I imagined!!! So good, and we put it in the freezer and had it again the next night frozen, just as good! Will definately be something I make ALL THE TIME! Plus, its so pretty when people see it they are drawn like moths to a flame! Thanks!!!

  26. Nicole

    I just have to say my family are huge Oreo fans, I think this may have just made us all giddy and child like inside. Thanks for the recipe!

  27. Kimberly

    Hi Shelly,
    Thank you for the yummy and quick to make recipe. I have an idea for a variation that you are welcome to share. I mixed the tub of Cool Whip with Jello Oreo Pudding that i whipped up with the dry mix and two cups milk, and some room temperature cream cheese which I added a little Ghirardelli baking powder too. We call the mixture “fluff” and normally use it between the layers of pound cake and fresh fruit in a trifle . Super simple to whip up and a fun variation.

  28. Jean

    Hi! Had to tell you that this was the MOST AMAZING thing I have ever had!!! And so so so quick and easy!!! I used Birthday Cake Oreos and it it was incredible!!!

    Thanks SO much for sharing!!

  29. shayne

    hi shelly, I bought a philadelphia whipped, I’m not sure if it’s a possible alternative. I can’t find a cool whip where I am located. Any suggestion pls for a good cool whip alternative?


  30. Kati

    I just made this! It was insanly easy, and incredibly fast to make. I cannot wait for the family to try it tomorrow. I unfortunately cannot eat it due to my dairy and wheat allergy. I drizzled hot fudge over the top of mine. Looks AMAZING!

  31. Su

    OMG!!…looks yummy!!!…I would really love to make this for my son. Unfortunately, I can’t get Cool Whip here. Will heavy cream be as good?

  32. Wendy

    I originally pinned the other pin and saw that you’d said that someone had stolen your pictures. I reported that pin and deleted it and repinned the recipe from here so that it links back to you. I can’t wait to try this – it looks absolutely delicious. I LOVE Oreos anyway…so this is definitely going to be made very soon. Thank you for sharing your recipes!

  33. Denise

    I could see this with mint oreos too. Or vanilla oreos with chocolate whipped crème. Thanks,I know it will be a favorite in my house no matter how I make it

      1. Arisha

        I just made one a while ago and i used Philadelphia whipped cream cheese as an alternative. Do you think it’ll taste good?

  34. Kathy

    My grandmother used to make an icebox log. She used chocolate wafer cookies, slather whipped cream on the wafer and stack them side by side till it was about 10 inches or so long. I think she’d like the Oreo version too. I’d like to try an Oreo log. Hope it can stick together but I think I’ll eat it even if it falls apart!

  35. Rebecca

    This recipe was SUCH A HIT! So easy to follow and make, too. Only took me 25 minutes. I’d suggest using less cool whip though. 1 tub between each layer was almost too much to fit into my container! Also, I subbed the chocolate sauce for the chocolate shell πŸ™‚ Highly highly recommend for any summer parties, etc. Delicious!

  36. Julie

    OMG! I was laughing so hard regarding your comments on “not” making beef wellington and homemade pudding…….. Sooooo true and so funny! Then I got to the recipe. How easy is that! My family is a big “Cool Whip” bunch around the holidays. Can’t wait to make it!

  37. Michelle

    I want to try this real soon! I’ve been really craving oreos lately. I love them dipped in milk and love whipped cream so I’m sure I’ll love this. Looks like it’ll be good. Similar to something my Mom made but it wasn’t oreo cookies it was some type of chocolate wafer with whipped cream. My boys would love helping me with it too. I just really shouldn’t eat it all myself so I need to see where I can take it to share with others.

  38. Amber

    This was just as fun to read, as it was to find out how to make this! You are very funny and this cake will totally win over all the men/boys in my house!! Thanks πŸ™‚

  39. tais

    Eu nΓ£o acredito que aqui no Brasil, nΓ£o vende esse creme branco, isso Γ© chantilly? sorvete? o que Γ© isso?

  40. Darlene

    I just made this to take to a Mother’s Day potluck tomorrow! … It was so easy and fun to make!, can’t wait to taste it and see what the family thinks of it …
    Thank you for such an imaging idea!…. I use chocolate Oreos for the first and last layer, the middle layer I used the golden Oreos … Can’t wait to see how that looks turns out ????

  41. Christine

    OK I don’t eat beef, I dislike the traditional Ice Box Cake (sorry mom, it’s true), but I LOOOOOOOOOVE Oreos. I have to try this recipe. Today even! I love the humor in your intro. Might have to check out your other offerings πŸ™‚

  42. Connie

    I’v made this for years, except we use caramel ice cream topping. It has always been a hit with my children, now with grandchildren. We love, love this, even better the longer you have it.

  43. Angie Mc

    Its my son’s birthday today & i’m just now getting ready to make this delicious treat for his birthday cake….had no idea that i’d have to let it sit in the fridge for 6 whole hours though! How will it come out if its not in there for that long?

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