Oreo Icebox Cake

This Oreo Icebox Cake is an easy no-bake dessert idea for summer! Just assemble and let chill in the fridge overnight.

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An Easy No-Bake Oreo Ice Box 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 Stuff Oreos in there.

Who’s winning now, pudding?

Anyway, Oreo Icebox Cake.  Be a hero.

Oreo Icebox Cake

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”…

Oreo Icebox Cake

Just dip each Oreo into some milk…not a full soak, just a nice dip…

Oreo Icebox Cake

Then lay them flat in a 9×13 pan.
Oreo Icebox Cake
Once you have your first layer of cookies in the pan, top that with a layer of Cool Whip. A whole tub, actually.
Oreo Icebox Cake
Repeat this process 2 more times, so you will have 3 layers of Oreos and 3 layers of Cool Whip.

Oreo Icebox Cake

Then if you want top it with some chocolate sauce. Or even crumbled cookies…

Oreo Icebox Cake

Then the hard part. Let it chill. For 6 hours actually.
An overnight is better.

Then serve and make your husband happy.
Oreo Icebox Cake

Again, chocolate sauce is optional.  Snort.



Oreo Icebox Cake

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

Nutrition Information:

1 Slice
7.8 g
90 mg
5.2 g
13.2 g
2.5 g
2.8 mg

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

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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November 30, 2019 1:03 pm

Hi Shelly, Kids loved it. very good and easy recipe, i tried it last week

October 11, 2017 4:31 pm

How many packages of Oreos does it take to get 90???

January 12, 2017 10:12 pm

Use strawberries on top it’s delicious

January 12, 2017 10:12 pm

I use strawberries on top and it. Was delicious

November 6, 2016 2:09 pm

I made this with Mint Oreos- SO GOOD!!! Love this recipe!!

August 27, 2016 9:30 am

yummy will be fixing this..

Angie Mc
August 20, 2016 4:25 pm

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?

August 11, 2015 12:50 pm


August 11, 2015 12:48 pm

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.

June 8, 2015 7:40 pm


May 20, 2015 7:52 am

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 🙂

May 10, 2015 3:53 am

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 ????

April 8, 2015 2:54 am

In my country we don’t have the cool whip, so what can i use instead of it?

April 7, 2015 5:43 pm

Eu não acredito que aqui no Brasil, não vende esse creme branco, isso é chantilly? sorvete? o que é isso?

March 26, 2015 8:00 pm

this would be amazing with some brownies in it too. uh-oh..

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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