Take-out Tuesday, Santa’s Surprise, Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

4 ingredients

No cooking required

15 minutes to assemble

Everyone will love it!

Peppermint Ice Cream Cake!

It’s hard to beat Peppermint ice cream…

But if you add Oreo cookies, Cool Whip and chopped chocolate peppermint bark, it goes to a new level!

The first layer is crushed Oreo cookies…this is a little messy so instead of using a food processor, which I would have to clean, I put the cookies in a large plastic bag and crushed them with a rolling pin, so I could toss the bag away when I was finished

Transfer cookie pieces to a freezer container, I used a plastic Sterilite container I got at the grocery store

This layer is sort of a jumble, but once the cake is all put together, it won’t matter at all!

Gently spread the softened ice cream into a smooth flat layer over the cookies

Top with Cool Whip

Garnish with chopped chocolate peppermint bark, and sprinkles,

or use crushed peppermints or candy canes, holiday M & Ms, anything you like!

Freeze for at least 1 hour before serving.

Santa’s Surprise, Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Freeze 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 1 pkg Oreo cookes {I used red filled Winter Oreos 15.35oz}
  • 1/2 gallon peppermint ice cream softened
  • 1 tub 8 oz. Cool Whip thawed
  • Peppermint bark chopped, for topping


  • Crush cookies in a large ziplock bag with a rolling pin or food processor. Place into a rectangular casserole dish or freezer container. Spread out cookie pieces into an even layer.
  • Gently spread ice cream into an even layer over cookie crust. Top ice cream with an even layer of Cool Whip and top with peppermint bark pieces and sprinkles. Freeze at least 1 hour before serving
Keyword Christmas cake, dessert, holiday dessert, ice cream cake, Oreos, peppermint

Ho ho ho!

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19 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Santa’s Surprise, Peppermint Ice Cream Cake”
  1. How very odd that you posted this, as we had it served to us in cups as a dessert after a business lunch yesterday… Ha

  2. Kitty says:

    Your cake is so easy and so festive, Jenna! Most often the easiest things are the best. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh I love this festive ice cream dessert. Not only being yummy it looks so Christmasy!!!!!

  4. I am SO making this. Maybe twice. Peppermint ice cream is my total favorite and love the oreos.

  5. Julie says:

    Hi Jenna, oh what a fun dessert for the holidays.
    Thanks for always linking up to our link party and always visiting my blog. Thanks too for the inspiration with everything you share especially the recipes and your art work. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Hugs, Julie

  6. Jenna, this has to be fabulous and I like that it is easy. The hubby loves any kind of Oreos!

  7. Cyndi Raines says:

    My mouth is watering! I like the peppermint chocolate bark, so I know this would be delish, Pinning! Merry Christmas Jenna, to you and your entire family! πŸŽ„

  8. Jessica says:

    This is really great!

  9. Mary says:

    Delish Jenna and super simple for the holidays!!

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Your Peppermint Ice Cream Cake will be a very special treat! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipes with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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