Cool off with this marvelous Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake! A summer must!
I don’t know about where you live, but it’s freakin’ hot here in Dallas and all I think about, all the time, is ice cream, ice cream and more ice cream! In a cup, in a cone, straight from the carton, as long it’s going in my mouth, I’m lovin’ it! A sweet relief from this crazy summer heat!
We all have different favorite flavors, but mint chocolate chip is one of those flavors that we all love, so when I came up with the idea to make an ice cream cake for a weekend treat, everybody jumped with joy when I told them it would be mint chocolate chip! Such a yummy and refreshing flavor!
This ice cream cake is so simple and scrumptious! Rich and creamy mint chocolate chip ice cream is sandwiched between two chewy chocolaty cookie cakes, and then topped with whipped topping, chocolate sauce and everyone’s favorite chocolate covered mint candies. Out of this world delicious!
We’ve enjoyed it all weekend and there are a few slices left that I’ve been sneaking during the afternoons while the boys are napping! 😉 So so yummy!
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 2 hours 40 mins
- Total Time: 3 hours
- Yield: 12 1x
- Category: Dessert
Cool off with this marvelous mint chocolate chip ice cream cake! A summer must!
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 7 cups mint chocolate chip ice cream, softened
- 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
- chocolate syrup
- 1/2 cup chopped chocolate-covered mint candies
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of two 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large microwavable bowl, melt the butter and chocolate chips, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Let cool slightly. Whisk in the sugar then the egg and vanilla until well combined.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add to the chocolate mixture, stirring until well combined.
- Divide dough in half and press each half evenly into the bottom of the prepared cake pans. Bake for approximately 10 minutes. Let cool completely in pans before running a sharp knife around the edges and inverting onto a wire rack.
- Set ice cream out to soften. Line one of the 9-inch cake pans with plastic wrap so it covers the bottoms and sides and hangs over the edges. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Carefully, transfer one of the cookie cakes to the bottom of the prepared cake pan. Cover with ice cream. Place the other cookie cake upside down on top of the ice cream layer. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 2 hours.
- To serve, lift the cake from the cake pan with the plastic wrap. Remove the plastic wrap and place cake on a cake stand or serving platter. Spread whipped topping evenly onto the top of the cake. Drizzle generously with chocolate syrup. Sprinkle with chopped chocolate mint candies. Serve and enjoy!
This looks amazing! I want to make it for my girlfriend’s birthday.
Thanks for all the inspiring recipes!
Oh my god, that looks soooooo delicious! I imagine it as an awesome summer dessert….hmmmmm! Chamanicecream
I want to make this for my daughter’s birthday, but I would like to have it done prior to the party. Can I store the completed cake in the freezer? How many days in advance can I prepare it? And how long before serving should I remove it so it’ll be soft enough to slice? I’ve never made an ice cream cake, but figure it’ll be cheaper than buying one. And probably taste better too!
Hi Teila! You can make this ice cream cake up to 5 days in advance and store it the freezer. Just be sure to wrap it well in plastic wrap and then foil to help prevent it from getting frost bitten. When you’re ready to serve it, be sure to let it set out for at least 15 minutes so it’s easier to slice and serve. Enjoy! Happy birthday to your daughter! I hope she loves it!
Oh my goodness, this cake was a total hit! It’s a family favorite now. Thank you for the delicious recipe!!! I’m actually modifying it to make my son a cookies and cream birthday cake right now. Thanks again!!!!