Ice Cream Cake With Vanilla Wafers

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A friend at church made this and I had to have the recipe. This is so simple and yet so yummy! My kids request this for b-days! I hope you like it as much as we do.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (10 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces vanilla wafers
  • 12 cup butter, melted
  • 12 gallon ice cream (we use vanilla, softened)


  1. Grease 13x9 pan.
  2. Crush vanilla wafers, mix with melted butter (reserve 1 Cup for topping).
  3. Press cookie crumbs in greased pan.
  4. Melt chocolate chips and combine evap. milk and salt.
  5. Pour over crust, freeze until firm (about 20 min.).
  6. Spread softened ice cream over chocolate layer, top with remaining cookie crumbs.
  7. Freeze until firm.


Most Helpful

I had trouble with my chocolate layer firming up, it took closer to 1 hour instead of the 20 minutes stated in the recipe. In the meantime my ice cream was softening and softening and softening. I finally just spooned it over the slightly solid chocolate layer and froze for 7-8 hours. It was good but not quite like an ice cream cake for me.

h.glenda June 22, 2009

I have this same recipe, just in pie form, and the vanilla wafers are whole. This is one of my all time favorite frozen desserts !

knitaholic April 17, 2007

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