This 2-Ingredient Oreo Icebox Cake Will Win Your July 4th Party

oreo icebox cake

Sami Allen

Forget that complicated red, white and blue recipe you were planning to attempt for this year’s July 4th party and go for something more simple. And by simple, we don’t mean lacking in the wow factor. Your new go-to summer dessert recipe can be easy to make and still blow your family and friends away. It’s time to get acquainted with our Oreo icebox cake recipe.

We should note that while this dessert only involves two ingredients (three if you count a cup of milk), it’ll make your loved ones think that you quit your job and went to culinary school. Legitimately, this dessert takes less than five minutes to make and is foolproof. (We’re looking at you, Pinterest dreamers.)

oreo icebox cake

Sami Allen

Oreo Icebox Cake


  • 1 family-size package of Oreos or chocolate sandwich cookies, reserving a few crumbled Oreos for the topping
  • 1 16-oz container of whipped cream (or, if you want to make your own, beat 16 ounces of heavy whipping cream and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar to that lovely whipped cream consistency)
  • 1 cup milk


On a plate, spoon some whipped cream to cover the bottom (and anchor your Oreos so they don’t slide around). Then, dip your Oreos, one by one, in milk for a few seconds and place them on the plate in a circular fashion, covering the entire bottom. Cover them with another layer of whipped cream, making sure to leave a bit of Oreo exposed on the outside edge. Repeat the process of dipping the Oreos in milk and placing them on top of the whipped cream layer, staggering the Oreos so that each layer isn’t directly on top of each other. That way, you’ll have that pretty design along the outer edge and your cake won’t fall apart.

Once you’ve used up all your Oreos, cover the top layer of Oreos with whipped cream and decorate with the reserved crumbled Oreos. Refrigerate overnight (or a minimum of four hours) and enjoy!


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