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Serve a Patriotic Ice Cream Cake Recipe as your July 4th Dessert. Red velvet Oreo cookie crust, layers of ice cream, caramel/chocolate sauce, and sprinkles all with step-by-step instructions. #icecreamcake #july4thdessert #fourthofjuly #patriotic #summerdessert #icecream
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Patriotic Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Serve a Patriotic Ice Cream Cake frozen dessert for July 4th. Red velvet Oreo ice cream cake cookie crust, layers of ice cream, caramel/chocolate sauce, and sprinkles!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: Fourth of July Dessert, ice cream cake recipe, July 4th Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 207kcal


  • 1 package red velvet Oreos, crushed or regular ones
  • 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick melted butter)
  • 1 12.2 oz. container real vanilla bean ice cream
  • 1 pound cake
  • 1/2 bottle 22 oz. container chocolate sauce (Hershey’s)
  • 1/2 bottle 15 oz. container caramel sauce
  • 2 containers Cool Whip
  • 1 jar Patriotic 4th sprinkles


  • Make room in the freezer for a round springform pan (or 9 x 13 glass dish). Meanwhile, take the ice cream out of the freezer to soften for 2 hours.
  • Melt a stick of butter in microwave.
  • Crush red Oreos in a zip lock bag, roll with rolling pin. In a small bowl, mix crushed Oreos with melted butter.
  • Press crushed Oreo butter mixture into the springform pan (or 9 x 13 glass dish) use the bottom/side of measuring cup. Chill in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Cut brown sides off pound cake, and slice into small 1/2-1” pieces.
  • Take pan out of the freezer, and place pound cake pieces in the bottom, spread evenly.
  • Pour/spread 1/2 container of melted ice cream (reserve 1/2 container soft vanilla ice cream) all over the top of red Oreo crust and smooth with a small spatula.
  • Drizzle about 1/2 of each container of chocolate sauce and caramel sauce all over the melted ice cream. Pour the other 1/2 of melted vanilla ice cream on top.
  • Refreeze overnight, then remove the springform pan ring. Decorate ice cream cake with Cool Whip using a small offset spatula, sprinkle with patriotic sprinkles on sides and top.
  • Refreeze and then carefully cover with clear plastic wrap until ready to eat. Enjoy, this is a beloved family favorite turned patriotic!


Can I Use A Springform Pan for an Ice Cream Cake?

Absolutely! For years, I made ice cream cakes in glass 9 x 11 dishes, but using a springform pan really works!

Do I Need To Line The Springform Pan Before Making The Ice Cream Cake?

Nope! In fact, it popped right out of the ring so easily once it was frozen overnight.

Does A Springform pan leak?

The one I bought, has a very sturdy base, and only a tiny bit of ice cream dripped out. You can easily wipe off any excess drips with a damp paper towel.

Where Did You Find The Patriotic Sprinkles?

Fancy Sprinkles has the most amazing sprinkles for cake decorating...I am loving this company! (I was not sponsored by them, I just love their products).


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 0.5mg