No Bake Chips Ahoy! Icebox Cake (4 Ingredients)

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This Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake Recipe needs just a few ingredients and only about 10 minutes of prep!  It’s so easy to make and even easier to make with a fluffy whipped cream and deliciously soft cakey layers of cookie!

This is my go to recipe for potlucks! This Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake Recipe needs just a few ingredients and only about 10 minutes of prep! It's so easy to make and even easier to make with a fluffy whipped cream and deliciously soft cakey layers of cookie!

Simple icebox cakes are some of my favorite desserts because they are so easy!  If you haven’t made an icebox cake before, you need to try it!  The premise is hard cookies are layered with a whipped cream base and refrigerated overnight.  The cookies soak in the moisture from the cream resulting in an amazing cake like dessert without any baking!

This one is one of my all time favorites but I’ve made them with Peanut Butter and Oreos, Strawberries or even Pistachio!  The flavors combinations are endless!

This cake takes less than 10 minutes to put together and tastes amazing!  Before you lay the cookies out, you can dip them in Bailey’s Irish Cream for a grown up kick (I know right?!  You’re welcome).  Be sure it’s just a VERY quick dip or the cake will be too soft…. trust me on this one!

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This is my go to recipe for potlucks! This Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake Recipe needs just a few ingredients and only about 10 minutes of prep! It's so easy to make and even easier to make with a fluffy whipped cream and deliciously soft cakey layers of cookie!

In this recipe I use fresh whipped cream.  If you prefer, whipped topping such as Cool Whip works perfectly as well!  I’ve made it both ways with equally fabulous results!  Either way, you will need a total of 6-8 cups of whipped cream/topping.

Note:  This uses the Original Chips Ahoy! Cookies, not the “chewy” variety.  

No Bake Chips Ahoy! Icebox Cake

This Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake Recipe needs just a few ingredients and only about 10 minutes of prep!  It’s so easy to make and even easier to make with a fluffy whipped cream and deliciously soft cakey layers of cookie!

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Ingredients:

  • 45 Original Chips Ahoy Cookies (approx. 2 packages) plus 2 extra for garnish
  • 4 cups of heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

  1. Place cold cream, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat on high until stiff peaks form, set aside.
  2. Lay cookies out to cover the bottom of a 9×13 pan. (My rows were 3 x 15 cookies). Spread 1/3 of the whipped cream on top of the cookie layer. Repeat two more times finishing with a layer of whipped cream.
  3. Crush remaining cookies and sprinkle on top of cake. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

Notes:

6-8 cups of whipped topping (such as Cool Whip) can be substituted for whipped cream if desired. If you do use whipped topping, vanilla and sugar are not required. Just use the topping as is.

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Chips Ahoy Icebox cake

This is my go to recipe for potlucks! This Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake Recipe needs just a few ingredients and only about 10 minutes of prep! It's so easy to make and even easier to make with a fluffy whipped cream and deliciously soft cakey layers of cookie!

How to Make No Bake Chips Ahoy! Icebox Cake (4 Ingredients)

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87 comments on “No Bake Chips Ahoy! Icebox Cake (4 Ingredients)”

  1. Looks easy and yummy! Thanks!

    • This recipe has been in my family for years. It’s better to dip each cookie in milk before you layer them. This makes the cookies soft, chewy, and delicious! Also, you can use cool whip in place of the homemade whipped topping mixture.Add hershey’s chocolate topping on top! Delicious and a crowd pleaser, especially the young at heart:-)

  2. This looks like a fun way to get the kiddos helpin’ in the kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  3. I’ve done a “grown-ups” version of this – instead of dipping the cookies in milk, dip them in your favourite liqueur (irish cream, kahlua, amaretto – or a combination!). Decadent!

  4. For an adult version, dip the cookies into Bailey’s Irish Cream instead of milk. It tastes amazing!

  5. what about the cream and sug vanilla mix? you pour that in? it doesnt say what you do with that mixture last thing it says about that is set aside??

  6. I love it will try this recipe following from I should be mopping blog hop. Thanks for sharing lorraine

  7. YUM this looks amazing!!! Chips Ahoy are one of my weaknesses… I can never open them without eating.. well, a bunch of cookies!!!! This sounds like a delicious dessert!!!!

  8. Oh I am absolutely drooling over this recipe…it looks absolutely delicious! This would be perfect to link up to my Create It Thursday post…it’s live now!

  9. I made this last week and we loved it! I used fresh whipped cream, but next time…I won’t dip them into milk at all. I’ll just layer the cookies and put the whipped cream on top and then repeat ending with the whipped cream. The milk made the bottom layer too mushy, almost slimy, even though I only very quickly dunked the cookies. Overnight with the moisture from the whipped cream was enough to soften the cookies perfectly. A definite keeper!

  10. What a great cake for the hot summer months. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. This looks so fantastic! I love icebox cakes so much. Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  12. What a treat – this is definitely comfort food, that is for sure!

  13. I definitely need to try this! Sounds so good! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week.

  14. I’ve never made an icebox cake, but this looks so delicious I’ll being giving it a try. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

  15. OMG that has like 100000000000000000000000000 calories.

  16. I make this exact dessert but my recipe call for 2tbls of kahlua to be poured over each chocolate chip layer (before you put the whipped cream mixture. It’s a delicious dessert and so easy too!

  17. Dear Holly, This looks magnificent! I would eat this all up without a problem. I will be pinning this. Found you through Friday Favorites. Blessings, Catherine

  18. I have made this cake/pie for years in a glass pie plate. It uses fewer ingredients. I froze the pie and it was perfect after defrosting for 10-15 minutes. Perfect for children to make.

  19. Made this yesterday and did not like it. About the only flavor you get is that of sugar. The texture feels like someone had already chewed the dessert for you. I did not dunk the cookies for long, but I wish I hadn’t at all.

    A total waste of two packages of decent cookies. Don’t waste your time.

    • Sorry you didn’t enjoy it! I love it and I’ve brought it to many parties and it’s always gobbled up! The texture is definitely soft, as it’s an icebox cake. :)

  20. This looks yummy! Will have to add this to my “to try” recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  21. I made this for a family reunion & it was a BIG HIT!!!

  22. This dessert seems like a good one to prepare for special occasions and gatherings. Thanks for sharing.

  23. I make some similar to this but instead of using just whipped cream i mix instant pudding any flavor with 1 cup milk and i tub of cool whip but that is for the square pan so i guess you could double it if you needed more and i let it set over night and it is so go that it only last a day in my house

  24. This is really good! My 4 y-o daughter loves it!

  25. If you use cool whip instead would you need two ya think??

  26. I have been making this recipe for years. You really can’t mess it up. I just pour a little milk in a saucer and start dipping and layering. I add more milk as needed to the saucer. Pretty easy and so yummy!

  27. I have made this and it was delicious , my recipe told me to dip in tea , and I sprinkled crushed crispy crunch bar on top ….

  28. I made this for a family get together and everyone loved it…I did a trial test the night before…I made two small serving with two cookies each…one had dipped cookies the other had non dipped cookies…my hubby and I both liked the dipped cookie version the best…both were good…but it would depend on what your preference of cookie consistency would be…if you like a crunchers cookie go undipped…Oh and I also drizzled a little Hershey’ s syrup between each layer and on top…

  29. My kids are going to love this one!!!!! We usually do the one with oreo’s and never thought to try it with any other type of cookie… Thanks for sharing

  30. I also make a dessert like this only I use Dad’s oatmeal cookies, dip in milk , layer of these, cover with cool whip , another layer of cookies, cool whip and put crushed crispy crunch chocolate bars on top.. always a hit

  31. Just made it added chocolate chips on top !,,

  32. YAY no cream cheese in this recipe. I don’t mean your page but cream cheese overload the past year or so. Even with peanut butter. This looks delicious thanks for posting!

  33. I used heavy cream with the other ingredients and stiff peaks did not form. It was way too runny

  34. Made this for my daughters birthday party and it turned out great!!!

  35. instead of the crispy cookies and having to soak them, this might be good to use the soft, chewy type chocolate chip cookies.

  36. So you freeze it ? Or just refrigerate ?

  37. This is one of my weight watchers go-to recipes. Instead of chips ahoy, I use cookies I bake from cake mix–cake mix, tub of fat free cool whip, 2 eggs, 350 for 8-10. Way fewer fat and calories. It’s really good with cookies made from lemon cake, esp if you put a layer of sherbet over the cookies and freeze it.

  38. I have made this pudding for years, I was taught how to make this by my mother, but we dip the cookies in orange juice and flavour the cream with orange powdered juice mixture, its really delicious!!!

  39. I’ve never made an icebox cake with anything other than graham crackers. I love the idea of using cookies!!

  40. I have never tried to make an icebox cake but I do remember my mother making something similar with chocolate ripple biscuits (cookies) here in Australia. Thanks for bringing back the memory. I will have to give this a go!

  41. I’m picking my jaw up from the ground. I think this looks simply divine!

  42. I can’t wait for the summer to make this.

  43. Yum! I forget how easy and refreshing icebox cakes are. And how genius to use Chips Ahoy since chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!

  44. oh my goodness gracious me this sounds AMAZING! As an expat Canadian I do miss Chips Ahoy! We can’t get them in Scotland.

  45. Love how easy this cake is. It is perfect for a potluck over the summer.

  46. What an indulgent cake! It would be really good for Easter I think.

  47. This looks delicious. Love the layers of flavor.

  48. This looks awesome! And so quick and easy – perfect for casual summer gatherings :)

  49. My kiddo would have a ball making this one! I have pinned and yummed this recipe so that we can make it this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  50. Sounds fantastic! I would love to make adult version with Bailey’s Irish Cream:D

  51. Love Love Love ice box and no bake cakes! They are perfect for parties specially when there is no time! I would love to try this one!

  52. Oh this looks good, you’ve got to love an easy assembly sort of dessert!

  53. Love the pictures and this recipe sounds simply amazing!

  54. Well, that was a waste of money!!
    It tasted very artificial…Noone in the family would finish the piece they receive.
    I shall try the recipe again, but with my own home made chocolate chip cookie recipe.
    The idea is great. But not with commercial cookies

  55. I’m just confused about something! If you could reply as soon as possible because I need to make this tomorrow so it’s ready for Friday! The heavy cream, vanilla & sugar are elimated out if I’m using cool whip, correct?

    • That’s correct. You either use Cool Whip or make your own homemade whipped cream instead (not both). Enjoy, this is one of our favorites!

  56. Chips Ahoy now makes a “thin” version of their choc chip cookies..they are thinner and crispier than their original cookies and work perfectly for this dessert. I do not recommend however dipping them in anything. It would make them too soggy. The whipped cream is all you need. That will make the cookies soft and the perfect texture. This is why they tell you to refrigerate the cake once assembled for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight. The whip cream softens the cookies and makes them more of a cake like texture. If you want to flavor the desert, mix your preferred flavoring into the whipped cream. I often add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to make a chocolate whipped cream or if making an adult version I add 2 tablespoons of Kahlúa or Bailey’s Irish cream into the Cream before whipping along with the vanilla and sugar. You can also use any kind of cookies. I’ve made this with almond thins and layered it with raspberry jam and whipped cream. Really delicious! During the holidays I’ve used mint Oreos and tinted the whipped cream green, decorated the top with chocolate curls and red cherries. A beautiful holiday dessert. I use a springform pan to make it round so it looks more like a traditional cake.

  57. That sounds WONDERFUL! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for the great suggestion!For an adult version, dip the cookies into Bailey’s Irish Cream instead of milk. It tastes amazing!what about the cream and sug vanilla mix? you pour that in? it doesnt say what you do with that mixture last thing it says about that is set aside??I love it will try this recipe following from I should be mopping blog hop. Thanks for sharing lorraineYUM this looks amazing!!! Chips Ahoy are one of my weaknesses… I can never open them without eating.. well, a bunch of cookies!!!! This sounds like a delicious dessert!!!!
    What a great cake for the hot summer months. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!

  58. Thank you Elizabeth! This does work with other types of cookies so you can certainly try it with whatever you have available.

    Love how easy this cake is. It is perfect for a potluck over the summer.

    What an indulgent cake! It would be really good for Easter I think.

    This looks delicious. Love the layers of flavor.

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