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!

No Bake Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake on a plate

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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No Bake Chips Ahoy Icebox Cake being served from a pan

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 being served from a pan
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No Bake Chips Ahoy! Icebox Cake (4 Ingredients)

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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients  

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

Instructions 

  • Place cold cream, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat on high until stiff peaks form, set aside.
  • Lay cookies out to cover the bottom of a 9×13 pan. (My rows were 3 x 15 cookies). Spread ⅓ of the whipped cream on top of the cookie layer. Repeat two more times finishing with a layer of whipped cream.
  • 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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Nutrition Information

Calories: 493 | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

    1. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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!

    1. I love ice box cakes for parties too! They really come together easily when time is at a premium!

  7. 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!

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

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

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