This 5 ingredient chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake is THE no bake ice cream cake to make this summer – everyone will love this dessert and since it’s no bake, the ice cream cake only takes a few minutes to put together, the freezer does the rest!
My husbands’ birthday was this past weekend. Every year I make him a cake, and while I usually make some super labor intensive cake (like this chocolate and raspberry layer cake) albeit being delicious does require more hands-on time. This year when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday, he said he wanted an ice cream cake. I asked if he wanted a specific flavor, and he said ‘something with Reese’s peanut butter cups.’
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After a quick trip to the grocery store I started making the recipe and looked down and there were only 5 ingredients. Ding ding ding – perfect for today’s Five Ingredient Friday! He also requested I make beer brat and caramelized onion pizza, a request I gladly obliged because that pizza…omg so good!
I do have to say, I was a little surprised by how easy it was to make this ice cream cake and how delicious it was. I should have known adding chocolate ice cream with Reese’s chunks with hot fudge and whipping cream would create a decadent cake. Chocolate-peanut butter anything is just a winner, isn’t it?
The thought of making ice cream cakes has always scared me a little. I have no idea why. The concept is really simple though-all you do is melt ice cream then put it in a mold/shape you want and then add in a few other ingredients and let it freeze. I used this 8 inch nonstick springform pan for this recipe.
And you know how some ice cream cakes are hard as a rock and need time to thaw before serving? Not this bad boy. This cake can be taken out of the freezer and sliced/served as is! It has to do with the combination of ingredients, and the fact that you’re using a hot fudge/whipped cream mixture to mix with cookie crumbles at the bottom of the cake instead of something like butter, which, when frozen would turn super hard and be almost impossible to cut through.
Like my favorite no bake desserts (this strawberry and cream icebox pie being on my list of course) no oven time is required, making it perfect for those hot summer days when the last thing one wants to do is turn on the oven.
Next time you are having a party or celebrating a birthday – make this delicious 5 ingredient chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream cake!
Note: This recipe was made by a reader and featured on my Reader Recreation page. They made it in a premade graham cracker crust and added actual peanut butter to the batter -If you ever make a SweetPhi blog recipe that you’d like to share, just include the hashtag #Sweetphiblog on social media and/or send me an email to email@example.com, I love seeing your recreations!