Candy Shop Kit Kat Ice Cream Cake

Whether for a birthday or a summer party, everyone will gaga over this Candy Shop Kit Kat Ice Cream Cake. Customize it with your favorite ice cream flavors!

Candy Shop Kit Kat Ice Cream Cake by

If you haven’t noticed, I’m not a baking blog. I do not have the time, patience or stamina to decorate a cake like some of those great baking blogs do. If you want me to direct you to some mind-blowing dessert divas, let me know. Like most projects I start, I have the best intentions in the beginning, I think through all of my ingredients and steps, and I’m super pleased (and sometimes taken by surprise) by the fabulous outcome. But, I hate, I absolutely hate prepping the darn masterpiece up for it’s close-up, that final glamour shot for foodies.

This was the candy shop kit kat ice cream birthday cake I made for Middle-Child.

He turned 8.

He requested an ice cream cake.

I delivered.

But how do you tell 20 or so family members to wait for their cake?

I mean, I take the before you cut-into-the-cake shot. We sing “Happy Birthday!” We cut and pass out 2 slices.

Then I tell the guests to wait for it.

I need a shot of the cake with it sliced open.

It’s bad enough that not all of the kids have gotten a slice of cake. Those that do not, are hovering over me like gnats. I swat them away, they return with a vengeance.

But, the adults are just as impatient. I’ve been doing this for over 2 years. You’d think they’d be used to me photographing everything before they eat it!

And what does my beloved family do? They snicker and make jokes behind my back, and sometimes in front of it. My husband barks at me to relax and take my time. My daughter whines for her slice.

I can’t handle the pressure. I grumpily snap away random pictures. I don’t notice the details, the dripping ice cream, the wrinkled fabric, the bad lighting at 9-o’clock at night.

Was it centered? Should I stick a flower there? A balloon? Oh look, an M&M;! Will anyone notice me eating it?


What’s a food blogger to do?

I quickly finished, prayed for a good shot and dove into a slice of cale, that’s what. It’s loaded up with an oreo crust, a kit-kat border, two cookie and chocolate jewelled ice creams, topped with whipped cream, more oreos, mini M&M;’s and whoppers (my personal private addiction).

Candy Shop Kit Kat Ice Cream Cake by

Perfect for kids ages 5 to 81.

Candy Shop Ice Cream Cake


Laura Bashar

This Kit Kat Ice Cream Cake is the ultimate birthday cake to WOW the kids. It's even a terrific frozen treat to cool off from the heat. Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice


  • 2 qt ice cream, any 2 flavors
  • 2 TBS milk
  • 39 kit-kat candy bars
  • 16 oz whipped topping, frozen (like cool whip)
  • 30 oreo cookies, broken up
  • 1/4 cup chocolate candies, assortment


  1. Remove from the freezer and leave on the counter:
    • 2 qt ice cream , any 2 flavors
  2. In a food processor combine:
    • 2 TBS milk
    • 24 oreo cookies
  3. Coat a 9-inch spring form pan with nonstick spray and place upright all around the side of the pan:
    • 39 kit-kat candy bars
  4. Try to get the kit-kat bars as close to possible as you can, with the kit-kat name facing out, against the side of the spring form pan.
  5. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper and press the oreo mixture evenly over it.
  6. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  7. Stir the first flavor of softened ice cream in its container and press evenly over the oreo crust.
  8. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes
  9. Stir the second flavor of softened ice cream in its container and press evenly over the first ice cream layer.
  10. Place in the freezer.
  11. Remove from the freezer and allow to thaw for 30 minutes:
    • 16 oz whipped topping, frozen (like cool whip)
  12. Spread whipped topping over the top layer of ice cream and garnish with:
    • 6 oreo cookies , broken up
    • 1/4 cup chocolate candies , assortment
  13. Return cake to the freezer and allow to set overnight.
  14. Remove cake from freezer 10 minutes prior to serving.
  15. Gently open the spring form pan and remove. Use a thin knife or spatula to slide cake onto serving platter.
  16. Slice & serve immediately!

Prep Time:

Yield: Serves 10

Candy Shop Ice Cream Cake Detail


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29 Responses to Candy Shop Kit Kat Ice Cream Cake

  1. Wow amazing cake! LOL about "Perfect for kids ages 5 to 81." It's a beautiful shot under the pressure. 🙂

  2. This is so cute…lots of color and texture! I'm sure it was very popular at the birthday party!!

  3. There are two desserts I've discovered that are considered kids treats that adults all love: ice cream and jello! I suppose we never totally grow up!

  4. this looks beautiful delicious looking cake

  5. The cake looks so festive!

  6. This cake is like a dream come true. Lucky birthday boy!

  7. S.V. at #

    Who could wait for a cake covered in candy??? It looks awesome. My son is 8 and asked me for a cake that looked like a penguin I looked at him like he was crazy um mommy is not that good at making cakes. He needs to have this cake. 🙂

  8. Goodness! I want this for my next birthday! The big 3-0. I'll need all that ice cream 🙂 Well done!

  9. Lindselicious at #

    This cake is crazy!! OMG its a kids dream come true. I love the Kit kat border too.

  10. This was one of those moments when my kids looked at me with eyes wide open & jaws dropped, asking me, "Are you serious??!!"

  11. Sarah at #

    Whoa…this cake is totally blowing my mind right now! You have a very lucky birthday boy!

  12. Wilde in the Kitchen at #

    This cake is crazy fun! I love it! I'm more of a cupcake fan than a layer cake fan. I agree, too much work!

  13. Ann at #

    Incredible! For someone who professes to not bake, you made a winner!

  14. Peggy at #

    Oh I can totally see how this would be a crowd please! Love the kit kat border =)

  15. Kim Bee at #

    I was so disappointed in this post. I mean I start reading and I find out you are already married. I was going to propose after seeing this cake. I mean who would not wanna propose after seeing this cake. Lol! You are amazing, this cake is to die for. And your pics were lovely even if they were breathing down your neck so they could dive in there. I love the age range. Made me giggle like a schoolgirl. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Chrissy at #

    How AWESOME!!! This cake is seriously one of the coolest cakes I've ever seen. 🙂

  17. Haa haa! What did you say? Perfect for kids aged 5 to 81? The cake looks absolutely great…like one of those in fairytale books…I wish I could have a piece!!

  18. I absolutely love this cake! The kit kat border gives it such a great finished look. I would kill for a slice.

  19. The Mom Chef at #

    I love Whoppers too. There aren't too many people that do out there. This would be an awesome cake for Dudette's next birthday. She's a candy fiend. Fantastic job. (My family snickers at me for taking pictures while people are waiting to dive in…it's that or the eye-roll.)

  20. Love it, ice cream cakes still rate #1 with me 🙂 Super-Cute, love all the candy!

  21. Anonymous at #

    Googled ice cream cake for inspiration for son #3 upcoming birthday and finally came across this image. What a fantastic looking cake! Cannot wait to make it and definately cannot wait to eat it!!!

  22. Lani at #

    Can you tell me what you put the ice cream in to get it to hold together? Did you use a special pan? Want to make this for my daughter’s birthday which is coming up very soon. Thanks! 🙂

    • Yes, I used a springform pan – the same pan you use for cheesecake. Once everything is hardened and frozen, you slowly open the sides and remove the cake.

  23. Jordan Harper at #

    Hello. This looks amazing! I am a food lover and a perfectionist in photography, so i know how you feel, my family is similar. Ive had a look at the recipe and just want to ask a few questions though. Firstly do I leave the Kit Kats in two, or separate them to fit in the pan. Also, I live in Australia and I’d just like to understand the terms “qt”, “oz” and “TBS”? Lastly what is cool whip?

    • Hi Jordan and thank you for your questions! I love hearing from readers. Here are your answers:

      1. Separate the Kit Kats, then place them in the pan.(I will fix this on the recipe, too)

      2. The next questions are measurement questions (sorry I’m in the US. I’m working on adding metric to the site).
      qt = quart = 4 cups (about a good handful)
      oz = ounce
      TBS = tablespoon (approx small round spoonful)
      This isn’t a baking recipe, so you can easily guesstimate the measurements to what you have down under. For example, our ice cream tub is about 1.5quarts which is also 1.41L.

      3. Cool Whip is frozen whipped cream. It’s nice and stiff, not like the fluffy stuff you get in the spray can that is refrigerated (Ready Whip). You can also whip up your whip cream to stiff peaks.

      I hope that helps and that your ice cream cake is a success! Let me know if you have any other questions!

      • Jordan Harper at #

        Sorry, but I just need to ask, can I make cool whip by freezing bought whipped cream? Thank you a lot for your help, I’m making this tomorrow and serving it the next day! I can’t wait.
        🙂 Jordan

  24. I’m not sure what store-bought whip cream is like. If it’s soft, I’m not sure it will freeze well. I’m afraid it will collapse. If it is stiff, then it will freeze well. If you are using soft whipped cream, then you can add it right before you serve the cake.

  25. Nurture at #

    I made this for my son’s 12th birthday. It was a huge hit! He chose moose tracks and salted caramel for the ice cream with Twix candy topping-YUMM! As a busy mom of 4 children, I was pleased how quickly this cake came together. Completed the recipe in under an hour and it came out looking every bit as delicious as the blog photos!



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