This is one of my favorite summer dessert recipes is this Frozen Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert. Watch the video showing you how to make this dessert, and then scroll to the bottom of this post and print out the recipe so you can make it at home.
Let’s get a few things straight:
- I’m not a big fan of Cool Whip or any packaged, ready-to-eat foods.
- I don’t normally take the easy way out when putting together desserts.
- I’ve come to realize that sometimes taking the easy way out works out really, really well.
With that in mind, I’ll present to you my favorite new recipe (of the 30+ recipes that I prepared on my vacation): this Frozen Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert. It’s the perfect sort of recipe for a summer party. It makes a TON… a good 24 to 36 servings to be exact, depending on how big you make your slices. This is the perhaps the easiest, most-decadent dessert you’ll ever make.
How to Make Frozen Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert:
It’s so easy to make this recipe! Buy one of those extra-deep 13×9-inch disposable foil pans (it’s easiest, and it’s the perfect depth). Place a layer of ice cream sandwiches in the bottom. Cover them with Cool Whip. Drizzle with caramel and chocolate syrup. Sprinkle with toffee bits. Freeze for a bit… then repeat: Another layer of ice cream sandwiches, Cool Whip, and syrups.
Top the dessert with crushed Heath or Skor bars. Freeze several hours until firm enough to slice. We slice this up and put it into plastic cups for easy serving. Put all of the cups on a large tray and pass them around to guests, who will snatch them up eagerly!
This simple, simple Frozen Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert is always a huge hit. It’s delicious, decadent and impressive enough to serve up at a party. The first time I served this recipe at a party, my guests asked about how to make it it. You should have seen the looks of amazement on their faces when I explained the process of putting it together. People love easy recipes like this!
If you are looking for more frozen dessert recipes, you might also enjoy my Frozen Lemon Cheesecake Squares or this 5-Ingredient Frozen Strawberry Royale Dessert. Buster Bars or Frozen Margarita Pie Bars are also delicious choices.
Frozen Caramel Toffee Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert
- 1 deep-dish rectangular, throw-away foil pan (9x13)
- 24 store-bought frozen ice cream sandwiches
- Two 8-ounce tubs Cool Whip, defrosted
- caramel sauce
- chocolate sauce
- bag of Heath bits or toffee bits
- 4 regular-sized Heath or Skor candy bars, chopped
- Spray the foil pan with cooking spray. Place 12 ice cream sandwiches side-by-side in the bottom of the pan.
- Spread one tub of Cool Whip over the top of the ice cream sandwiches. Drizzle caramel and chocolate syrups over the top of the Cool Whip and then sprinkle with the toffee bits. Place the dessert in the freezer for about an hour.
- Place a 2nd layer of 12 ice cream sandwiches on top of the toffee bits. Spread with a 2nd tub of Cool Whip. Drizzle caramel and chocolate syrup over the Cool Whip. Sprinkle the chopped Skor/Heath bars over the top. Place the dessert in the freezer for several hours, or until firm.
- When ready to serve, remove from freezer and use sharp knife to cut into squares. Drizzle more chocolate and caramel onto individual servings, if desired.
- Cover leftovers with plastic wrap, and keep in the freezer.
I made this for a recent cookout. Was a big hit. Super simple to make.
This was a real crowd pleaser and so easy to make. I already have requests for upcoming birthdays!
I’m curious….you said you serve these in plastic cups.. What kind of cups do you use? It seems like it would be hard to place the tall serving into a cup! I would like to put them in individual cups too. It would make it soooo much easier to serve! And so much cuter than a dish.
I believe I just used the short, clear plastic cups that you can find in your grocery store!
Why didn’t you use real whipped cream? It freezes well.
You can certainly do that!
I need this in my life asap!! So good.
Oh my word! You will want to make this over and over again. So addicting after just one bite.
We loved your recipe! Thanks so much!
The perfect summer treat! Delicious ice cream sandwich dessert.
Oh my gosh! This was sinful in all the right ways!
Wow – be still my heart! This is brilliant – and a little dangerous 😉 A must try for our next summer party!
This is the BOMB!!! I’ve been making mini loaf pan sized yummies by just cutting down the servings. It comes together quickly, there’s at least 3 servings in a small pan and it’s perfect for a ‘family of one.’ Thanks so much!
Can you use real whipping cream in place of cool whip?
yes, you definitely can… it just freezes a little weird. I’ve done it before, and I think it’s ok.
when you cut in half, do you just make it one layer? Or do you put it in a smaller deep pan and have 2 layers ?
Did you watch the recipe video? It shows you how it’s done 🙂
Love your recipes!! Thanks!
I make this but use crushed up peanut butter cups instead of the heath bars and bits.
Adult ice cream dessert alert! Blend Bailey’s, Kahlua, Frangelico, and even Cointreau (or any liquor combo you enjoy) and add as a sauce-y layer when preparing. Big kids will enjoy your creativity…sorry, not for the little ones!
If this tastes half as good as it looks I want one. Any desert with Heath bits, caramel sauce and chocolate sauce can not be wrong for anything but a diet.
I want invited to your bbqs.
OH. MY. GOODNESS. This is way better than any frozen cake you could get at an ice cream shop! We seriously need Wonkavision!
Whelp…there goes the diet (that I’m not on so it doesn’t matter anyway…lol)
This looks yummy!
Your dessert looks absolutely delicious. My finance would love this. He’s all about caramel, chocolate and whip cream. Thanks for posting this recipe.
My mom has been making this for quite awhile. Its my husband’s favorite summer dessert! So easy and sooo good!!! We haven’t tried it yet but we keep talking about mixing up the toppings…maybe reese’s pb cups or almond joy…yum!
Lori, you are so creative. Everyone at a party would flock to this dessert. What is not to love….everyone’s favorite summertime ice cream made into a cake. xo
I made this for my son’s birthday party, the kids just loved it. I even added extra scoops of icecream on the side. It was gone in minutes. Thank you!
I’ve made a variation of this and it’s yummy! When there will be an all adult crowd, I drizzle Kahlua over the icecream sandwiches too!
I made this for my daughter’s engagement party (a BBQ get together) Everyone loved it and had seconds, tastes very much like an ice cream sundae.