This creamy and rich dairy free vegan mint Oreo Ice Cream Cake recipe is the perfect summer dessert! With cookies n’ cream cake, homemade Oreos, and the creamiest no churn mint Oreo ice cream, you won’t believe this cake is dairy free, vegan, and easily made gluten free. Forget store-bought ice cream cake!

BSET Vegan Mint Oreo Ice Cream Cake recipe (Gluten Free)

Is ice cream cake just ice cream?

Contrary to popular belief, ice cream cake can be just ice cream or it can be cake and ice cream (or some variation in between!).

This ice cream cake in particular is a mix of both cake and ice cream- honestly the best of both worlds. It’s super easy to make and simple to assemble for the ultimate ice cream cake recipe!

The ultimate dairy free Oreo ice cream cake recipe

If you love ice cream and you love cake, then this is the recipe for you! This unbelievably creamy and rich Oreo ice cream cake is layered with cookies n’ cream cake and a perfectly minty and chocolatey mint Oreo ice cream that actually tastes like a Dairy Queen blizzard.

This is the ultimate ice cream cake recipe for birthdays, graduations, summer parties, and more! The ice cream itself is just unbelievable. Truly, you won’t believe how easy homemade ice cream can be!

ice cream cake

But the coolest part about this homemade ice cream cake? It’s entirely vegan, dairy free, nut free, and can be made gluten free as well (yet undetectably so!).

Seriously, if you have any vegan skeptics, just serve them this vegan ice cream cake, and watch them be amazed!

Vegan Mint Oreo Ice Cream Cake Components

This Oreo ice cream cake has three main components: the homemade vegan gluten free Oreos, the Oreo cake, and the homemade mint Oreo ice cream.

All portions of this recipe are actually really simple to make. However, I do recommend making this ice cream cake over 2 days. The reason being is that parts of this recipe we’re baking (the cake and the Oreos) while other parts of this recipe we’re freezing (the ice cream!). We want everything to be super cool when we assemble it, so I like to give myself two days total.

That way, you’re also not rushed on a super hot day!

Homemade Vegan Oreos

You don’t’ have to make your own vegan gluten free Oreo’s but if you want this recipe to just absolutely wow everyone, then definitely give this a try!

The Oreo dough is actually so simple: just flour (gluten free or all purpose), dark cocoa powder, sugar, coconut oil, and arrowroot starch. Then the cookies are filled with either a vegan buttercream or coconut whipped cream- whichever you prefer!

homemade oreos

You’ll need the Oreos for both the cake and the ice cream portion of this recipe. But if you’d like to decorate the cake as well, you can use them here too!

The Oreo cake

As I mentioned above, this Oreo ice cream cake is truly a blend of both cake and ice cream. And the cool part is that the cake is also full of Oreos as well!

We’re actually using our vegan Oreo cake recipe for the cake part of this ice cream cake. The cake itself is so easy to make, and easily made gluten free with just gluten free 1:1 baking flour.

You can use the homemade vegan Oreo’s for the cake or you can use store bought. Either works! This ice cream cake recipe is designed to be two layers of cake and one layer of ice cream. I baked the cake in two 8″ cake pans. You can also bake the cakes in 9″ cake pans instead.

Oreo ice cream cake recipe

The most important part is that your cake is completely cool before you assemble the cake. That’s why I recommend making all of the components of the cake the day before you assemble.

To store the cakes until you’re ready to assemble your Oreo ice cream cake, simple allow the cakes to fully cool at room temperature. Then tightly wrap them in plastic wrap, and store them flat in the fridge overnight.

Homemade mint Oreo ice cream

The homemade mint Oreo ice cream is by far the best part of this cake. So if you’re going to make anything from scratch, it has to be the ice cream.

The mint Oreo ice cream is no churn, just lightly minty, tinted naturally green with spirulina, and full of crushed Oreo cookies.

What’s more, this mint Oreo ice cream is made with just a few ingredients: coconut cream, coconut milk, sugar, peppermint extract, and homemade Oreos. For the coconut cream, I highly recommend Edward & Son’s heavy whipping coconut cream. It will yield the most lovely texture.

sliced oreo ice cream cake recipe

If you’re worried about a coconut taste- don’t worry! The peppermint is strong enough that there really isn’t any. This ice cream honestly just tastes like a Dairy Queen mint Oreo blizzard….but without the dairy!

It’s also the easiest part of this recipe- and I do mean, it’s truly easy! This Oreo ice cream is made just by blending together the coconut cream, milk, sugar, and mint extract. Pour into a glass dish that you’ll freeze the ice cream in, and stir in the crushed Oreo cookies.

Freeze the ice cream until set, then we’ll assemble the ice cream cake!

How to make an ice cream cake from scratch

As I mentioned above, the full recipe and instructions to this vegan Oreo ice cream cake are found down below in the recipe card. However, we’re going to go over the steps here to ensure that your homemade ice cream cake recipe comes out amazing!

Now we’re onto Day 2 of making this ice cream cake. I find it easy to work on a cake turntable. They’re easy to purchase at a Michael’s store or on Amazon. It’s not necessary, but definitely helps the ice cream cake making process.

Let’s assemble this ice cream cake:

  1. Stack the layers: place one layer of Oreo cake on the bottom, and scoop the slightly softened mint Oreo ice cream on top. The ice cream should not be melty, but just scoop able. It’s okay if you even need a bit of effort to make a scoop. This will just help the ice cream stay in place as you place the second layer on top. Once the second layer of the cake is on top, immediately freeze the cake for 1-2 hours to set. Don’t worry- this won’t dry out the cake part. The cake is super moist, and only an hour or two in the freezer without being covered won’t dry out the cake.
  2. Make the vegan buttercream: we’re making my favorite classic vegan buttercream recipe, but you can also use the vegan chocolate buttercream! You’ll make this right before you’re about to frost the ice cream cake.
  3. Frost the vegan ice cream cake: once the cake is frozen, remove from the freezer, and immediately frost the cake. The most important part about this process is that the ice cream is frozen. We don’t want the ice cream to melt and seep through the buttercream. Frost the cake immediately (I did both a crumb coat and a final layer), and freeze the cake for 3 to 4 hours. This will ensure that the ice cream is fully set and the frosting is frozen, which will keep the ice cream inside the cake.
  4. Decorate the cake: I like to decorate the cake at the very last stage. About 40 minutes before you serve the cake, you can decorate the ice cream cake. I spend up to 15-20 minutes decorating. Then place the ice cream cake into the fridge to keep cold but also slightly soften so you can slice it.
  5. Serve your ice cream cake!

How to store an ice cream cake

If you have any leftover slices of Oreo ice cream cake, simply slice the cake into large slices and tightly wrap in plastic wrap. To prevent any freezer burn to the cake, you can wrap in another layer of tin foil or plastic wrap as well. Store the cake immediately in the freezer for up to one month (even several months, if it’s wrapped properly!).

When ready to eat again, allow the cake to thaw in the fridge for 1 hour before enjoying again!

slice of oreo cake

You are just going to absolutely love this vegan mint Oreo ice cream cake! It’s the perfect summer dessert recipe for both cake and ice cream lovers, and makes for a wonderful birthday cake!

If you make this recipe, be sure to please leave a rating and review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This helps others find the recipe more easily!

As always, I love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there!

Happy ice cream cake making!

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BEST Vegan Mint Oreo Ice Cream Cake Recipe (Gluten Free)
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Vegan Mint Oreo Ice Cream Cake (Gluten Free)

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 60 plus chilling
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 47 minute
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This creamy and rich dairy free vegan mint Oreo Ice Cream Cake recipe is the perfect summer dessert! With cookies n’ cream cake, homemade Oreos, and the creamiest no churn mint Oreo ice cream, you won’t believe this cake is dairy free, vegan, and easily made gluten free. Forget store-bought ice cream cake!



Vegan Oreos:

  • 1 cup (125 grams) gluten free 1:1 baking flour
  • ½ cup (90 grams) coconut sugar
  • ⅓ cup (45 grams) dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp (10 grams) arrowroot or cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup (120 grams) Native Forest Organic Coconut Oil, chilled
  • ½ cup coconut whipped cream or coconut butter made from Edward & Son’s coconut flakes

Cookies n’ Cream Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cup (329 grams or mL) unsweetened dairy free milk, room temperature
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 3 1/2 cups (425 grams) flour or gluten free 1-to-1 baking flour, sifted
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch or cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup (250 grams) granulated sugar or coconut sugar (see Note)
  • 1/2 cup salted vegan butter, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (190) unsweetened applesauce, room temperature
  • 12 Oreos homemade Oreos, ground into almost a flour

Dairy Free Mint Oreo Ice Cream:

  • 200 mL Native Forest Organic Simple Coconut Milk 
  • 200 mL Let’s Do Organic! Heavy Coconut Cream
  • ½ cup (100 grams) organic granulated sugar
  • 6 vegan Oreos, pulsed to a crumble
  • ¼ tsp pure peppermint extract
  • Optional: 1 tsp spirulina or chlorella for green color

Vegan Buttercream:

  • 1 cup (226 grams) vegan butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups (600 grams) organic powdered sugar
  • Decorations: plant based food colorings, additional Oreo cookies, Let’s Do Organic Sugar Cones