So, when my son said he wanted a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake for his birthday, I said sure. It was his birthday after all. But then we saw the price. I will admit to being a little bit of a cheapskate, but no way did I want to pay $$ for a cake big enough to for everyone in our big family to get a piece. Long story short, I needed to figure out how to make an mint chocolate chip ice cream cake quick. This is just a few days pre-birthday, so I didn’t have a ton of time to experiment. Then the clouds parted, angels sang and we saw mint chocolate chip sandwiches at the grocery store. 
I had just seen a tutorial on making an ice cream cake with ice cream sandwiches, so, I bought two boxes of 12 (24 ice cream sandwiches total) a large tub of cool whip, (chocolate) magic shell, and a bag of m&m’s.  Under $10 for the whole shebang! I started by laying out the sandwiches on a large tray. 
I alternated them so they wouldn’t slide as much. I decided to stack two layers since we were feeding little kids. You could definitely make it taller. Then I spread on cool whip and stuck it back in the freezer. 
Shortly before the party I added the magic shell. And to make it really festive, we chopped up m&m’s and sprinkled them over top. 

It was, hands down, the easiest “homemade” birthday cake I’ve ever made. What’s your favorite birthday cake?

Leftovers.  Yum. 🙂

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