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“A pool party in your mouth with candy, graham crackers, chocolate wafers atop blue waves of icing. And as your fork descends the waters, ice cream!”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For ice cream mix
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream
  • 10 pieces chocolate sandwich style cookies
  • 12 cup rainbow candy sprinkles
  • For cake
  • 1 (15 1/4 ounce) box white cake mix (following instructions on box)
  • blue food coloring
  • For frosting
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • blue food coloring
  • For decoration
  • chocolate and honey bear graham cracker
  • candy, balls
  • gummy ring (red & white)


  1. To prep the ice cream:
  2. Add vanilla ice cream into a bowl.
  3. Mix in crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and rainbow sprinkles.
  4. To make the cake:
  5. Mix white cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs.
  6. Add blue food coloring and mix until the mixture is all blue.
  7. Spread the mixture on a half sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.
  9. To make blue frosting:
  10. In a bowl, whip heavy cream.
  11. Add several drops of blue food coloring; mix until it's fully incorporated.
  12. To assemble:
  13. Cut 3 shapes, using a rectangular (10 3/4" x 5 1/2") ice cream cake pan as a guide/template.
  14. Add parchment paper around the sides of the cake pan.
  15. Place first layer into the ice cream on the bottom of the ice cream cake pan.
  16. Spread a layer of the ice cream mixture on top.
  17. And another blue cake layer on top.
  18. Spread another layer of ice cream.
  19. And top with a 3rd layer of cake.
  20. Seal with a sheet of parchment paper; then close the top of the cake pan.
  21. Freeze overnight.
  22. Remove the top and sides of the ice cream cake pan.
  23. Cover the ice cream cake with the blue frosting.
  24. Cover the sides of the cake with white chocolate wafer bars.
  25. Make pool water waves, using a spatula, on top of the cake.
  26. Decorate with cookie bears inside the ring gummies, some can be swimming without, and add candy balls to resemble beach balls.

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