This cookies and cream ice cream cake is the most popular recipe on my blog by far and it’s one of our go-to party desserts. There’s only one problem — since I’m lactose intolerant I personally can’t enjoy more than a couple bites! But the good news is that all it takes is one simple substitution to make a dairy free ice cream cake that I can eat as much of as my heart desires!
Here’s how you make the easiest (and most delicious!) dairy free ice cream cake:
- 1/2 package Oreos or similar sandwich cookies
- 12 dairy free ice cream sandwiches
- 2 cups Cool Whip or similar whipped topping
- Chop cookies in food processor until finely ground.
- Add cookie powder to a large mixing bowl containing 2 cups Cool Whip.
- Fold cookies into Cool Whip; this will be the frosting.
- Lay 4 ice cream sandwiches on a non-stick baking mat and cover with frosting.
- Repeat with 2 more layers of sandwiches.
- Use remaining frosting to cover the entire cake.
- Freeze for at least 2 hours & enjoy!
For full photo instructions, check out the original Ice Cream Cake post — the only difference between the two is the type of sandwiches used.
Lactose free AND gluten free? You would NEVER be able to tell because this cake is THAT amazing. Even people who scoff at my healthy eating will devour this with no shame. Definitely a must-try!
I would go so far as to call these cookies healthy! They’re a good source of protein, are flour-less, and have no added sugar (aside from the chocolate chips). The amount of lactose in a few chocolate chips is not usually significant enough to bother me, but these dairy-free chocolate chips are actually very tasty if you want to be extra careful.
This coffee treat tastes so rich and decadent, I classify it as a dessert — with a kick! This homemade condensed coconut milk is so thick and sweet, but contains no dairy and no refined sugar. Awesome!
Another healthy dessert and you would never know it was avocado in a blind taste test! I absolutely love these Sunspire Chocolate Candies, but they can be omitted to keep the recipe 100% lactose free.
**Just a note that I use the term dairy free to mean “lactose free.” Some of these recipes may contain butter.
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