Blueberry Vanilla Lemon Oreo Ice Cream Cake

A summery ice cream cake with layers of homemade blueberry and vanilla ice cream over a no-bake lemon cookie crust.  Topped with fresh blueberries and a drizzle of blueberry sauce makes this an extra special dessert.

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Despite all the sweets I share on here, I was never really into desserts or cake growing up.   

But ice cream???  Yep, I could eat that by the gallon.  Not that I was ever allowed to — but I’m pretty sure I could have if given the chance.




With my strong love for ice cream and summer fruit, I have been dying to make a blueberry ice cream cake.

But since the husband is more of a chocoholic when it comes to sweets, I had to wait until a day I would not feel guilty about consuming an entire cake if left stuck with finishing by myself.

A milestone birthday is just the occasion and because we’re all friends here, of course I have to share my birthday cake with all of you too :)


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Blueberries and lemons have got to be one of my favorite summer dessert combos and this cake is jam packed with both flavors.  Best of all, it’s starts with a no-bake cookie crust with minimal work involved.

The hardest part is just waiting for all the layers to harden in the freezer.

You can cut the prep time down even more if you are using your favorite store-bought ice cream.

I used my homemade vanilla ice cream as a base and added in pureed blueberries for the blueberry ice cream layer.  Your best bet is to make the ice cream the day before and assemble the cake the next day.



Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll need:

First layer ——–> no-bake lemon cream cookie crust (Lemon Oreos would be awesome if you can find them)

Lemon Oreos

Second layer —–>  fresh blueberries along the outer rim

Third Layer ——> homemade vanilla ice cream (feel free to use your favorite recipe or store-bought)

Fourth Layer —–> more crushed lemon cookies

Fifth Layer ——–> homemade blueberry ice cream (again feel free to use your favorite recipe or store-bought)

Toppings ———-> Fresh blueberries, blueberry sauce and whipped cream




The blueberry ice cream captures my heart with its pretty color and it goes beautifully with a creamy vanilla ice cream layer on top of the sweet and tangy lemon cookie crust.

The blueberries and blueberry sauce add another hint of sweetness and zing giving this cake that extra something to make it special enough for any summer barbecue, birthday or 4th of July party.

After one bite, I was smitten and I’m pretty sure you would agree if you all could share a slice with me :)




Blueberry Lemon Ice Cream Cake
A summery ice cream cake with layers of homemade blueberry and vanilla ice cream over a no-bake lemon cookie crust. Topped with fresh blueberries and a drizzle of blueberry sauce makes an extra special dessert.
Yields: One 6 inch Cake
Lemon Crust
  • * 25 Lemon Oreos or any lemon cream-filled sandwich cookies, crushed (reserve 8 cookies for middle layer)
  • * 3 tablespoons of melted butter
  • * zest of 1 lemon
  • * 1 half pint of blueberries
  • * whipped cream
  • Optional - blueberry sauce (see recipe below) or your favorite blueberry jam
Blueberry Ice Cream
  • * 2 cups of vanilla ice cream
  • * 2 and ½ cups of fresh or frozen blueberries (I used frozen)
Blueberry Sauce
  • * ¼ cup of fresh or frozen blueberries
  • * 1 and /1/2 tablespoon of sugar
  • * ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • * juice from half lemon
For the crust
  1. Process lemon cookies in a food processor until finely ground. Combine the cookie crumbs, lemon zest and melted butter in a large bowl. Press onto the bottom of a parchment lined 6" springform pan with your fingers. Chill in freezer and allow to set for about 20 minutes.
For the blueberry ice cream
  1. Process blueberries in a food processor until pureed. Add vanilla ice cream and process until combined. Return to freezer to harden slightly.
For the blueberry sauce:
  1. Combine blueberries, lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan. Crush blueberries with wooden spoon and bring to a boil on medium heat, then allow to simmer on low until sauce thickens up - about 5-8 minutes.
  1. Remove vanilla ice cream from freezer and allow to soften at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
  2. Top crust with blueberries around the edges.
  3. Spread vanilla ice cream evenly over blueberries and crust. Chill in freezer and allow to harden for about 30 minutes.
  4. Top with reserved crushed cookies.
  5. Spread blueberry ice cream evenly over cookies. Return to freezer and allow ice cream to freeze completely - about 1-2 hours.
  6. When frozen, remove parchment paper and from springform pan.
  7. Top with fresh blueberries, blueberry sauce and pipe whipped cream if desired
* Feel free to use your favorite store-bought or homemade ice cream recipe.

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  1. says

    Kelly, happy birthday!!! What a beautiful cake and I’m with you on the ice cream – I have no will power if there’s ice cream around. Thanks for sharing this and love the flavors so much – pinned! Have a wonderful day!

    • says

      Aaw, thanks so much Ashley :) Haha, not this time but I would totally love to share some with you 😀 Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  2. says

    Happy birthday, Kelly! You’re 21, right? 😉 We love the blueberry/lemon combination at our house, and ice cream is definitely a food group as well. What a beautiful cake – wish I could eat a slice or two with you to celebrate!

  3. says

    Happy Birthday, Kelly!! I love that you made a birthday cake of *your* favorite things and I can clearly see you in every layer. This is such a special ice cream cake! I love how you broke it all down for us and…lemon oreos?!
    I wasn’t much of a dessert girl growing up either but I did always have a passion for chocolate and a few other staples…now it’s like I live in a world of dessert! I think we all need a few bites of sweetness in our lives everyday so it’s all good. And I hope you have (or had) a very sweet birthday and many, many more sweet years await you and your family. xo

    • says

      Aaw thank so much Monica, you always say the sweetest and nicest things :) Haha totally agree, I always have room for sweets now :)

    • says

      Aaw thank you so much Shundara – I would be more than willing to help you finish your sweets that Josh won’t 😉 Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

  4. says

    Happy Birthday! I was just the same growing up, always loved ice cream and always had an ice cream cake for my bday but was never big into other cakes or desserts! Now I’ve converted but ice cream is still the winner for me 😉 This one looks awesome and I love all the layers! Thanks for the link love :)
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    • says

      Thanks so much Katy! Haha same here – totally converted but yup, ice cream is always the winner for me too :) Hope you had a great weekend!

  5. says

    Happy belated birthday! And we just got an ice cream maker, though need a springform pan to make this cake :). Nevertheless, glad you enjoyed it and yummy on that mango mousse cake as well. I bought one for my hub’s birthday. He loves mango too!
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  6. says

    I would have never guessed that you weren’t that into desserts growing up! Looks like you’re making up for lost time and making some of the most delicious look desserts around! I just want to dig my fork into this blueberry ice cream cake. You decorated it so pretty!
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  7. says

    Happy birthday, Kelly, and what a beautiful cake to celebrate with! Isn’t it funny that you have to wait until your birthday to make exactly what you want? I’m the same way — I always lean toward things everybody else will like more. :) I haven’t done an ice cream cake yet, and this is truly inspiring!
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    • says

      Haha yup, us moms seem to always make what everyone else wants :) Thanks so much Marcie! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

    • says

      Haha, with all the blueberries this totally counts as a healthy snack 😉 Thanks Azmina, hope you’re having a great week so far :)

  8. says

    Oh ice cream, you make everything better! I am a total dessert girl, but there ahs always been a special place in my heart for ice cream. I’m not a fan of cake, but an ice cream cake? Yes please! Happy birthday Kelly, it has been a joy to “meet” you and I hope your day was as awesome as you!

    • says

      Aaw, thanks so much for the birthday wishes Mary Frances. You are always so kind and sweet :) I feel the same way, it has been a joy “meeting” you too!

  9. says

    OMG. There are LEMON OREOS??? How come no one told me???!

    I`m so with you. Lemon + blueberry is a favorite combo of mine. Love this cake!

    • says

      Haha, yup, and have you seen the peanut butter oreos??? They’re to die for if you’re a peanut butter fan! Thank you, love lemon and blueberry too :) Have a great rest of the week!

    • says

      Thanks so much Jessica :) Ice cream is my favorite and I totally love seeing everyone’s ice cream and popsicle recipes lately too :)

  10. says

    Kelly, this cake is ridunculously delicious! WOWIE WOW! I am a chocolate fiend too, but I don’t think I could resist a huge slice of this – even better, how bout you hold onto that slice and I will take the rest! GORGEOUS and totally decadent from the lemon cookie crust to the blueberry sauce!
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday yesterday! xxx’s

    • says

      Hahaha oh you are always the sweetest and know how to crack me up! I would have gladly given you the rest of this since my hubs is not a fan of fruit and it took me days to finish this on my own haha. Thank you so much sweet lady – hope you are having a great week so far!

    • says

      Aaw, you are so sweet Pamela! Thank you so much and totally wish I could have shared this with you :) Have a great rest of the week!

    • says

      Aaw, you are the best girl! Ice cream in any form is totally my weakness and I am ALWAYS drooling over your stunning ice cream recipes! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week :)

  11. says

    A big massive Happy Birthday 😀 you should definitely get to indulge and choose your favourite flavours for your cake. My other half is a chocolate fan but like you I am a fruit fan 😀 I love the look of this cake it’s so pretty and tasty sounding. I hope your special day was great I hope you have a wonderful weekend 😀

    • says

      Haha that is too cute, wish you could share all the fruity desserts with me that my hubby won’t touch :) Aaw thank you so much Emma, you are always so sweet! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!

  12. says

    I often make carrot cake for my birthday…a good excuse to make something my hubby won’t touch. Your ice cream cake is stunning!!! Perfect for your celebration. Happy Birthday!!!!!

    • says

      Haha, you are too funny Liz, I like how you think :) Thank you so much for the sweet birthday wishes! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

    • says

      Aaw thank you so much Christin! That is so sweet especially coming from you since I am always drooling over your creations :) Hope you have an amazing rest of the week!

    • says

      Aaw thanks so much Chelsea, you’re always the sweetest :) Thank you so much for pinning too! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

    • says

      Aaw thanks so much Gloria :) Hehe, enjoying the summer too much and have been neglecting this little space. Hope you and your beautiful family are enjoying the summer so far :)

    • says

      Aaw thank you so much Zainab! And hahaha (me too…shhh). Totally wish you could have shared some with me since the hubs isn’t much of a fruit fan. Hope you’re having a great week so far :)

  13. says

    Kelly, I am 110% glad that we found each other through Zainab now–I popped over to return your visit and wow! This has got to be hands-down one of my favorite frozen summery desserts of all time. Just check out those layers! I’m totally putting you and your awesome possum stuff on my feed/radar for future stalking–er, food ogling. So happy to be meeting you over here, Kelly :)
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    • says

      Aaaw hahaha you are way too sweet girl! Love your gawgeous blog too especially your honest & witty writing along with so many incredible looking treats! And I seriously can’t wait to try your brownies and mom’s classic CCC’s :)

  14. says

    KELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A VERYYYYYY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! {belated} This cake makes for the PERFECT celebration cake because a) It’s made up of all of your favorite things and that is a must on your birthday and b) It looks BEYOND DELISH!!!! Those layersssss…..they are layers of heavenly, blissful goodness!!!!! <3 Lemon oreos!!!!! I wish we could get that here!!!!!!!!! They sound lovely and to combine them with delicious vanilla and blueberry ice cream… OMG! I'm already drooling!
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  15. says

    I feel terrible that I missed your birthday, Kelly! I sincerely hope you had a wonderful day celebrating with your beautiful family! Gracie loves blueberries and CC loves lemons and they all love cake so I will definitely make this for my family! ♡
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