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Chocolate Ice Cream Cake Recipe with Coffee Crunch

Mocha Coffee Crunch Ice Cream Cake is the perfect no bake dessert for summer. It's an easy 4 ingredient dessert made with a no churn coffee ice cream, melted chocolate, coffee, and chocolate rice cereal.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword ice cream cake recipe, summer birthday cake recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 422 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee + 3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 cup semi-sweet melted chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups of chocolate crispy rice cereal like Cocoa Rice Krispies, Cocoa Pebbles or Cap'N'Crunch
  • 1 quart or 5 cups of no churn vanilla ice cream (or use your favorite brand), softened


  1. Combine boiling water with instant coffee. Set aside.
  2. On the stove-top or in the microwave in a heat-safe bowl in 30-second increments; melt semi-sweet chocolate until smooth. Immediately whisk half of the coffee mixture.
  3. Add the rice cereal to a large bowl and pour melted chocolate over and stir to coat.
  4. Line a cookie sheet or large flat plate with parchment paper and spread the coated cereal on top. Place in the freezer to harden (about 30 minutes) then remove and break cereal into small bite-sized pieces.
  5. Meanwhile, remove vanilla ice cream from freezer and place on counter to soften.
  6. Mix the softened ice cream with the remaining coffee. Then stir in the 1-1/2 cups of coated cereal.

  7. Pour into a 6-inch springform pan spreading evenly. Sprinkle with the remaining crunchy cereal, and press down.
  8. Place pan in freezer for 4-6 hours or overnight to harden and set up.
  9. When ready to serve, remove cake from the freezer. Use a slim paring knife run around the edges of the springform pan and then remove the sides.
  10. Place on your favorite serving plate and top with more cereal if desired.
  11. Cut and serve.

Recipe Notes

Slightly adapted from A Family Feast

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Ice Cream Cake Recipe with Coffee Crunch
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 422 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 142mg6%
Potassium 449mg13%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 935IU19%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 182mg18%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.