Gluten Free Ice Cream Cake Recipe: Chocolate Cookie (Dairy-Free Options)

The one thing that everyone raves about in this gluten free ice cream cake recipe is the cookie crust. Not only is it chocolaty but super crunchy, even after it defrosts. You can even make it dairy-free! Once you make the crust, the rest is super easy! Serve it at a barbecue, 4th of July, Labor Day, or family reunion.

Gluten Free Ice Cream Cake Recipe: Chocolate Cookie

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 6 - 8

Gluten Free Ice Cream Cake Recipe: Chocolate Cookie

Gluten free ice cream cake with French vanilla ice cream and a super crunchy chocolate cookie crust. This recipe can be even made dairy-free! (See Tips.)



  1. Make the cookie crust as instructed at the above link. Refrigerate until ready to fill.
  2. If using homemade ice cream, make the ice cream recipe as instructed at the above link. Once it freezes in the machine, scoop as much as desired into the crust. You can add some chocolate ganache or caramel sauce in between the scoops, if desired. Do the same if using commercially made ice cream. Place in the freezer.
  3. Make the whipped cream and pipe it on top of the ice cream layer. I like to make three circles and leave the center empty.
  4. Make or use store-bought caramel topping and chocolate sauce; drizzle over the top.
  5. Using a vegetable peeler, shave off the chocolate bar a little at a time over the center of the cake. You can even use types of chocolate, light and dark.
  6. Freeze your ice cream cake overnight or at least 3 hours. When frozen solid or overnight, defrost at room temperature about 20 minutes prior to serving. Slice with a serrated knife dipped in hot water.


For Dairy-Free:

To make this recipe dairy-free, use Spectrum Organic Shortening or palm oil in the crust instead of butter. Use the agave syrup recipe and replace the chocolate chips with Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips. Use dairy-free ice cream and either omit the whipped cream or use RichWhip Non-Dairy Whip Topping or Soyatoo! Whip Topping. Instead of chocolate shavings, add Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips to the center.

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