Mason Jar Ice Cream Cake
This portable treat is perfect for picnics, birthdays, or just about any occasion, such as Wednesday. Wednesday seems like the perfect reason to celebrate summer with a personal-sized ice cream cake, doesn’t it? You made it through more than half the week and so I say, “Ice cream for everyone!”

Mason Jar Ice Cream Cakes

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The best part about this ice cream cake isn’t that it’s in mason jars so you can bring it anywhere. It’s not the deliciously buttery cookie crust. It’s not the rich, dark chocolate fudge. It’s not even the lip-smacking cookie ice cream layer or the tart chocolate cherry ice cream layer. It’s the fact that YOU DON’T HAVE TO SHARE! There is nothing worse than watching someone slice up an ice cream cake with the teeniest tiniest piece coming your way. Not with these mason jar ice cream cakes. It’s fairly divided into 1-cup portions JUST FOR YOU.

Mason Jar Ice Cream Cake
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Stephanie Rose
Serves: 6-8
  • 6-8 wide mouth mason jars with rings and lids
  • 1 package of chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Cookie ice cream, softened
  • Chocolate cherry ice cream, softened
  • Dark chocolate fudge ice cream sauce
  1. Reserve a few cookies for garnish. Grind the rest of the cookies in a food processor until you get a fine crumble.
  2. Melt the butter and pour over cookie crumbs in a separate bowl.
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  4. As the mason jars are going to go in and out of the freezer now for each layer, I put them in a large-size muffin tin for ease. Spoon the cookie mix into the bottom of 6-8 mason jars (6 jars will have a thick crust and 8 jars will have a thin crust). Press the cookie mix firmly into the bottom of each mason jar and freeze.
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  6. Spread the cookie ice cream onto frozen crust and freeze.
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  8. Spread chocolate fudge sauce onto first layer of ice cream and freeze.
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  10. Spread chocolate cherry ice cream onto frozen chocolate sauce, screw lid on, and freeze.
  11. Serve with a few cookies crumbled on top and a strong spoon. Happy Wednesday!
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Stephanie Rose is a gardener who lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, where she has grown over 100 edibles, 400 perennials, and countless other plants in her small urban yard; a hobby that continues to grow with each season. Stephanie writes DIY garden projects, yummy recipes and crafty goodness at Garden Therapy where she hopes you will find something to inspire you to get outside for a little, well, garden therapy.


  1. I really loved this idea. Since we have fresh strawberries that are picked locally I followed the recipe with the substituted ingredients below
    1 package of shortbread cookies
    ½ cup butter
    Ice cream, softened (I used strawberry ice cream in one batch and toasted almond ice cream in another and both were delicious)
    sliced fresh strawberries (but any fresh berries or fruit will work).
    I may have to try the chocolate recipe using blackberries in August.

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