Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Take one bite and you’ll agree, these are the BEST ice cream sandwiches! Serve these birthday cake ice cream sandwiches at your next birthday party and you’ll be the coolest parent on the block!

These are the BEST ice cream sandwiches. I’m serious! 

Did you grow up with those DQ ice cream sandwiches, with the soft chocolate cookie and the smooth, vanilla ice cream filling!? I still love them. These birthday cake ice cream sandwiches TOTALLY make me think of those, but a little more fired up! 

The cookie is just as soft, and just as chocolatey (read = MESSY) but instead of plain Jane vanilla, I went with my sprinkled-up no-churn birthday cake ice cream. Remember that one from a few weeks ago!? It’s the star of this recipe! 

I teased about this recipe last week when I posted my strawberry s’mores cupcakes, since yesterday was the last day of the #summerfunweekcollab and it was all about ICE CREAM!

As a result of this collaboration, I’ve been making A TON of sweets lately, so my whole family is probably due to hit the dentist. 

So, how do you make birthday cake ice cream sandwiches?

Start with the ice cream! Because you need the ice cream to be totally frozen before you can use it in a sandwich, this is almost a 2-day affair. Also, the recipe itself has a few different phases of freezing.

Pssst – you can totally make these with ANY of my no-churn ice cream flavours. I’ve got a few linked at the bottom of this post! You can absolutely use store-bought ice cream too!

Anyway, after you’ve got the chosen ice cream all prepared, start making your cookies. I’m using a recipe and method that I read in a magazine. The recipe is from Christine Cushing, so you know it’s good! 

A few tips:

  • Roll out the cookie dough ON a piece of parchment paper and put a bit of flour on your rolling pin. The dough is a bit sticky!
  • Use a measuring tape before cutting the dough into even rectangles. 
  • Make sure your cookies are completely cooled before adding the ice cream layer!
  • REALLY smooth out your ice cream layer between two pieces of parchment before freezing (see recipe)!

How long do ice cream sandwiches last?

Since they’re in the freezer, they last a long time! They’ve never lasted that long for us, but I would be comfortable eating one of these up to two months, if they’re wrapped properly. I like to wrap the sandwiches individually in parchment paper! Because, I think that individual-ness also gives it that special treat feeling too.

SO – decorating the sandwiches. You can decorate them however you want, although if you’re sticking with the birthday cake theme, I HIGHLY suggest sprinkles! The sprinkles go on right after you sandwich the cookie together!

Be sure to tag me on Instagram @loveinmyoven if you decide to make these!! I’d love to feature your creation ๐Ÿ™‚

Most importantly – these are birthday cake ice cream sandwiches, but the cookie base is PERFECT for any of these other ice cream flavors!

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Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches


  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 4-6 sandwiches 1x

Description

Take one bite and you’ll agree, these are the BEST ice cream sandwiches! Serve these birthday cake ice cream sandwiches at your next birthday party and you’ll be the coolest parent on the block!


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Ingredients

  • 1 recipe birthday cake no-churn ice cream*
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • sprinkles, nuts, mini chocolate chips for garnish

Instructions

  1. Make the birthday cake ice cream and allow it to freeze for at least 6 hours before using it in the cookie recipe.
  2. Make the cookies. Preheat the oven to 350 F. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or using a handheld mixer, beat the butter and both sugars together until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the egg yolks and vanilla, and beat again for another minute, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  3. In another mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. With the mixer running on low, add the dry ingredients to the wet, beating until just combined. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface, and using your fingers, shape the dough into a log shape. Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper, and using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll it out into a rectangle, 3mm thick. Cut another piece of parchment paper to 7 1/2″ x 8″ and place it over top of the rectangle of dough. Trim the excess dough around the sides of the top parchment piece. Peel off the top piece of parchment paper, and using a measuring tape, cut the dough into either 4 or 6 even rectangles, but do not pull the dough apart! Using the scraps of dough you previously gathered, create another rectangle of dough the same shape and thickness (you should have no dough left) and cut into the same amount of rectangles. You’ll have either 8 or 12 in total! Prick all of the cookies with a fork a few times.
  4. Place the rectangles of dough (keeping them on the parchment) on a baking sheet and bake for 10-11 minutes, or just beginning to set. Allow them to cool completely.
  5. Prepare the ice cream. Place the ice cream in the fridge for an hour to thaw slightly. After an hour, line a rectangular container or a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Whatever you use, it needs to be at least the size of your cookies! Empty the thawed ice cream out onto the parchment paper, and use a spatula to smooth out the ice cream to 1″ thickness and top with another piece of parchment paper, smoothing it out completely and evenly. Freeze for 30 minutes – 1 hour.
  6. Make the sandwiches.ย Remove the ice cream from the freezer. Remove the top layer of parchment paper, and lay the slab of ice cream on top of one half of the cookies. Cut through the ice cream on top of the cookies to match the shape of the cookies underneath. Pull the cookies apart, and top each with another cookie. Decorate the sides immedaitely with sprinkles, nuts, or mini chocolate chips. Wrap each cookie in parchment paper and freeze the sandwiches for 2-3 hours.

Ice cream sandwiches will keep in the freezer for at least two months. They will still be safe to eat after that, but the texture of the ice cream will begin to deteriorate.


Notes

*You’re welcome to use another ice cream recipe or a store-bought version. This recipe will use 1 small tub (about 2lbs) ice cream

Note: The cookie recipe is adapted from an ice cream sandwich recipe I read in a magazine (unsure which one), by Christine Cushing.

Keywords: chocolate ice cream sandwich // cake flavored ice cream // funfetti ice cream sandwiches

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25 Comments

  1. Unfortunately, I did not grow up with these beauties but nothing stops me now to start growing once again LOL ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. LOVE ice cream sandwiches! And these look sooooo good. Birthday cake flavored anything is the best! Have a great week, Katherine!

  3. Katherine, these ice cream sandwiches are so much fun! And they look so delicious! These would definitely make someone the coolest mom on the block!

  4. How freaking fun and delish are these?? Love those colourful sprinkles too! P.S. Do I have to wait for a birthday to enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‰ ??

  5. Ooooh, gorgeous! These look and sound amazing! They look so inviting, too!

  6. I literally just had an ice cream sandwich last night for dessert! LOL! They’re such a classic…although I must admit, these birthday cake ice cream sandwiches blow my plain jane ones out of the water! They’re so cute, festive and they look deliciously sweet! YUM!

  7. I loved ice cream sandwiches when I was a kid! I still indulge in one from time to time, but usually go for homemade! Love that you used your birthday cake ice cream because sprinkles and ice cream sandwiches just go together!

  8. Ben|Havocinthekitchen

    You do love all the sprinkles, Katherine ๐Ÿ™‚ And while I’m less passionate about it, I must admit these ice cream sandwiches covered in sprinkles look super delicious and festive. And did you say they might last in the freezer for up to a couple of months? I’ll give this batch an hour in our house ๐Ÿ™‚ Well done!

  9. These ice cream sandwiches are SO fun! I love no churn ice cream recipes and I bet the birthday cake flavor is AMAZING!!

  10. Those look so decadent, but easy to make! My family is sure to devour them!

  11. Heck! I want these ice cream sandwiches at my next birthday party!! They look so pretty, festive, and delectable!!!

  12. Isnโ€™t it the best when the delicious things are also the quick and healthy things? great katherine

  13. These are so fun and delicious! I really love that theyโ€™re made without an ice cream maker and that theyโ€™re a perfect make ahead treat. Truly perfect for summer!

  14. These ice cream sandwiches cake is perfect for birthday parties. Love this recipe <3 Thanks for sharing katherine ๐Ÿ™‚

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