Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches 

Turn any day into a celebration with these Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches! Combining the whimsical charm of sprinkle sugar cookies with the creamy delight of ice cream, these sandwiches are perfect for birthdays, parties, or any time you want to add a little extra joy to your dessert menu.


For the Sprinkle Sugar Cookies:
  • 2 cups (240 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons (142 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (80 g) rainbow-colored sprinkles
  • ½ gallon vanilla ice cream (or any flavor of your choice)


  1. Cookie Preparation:
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
    • In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just incorporated. Gently fold in half a cup of sprinkles.
    • Shape the dough into balls, flatten slightly, and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up.
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C). Place the chilled dough on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are just turning golden. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet, then transfer to the freezer for 20-30 minutes to harden.
  2. Assembly:
    • Match cookies of similar size to make pairs. Place a generous scoop of ice cream on the flat side of one cookie and gently press the second cookie on top to form a sandwich.
    • Roll the edges of the ice cream sandwich in the remaining sprinkles to coat the exposed ice cream.
    • Place the assembled ice cream sandwiches in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to set.


  • Cookie Firmness: Freezing the cookies before assembly helps maintain their firmness when pressing them together with the ice cream.
  • Ice Cream Quality: Opt for high-quality ice cream to enhance the overall flavor and texture of your sandwiches.
  • Customization: Feel free to customize the ice cream flavor or sprinkle colors to tailor these treats for different themes or preferences.


Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches are not only delicious but also a visually appealing treat that’s sure to bring smiles to everyone’s faces. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just in the mood for a fun, homemade dessert, these ice cream sandwiches offer a perfect blend of crunchy cookies and smooth ice cream, wrapped in a festive array of sprinkles. Enjoy crafting these delightful treats and watch them become the highlight of your next party or gathering!

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