Has anyone noticed kids preferring to eat just the ice cream instead of the accompanying cake at birthday parties?  In case you’re wondering, licking the frosting off the cupcake doesn’t count as eating cake.

Last year I attended more than two dozen birthday parties and I am seeing a growing trend.  More and more kids are saying, “No cake please, just ice cream.”  Even my older daughter Abigail requested a few years ago not to have birthday cake but instead ice cream sundaes for her guests.

With the cupcake rage still dominating birthday parties, I thought I would share an easy recipe for ice cream sandwiches to provide parents a great and festive alternative to cake.  Best of all, if you decide to use store-bought cookies this dessert becomes a no-bake treat only requiring space in your freezer to store them until you’re ready to serve.

These ice cream sandwiches are a family favorite.  They are perfect for sleepovers, birthday parties, or any occasion.  Enjoy!

Recipe: Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches

  • Prep Time: 10 min(s)
  • Servings: 6

Ice cream sandwiches are a fun and creative dessert/treat. Made with cookies, ice cream, and sprinkles, this recipe also makes a great activity to do with your kids.

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen chocolate chip (or other variety) cookies
  • 1 pint ice cream
  • 1/3 cup candy sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Scoop approximately 1/3 cup of ice cream on top of the flat side of six cookies. Place another cookie over the ice cream and gently press the cookie down to make a sandwich.
  2. Roll the outside edge of each ice cream sandwich in the candy sprinkles until evenly coated.
  3. Place the ice cream sandwiches back into the freezer for at least 2 hours before serving.

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  • http://www.kidnplayja.com Renee Lindo

    Will definitely try these and share! Thanks

    • naynay

      well there great. I love when I made the sprinkle one very wonderful!!!!

  • http://www.thescramble.com Aviva Goldfarb

    These are too adorable not to try making–love the sprinkles on the outside!

  • naynay

    It was great it is great for sleepover, and party’s.