Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Guess what? It’s Ice Cream Week! All week long I’m going to be sharing ice cream recipes with you (and so will Ashton from Something Swanky!)

Up first is one of my favorite flavors: Funfetti. Would you expect anything else?

I made Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream and sandwiched them with Funfetti Sugar Cookies to make Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches!

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches - homemade ice cream without a machine!

Last week we had dinner and movie night (our standard when Dad is on a business trip) and Jordan chose to watch the new version of The Parent Trap. Normally I end up working through movie night because, let’s be honest, there is only so many times I can watch Space Buddies or Princess Protection Program before my eyeballs explode.

I started off checking emails and pinning…and within about 15 minutes the laptop was closed I was totally sucked into the movie. It brought back so many memories of my childhood watching the original Parent Trap movie. I was obsessed with that movie as a kid, and so many of the lines in the new version are exactly the same as the original. I found myself reciting along and totally drawn into the story, even though I knew the ending.

It’s just too bad when Jordan asked what other movies Lindsay Lohan has been in I had to shut her down. When she asked why I just said “Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber.” She understood.

Speaking of cuh-razy, let’s talk about these ice cream sandwiches. They start with Cake Batter Ice Cream!

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream - no machine needed!

Now, if you read my blog at all, you know that 99.9% of the time I make Easy Ice Cream. I do own an ice cream machine, but I forget to freeze the canister. Plus the easy version is just so easy!

If you’ve never had easy ice cream, it’s only got two base ingredients: sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream. Once frozen, it turns into amazing ice cream!

To make my easy ice cream, I like to use fat-free sweetened condensed milk. Eagle brand makes it, and Walmart has a generic version. If you can’t find it, use the regular sweetened condensed milk.

For the whipped cream component, you can whip heavy whipping cream. Or, you can use Cool Whip. I use the fat free kind, use your favorite.

Now, I know how some of y’all feel about Cool Whip. Please spare me the “death” comments. I’ll shout it from the rooftops to anyone who will listen: I Love Cool Whip.

But you don’t have to use it. You can use fresh whipped cream, is my point.

Then you add your flavoring. To make this Cake Batter, I used butter extract. I prefer that to using cake mix because I hate having open boxes of cake mix all over the place and butter extract achieves the same goal. Toss in some sprinkles and you have funfetti!

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches - homemade ice cream without a machine!

The ice cream is amazing on it’s own, but it’s even better when it’s sandwiched between two cookies. #anythingisbetterwithcookies

I used my Perfect Sugar Cookie recipe to make these cookies. In that recipe I have a sprinkle variation – just add some sprinkles to the batter before baking. They add some extra sweetness and a little funfetti crunch, so they’re perfect without frosting.

They’re also perfect when sandwiched with Cake Batter Ice Cream!

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches (5 of 10)

I suggest that you have both components made and ready, then make the ice cream sandwiches right before serving. Freezing them made the cookies too hard to enjoy, and by the time they thawed out enough to eat the ice cream was a soupy mess.

I had a hard time just eating one of these ice cream sandwiches. I have a really hard time eating only one or two of the cookies alone, so when paired with homemade ice cream? I’m done for.

And, of course, kids love these. Show me a kid that doesn’t like (1) cake batter or (2) sprinkles and I’ll be shocked.

I’d say show me an adult who felt that way and I’d be shocked too, but I live with one. (An ice cream he will eat is coming up later this week!)

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches - homemade ice cream without a machine!

So Cake Batter Ice Cream + Funfetti Sugar Cookies = The BEST Ice Cream Sandwiches!

If they make it to ice cream sandwiches, that is. :)

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches - homemade ice cream without a machine!

Don’t forget to go check out Ashton’s Ice Cream Recipes this week for ice cream week!

For more ice cream recipes check out my Ice Cream Pinboard!

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Funfetti Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches


  • 1 recipe Perfect Sugar Cookies made using the sprinkle option, baked and cooled (or your favorite store-bought cookie)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (I like to use the fat-free kind)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 2 (8 ounce) containers Cool Whip (regular, light, or fat-free), see note
  • 2/3 cup sprinkles (rainbow jimmies)


  1. Place the sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl. Stir in the vanilla and butter extracts. Fold in the Cool Whip and the rainbow sprinkles.
  2. Place ice cream mixture in an airtight container. (You can use both of the Cool Whip containers, it will fit.) Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. When ready to serve: sandwich 1/4 cup of ice cream between two cookies. I do not suggest making these and freezing them - the cookies get too hard. Make and serve immediately.


If you don't want to use Cool Whip, you can substitute fresh whipped cream. Beat 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form and add it instead of the Cool Whip before freezing.

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Sweets from friends:
Funfetti Millionaire Cake by Life, Love, and Sugar
Easy Homemade Funfetti Cake by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Funfetti and Oreo Sprinkle Chocolate Chip Cookies by Averie Cooks




  1. Last summer I made Funfetti/Golden Oreo/Cake Batter ice cream and it took quite a bit of cardio to make up for it b/c I LOVED that stuff and I have no doubt I would inhale these sandwiches, Dorothy! Your perfect sugar cookie recipe has always been on my need-to-try list! Pinned
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  2. LOL @ “Miley and Justin” I love you.
    And these. I want to marry these. Funfetti? ALL THE THINGS.
    And why have I not heard of easy ice cream. Excuse me while I face plant into these right now. Pinned!
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  3. Love the ice cream machine-free method! This looks great!
    And I don’t blame you for getting sucked in. I still love the original movie with Hayley Mills. Maybe it qualifies as a guilty pleasure, but I don’t care!
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  4. These look like the most tastiest ice cream sandwiches, Dorothy! I love making these…I just made something similar last weekend, but with different flavors. Love how gorgeous yours turned out! Pinned!
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  5. Yes! Ice cream week! *happy dance* these look over the top amazing!
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  6. Ice cream week? Best.idea.eever!!! Can’t wait to see all of the ice cream this week! And these are a great start – funfetti is the best and all in a convenient ice cream sandwich? LOVE!
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  7. Ice cream is one of my faves thing ever, then adding funfetti goodness too. Man I need this right now!
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  8. Jumping for excitement about ice cream week and the sammies!! Very excited and i need these today!
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  9. Dorothy, the fact that you stick to the “easy” ice cream makes me love you. I always am so disappointed when a recipe calls for an ice cream maker and I don’t have one! Thanks for making friendly recipes :) Plus the fact that these are funfetti just puts me over the edge…
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  10. I love anything funfetti – these ice cream sandwiches included! Yum! Long live the ice cream machine free ice cream!
    And I know that version of Parent Trap. Wasn’t Lindsey Lohan so cute then? What the heck happened?
    And thanks for the link love – you rock!
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  11. Love ice-cream sandwiches! These funfetti look super cute and the perfect treat! :)
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  12. Yum!! These look SO good! Can’t wait to try them! Pinning! xo

  13. To your “#anythingisbetterwithcookies” , I would add #anythingisbetterwithsprinkles ! Fun and delicious in the same mouthful! The moral to your Parent Trap – Lindsay Lohan story is “Mammas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys … actors …. singers!” (probably dating myself…google it :) )
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  14. Totally adorable! Plus…I love cake batter!!
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  15. I love ice cream sandwiches so I definitely need to try these for sure!!
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  16. These look fabulous Dorothy — so many gorgeous photos!! You’ve really got the photo composition thing down. :) Too cute about the movie night too; that Parent Trap has been one of my favorites! I still like “Freaky Friday” and “Just My Luck” for movies with Lindsay Lohan. Although she isn’t exactly the best role model, the latter of those two was still extremely cute!
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  17. Yum!!! Cake Batter overload! So why did I just buy an ice cream maker if all you have to use is condensed milk and whipped cream?! I love all versions of The Parent Trap both the original and the Lindsay Lohan version!
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  18. These look delicious! I have never made easy ice cream before, but this might be the recipe that makes me try it :)
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  19. These little treats just scream summer perfection! Oh, and I just loved the original Parent Trap movie when I was a kid!
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  20. I need one of these ice cream sandwiches!!! I did not know making ice cream at home could be that easy – I’m totally going to try it! And sprinkles everywhere – I love it!
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    • It’s the best base Jessica! 1 can of SCM + 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped OR 2 containers (8-ounces each) Cool Whip. Add flavors, mix-ins, pudding mix, whatever!

  21. Kindra S. says:

    These look so good. I have to ask though. With all the sprinkles you go through, do you buy them buy the gallon or something? You like funfetti EVERYTHING! That’s not bad, just a lot of sprinkles.

  22. this looks so fun!
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  23. Laurie F. says:

    When I was pregnant I had such a craving for ice cream sandwiches – I wish I had these! I love the new Parent Trap, too! Didn’t you think that Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson just made the cutest couple?!

  24. Isn’t it sad that your daughter totally understood what you meant by just stating Miley and Justin!?! I have such a craving for one of these super fun and cute ice cream sandwiches now! MUST MAKE!
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  25. Yes, no kid would not just absolutely adore these. Why the hell would you not!! Looks spot on for a perfect summer treat :) And I would shut my laptop to parent hood too– such a great story line!!
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  26. HA! I love Parent Trap. It’s awesome how old movies just suck you in now matter how many times you’ve seen them!
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  27. Yesssssss FUNFETTI!! LOVE :-)
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  28. I’ll never forget when someone told my our local ice cream shop had cake ice cream (total cake addict lol).

    These look like heaven! Always amazed at your amazing combinations!
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  29. Love these ice cream sandwiches, Dorothy! Funfetti always makes my heart sing especially when sandwiched in between two perfect sugar cookies :) These look incredible and sound like the perfect summer treat! Pinning!
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  30. One word: YUM!

  31. 100% on board with these. I would love making them with birthday cake chocolate chip cookies too.
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  32. Parent Trap was my mom’s favorite movie, so of course, she made sure we watched it as kids, and I fell in love, too. We had it on VHS, and wore it out. Have you seen The Quiet Man? It’s a John Wayne movie that takes place in Ireland, and the mom from Parent Trap is the female protagonist in The Quiet Man. She’s so beautiful. These ice cream sandwiches look delightful. I’m going to have to finally try that easy ice cream once my new fridge gets delivered toay.
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