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Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches for the Indecisive!

Yes, this dessert can’t decide whether it wants to be a cake, ice cream, or a sandwich. That’s pretty much the story of my life… completely indecisive. I struggle with little decisions like… Should I go to the gym or just eat dessert? Should I buy the purse or pay the phone bill this month? Big decisions are even worse. Divorce? Employment? Place of dwelling? It doesn’t matter, big or small, I will think way too deeply about it.

Looking back, my entire existence has been spent analyzing my life, and for the record, I hate multiple choice tests. Here’s what I think is smart, the student who can come up with a justification for more than one multiple choice option, and have it make total sense.  Some of you know that my job is the gifted and talented coordinator of a large school district (that’s what pays the mortgage, blogging and baking are for fun). When I’ve come across kids who do this and demonstrate reasoning skills way above the norm, the bells go off indicating… I think we have a gifted kiddo here.  

This cake batter ice cream was a bit over-analyzed to begin with, and the first batch did not turn out well. I caught myself googling “cake batter ice cream”, comparing all of the different ingredients and proportions, and finally had to put an end to my madness. I got out a bowl, added the key ingredients in the proportions that sounded about right, and skipped the heating on the stove process altogether. I know that the heating process helps infuse the flavors, but having spent too much energy over-analyzing it, I just wanted a little cake batter ice cream. To my pleasant surprise, I loved it! I loved it so much, I decided it deserved to become an ice cream sugar cookie sandwich, which made it even better.

My sister and her husband are cake batter ice cream connoisseurs, and I miss the days b.c. (before children) that I would stop by Cold Stone Creamery and pick up cake batter ice cream for us. I’ve asked the experts to make this, and they are going to let me know if the recipe needs tweaking. Let me know if you make it and create your own version because the over-analyzer in me will continue to wonder if it gets better than this.

 Printable Recipe

 Cake Batter Ice Cream

3/4 cup white cake mix

1/2 cup sugar

1  1/2 cups whole milk

1 cup cream

2 egg yolks

1/2 tsp. vanilla

Combine the cake mix and sugar in a bowl and mix. Add the remaining ingredients and stir it well until the cake mix has dissolved. Place in a container and put in the refrigerator to chill (at least 4 hours is recommended). Once chilled, pour the ice cream mixture into your ice cream maker, and follow the directions according to the manufacturer.

To make the ice cream sandwiches, I bought the Pillsbury tube of sugar cookie dough. Feel free to use your own recipe, but I thought the texture and the sweetness of these would be perfect (and they were). Before baking, I sprinkled the dough with rainbow nonpareils. Once the cookies cooled and the ice cream had firmed up, I put the sandwiches together, and finished them off by sprinkling rainbow jimmies on the ice cream. Then I refroze them, until I was ready to devour them. And if anyone’s wondering, I didn’t go to the gym… I ate these instead!

*This recipe made 5 ice cream sandwiches. You may want to double the ice cream and cookies if you need more.

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23 Responses to Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches for the Indecisive!
  1. Darleen
    August 9, 2010 | 9:25 pm

    wonderful and so easy to make … thanks!

  2. Karyl
    August 10, 2010 | 5:01 am

    So pretty! You just can’t beat a vanilla-based ice cream with colorful sprinkles. The kid in me will never agree otherwise! (Now you’ll have to do something with gumballs…) I picked up some white cake mix and we’ll be making up a batch of this today and I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  3. Cookbook Queen
    August 10, 2010 | 5:10 am

    For future reference, always choose dessert over the gym. And purse over the phone bill, definitely.

    Also, when I read your analysis of a gifted child, I literally gasped. Only because you described my little boy to a “T”. His reasoning astounds me and it’s so frustrating because he can justify almost anything!!

    I am most certainly definitely making these ice cream sandwiches. Thanks so much for the recipe and your pictures are beautiful!!

  4. The Blue-Eyed Bakers
    August 10, 2010 | 8:09 am

    Oh ice cream sandwiches. Cookie ice cream sandwiches to be specific…one of the most amazing desserts ever…so deliciously simple and so freaking tasty. And yay for cake batter ice cream…because decisions are the worst.

  5. Samantha
    August 10, 2010 | 10:44 am

    How would you do this without an ice cream maker? I’d really love to have one but we really don’t have any room in our tiny apartment kitchen!

  6. Amy
    August 11, 2010 | 6:22 am

    Samantha: there’s a super low-tech way to make icecream. mix up your ice cream mix, and put it in a baggie (big or small, depending on the batch) and close tight. fill another larger (or same size–whatever workd) baggie partway with rock salt and ice. place your ice cream bag inside the ice bag. Make sure everything is zipped up tight! then shake. and shake, and shake! (mittens can help–that rock salt-ice gets cold!) pretty soon, you’ll have soft-serve consistency ice cream, which you can transfer to a different container and freeze the rest of the way.
    (I do this with little kids as a chemistry demonstration, and works quite well!)

  7. Samantha
    August 11, 2010 | 7:46 am

    Thanks for the tip Amy! I will definitely be making this recipe soon now!

  8. Kate
    August 11, 2010 | 8:39 am

    Thanks for your tip Amy! I’ve never made it this way. My boy would love to try making it this way.

  9. bridget {bake at 350}
    August 11, 2010 | 9:19 am

    I did not know you were the GT director! So neat!

    Cake batter ice cream is literally on my list to make this month. Your ice cream sandwiches puts it over the top, though! How PRETTY!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. C&C Cakery
    August 11, 2010 | 9:35 am

    These are amazing! I don’t know if I could bring myself to buy *gasp* packaged cake mix or pre-made cookie dough. Is there a way to do this from scratch?

  11. Heather
    August 11, 2010 | 5:12 pm

    These look super cute and super yummy. I can’t wait to try these with the little ones. They will love these.

  12. Karyl
    August 11, 2010 | 5:40 pm

    C&C Cakery, I’m sure you could do them from scratch, but in my experience I think you’ll find that store-bought mixes provide a certain strength/solidity to both the ice cream and the cookies that is ideal for ice cream sandwiches. Plus, it’s a dessert that people necessarily have to gobble up fast before it melts so spending time making everything from scratch might be a little disheartening in the end!

  13. Amy
    August 12, 2010 | 12:55 pm

    wow. this is by far the best vanilla ice cream i’ve ever made! haven’t assembled the sandwiches yet (ice cream is setting up in the freezer), but my god, this is a wonderful recipe! (i may have to add cake batter to all the ice cream I make from now on!)

  14. Amy
    August 12, 2010 | 7:19 pm

    OK, you wanted feedback on this recipe. In my bf’s words, “that was SCRUMPTIOUS!” truly. wonderful recipe. and it needs the overly sweet pre-made cookies. also the sprinkles. can’t do without the sprinkles. what a truly delicious recipe
    (sorry I can’t stop gushing about it. it’s just exciting when I try a new recipe and it’s actually FANTASTIC!)

  15. Kate
    August 12, 2010 | 9:37 pm

    I’m so glad you liked it Amy! I try to adapt recipes, but rarely start from scratch. The sprinkles and cookies did put it over the top, but in a good way!! Thanks a bunch for commenting!

  16. Trisha
    January 1, 2011 | 7:47 pm

    I may have to buy an ice cream maker JUST so I can make these!! They look *delicious*!!
    I love your indecisive rant…I thought *I* was the only one who was so indecisive lol!!!

    ~Trisha

  17. Meri
    July 5, 2012 | 7:24 am

    This recipe is what fantasies are made of! I can’t wait to test it out!! Thanks for the inspiration (which I shared with my readers HERE: http://seektobemerry.blogspot.com/2012/07/uhhh-back-to-work.html)

  18. Heather - Chickabug
    July 25, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    Hi Kate! I featured your recipe in a round-up on my blog today:
    http://www.chickabug.com/blog/2012/07/funfetti-dessert-recipes.html

    Thank you for the inspiration!! : )
    Heather

  19. Shari
    July 9, 2013 | 8:21 pm

    00 for the fondant covered frosting, chocolate ganache icing, and
    marzipan frosting and $. This suggests banks will be in
    a position to borrow cash from the central authority at low rates and subsequently, they are going
    to be able to offer low interest private loans. Frost
    the cupcakes in different colors using frosting and food coloring.

  20. Carlos
    July 18, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    Instead, most products contain calcium carbonate (this
    includes coral calcium). They test them all, noticing which ones produce the greatest gains, the most energy, and provide a healthy alternative to banned substances.
    Probiotic supplements will give you the same benefits as
    food sources.

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ts cake batter

Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches for the Indecisive!

Yes, this dessert can’t decide whether it wants to be a cake, ice cream, or a sandwich. That’s pretty much the story of my life… completely indecisive. I struggle with little decisions like… Should I go to the gym or just eat dessert? Should I buy the purse or pay the phone bill this month? Big decisions are even worse. Divorce? Employment? Place of dwelling? It doesn’t matter, big or small, I will think way too deeply about it.

Looking back, my entire existence has been spent analyzing my life, and for the record, I hate multiple choice tests. Here’s what I think is smart, the student who can come up with a justification for more than one multiple choice option, and have it make total sense.  Some of you know that my job is the gifted and talented coordinator of a large school district (that’s what pays the mortgage, blogging and baking are for fun). When I’ve come across kids who do this and demonstrate reasoning skills way above the norm, the bells go off indicating… I think we have a gifted kiddo here.  

This cake batter ice cream was a bit over-analyzed to begin with, and the first batch did not turn out well. I caught myself googling “cake batter ice cream”, comparing all of the different ingredients and proportions, and finally had to put an end to my madness. I got out a bowl, added the key ingredients in the proportions that sounded about right, and skipped the heating on the stove process altogether. I know that the heating process helps infuse the flavors, but having spent too much energy over-analyzing it, I just wanted a little cake batter ice cream. To my pleasant surprise, I loved it! I loved it so much, I decided it deserved to become an ice cream sugar cookie sandwich, which made it even better.

My sister and her husband are cake batter ice cream connoisseurs, and I miss the days b.c. (before children) that I would stop by Cold Stone Creamery and pick up cake batter ice cream for us. I’ve asked the experts to make this, and they are going to let me know if the recipe needs tweaking. Let me know if you make it and create your own version because the over-analyzer in me will continue to wonder if it gets better than this.

 Printable Recipe

 Cake Batter Ice Cream

3/4 cup white cake mix

1/2 cup sugar

1  1/2 cups whole milk

1 cup cream

2 egg yolks

1/2 tsp. vanilla

Combine the cake mix and sugar in a bowl and mix. Add the remaining ingredients and stir it well until the cake mix has dissolved. Place in a container and put in the refrigerator to chill (at least 4 hours is recommended). Once chilled, pour the ice cream mixture into your ice cream maker, and follow the directions according to the manufacturer.

To make the ice cream sandwiches, I bought the Pillsbury tube of sugar cookie dough. Feel free to use your own recipe, but I thought the texture and the sweetness of these would be perfect (and they were). Before baking, I sprinkled the dough with rainbow nonpareils. Once the cookies cooled and the ice cream had firmed up, I put the sandwiches together, and finished them off by sprinkling rainbow jimmies on the ice cream. Then I refroze them, until I was ready to devour them. And if anyone’s wondering, I didn’t go to the gym… I ate these instead!

*This recipe made 5 ice cream sandwiches. You may want to double the ice cream and cookies if you need more.

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23 Responses to Cake Batter Ice Cream Sandwiches for the Indecisive!
  1. Darleen
    August 9, 2010 | 9:25 pm

    wonderful and so easy to make … thanks!

  2. Karyl
    August 10, 2010 | 5:01 am

    So pretty! You just can’t beat a vanilla-based ice cream with colorful sprinkles. The kid in me will never agree otherwise! (Now you’ll have to do something with gumballs…) I picked up some white cake mix and we’ll be making up a batch of this today and I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  3. Cookbook Queen
    August 10, 2010 | 5:10 am

    For future reference, always choose dessert over the gym. And purse over the phone bill, definitely.

    Also, when I read your analysis of a gifted child, I literally gasped. Only because you described my little boy to a “T”. His reasoning astounds me and it’s so frustrating because he can justify almost anything!!

    I am most certainly definitely making these ice cream sandwiches. Thanks so much for the recipe and your pictures are beautiful!!

  4. The Blue-Eyed Bakers
    August 10, 2010 | 8:09 am

    Oh ice cream sandwiches. Cookie ice cream sandwiches to be specific…one of the most amazing desserts ever…so deliciously simple and so freaking tasty. And yay for cake batter ice cream…because decisions are the worst.

  5. Samantha
    August 10, 2010 | 10:44 am

    How would you do this without an ice cream maker? I’d really love to have one but we really don’t have any room in our tiny apartment kitchen!

  6. Amy
    August 11, 2010 | 6:22 am

    Samantha: there’s a super low-tech way to make icecream. mix up your ice cream mix, and put it in a baggie (big or small, depending on the batch) and close tight. fill another larger (or same size–whatever workd) baggie partway with rock salt and ice. place your ice cream bag inside the ice bag. Make sure everything is zipped up tight! then shake. and shake, and shake! (mittens can help–that rock salt-ice gets cold!) pretty soon, you’ll have soft-serve consistency ice cream, which you can transfer to a different container and freeze the rest of the way.
    (I do this with little kids as a chemistry demonstration, and works quite well!)

  7. Samantha
    August 11, 2010 | 7:46 am

    Thanks for the tip Amy! I will definitely be making this recipe soon now!

  8. Kate
    August 11, 2010 | 8:39 am

    Thanks for your tip Amy! I’ve never made it this way. My boy would love to try making it this way.

  9. bridget {bake at 350}
    August 11, 2010 | 9:19 am

    I did not know you were the GT director! So neat!

    Cake batter ice cream is literally on my list to make this month. Your ice cream sandwiches puts it over the top, though! How PRETTY!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. C&C Cakery
    August 11, 2010 | 9:35 am

    These are amazing! I don’t know if I could bring myself to buy *gasp* packaged cake mix or pre-made cookie dough. Is there a way to do this from scratch?

  11. Heather
    August 11, 2010 | 5:12 pm

    These look super cute and super yummy. I can’t wait to try these with the little ones. They will love these.

  12. Karyl
    August 11, 2010 | 5:40 pm

    C&C Cakery, I’m sure you could do them from scratch, but in my experience I think you’ll find that store-bought mixes provide a certain strength/solidity to both the ice cream and the cookies that is ideal for ice cream sandwiches. Plus, it’s a dessert that people necessarily have to gobble up fast before it melts so spending time making everything from scratch might be a little disheartening in the end!

  13. Amy
    August 12, 2010 | 12:55 pm

    wow. this is by far the best vanilla ice cream i’ve ever made! haven’t assembled the sandwiches yet (ice cream is setting up in the freezer), but my god, this is a wonderful recipe! (i may have to add cake batter to all the ice cream I make from now on!)

  14. Amy
    August 12, 2010 | 7:19 pm

    OK, you wanted feedback on this recipe. In my bf’s words, “that was SCRUMPTIOUS!” truly. wonderful recipe. and it needs the overly sweet pre-made cookies. also the sprinkles. can’t do without the sprinkles. what a truly delicious recipe
    (sorry I can’t stop gushing about it. it’s just exciting when I try a new recipe and it’s actually FANTASTIC!)

  15. Kate
    August 12, 2010 | 9:37 pm

    I’m so glad you liked it Amy! I try to adapt recipes, but rarely start from scratch. The sprinkles and cookies did put it over the top, but in a good way!! Thanks a bunch for commenting!

  16. Trisha
    January 1, 2011 | 7:47 pm

    I may have to buy an ice cream maker JUST so I can make these!! They look *delicious*!!
    I love your indecisive rant…I thought *I* was the only one who was so indecisive lol!!!

    ~Trisha

  17. Meri
    July 5, 2012 | 7:24 am

    This recipe is what fantasies are made of! I can’t wait to test it out!! Thanks for the inspiration (which I shared with my readers HERE: http://seektobemerry.blogspot.com/2012/07/uhhh-back-to-work.html)

  18. Heather - Chickabug
    July 25, 2012 | 12:11 pm

    Hi Kate! I featured your recipe in a round-up on my blog today:
    http://www.chickabug.com/blog/2012/07/funfetti-dessert-recipes.html

    Thank you for the inspiration!! : )
    Heather

  19. Shari
    July 9, 2013 | 8:21 pm

    00 for the fondant covered frosting, chocolate ganache icing, and
    marzipan frosting and $. This suggests banks will be in
    a position to borrow cash from the central authority at low rates and subsequently, they are going
    to be able to offer low interest private loans. Frost
    the cupcakes in different colors using frosting and food coloring.

  20. Carlos
    July 18, 2013 | 1:15 pm

    Instead, most products contain calcium carbonate (this
    includes coral calcium). They test them all, noticing which ones produce the greatest gains, the most energy, and provide a healthy alternative to banned substances.
    Probiotic supplements will give you the same benefits as
    food sources.

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