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Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches

These Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches are 100% homemade, from the funfetti ice cream to the cookies. You’ll want to keep your freezer stocked all year round!

Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches -- These ice cream sandwiches are 100% homemade, from the funfetti ice cream to the cookies. You'll want to keep your freezer stocked all year round | wearenotmartha.com

Happy Bachelorette finale day! Wait, what? I can’t believe I just said that. But seriously. It’s both a happy and a sad day because after tonight, what the heck will I have to look forward to on Mondays? Especially now that the Bachelor Pad has been canceled. Canceled! Such fools they are over at ABC. But um, I should probably talk about something else since a) most of you smart people probably stopped watching the Bachelor franchise at least 7 years ago, if you ever watched at all and b) I probably won’t publish this post until tonight’s episode is pretty much over. Who won?!?! Anyone?? I have no idea and it’s killing me.

But let’s talk about happy stuff like sprinkles and confetti instead. I mean, who doesn’t like this stuff? Who wouldn’t feel a little brighter on a Monday after some sprinkles and confetti? Or, you know, more specifically, Funfetti. I hesitated with even calling these ice cream sandwiches Funfetti because the word is so “on trend” right now (I also hate when people say “on trend”… even though I just did) and because really, what is Funfetti besides vanilla and some sprinkles? But I’m using the word anyway because “sprinkles” and “confetti” just don’t have the same ring.

These funfetti ice cream sandwiches are 100% homemade, but I promise they’re not very difficult. And if you don’t want to make your own ice cream, you can certainly use store-bought. Actually, the ice cream I make here is egg-based, but not cooked, so if you’re worried about raw eggs, use an alternative. But also know that I’ve done a ton of research on raw eggs and that the risk of salmonella from them is so small (especially compared to other things we’re exposed to), so it doesn’t bother me at all. Use your personal judgement!

So, this ice cream is super easy to make, but you still have to do some waiting for it to chill. Ugh, waiting is the worst.

Collage showing the making of the funfetti ice cream, mixed in a bowl and in the ice cream maker

But at least you can make your cookies while you’re waiting. You need to make two 8×8 cookies for these ice cream sandwiches, but if you don’t have two 8×8 pans, you can bake one at a time. Make sure you add a healthy dose of rainbow sprinkles to the cookie batter; these are funfetti ice cream sandwiches, after all!

Collage showing the making of the funfetti cookies, in the mixer and pressed into the pan

The assembly of the ice cream sandwiches is easy. Put the ice cream over one giant cookie and then top with the second giant cookie. And then wait for it all to freeze again. I know, I know. But it’s worth it!!

Collage showing the assembly of the funfetti ice cream sandwiches, with ice cream being layered on one cookie and another cookie being placed on top

And you end up with homemade genuine ice cream sandwiches. I was initially going to bake regular old funfetti cookies and just sandwich ice cream between them, but I’m so glad I decided to make giant cookies and slice the sandwiches into squares.

Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches -- These ice cream sandwiches are 100% homemade, from the funfetti ice cream to the cookies. You'll want to keep your freezer stocked all year round | wearenotmartha.com

ZOMG. I probably put too much ice cream in mine as these ice cream sandwiches were BEASTS. But I’m not going to pretend like it wasn’t the best thing ever. And that I wouldn’t do it all over again. Happy mistakes are the happiest.

Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches -- These ice cream sandwiches are 100% homemade, from the funfetti ice cream to the cookies. You'll want to keep your freezer stocked all year round | wearenotmartha.com

I’m also being totally honest when I say these are one of the best treats I’ve made in a long time. I almost could have eaten the entire platter of them all at once. But 9 ice cream sandwiches is kind of a lot. KIND OF.

Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches -- These ice cream sandwiches are 100% homemade, from the funfetti ice cream to the cookies. You'll want to keep your freezer stocked all year round | wearenotmartha.com

I still don’t quite get what Funfetti is besides vanilla and sprinkles, but I’m not sure there actually is a whole lot more to it. Because these tasted quite like the famous cake flavor and I didn’t even have to open a box to make them!

Some day, I’ll have a freezer in my house devoted only to ice cream. I feel like that’s not too much to ask and that I deserve it. Just keep working for the dream.

In the meantime, as long as my freezer can manage to stay shut, I’ll stuff it with as much ice cream and frozen novelties as possible. Hooray!

Have you made your own ice cream sandwiches?

5 from 2 votes
Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches -- These ice cream sandwiches are 100% homemade, from the funfetti ice cream to the cookies. You'll want to keep your freezer stocked all year round | wearenotmartha.com
Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

These Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches are 100% homemade, from the funfetti ice cream to the cookies. You'll want to keep your freezer stocked all year round!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 9 ice cream sandwiches
Author: We are not Martha
Ingredients
Ice Cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
Cookies
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
Instructions
Ice Cream
  1. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until they’re light and fluffy, about a minute. Slowly whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, until it’s well-blended. Continue whisking for another minute.

  2. Whisk in the heavy cream, milk, and vanilla. Cover bowl in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least two hours and up to overnight.

  3. After chilling, pour mixture into ice cream maker and follow manufacturers' instructions to process. When the ice cream is almost fully processed, pour in sprinkles.

Cookies
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray two 8Γ—8 baking pans lightly with cooking spray (if you only have one 8X8 pan, you can bake cookies one at a time).

  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a stand mixer (or in a bowl with a hand mixer) until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix to combine.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.

  4. Pour the flour mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined, taking care not to over-mix. Gently stir in the rainbow sprinkles.

  5. Divide cookie dough in two and press into the bottoms of the prepared pans.

  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until edges are just browning. Remove from oven and let cookies cool in the pan.

Assembly
  1. Put ice cream (you'll likely only need about 3/4 of it) on top of one of the cooled cookies in the pan. Remove the second cookie from its pan and press on top of the layer of ice cream. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for about 4 hours.

  2. Once chilled, remove from freezer and using a sharp knife, cut into 9 squares.

Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches -- These ice cream sandwiches are 100% homemade, from the funfetti ice cream to the cookies. You'll want to keep your freezer stocked all year round | wearenotmartha.com

33 Responses to "Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwiches"

  1. alex says:

    ha! currently watching the Bachelorette! I haven’t missed a season! I just posted about something with funfetti also! sounds like we need to hang out!

  2. Erica says:

    Stop! I need one! They are so fun and I bet they’re delicious.

  3. Oh my goodness, these are so adorable! This ice cream sandwich is going to make an appearance in my household soon!!

  4. What a happy summer treat! I would be happy with “too much” ice cream in the sandwich. And yes, an entire freezer dedicated to ice cream should be in every home, don’t you think?

  5. katie says:

    YUM!!! I’d love to make these, they look delicious!

  6. Shannon says:

    these look adorable πŸ™‚

  7. Odetta says:

    How fun! I’d like a freezer stocked with these!

  8. Melissa says:

    I want one of these immediately! YUM!

  9. I have 4 pair of hands waving in my kitchen as I read this. They will make short work of your sandwiches. These look like the kind of thing kids will love and devour. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  10. Monique says:

    I’m sorry but these are too pretty to eat.


    They also remind me of the yummies at CoolHaus in Lower Manhattan!

  11. So fun! Love how you decided to make one large cookie sheet, instead of doing individual cookies, it sounds a lot easier and then you could make all sorts of different shapes, depending on what you’re looking for. Love it.

  12. So THAT’S how they come out so perfect! I might use a similar method to make ice cream sandwiches I’m trying out for a virtual ice cream party next week πŸ˜‰

  13. Pam says:

    It looks so pretty and delicious. My kids would love this!

  14. So she ended up with Chris…he’s from my town here in McMinnville. My friend swam with chiropractor father at the pool last night…wonder if he’s giving out nose adjustments? Ha-ha. But love these fun sandwiches, what a great summer treat!!

  15. Um, wow. These look phenomenal!

  16. Absolutely my kind of ice cream treat!

  17. Gia Grossman says:

    My birthday is coming up and I think these are needed even if I have to make them for myself!

  18. Yum, yum, yum. That’s really all I can say about this recipe!

  19. I am dying for these. Pinned!

  20. You are so right, I think Funfetti is basically a made-up word for anything that contains sprinkles–but it does still seem to make recipes more fun! I love these sweet square ice cream sammies!

  21. Jenn says:

    Oh my gosh, I love the way that you think… a freezer solely dedicated to ice cream?? I need one of those too πŸ™‚
    Love this idea… very cute and I know it’s absolutely delicious too!!

  22. Joanne says:

    So obviously my life shall not be complete until I make these. Hellz. Yes.

  23. oh that is definitely fun indeed!

  24. Robyn says:

    How funny, I am a (closet fan) of the Bachelorette, but next season with Juan Puablo, I foresee having Monday night viewing sessions! LOL! I love the idea of the sprinkles on a Monday night too, I wonder if I can switch out the ice cream for frozen yogurt though.

  25. Shut the front door! These look so frikkin good! I love funfetti! I bet these taste pretty amazing. I can’t put my finger on it, but there is just a certain something about Funfetti:-) My little guy would lose his mind in a good way if I made these. Definitely on my must make list:-)

  26. Sues says:

    @Robyn- You could definitely make with frozen yogurt instead! In fact, it’s probably a good idea πŸ™‚

  27. Megan says:

    Funfetti is awesome… and so is The Bachelorette! These look sooo good!

  28. Juliana says:

    Great ice cream sandwich…yes, I love the colorful sprinkles…so festive!
    Hope you are having a great weeK πŸ˜€

  29. Betty says:

    Everything’s better with sprinkles. πŸ™‚ I would have no trouble at all getting into trouble with these!

  30. This recipe screams happy. Nice job!

  31. maheen says:

    Well done.looks so yummy

  32. Amanda says:

    I love ice cream sandwiches, and taking it to funfetti flavors is just amazing!!

  33. What a fun recipe for the family to make, thanks so much for sharing. My daughter and I loved this easy recipe and we of course loved the sprinkles πŸ™‚

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