Quick & Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches

by Alli

Quick and Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches was sponsored by Pollinate Media Group®, Sara Lee®, and Breyers®. All opinions are my own. 

A few days ago I needed a last-minute dessert. And I have standards to uphold, especially after a childhood friend from my home state of GA commented that I was putting our sweet, little hometown on the map. That means I have to always bring my A-game, right?

As I pulled out my freezer drawer and gazed inside, waiting for a dessert to magically appear,  I remembered I had a Sara Lee® Pound Cake and a carton of Breyers® Chocolate Ice Cream hidden away in the top drawer.  

Most of my family members don’t really notice the top drawer since the freezer door is on the bottom and that requires actually leaning over.

The Sara Lee Jingle 

Ever since I was a little girl, Sara Lee Pound Cake has been one of my very favorite desserts. I would actually run around singing that little jingle, “Nobody Doesn’t Like Sara Lee.”  

At first, I thought it was, “Nobody Does It Like Sara Lee” and would belt it out at the top of my lungs. Both statements are true, but the first one is correct.

Over the years, I’ve topped that pound cake with strawberries and whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and vanilla ice cream, and I’ve served it all on its own with coffee.

This time, I decided to go a completely different route and make Quick & Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches. Hey, it’s still really hot here in the south and I needed a cool and creamy dessert.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ingredients At A Glance (full recipe card below!)

  • Sara Lee® Pound Cake (16 oz.)
  • Breyers® Ice Cream in your favorite flavor
  • Breyers® Sprinkles 

Quick and Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Remove the ice cream and pound cake from the freezer and let it rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes – just to soften things up a bit.

Quick & Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches

After slicing the cake, spread the softened ice cream on one side of the pound cake and top with another slice.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Roll the edges in sprinkles and placed the ice cream sandwiches back in the freezer to harden. This step is totally optional, but kids love sprinkles.

Ice Cream Sandwich

Yield: 6 servings

Quick & Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Breyers & Sara Lee are featured in my Quick and Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate ice cream is layered between thick slices of pound cake before rolling the edges in colorful sprinkles. These ice cream sandwiches are so easy to make.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • Sara Lee® Pound Cake (16 oz.)
  • Breyers® Ice Cream in your favorite flavor
  • Breyers® Sprinkles


  1. Remove the pound cake and ice cream from the freezer and let set about 10 minutes or until the ice cream has softened.
  2. Slice the pound cake into 1/2 inch slices.
  3. Spread ice cream on a slice of pound cake and top with another slice.
  4. Roll in sprinkles.
  5. Wrap with plastic wrap and place back in the freezer until hardened.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 176Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 36mgSodium 91mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 1gSugar 18gProtein 3g

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My quick and easy ice cream sandwiches are always a huge hit! The best part is that you can make them up to a day ahead of time and just let them chill in the freezer.  

Of course, if you’re like me, you have to attach a Do Not Eat note so you’ll actually have dessert.

I feel good about serving Sara Lee pound cake because it’s made with real quality ingredients and it saves me so much time and effort. And Breyers ice cream is made with fresh cream, sugar, and milk from cows not treated with artificial growth hormones. That’s a biggie for me! 

Once you try my Quick & Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches, you’ll want to always have a stash of Sara Lee pound cake and Breyers Ice Cream in the freezer.  

Quick & Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches

What’s your favorite Breyers ice cream flavor?

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Originally Published August 2015, updated July 28, 2021


Reginia Cordell August 17, 2015 - 6:57 am

Alli, you’re speaking to my sweet little southern heart.

My mother and I were just chatting about pound cake. My great-grandmother made the best pound cakes in all of Arkansas. My step-father requests one for his birthday each year (August 19). We use to enjoy it with Neapolitan ice cream just like this.

We love Breyers’ Classic Neapolitan.

Amy at Mom's Magical Miles August 17, 2015 - 7:39 am

So easy, and the sprinkles make it look so pretty! I love that you can keep these supplies on hand in the freezer.

Joanne T Ferguson August 17, 2015 - 7:40 am

I love Sara lee Pound Cake Alli and my fave is ice cream sandwiches! You have made me a big fan of your recipe today!

Annemarie LeBlanc August 17, 2015 - 7:44 am

I love chocolate ice cream! Any kind would do. Those ice cream sandwiches gave me back memories of my childhood. Thanks for sharing.

Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly August 17, 2015 - 7:45 am

I haven’t had breakfast yet and now you have me craving an ice cream sandwich! Maybe I should have this for breakfast, I mean dairy is good for us and all! LOL 🙂

Aidah August 17, 2015 - 7:49 am

Yummy! I have never seen Ice cream sandwiches made with pound cake! I am so going to try this 🙂

Susan Schild August 17, 2015 - 7:53 am

Sounds quick and delicious! Always looking for ideas to get out of meal prep doldrums.

Susan Schild August 17, 2015 - 7:54 am

Sounds quick and delish! Always looking for ideas to get out of meal prep doldrums.

LaShawn August 17, 2015 - 8:34 am

OMG YESSSSS! This is perfect! I love those sarah lee pound cake slices! This was a genius idea to put the ice cream in between!

Neely August 17, 2015 - 8:41 am

What a fun idea! I know my husband would LOVE this!

Natasha August 17, 2015 - 8:48 am

Oh wow, I’ve never considered pound cake for ice cream sandwiches! It looks so simple but so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Jeanette August 17, 2015 - 10:13 am

The sprinkles made it look so pretty! Seriously what a great idea! My son could make it with little help! That would be cool on its own!

Danielle S August 17, 2015 - 10:25 am

Those look DELICIOUS!!! I might have to try these as special Friday afternoon treats for the little guy.

Latoya August 17, 2015 - 10:36 am

OMG! Theses Look so delicious, fun and easy to make. Great idea, I never would have thought about using pound cake!

Alyssa C August 17, 2015 - 10:45 am

What an easy, delicious snack! I definitely plan on making these for my daughters. Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer Pridemore August 17, 2015 - 11:01 am

That would be a great treat for after school to surprise your kids with! I bet it would be fun to make with Neapolitan ice cream so you have different flavors in one sandwich.

Mykidsguide August 17, 2015 - 11:06 am

This is the kind of snack my kids would love, especially on a hot day like this. I can’t wait to make this for them.

Tiffani August 17, 2015 - 11:20 am

OMG! You had me at “Sarah Lee Pound Cake”! This was our go-to cake when I was a kid. I can’t wait to try this recipe with my ice cream-pound cake eating family. Fun & yummy post!

Kristen from The Road to Domestication August 17, 2015 - 11:36 am

Goodness, Alli, I never thought to use pound cake for ice cream sandwiches! That gives me a good idea – pound cake with strawberry ice cream in the middle, topped with strawberries and whipped cream! Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches on Steroids! LOL (You know me and the strawberries…)

Logan Can August 17, 2015 - 11:38 am

This looks so delicious! I LOVE ice cream, and chocolate happens to be my favorite. I have never thought to make my own Ice Cream sandwiches, but I just may have tot ry this recipe this weekend!

Mistee Dawn August 17, 2015 - 11:45 am

Yum! These look absolutely amazing. And so easy to make! I will definitely be making these this weekend!

Tamiko August 17, 2015 - 1:45 pm

Sara .Lee pound cakes brings back childhood memories. This a must try.

Sandy KS August 17, 2015 - 2:26 pm

I love the idea of using pound cake to make ice cream sandwiches. The pound cake would be thick enough to handle the ice cream. I wonder if the pound cake comes in different flavors. possibly chocolate.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle August 17, 2015 - 4:09 pm

OMG. Pound cake ice cream sandwiches? I’ve got to get in on that action! Yum!

Shaney Vijendranath August 17, 2015 - 4:52 pm

Ooooh that looks divine! I can’t remember the last time I had an ice cream sandwich. I’m waiting for summer now. 🙂

Jenn August 17, 2015 - 5:52 pm

What a great idea for an ice cream sandwich! It is a great way to surprise dinner guests with a quick homemade treat!

Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green August 17, 2015 - 6:19 pm

I’m such an ice cream lover, in particular Breyer’s is my ice cream of choice. This is so simple but man it looks so good. I will make this with vanilla ice cream.

April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition August 17, 2015 - 7:11 pm

That’s such a great idea to have a fun dessert! I think I’d have to try out every flavor to see which one works best.

Kristin August 17, 2015 - 10:40 pm

Oh yum. I bet this would taste so good the strawberry Ice cream.

rika August 18, 2015 - 2:36 am

i love eating ice cream with pound cake… so tasty and fun to eat.. my favorite flavor is vanilla

Ron August 18, 2015 - 5:39 am

Oh my. Asians like me will truly love this. Ice cream as sandwich filling never fails to amaze me.

Megan Elford August 18, 2015 - 6:40 am

I’m filing this recipe away. It’s easy and quick, and my family will love it!

michele d August 18, 2015 - 7:45 am

Chocolate of course :). These ice cream sandwiches are to die for. They look so yummy and my kids would love these!

Mary August 18, 2015 - 7:52 am

Yum ! What a quick and fun idea. Love the extra touch of the sprinkles

Chubskulit Rose August 18, 2015 - 9:05 am

Such an awesome idea, my son would be all over the moon with this kund of treat! Thanks for sharing, I might try this one day.

Bonnie @ wemake7 August 18, 2015 - 9:44 am

Those are certainly quick and easy to make, my favorite type of recipe! =) They look soooo good!

Erin August 18, 2015 - 11:01 am

Those looks so yummy! I would love to make these for a summer get together!

Michelle @ Dishes and Dust Bunnies August 18, 2015 - 11:06 am

The sound like such a yummy ice cream sandwiches! I love how they seem really simple to make. I’ll definitely try doing this before the end of summer!

Dawn McAlexander August 18, 2015 - 11:38 am

Oh, that’s really interesting. I have to admit that I was thinking more of the traditional ice cream sandwiches that you see in stores when I saw your post. Imagine my surprise when it was an actual sandwich! It looks super cool!

Lynndee August 18, 2015 - 11:45 am

Breyers is our most fave ice cream! My favorite flavor is coffee. That’s the coffee addict in me. 🙂 My husband loves their salted caramel and our son loves their rocky road. Yum!

Tanya C. {@Treats by Tanya} August 18, 2015 - 11:54 am

This look absolutely scrumptious! I’m going to have to add these as a desert for our end of summer party. My kids LOVE sprinkles 😀

ricci August 18, 2015 - 12:08 pm

I love ice cream sandwiches and these look amazing!! I love the sprinkles around the edges…and that Sarah Lee Poundcake? My fave!

Chrystal | YUM eating August 18, 2015 - 12:34 pm

My mother used to make these for me when I was younger! I haven’t thought about or seen them in ages. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I am going to have to make some of these for kiddo soon, complete with chocolate sprinkles 😉

Uplifting Families August 18, 2015 - 12:36 pm

These look so good. I’m going to have to try this recipe. My kids would love it.

Rosey August 18, 2015 - 12:46 pm

Smart to leave it at room temperature for a bit. That does make it easier to work with, I know. These look great.

lisa August 18, 2015 - 1:22 pm

What a great idea! I love pound cake and this recipe looks so easy to make delicious ice cream sandwiches.

Ann Bacciaglia August 18, 2015 - 2:32 pm

This is a fantastic idea. It looks so easy to make and delicious. Perfect for a hot day like today.

Kori Tomelden August 18, 2015 - 4:44 pm

You had me at pound cake, yummy. I never would think to use that for an ice cream sandwich.

Emilee Speaks August 19, 2015 - 1:30 am

Ohhh cake and ice cream… my weaknesses! This is a super cute idea and looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

Kiwi August 19, 2015 - 5:08 am

Wow this was super easy! This is a great spin on have your cake and ice cream too…love the poundcake idea!

Angela Kanellopoulos August 19, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Oh em gee, what are you doing to me? LOL I am in ice cream heaven right about now and my diet is screaming at me! this looks so amazing! Thanks so much for sharing cause once my niece and nephew come over I will have to try this!

CourtneyLynne August 19, 2015 - 2:56 pm

OMG!!! This is the best idea ever! Seriously. I’m so
Making these this weekend. Hubby will love these.

Katherine G August 20, 2015 - 9:14 am

My kids would love this. Especially my son. Ice cream sandwiches are his dessert of choice. I am going to have to snatch up this coupon and make this. My favorite Breyer’s ice cream is vanilla. Okay I find it funny that all these years I thought the slogan was”Nobody does it like Sara Lee”. I find it interesting to know it is really something else. You learn something new everyday.


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