Birthday celebrations don’t get much sweeter than this Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake! 

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

My little guy turns 9 on September 28th. Not sure how that happened, but it certainly calls for a celebration. Birthdays are a big deal in our house. We have several traditions in our family which get a little more meaningful every year, especially when one of them is that you don’t have to do dishes on your birthday. Now that the kids have more responsibility around the house, these treats take on a whole new meaning. The birthday boy also gets to pick his birthday dinner and dessert. I’ve talked before about how Charlie tends to go the nontraditional route on his birthday desserts. It used to always be this tart, but this year he requested a Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake, and I was more than happy to oblige.

Did you know that September is the most popular month for birthdays? We have a handful of birthdays in our family in September. A cool thing about Charlie’s birthday is that he shares it with his great Uncle Frank who is exactly 84 years older. Sweetest man ever.

When McCormick® asked us if we could share our birthday flavor story, and I found out McCormick® has the SAME birthday as Charlie, I knew it was destiny. Especially when they sent us some Extra Rich Pure Vanilla to sample because Charlie is my vanilla boy. If having both chocolate and vanilla isn’t an option, he will always pick vanilla. And he requested a sugar cookie crust on his Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake. What better way to jazz up the sugar cookie crust than with extra rich pure vanilla? It’s the perfect balance of caramel and bourbon under notes and is 25% stronger than regular vanilla, perfect for our fellow vanilla lovers out there.

The rest of the cake is layered with raspberry chocolate chip ice cream, chocolate ice cream with a vanilla whipped cream frosting. Pure heavenly deliciousness and exactly what this nine-year-old wanted to make his birthday wishes come true.

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

How do you celebrate birthdays? Share your birthday flavor story with us below and you will be entered to win a McCormick® gift pack worth $50. And since it includes an exclusive edition of McCormick® vanilla extract, you can make your own sugar cookie crust ice cream cake. See entry details below.

So ready, set, go! Share your favorite birthday flavor story using #flavorstory!

Yield: 8-10

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake

Raspberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


For the sugar cookie crust:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons Extra Rich Pure Vanilla from McCormick®
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

For the ice cream layers:

  • 2 pints raspberry chocolate chip ice cream (softened)
  • 1 (17-ounce) carton chocolate ice cream (softened)

For the whipped frosting:

  • 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream (divided)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Extra Rich Pure Vanilla from McCormick
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


For the crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add egg and mix well. Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Spread cookie dough in the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Cool completely.

For the ice cream layers:

  1. Spread raspberry chocolate chip ice cream over sugar cookie layer and make a smooth top.
  2. Spread chocolate ice cream on top of raspberry chocolate chip ice cream and make a smooth top.
  3. Freeze for 5 hours or overnight.

For the frosting:

  1. Cream butter, 3 tablespoons whipping cream and vanilla until smooth. Add powdered sugar. Mix until combined. In a separate bow, whip remaining whipping cream to stiff peaks. Fold whipped cream into frosting.
  2. Remove the springform sides and frost cake. Serve immediately or freeze until ready to serve. Allow cake to sit for a few minutes before cutting into slices.
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