Birthday celebrations don’t get much sweeter than this 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.
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!
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