When it comes to birthday cake alternatives ice cream and soda are a match made in birthday party heaven!
Toss a couple of scoops of ice cream into a cup and top it off with any flavor of fizzy soda
There’s always the go-to version made with Root Beer. However, you can also get creative with yummy flavor combinations like orange, grape or even strawberry...or even this fun unicorn version.
Leave it as-is or make it super fancy and top them off with some whipped cream and sprinkles.
Here are a couple tips to make this idea score even more points:
Save yourself even more time by being prepared.
You can easily scoop your ice cream into cups the day before or the morning of and store them in the freezer. The ice cream will even stay cold in a cooler with ice if you need to take them to a park or another party location.
Simply top off with the soda when you are ready to serve.
Be eco-friendly and purchase re-usable cups to serve the ice cream floats in. They can also serve as the party favor for each guest to take home!
My obsession with oversized cookies began at a restaurant chain that is famous for the “Pizookie”. It’s a large cookie baked in a deep cast-iron skillet that is served fresh from the oven with a scoop of ice cream on top.
Needless to say, it was love at first bite.
It actually didn’t become an obsession until a genius server recommended that I order the half peanut butter, half chocolate chip cookie.
The best part is that you can recreate that little blessing of a dessert at home.The simplest way to replicate this easy birthday cake alternative is to pick up some pre-packaged dough at the grocery store.
Grab a tube of your favorite flavor and plop it into a greased cast-iron skillet. If you don’t have one of those you can also use a glass 9×13 pan.
I highly recommend serving it warm with ice cream. However, I know there are some people who have more self-control than I do
If that is the case, allow it to cool and you can use frosting to add some cute decorations or the guest of honor’s name.
No matter how old you are - everyone loves an ice cream sandwich.
This recipe is the perfect non-cake birthday treat, full of cookies, ice cream and sprinkles.
Festive, delicious and fun!
There you have it mama! 10 super easy Birthday Cake Alternatives that you can put together in no time! I hope these ideas help you to have more time to enjoy the party and spend time with friends and family.
Which Easy Birthday Cake Alternative will you Choose?
Lauren Tingley is a formerly stressed out, working teacher-mom of two who tried to "do it all" and ended up losing herself in the process. Determined to find joy in modern motherhood she discovered simplifying was the answer. Now she shares her tips for fun family activities, minimalist homemaking and simple parenting advice on Simply Well Balanced for families looking to create more balance in their homes. Lauren's ideas and advice has been shared by Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping and Women's First.Read more about me! Or follow me on Pinterest or Instagram
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