These snickerdoodle blondie ice cream parfaits are a cinnamon lover’s dream! Layers of cinnamon sugar blondie alternate with sweet cinnamon ice cream scoops to make the perfect frozen treat.
snickerdoodle blondie ice cream parfaits

It’s pretty bad when you’re starting out your Monday already knowing that the only way you’re going to get through the week is with extensive self bribery.

So far, I’ve promised myself five ice cream scoops, a pumpkin beer (yes, I went there), and a midday latte…and that’s just for getting to work on time and not running out screaming between the hours of 9 and 5 pm!

I can’t even imagine what it will cost me if I have to stay late.

Let’s hope we don’t have to go there?


I can’t really even pinpoint exactly why I’m dreading this week so much, though it may have something to do with the fact that the (crucial!) experiment I spent my Saturday analyzing just didn’t work.

Or the fact that the.boy’s grandmother is in the hospital with a broken femur.

Or the fact that I have added nary a word to my thesis in over a week.

Or the fact that there are still FIVE MORE DAYS until the next weekend!!


Okay, so maybe I do know exactly why I’m dreading this week so much.

Buuuuutttt, can I also tell you its one redeeming quality?

I have SIX PINTS of McConnell’s ice cream in my freezer. And I know how to hide them from my husband so I don’t have to share use them.


I’m sure a lot of you have never heard of McConnell’s, which is entirely unfortunate…so let me educate you! They’re an ice cream company based out of Santa Barbara, California, though they’re currently making an effort to launch on the east coast as well! To that I say: I’m counting down the minutes.

McConnell’s was kind enough to send me a few of their flavors to try, and the first thing I was struck by was how short their ingredient lists were. Basically: cream, milk, sugar, and egg yolks. Plus flavor add-ins/crunchy mix-ins, but even these are as natural and simple as possible.  Love that they’re committed to so much wholesomeness.

And then there was the FLAVOR. Wow wow wow wow wow. The.Boy and I unanimously agreed that this was some of the best ice cream we have ever had. (And we have had a lot of ice cream.)

I don’t really like to choose favorites with things that are so dear to me, but I was entirely sold on the Churros con Leche. It is basically a cinnamon ice cream base stuffed with chunks of churros. As a sucker for anything with cinnamon sugar, this tugged on all of my heartstrings and then some.

And then because I can never leave well enough alone (/I really needed to go ALL OUT with my self bribery tactics), I made snickerdoodle blondies to layer with this ice cream in a cinnamon sugar parfait of CRAZY AWESOMENESS. It’s good enough for a Monday OR a Friday…and every day in-between.


I suspect that we all need a bit of this cinnamon sugar heaven in our lives, so I am SUPER excited to tell you that McConnell’s has offered to giveaway 6 PINTS of ice cream to one lucky reader!! See the widget below for how to enter! (Note: the giveaway doesn’t start until 8AM EST on August 10th, though this post will go live a bit earlier, so please keep that in mind while entering!)

Snickerdoodle Blondie Ice Cream Parfaits {#GIVEAWAY}
These snickerdoodle blondie ice cream parfaits are a cinnamon lover's dream! Layers of cinnamon sugar blondie alternate with sweet cinnamon ice cream scoops to make the perfect frozen treat.
Yield: 8 parfaits
For the blondies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
For the cinnamon sugar topping
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
For the parfait
  • 4 cups McConnell's Churros Con Leche ice cream
  1. Heat oven to 350F. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars on medium-high speed for 4-5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Press the batter in an even layer into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar topping.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
  4. Allow to cool before slicing.
  5. For the parfaits, cut the blondies into ½-inch cubes. Layer in a parfait glass with the ice cream, starting with the ice cream and alternating layers with the blondie cubes until the glass is full. Serve immediately.
Blondie recipe adapted slightly from Baked By Rachel
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 parfait

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Disclosure: Though I received McConnell’s ice cream for free, I was not compensated for this post. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own.


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46 Responses to Snickerdoodle Blondie Ice Cream Parfaits {#GIVEAWAY}

  1. You can TOTALLY ace this week with that ice cream and these parfaits! You would have aced it anyway, but this way you will be smiling all the way. xo!

  2. OMG I NEED that ice cream. NEED.

    I hope that this week improves, sending all sorts of good vibes for your thesis! When that is done we are celebrating for sure. Let’s make post-thesis plans asap!

  3. I NEED one of these!! That flavour?!? Amazing!

  4. Hi joanne…
    Im living in Indonesia, too far to grab those lovely delicious ice crem 🙁

  5. Oh, man. You have just TOTALLY started Monday off right, so I’m gonna set my mind to positive thinking and say that this is going to be an awesome week! I really cannot even fathom all those perfect snickerdoodle chunks in there hanging out with the ice cream!

  6. I have to hide things in the fridge from my husband too! This sounds exactly what a pregnant mama needs right about now!

  7. The word snickerdoodle always makes me laugh.

    Pumpkin beer would so get me through the week. I actually tried it for the first time last Autumn and I haven’t had it since. Needless to say, I will be enjoying it a lot this autumn.

  8. Jessie says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your awful week, Joanne 🙁 It sounds like you have a lot to contend with. Best wishes for a better week than you expect and plenty of this incredible ice cream (and amazing snickerdoodles!).

  9. Heath says:

    YUM!! I’d say it sounds like the perfect way to help unwind after so much craziness. Hope the week gets better!

  10. grace says:

    you know exactly how to trigger my saliva glands, joanne! yum!

  11. OMGoshhhh all the cinnamon is making me drooooool!!!!! I absolutely love the extravagant flavours!!! This is my kinda parfait!!!! Pinning, of course! <3

  12. Meg says:

    This looks positively incredible! My husband and I are snickerdoodle freaks — pretty sure we’d fight over these!

  13. oops – my comment melted…I was gonna say… Cinnamon Sugar in ice cream is simply magical! My daughter and I have been getting churros and breaking them in our vanilla froyos and OOH! SO. GOOD! But – you added in blondies! Fantastic Joanne!
    So sorry to hear that the.boy’s grandmother is in the hospital – here’s hoping her femur heals quickly.

  14. Kate says:

    All our grocery stores carry McConnells!

  15. Danguole says:

    Oooh, I’ve seen McConnell’s around! I love me a short ingredient list. These parfaits look too good for words, and I’m sure they’re making a dreaded week just a little bit better. Onward!

  16. This sounds delicious! My mother’s maiden name is McConnell, do you think this means I’m heir to an ice cream fortune? I hope so. A giant freezer/vault full of ice cream would be the best inheritance ever.

  17. This ice cream look absolutely delicious!
    I really hope your week gets better. I think you have every right to hide this ice cream from your husband 😉

  18. Izzy says:

    That churro ice cream sounds like the most amazing ice cream ever!!! I need to get my hands on some! I hear you about having things to bribe you to get through the work week and these parfaits would definitely buy me a few days 🙂

  19. Joanne, so much ice cream! It’s killing me! I need to find a way to get ice cream in at all the meals 😀

  20. Snickerdoodle cookies are my favorite! Love that you made them into brownies and layered them with ice cream. I need to make this!

  21. You definitely need some bribes to get through a week like that!! Funny how ice cream seems to make even bad weeks look better. And this parfait could fix even the worst week for me – it looks SO GOOD!! I love those snickerdoodle blondies!

  22. I hope this week starts looking up! One good thing is that Monday is nearly over…that, and you have these gorgeous parfaits to get you through. YUM!

  23. churros con leche? OMG! Why aren’t I American so I can enter this giveaway? Or even better get them to send ME 6 pints of ice cream!
    And you expect me to feel SORRY for you this week? Tut tut … but don’t worry, I still do. Only 4 days to the weekend now!! 🙂

  24. As if snickerdoodle blondies could get better! These parfaits are sooo yum 🙂

  25. Gracie says:

    Ooooh! Being originally from Santa Barbara (now living in Alaska), McConnell’s is the BEST! I miss it terribly!! Hope they decide to head north as well as east!

  26. Reeni says:

    Ice cream makes everything better! Especially dressed up with snickerdoodle blondies! I might be drooling a little.

  27. Heavenly! Snickerdoodle blondies and ice cream…an amazing combo!

  28. We just got back from a 4-day mini vacation in the mountains. And naturally Monday has felt like Sunday. So that will screw me up all week. Dude, you had me at Snickerdoodle. The end.

  29. easypeasy says:

    I know I need a cinnamon sugar heaven this week! Perfect timing! 🙂

  30. I bribe myself to get through the work day alllll the time. Usually my treat is a few squares of a splurgy dark chocolate bar, but I definitely need to up my game with a pumpkin beer. Ahhh so good! I would be all over these parfaits. I love snickerdoodles, and I think that ice cream is calling my name!

  31. Hotly Spiced says:

    I’m sorry to hear about The Boy’s grandmother and I hope she makes a quick recovery. You certainly do have a lot that you are juggling! I do love the sound of that ice cream and the cinnamon flavours in this parfait would be a winner for me xx

  32. Great that there are no funny ingredients in the ice cream. Hope the.boys grandmother has a speedy recovery 🙂

  33. I imagine all that ice cream could make any week tolerable–it looks delicious! Love these parfaits, especially with those cinnamon-sugar blondies 🙂

  34. SNICKERDOODLE BLONDIES. I’m jealous I didn’t think of that. You go, galpal.

  35. Johanna GGG says:

    I can see why you made parfaits because I would be hard pressed to know if I wanted the blondies or the ice cream more – both sound amazing

  36. Kelly says:

    Sorry to hear about your week and the boy’s grandma. Hope she makes a speedy recovery. Love these parfaits! Churro ice cream and snickerdoodle blondies sound like the best combo ever!

  37. Sarah says:

    Okay this recipe looks so so so good! I am joining you in the work-week woes… wahhh!! can’t it be the weekend yet?

  38. Oh my god! I so need this gorgeous looking blondie ice-cream parfait! This is a heavenly combo! YUM!

  39. Lynn says:

    Yes – I think I have to have this.

  40. This may be the best ice cream parfait! Snickerdoodle blondies for one are awesome and smothered in ice cream? Heck yes!

  41. I feel like I waste a lot of my life dreading it. Definitely feeling some dread today … I NEED this in my life.

  42. Katie says:

    hope the week went ok, and this has got to have helped. can I have one to get me through a Sunday of work please xx

  43. elly says:

    I like to use Snickerdoodles for ice cream sandwiches, but this is even better because then you get some nice big chunks of blondies. I am American and all that so of course more is better. Hah.

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