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July Baking Challenge

Recipe By Tessa Arias
July 1st, 2020

Announcing the official recipe for the July Baking Challenge! All of the details and rules for how to participate in the challenge for a chance to win one of the PRIZES are detailed below.

Thank you Tillamook for sponsoring this baking challenge.

Today I’m announcing the July Baking Challenge!

Last month we made No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bars to celebrate the start of summer.

I’ll be drawing the winners for that soon, so keep an eye on your email inbox if you joined. Once winners are confirmed they’ll be announced here on the blog and on social media, as always.

Now that we’re officially in the midsts of summer, it’s time to get extra frosty.

The July Baking Challenge is…


I’ve teamed up with Tillamook to bring you this month’s challenge.

Tillamook Ice Cream + Homemade cookies = mix ‘n’ match fun! This is time to get creative with flavors. Details below!

By the way: Tillamook is a farmer owned dairy co-op which happens to make incredible ice cream! Amazing & fun flavors made from only the highest quality ingredients, perfect for ice cream sandwiches! What I love most is that you won’t find any weird artificial ingredients like high fructose corn syrup. My favorite choices for this challenge? Tillamook’s Oregon Strawberry, Mudslide, or Peanut Butter Chocolate flavors!

Here’s how to participate in this challenge:

(Read completely!)

Step 1: Make ice cream sandwiches! Use any homemade cookie recipe with any ice cream flavor. Show off your creativity! Or use one of my favorite flavor pairings:

Oregon Strawberry Ice Cream
• Pair with my Soft Batch Lemon Poppyseed Cookies (without glaze)

Mudslide Ice Cream
• Pair with my Brownie Cookies recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
• Pair with any Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe (I particularly love my Thin & Crispy recipe here!)

Step 2: Take a photo of your sandwiches and share it before July 31st 11:59pm PST.

Here’s how to share your photo:

Click here to access the challenge landing page. This is where you can get all the latest details, enter the challenge, and see other entries.

Click the button that says “SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY” – this will pop up a little widget where you can submit your photo:

  • You can select your entry photo from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, OR upload directly from your computer, tablet, or smart phone.

There’s also a few optional bonus entries to increase your chances of winning!


Every person who submits a photo following those directions will be entered into a random giveaway to win (1) Grand Prize: $250 to BLK + GRN; 6 coupons; 5-6 56oz Tillamook ice cream. (2) runners up will receive 3 ice cream coupons + Tillamook ice cream swag.

The winners will be selected randomly; so don’t worry about taking a perfect picture. Your photos may be put on display to share with my entire audience – that’s hundreds of thousands of people! I will email the winners. Winner must reply within 2 business days or a new winner will be chosen. Official rules are listed in the entry widget.

So what do you think? Are you up for the challenge? I can’t wait to see your ice cream sandwiches!

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    Celia — July 11, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Could you please give some tips on how to make the sandwiches?

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    HARRY RUTHERFORD — July 25, 2020 at 5:18 am


    How can I purchase your printable ice cream labels and freeze cups

    All the best, Harry Rutherford

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