10 Ice Cream Sandwiches That Will Up Your Dessert Game
The ice-cream sandwich is one of my favorite summer desserts. There’s something nostalgic about the ice cream truck treat that highlights what the warmer months are all about: slowing down, relaxing, and enjoying life’s little pleasures, like ice cream and cookies! It’s also one of my favorite dinner-party desserts because the sandwich is individual, portable, and must be made in advance. While there is nothing quite like peeling back the white paper on a store-bought classic chocolate wafer cookie and vanilla ice cream sandwich, making ice cream sandwiches at home is fun, easy, and great to do with the kiddos. There are virtually thousands of ways to make an ice cream sandwich. Pressed for time? Use store-bought ice cream and cookies. Want to show off your culinary prowess? Make homemade ice cream and homemade cookies. In honor of National Ice Cream day, which is today, I’m daring you to step up your dessert game and make a batch of ice cream sandwiches.
When you are pressed for time, jazz up store-bought ice cream with caramel and crushed pecans. Smooth the ice cream between chocolate wafer cookies and freeze. Seriously, it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to put together this tasty treat! Click here for the recipe.
Yes, we love the store-bought version, but you can’t beat homemade, right? Effort and energy taste good, and this recipe for traditional ice cream sandwiches proves it. I love the idea of using cookies and cream ice cream instead of plain vanilla. Click here for the recipe.
Taking a bite of this ice cream sandwich is like taking a bite of summer. You won’t believe that this recipe is gluten-free and vegan! The ice cream is made with fresh peach purée, coconut milk, and brown rice syrup. Click here for the recipe.
As a San Franciscan, I’m a natural-born lover of the It’s-It, an oatmeal raisin cookie ice cream sandwich that is covered in a lovely chocolate shell and is native to the region. This homemade version sounds to die for! Click here for the recipe.
Hosting a Mexican-themed blowout bash? Serve up churro ice cream sandwiches for dessert. The deep-fried cinnamon sugar treat is the ideal bread for dulce de leche ice cream. Click here for the recipe.
Fans of cookie dough ice cream will go gaga for this recipe that uses an eggless cookie dough recipe (yes, pregnant ladies, you can enjoy this one!) and smooth, creamy vanilla ice cream. Click here for the recipe.
Homemade oatmeal cookies are an ideal blank canvas for store-bought ice cream. The addition of ground cardamom gives these sandwiches an elegant edge. Fill with strawberry or pistachio ice cream for a cookie that is pretty and delicious. Click here for the recipe.
Although jelly is the most popular of peanut butter’s partners, chocolate is a close second. Always an innovator, Martha Stewart recommends combining peanut butter ice cream and chocolate brownies to make one amazing ice cream sandwich. Yes, please! Click here for the recipe.
Rainbow sprinkles are like puppies and miniature pigs: Everyone loves them! The technique is wildly simple: Sandwich vanilla ice cream between two dainty pizzelle cookies, then dip in a bowl of rainbow sprinkles. Ta-da! Click here for the recipe.
Macaron cookies in ice cream sandwiches? Genius! Especially when sandwiched with homemade sour strawberry ice cream. This just got added to my must-make list. Click here for the recipe.
Have you ever made ice cream sandwiches at home? Tell us below.