What’s better than an ice cream on a hot day? An ice cream sandwich, of course!
Whether you’re in the mood to make your very own homemade ice cream sandwiches, or you’re bored of making them by themselves and want some new and exciting recipes to try, you’ve come to the right place.
Like the name suggests, ice cream sandwiches consist of two wafers and an ice cream filling.
But, this can easily get pretty boring, leading many to wonder if there are any recipes out there that can enhance a plain old ice cream sandwich (see also ‘The Top 15 Ice Cream Brands‘).
Luckily for you, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to handpick all of the best (and easiest to make) ice cream sandwich recipes out there.
In this blog post, you will find the lowdown on all of the best ice cream sandwich recipes you simply need to try this summer.
From recipes that will teach you how to make the perfect ice cream sandwich, all the way to fun and innovative recipes you might not have thought of – we’ve covered all bases.
Just read on!
1. Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches
Kicking this list off, we just had to start with classic ice cream sandwiches (see also ‘The 16 Best Ice Cream Flavors You Can Get At Cold Stone Creamery‘). If you’ve never made them before, this recipe is a great place to start. This recipe is simple to make and perfect for the summertime.
2. Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
Yes, you read the title right! This recipe combines donuts (see also ‘Can You Freeze Donuts?‘) with ice cream and is perfect for those in need of a cooling yet comforting treat.
In order to make your donut ice cream sandwiches (see also ‘25 Ice Cream Sundae Recipes That Make The Best Treat‘), all you will have to do is simply cut a donut in half, and then fill the middle with whatever ice cream flavor you like.
3. Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you’re in the mood for some chocolate, then this brownie ice cream sandwich recipe is going to be just the ticket.
Keep in mind, you’ll need to bake your brownies when following this recipe, so it’s a little more time consuming than some of the other recipes on this list.
But, we’re sure you’ll agree that the extra cooking time is worth it given how delicious this brownie and ice cream combination are!
4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich
Next up on our list we have this chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich.
Despite the fact that these chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches take some time to prepare, they’re delicious and full of chocolate-goodness. They’re sure to be a hit!
5. Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches
Sure, even though you might have heard of red velvet cupcakes, did you know that red velvet can also be included in ice cream sandwiches, too?
This delicious mixture of red velvet and vanilla ice cream tastes creamy and delicious, and the best part is that it only takes around 20 minutes to prepare.
6. Oreo Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
Who doesn’t love oreos? If you’re the type of person that loves snacking on oreo cookies throughout the day, you’ll love them mixed into these refreshing and delicious ice cream sandwiches!
In order to make them, all you’ll need to do is scrap out the filling and replace them with ice cream. It’s as easy as that!
7. Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Pops
If you’re in the mood to make a dessert (see also ‘28 Easy Desserts Sure To Leave Your Guests In Awe Of Your Cooking Skills‘) but don’t want to have to go through the hassle of baking – we recommend trying out this oreo ice cream cookie sandwiches recipe.
To make them, all you’ll need to do is purchase store bought ice cream sandwiches, cut them in half and then stick them on popsicle sticks.
From there, you can then go ahead and add any toppings that you might like. Perfect for summer!
8. Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Do you love key lime pie? If you do, then you’re simply sure to adore this key lime pie ice cream sandwich recipe!
While they aren’t as fancy as some of the other recipes on this list, these key lime pie ice cream sandwiches are both zesty and refreshing, which makes them a perfect treat for those hotter days.
9. Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you’re a fan of Disney World, then we’re sure that this ice cream sandwich recipe will become a staple in your kitchen!
These churro ice cream sandwiches are deliciously creamy and can be customized with a variety of different toppings…a great option for those wanting to impress little ones!
10. Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
In the mood to be a little on the healthier side? If you answered yes to that question, these oatmeal cookie ice cream sandwiches are sure to be a hit.
They’re crumbly, sweet and filled with a variety of spices enhanced by the creaminess of vanilla ice cream (see also ‘33 Ice Cream Flavors You Have To Try‘). If you’re looking for a decadent treat that isn’t going to be too unhealthy, you’ll love this recipe.
11. Nutella Ice Cream Sandwiches
Whether you’re in need of a chocolate fix or you want to impress everyone in the family – you’re not going to go wrong with this nutella ice cream sandwich recipe!
The best part about this recipe is that you have the option of choosing between store bought or homemade ice cream sandwiches, so it’s super versatile and convenient, especially if you don’t have a lot of time in the kitchen.
12. Matcha Ice Cream Sandwiches
Even though matcha has become a popular addition to ice coffees and lattes, did you also know that matcha is a popular addition to ice cream desserts, too (see also ‘33 Richest & Tastiest Ice Cream Desserts For You To Make‘)?
Combining matcha and the sweetness of macarons, this recipe is quick to make and packs a sweet and refreshing flavor ideal for hot days.
13. Mochi Ice Cream Sandwiches
Do you love tucking into freshly prepared mochi? A favorite in Asian cuisine, mochi has a unique texture that can be resembled to marshmallow and pairs very well with vanilla ice cream.
In this recipe, all you’ll need to do is simply place a dollop of vanilla ice cream inside two layers of mochi! Just make sure you have a glass of water as mochi can be super chewy.
14. Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you’re the type of person who prefers peanut butter to chocolate, we think that you’ll absolutely love this peanut butter ice cream sandwich recipe.
Unlike some of the other recipes that we have already shared on this list, this ice cream sandwich recipe has a nutty, creamy flavor enhanced by the sweetness of vanilla ice cream/ You’ll love it!
15. Snickers Ice Cream Sandwiches
Next up on our list we have selected this snickers ice cream sandwich recipe.
Combining both the nuttiness of peanut butter with the decadence of chocolate (not to mention, the creaminess of the vanilla ice cream) this recipe is perfect for those days when you just want to treat yourself.
16. Reese’s Loaded Ice Cream Sandwiches
Sticking with the peanut butter theme we’ve got going on, another delicious and nutty recipe that you’re sure to love is this Reese’s Loaded Ice Cream Sandwich recipe!
They’re refreshing, cooling and combine the deliciousness of peanut butter, chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Does it get any better than that?
17. Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you’re a big strawberry lover, then this strawberry shortcake ice cream sandwich recipe is going to be right up your alley.
In order to make these, all you’re going to need to do is take some shortbread cookies and add a few dollops of strawberry ice cream for filling.
The taste, as we’re sure you’ll agree after trying them, is light, refreshing and delicious.
18. Birthday Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you’ve got a birthday coming up and want to prepare something a little different to a traditional birthday cake (see also ‘37 Fantastically Fun Birthday Cake Ideas‘), then why don’t you consider making these birthday cake ice cream sandwiches?
Colorful, indulgent and decorated in sprinkles, these ice cream sandwiches are perfect for celebrating.
19. Nutter Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ideal for healthier days, these nutter butter ice cream sandwiches might sound indulgent – but they’re actually one of the healthier recipes we’ve included in this list!
They still have all of the creaminess and sweetness of some of the other options in our roundup, the only difference? They’re a much healthier option.
20. Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches
In a pinch and want an ice cream sandwich fast? This caramel ice cream sandwich recipe is right up your street!
Offering the best of both worlds, these ice cream sandwiches are both salty and sweet, and drizzled in caramel for an extra touch of sweetness.
21. M&M Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
If you happen to love M&Ms – we think that you might absolutely love this recipe!
Boasting a delicious flavor (and also being totally delicious) this M&M cookie recipe (see also ‘13 Tasty Replica Crumbl Cookie Recipes‘) is super easy to make and will only require a few ingredients.
22. Meringue Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Steering away from the chocolate, if you’re in the mood for something a little more refreshing when the hot weather strikes.
Why don’t you give this lemon meringue pie ice cream sandwich recipe a try? They’re sweet, zesty and oh so refreshing!
23. Galaxy Ice Cream Sandwiches
What goes better with ice cream than chocolate? Exactly. These galaxy ice cream sandwiches are absolutely delicious and perfect for anyone that loves galaxy chocolate.
Even though this is one of the simpler recipes we have included on this list, it goes big on flavor and is sure to be a hit in your household this summer.
24. Double Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
Do you love mint? If you answered yes to that question, then you simply have to try making these double mint chip ice cream sandwiches!
Boasting mint ice cream complemented by the melting chocolate mint chips added throughout, these ice cream sandwiches are super refreshing and perfect for hot days.
25. Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you aren’t necessarily someone that enjoys chocolate, then another delicious twist that you can add to a plain old ice cream sandwich is coconut!
While that mixture might sound boring, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it – because this recipe packs quite the flavor.
It’s creamy and cooling, and the coconut is able to add a delicious flavor enhancement to the rest of the ingredients. Give it a go, it might become a staple!
26. Tropical Ice Cream Sandwiches
Tasting just as delicious as it sounds, next up on our list we have tropical ice cream sandwiches!
These are very yummy and enhanced by tropical flavors of pineapple and mango. You’ll also only need some wafers and vanilla ice cream to complete this recipe, so it’s super easy to make.
27. Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you like caramel ice cream sandwiches (see also ‘The 14 Best Ice Cream Toppings & Fixings‘) but you want to make them a little more interesting, then why don’t you consider trying out this salted caramel ice cream recipe?
Unlike a standard caramel ice cream sandwich recipe, this one is slightly different because it is enhanced with a sprinkle of salt. It’s great for anyone that likes both sweet and salty flavors.
28. Matcha Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches
Even though we have already listed a matcha recipe above that incorporates the sweetness of macarons, if you’re the type of person that prefers more simple flavors – you should definitely consider trying out this yummy recipe.
29. Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches
What would our list be without the addition of a classic chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich recipe?
Needing no explanation, this is the perfect option for anyone looking for a cooling treat that will also give them a chocolate fix!
30. Mango Swirl Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you love mango (see also ‘How To Store Mangoes?‘), you’re going to love this recipe. It combines banana (see also ’27 Ripe Banana Recipes You’ll Love‘) and mango together to make a deliciously sweet and fruity combination that you’re sure to find yourself preparing all summer long.
31. Mango Crunch Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you’re a mango lover looking for something with a little extra bite, why don’t you consider trying out this recipe along with the one above? It combines chocolate with crunchy pieces of dried mango. Simply delicious!
32. Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
The perfect summertime snack, this decadent recipe combines gelato (see also ‘20 Delicious Talenti Gelato Flavors To Try‘) with bread and strawberries. Trust us, this one is going to wow your friends and family!
33. Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
Last but certainly not least, we have this chocolate strawberry ice cream sandwiches recipe. It combines chocolate and strawberry, as well as vanilla ice cream. It’s a great option for little ones!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Kind Of Ice Cream Is In An Ice Cream Sandwich?
If you have already taken the time to read through our guide above, then we’re sure that you will have been able to see that – when it comes to ice cream sandwiches, anything goes!
The good news is that you don’t need to worry about using a certain type of ice cream in order to make your ice cream sandwiches.
You can either opt to make your very own ice cream from the comfort of your own home or alternatively opt to use ice cream that you have purchased from the grocery store.
So long as you have the “bread” (and by this we mean your cookies or chocolate wafers of choice) then you will be able to prepare ice cream parlor-worthy ice cream sandwiches in simply no time at all.
How Do You Freeze Ice Cream Sandwiches?
If you’re planning on making your very own ice cream sandwiches, rest assured that one of the most commonly asked questions is how to freeze them after they have been made!
Even though the majority of ice cream sandwiches are eaten immediately after they have been prepared, if you happen to have made some that you would like to save for later.
Then the good news is that you will be able to easily do this by simply placing them in the freezer – where they should be fine to eat for a period of at least 3 months.
However, if you are planning to freeze your ice cream sandwiches keep in mind that it is highly important that you are taking the necessary preparatory steps to ensure that the freshness and consistency of the flavor and texture will be maintained after they have been placed inside the freezer.
With this being said, it is very important to make sure that you are placing your ice cream sandwiches inside a freezer friendly ziplock bag.
From there, you can then go ahead and place the ice cream sandwiches inside the freezer so that they can then be frozen.
As a side note, if you don’t happen to have a freezer friendly bag, then rest assured that you can also opt to use a freezer friendly container instead.
So long as you are ensuring that the ice cream sandwiches that you are wanting to freeze have been placed inside an airtight bag or container, then you will be able to ensure that the flavor and texture of your ice cream sandwiches will be maintained.
What Is The Outside Of An Ice Cream Sandwich?
Great question! Traditionally, the outside of an ice cream sandwich is typically coated with a yummy chocolate wafer coating.
However, as we’re sure that you might have already seen from our list above, there are a variety of different things that you can use instead of plain old chocolate wafers…such as oreo cookies!
Still, we can’t deny that there’s certainly a reason why chocolate wafers are the traditional choice.
Not only are they scrumptious and delicious, but they are able to offer the crunchy texture that then complements the creaminess and soft texture of the ice cream middle perfectly.
They are also super versatile and can also be left to soften after they have been left alone for some time once the ice cream has been added, which then gives them a much chewier consistency. It all comes down to personal preference!
There we have it! The ice cream sandwich, besides being totally delicious, is one of the easiest cooling treats to make during the hot weather .
The only problem? A simply ice cream sandwich (see also ‘What Is Superman Ice Cream?‘) on its own can certainly get a little bit boring – but now that you have taken the time to read through our recipe rundown above.
We are hoping that you are now feeling a lot more inspired on how you can elevate your ice cream sandwich into an indulgent dessert (see also ‘26 Easy Asian Desserts To Make At Home‘) just perfect for a hot summer’s day. Thanks for reading!
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