Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches are a treat that anyone can make at home! The chocolate cookie base is rich and fudgy, and pairs well with a variety of ice cream flavors. Use vanilla bean (like I did!), strawberry or blueberry for a summer flair, or any other flavor you love. Decorate with melted chocolate and sprinkles, and enjoy this decadent dessert!
Like I said, these ice cream sandwiches are easy to make! They do take a bit of time, with a few steps where you have to wait for things to freeze, but the directions are pretty simple. Let’s dive in!
How to Make Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches:
First, mix up your cookie dough. This is a fudgy, rich chocolate sugar cookie dough that stays soft enough to bite into once it’s frozen with the ice cream sandwiches.
Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper, and then chill. It makes everything a lot easier to do things in this order! Cut out your shapes, and bake on a lined cookie sheet. You can find a similar set of star cookie cutters to what I used (it comes in a set with different sizes!) here. You can use any cookie cutter you like, but try to make sure it’s roughly the same size so you get a similar yield. (The one I used was just a bit over 3 1/2 inches across.)
Let the cookies cool completely.
While the cookies are baking and cooling, you can start working on your ice cream layer. Let ice cream soften for just a bit at room temp, then spread it into a lined cookie sheet. You’ll do this twice – then let this re-freeze completely.
Once it’s completely frozen, use the same cutter you used for your cookies to cut shapes out of the ice cream. Pop those onto a cold pan, and re-freeze again.
Make sure your cookies chill in the freezer for an hour as well, before assembling – otherwise the ice cream will start melting on contact with the room temp (read – warm) cookies. That’s the main thing to remember here – everything always needs to be cold! The pans you use, the cookies, the pans you transfer things onto. Once the ice cream shapes have re-frozen, sandwich each one between two of your chilled cookies, and let freeze for another hour or two.
Lastly, the fun part! Decorate these however you like – I went with a fourth of july theme, naturally, since that is just around the corner! You can find the fun red, white, and blue sprinkles I used here, or you can use any other sprinkles you like or have on hand.
This recipe makes 14 ice cream sandwiches, perfect for your 4th of July gatherings or just for stocking your freezer for the summer! And, you can halve the recipe if you only want 6-7 ice cream sandwiches instead.
Be prepared to fall in love with these delicious little treats! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Happy summer!
I was compensated by Lulu’s to develop + photograph this recipe, but this post is not sponsored. Click here to visit Lulu’s Blog and grab the full recipe!
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